Best Washing Machine Brand in India

When it comes to buying a washing machine, we usually ask ourself as “which is the best washing machine brand in India that we can buy?”

Have you looked at someone’s white shirt and wondered why it is brighter than yours? Well the answer is simple – apart from the good washing technique and detergent, a better washing machine and it’s maker plays an important role in maintaining the health and the look of the clothes.

A good washing machine not only helps in reducing the water wastage but also detergent usage. So how will you select which is the best washing machine brand in India? In India, every household buys a washing machine as a part of their long-term investment plan.

The washing machine industry has seen more growth in the recent years since the products made now last longer, increase in spending habits, new technological, availability of electricity, amongst others. Washing machines has become the fastest growing segment in the home appliances industry. The home appliances industry will see a jump of 6 to 8 percent per year while the washing machines sector is growing by 10–11 percent year-on-year basis.

That is why, in this article, we are reviewing the best washing machine brand based on factors like fully or semi automatic, front or top load, but we also mention factors that may affect your decision in buying any particular brand of washing machine.

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7 Best washing machine brand in India:

# AC Brands Customer Service Rating Years in India Origin Net Sales 2019 Manufacturing Plant HB Score
1 Bosch Siemens 5 Stars 1954 German EUR 13.8 billion Chennai 97%
2 IFB 4 Stars 2000 Japan ₹674.66 crore Bangalore and Kolkata 95%
3 LG Electronics 4.5 Stars 1943 South Korea ₹15,945.20 crore Greater Noida 92%
4 Samsung 4 Stars 1999 Seoul, South Korea Rs 7408.2 crore Noida 88%
5 Haier 4.5 Stars 1956 Qingdao, China Rs 3500 crore Greater Noida 87%
6 Whirlpool 3 Stars 1997 United States $471 million Pune, Pondicherry 83%
7 Panasonic 3 Stars 1986 Japan $ 72.5 billion Haryana 78%

 

All the best washing machine brands in India have manufacturing plants in India but none of them is an Indian company. Since India is a BIG market for these companies they are not only launching new and updated products in Indian market but also giving away many discounts to lure the customers.

How To choose your Washing Machine Brand?

Since you have made up your mind and now that you have decided to buy a washing machine but you are not sure which is the best washing machine brand in India.

We have listed some important factors that you must consider before you invest your hard earned money in any of the brand. Now you may be thinking that you know everything there is to know about a washing machine, but if it has been a long time since you last bought one, then we recommend that you keep on reading this section.

Mobiles, computers, and the car industry is not the only market that introduces new technologies and features year, the home appliance industry ensures that such new and improved features are incorporated into the product every now and then. All the best washing machine brands are hustling to get the finest product out in the market.

But here are a few must consider things before buying a washing machine:

Capacity

Before you consider buying a washing machine, you must ask only one question – what is its capacity? Say, for example, you have a small family of two or are a bachelor, then any washing machine with a capacity of 5 kilograms would be sufficient for you.

If there are more than 3 members then you must consider a washing machine with a capacity of 5-7 kgs. Similarly, if there are more than 5 members then you must buy a machine which is more than 8 kgs capacity.

Since all the best washing machine brand in India provide front and top loading washing machines with various capacities, you must be sure which capacity washing machine you are aiming for.

Front or Top Load

Now that you have determined the capacity of the washing machine, the next factor to consider is the top loading washing machine or a front loading washing machine model. This factor has not much to do with the technological innovations but with your budget. Say for example if you are on a tight budget then a top load model is the best option as you can get such models within the range of Rs. 7-17k.

While the front load models are more efficient and utilizes less water and power, they clean clothes way better than the top load models and comes with various wash programs and features. They are also less noisy compared to the top load model.

But if you have some money to spare, then a front load model is just the thing you need in your home. The only advantages of a top load model are you can add clothes mid-way in a wash cycle, it is best for your posture and is pocket-friendly. The only disadvantage of a top load model is that they consume too much water and power and have lesser features as compared to front load washing machines.

Automatic or Semi-Automatic

If you have decided whether you want a front load or a top model the next thing you need to decide is whether you want to buy automatic and semi-automatic machines.

Semi-automatic features come only in a top load model so if you opt for this model then you will get a wider machine with washer and dryer, separately. These machines generally come within the range of INR 5000-10000 as you need to transfer the clothes from the washer to the dryer manually.

If you are opting for an automatic washing machine this feature comes in both front and top load models in which you do not need to transfer the clothes.

Build Quality

Build quality is also a very important factor when it comes to buying your washing machine. The best washing machine brand in India that you can buy is Bosch and the reason the we have put it on the top is because of its robust build quilