Given the popularity of CMA, manufacturers of these household appliances compete for leadership in their market segment. In parallel, the best washing machines fall into the current ratings of the most popular models. These lists help potential buyers make the right choice.
Rating of the highest quality models
Consumers are now offered a huge selection of SM models. Both simple and budgetary, as well as more advanced and expensive samples of modern household appliances are presented on the market.
Analyzing owner reviews, reviews and expert opinions, the most popular automatic washing units can be identified.
In the catalogs of many manufacturers there is a rich selection of washing machines with this type of laundry loading. One of the brightest and most popular representatives of this family of household appliances is the Electrolux model EW6T4R262. The capacity of its drum is 6 kg, and the maximum adjustable spin speed is 1,200 rpm.
Take a look at the list of advantages of this model.
- Energy consumption class A +++.
- The presence of a delayed start.
- Automatic drum parking.
- Imbalance compensation.
- Child protection.
The list of minuses includes the installation of a simple model of a universal power unit. Also, users complain about the noise of the work.
The next representative of the rating is the 2018 model TL-128-LW of the famous Ardo brand , which has classic dimensions of 90/40/60 cm.
This vertical loading CM has the following advantages.
- Class of washing and energy efficiency - A and A +++.
- Car parking.
- Smoothly opening hatch leaves.
- Control imbalance and foaming.
- Drum capacity - up to 8 kg.
Speaking about the disadvantages, you should pay attention to the high noise level. An equally important negative point is the high cost of the model.
The Whirlpool brand is represented in the ratings by the TDLR 70220 model , whose calling card was the use of 6th Sense technology. This function is responsible for optimizing the washing process according to the type of fabric and load.
Analyzing the characteristics of the model, it is worth highlighting:
- economical electric motor with minimal noise;
- load up to 7 kg;
- comfortable noise level during washing and spinning;
- smoothly opening hatch shutters;
- leakage protection.
For all its merits, users sometimes complain of poor flushing of the powder container. And also in the reviews indicate that of the four legs, only two are adjustable.
Today, this type of SMA is the most common. One of its typical and most popular representatives can be called Siemens WS-12T540-OE. This model has an LED drum light. And during its development the technology “Stain Removal” was applied.
The machine has the following key features:
- low noise level;
- powder dosing control;
- self-cleaning container for cleaning products;
- control of imbalance and foaming;
- child protection.
The main disadvantages of the model, many buyers attribute its high cost.
The Steam F2M5HS4W machine from the South Korean company LG is far from the most advanced model of CMA, which differs from its competitors in the ideal ratio of price and functionality.
Its main advantages are:
- automatic adjustment of modes;
- bubble relief of the surface of the drum;
- noise level during spin cycle (not more than 74 dB);
- presence of a load detector.
The rating of front-loading washing machines would be incomplete without a representative of the German Bosch brand line . In this case, we are talking about the model WLL-24266 , belonging to the sixth series. With a depth of only 44.6 cm, this Russian-made machine holds up to 7 kg of dry laundry.
The clear advantages of WLL-24266 include:
- minimum noise level;
- the presence of a water dosing system, taking into account the load volume and the characteristics of the type of fabric
- a drum having teardrop-shaped protrusions on the surface;
- effective control of imbalance and foaming;
- Child protection function.
Analyzing the reviews of the owners, we can distinguish a number of disadvantages of such a model. Some users focus on relatively expensive after-sales service. In addition, you can find complaints about the lack of protection against leaks.
Narrow washing machines
Compact washing machines are in well-deserved demand. Considering such options for the performance of modern household appliances, you should pay attention to the Ardo 39FL106LW model with a depth of only 39 cm.
The list of the main advantages of SM includes:
- display with touch buttons;
- functions of additional loading, super rinsing, easy ironing and delayed start;
- protection against children and leaks;
- control foaming and imbalance;
- high build quality.
The Bosch German brand in this segment is represented by the Russian assembly model WLG 20261 . With a standard height of 85 and a width of 60 cm, it has a depth of 40 cm, which allows you to install equipment in confined spaces.
Having studied the characteristics of SM, we can distinguish its advantages:
- the possibility of reloading;
- child protection;
- washing class A;
- high-quality display;
- effective system for controlling the formation of foam and imbalance of the drum.
In addition to Bosch, Germany is represented on the modern market by Siemens products, for example, model WS 10G140 OE . Outwardly, it is very similar to the representatives of the Bosch lineup. The distinguishing features in this case include the offset of the programmer closer to the center of the panel, as well as not the red, but the yellow backlight. The machine has a white case and a door with a black and silver frame. With dimensions of 80/60/40 cm, the drum holds up to 5 kg of laundry.
Top popular manufacturers
Each buyer for himself determines the key criteria for choosing household appliances. For some, performance and reliability will be the determining factor. For others, design and affordability are at the forefront. Another important criterion for many is the popularity of the brand. Today, many brands representing different countries compete for leadership in the industry.
This brand is one of the most famous in the world. The brand was founded in Germany over 130 years ago. The first Bosch automatic washing machine was introduced to the general public in 1972. Now German brand SMs are produced at the company's plants in the USA, France, Poland, Turkey, China and the Russian Federation.
Bosch offers its customers a very wide range. As a result, the consumer has the opportunity to choose equipment related to any price range. The lines include compact and full-sized, freestanding and built-in SM with vertical and front loading.
Another German manufacturer specializing mainly in the production of premium household appliances. The brand, whose history began more than a century ago, is now one of the industry leaders.
A distinctive feature of Miele washers is the presence of an intelligent control system . She automatically selects the most suitable washing modes in each case. An equally important point is the effective Waterproof-metal branded leak protection.
This South Korean manufacturer enjoys record popularity almost all over the world. The constant introduction of advanced technologies allows us to increase the functionality of the company's washing machines. One of their main features is the presence of a direct drive and the absence of a belt drive .
The competitive advantages of LG brand equipment include a variety of designs and custom color solutions. The market presents not only white, but also silver, black and even red SM.
The washing quality is significantly improved due to the “True Steam” technology, which is based on steaming the laundry.
The products of this Swedish brand are well-deserved. When developing new models, the company focuses on the opinions and requests of the potential consumer. Many consider Electrolux washing units a model of functionality, reliability and ease of use .
Speaking about competitive advantages, it is worth mentioning first of all the functions of drying clothes by heating and blowing them. This process is accelerated as much as possible due to efficient ventilation and moisture sensors.
The market offers a wide range of SM of this brand of almost all sizes - full-size, freestanding, compact, built-in models. The catalog for today includes 7 machines with vertical loading and 31 modifications with a frontal location of the loading hatch.
Delicate washing, high-quality rinsing and the most effective spin - this is not a complete list of tasks that Zanussi units can easily cope with. The loading volume of different models varies in the range from 3 to 7 kg.
In addition, the products of this brand are economical in terms of water consumption and energy consumption.
Representatives of the model range of this brand have been available on the Russian market for many years. The main competitive advantages of users include the optimal ratio of price and quality. At the same time, in terms of functionality, the available Whirlpool washing machines are not inferior to more expensive models of equipment.
In the catalog of the American manufacturer there are models with both frontal and vertical loading. Machines are made mainly in white. Control panels and displays are located at the top of the devices.
Most models have a child protection option.
The model line of Atlant automatic washing machines is a wide range of high-quality household appliances. The catalog of the Belarusian manufacturer presents compact, narrow and full-size models. Here you can also find devices of both the budget segment and the premium class.
The “Soft Control” series became the first line of the Atlant brand, which included low-cost SM. They were equipped with rotary program switches and LED indicators. Today, the latest series is "Smart Action", characterized by the presence of a large arsenal of programs, automatic modes and additional functions.
The washing machines of this manufacturer are distinguished by the ratio of price, quality and functionality. Beko equipment leaves the conveyors of enterprises located in Turkey, the Russian Federation and China. At the same time, components of the Ardo and Whirlpool brands are used.
Some users complain of frequent breakdowns of Turkish-made cars. But it is worth noting that there is never a problem with their repair and the availability of spare parts.
In this case, we are talking about another brand representing South Korea on the modern market. According to current statistics, the brand is one of the three leaders among manufacturers supplying their equipment to the Russian Federation and the CIS countries. Against the background of the closest competitors, units under the Samsung brand stand out for their reliability, build quality and rich model range .
The most effective dissolution of cleaning products is provided by the Eco Bubble technology. Another feature is the Diamond Series drums. They have a large number of holes of small diameter, which is important when cutting delicate fabrics.
Given the width of the assortment of modern SMA on the market, it can be very difficult to decide on a specific model. There are no strict rules regarding which model to choose. According to experts, in each case it is required to take into account a number of important points. So, some users prefer the technique of European assembly, produced by famous brands. For others, the key criterion is cost and its relationship with quality.
Choosing a specific modification of the AGR, experts advise paying special attention to the following points:
- a method of loading linen and clothes;
- drum capacity;
- classes of washing, spinning and energy efficiency, denoted by the letters from A to G;
- spin speed (intensity), varying in the range from 800 to 2000 rpm (the optimal value is considered to be 1000 revolutions);
- the number, variety and usefulness of washing programs;
- the presence of systems that provide protection against leaks and children;
- noise level emitted in different modes;
- material of the tank and drum (taking into account the durability, buyers prefer the technique with a metal tank);
- the presence of a system for automatic compensation of the imbalance of the drum and its parking (relevant for SM with a vertical type of loading laundry);
- foam control option, effective in case of erroneous selection and dosing of cleaning products.
It is worth noting that the choice of a brand depends mainly on the personal preferences of the potential buyer. As a rule, this criterion is secondary. There are no brands with a frankly negative reputation on the modern market, the models of which are strongly discouraged. But at the same time, they can significantly differ from each other in cost.
Many specialized sites and thematic forums publish reviews of owners of CM of different brands. At the same time, positive posts relate to both the most popular brands and product samples of lesser-known manufacturers. In the vast majority of cases, users evaluate washing units for quality, choosing reliable and durable models.
An equally important criterion is the ratio of price and quality of equipment. Here, the indisputable leaders among the available washing machines today are representatives of the Gorenje and Indesit ranges . Owners of devices of the South Korean brands Samsung and LG - at the best price / quality ratio.
Analyzing the numerous reviews of the real owners of modern SMA, we can understand that in terms of reliability and durability, the leaders are the models of German brands Bosch, Miele and Siemens . It is worth noting that in situations with both budget options and more expensive washing machines, the feedback from the owners of the equipment can not be called unambiguous.
See below for how to choose a washing machine.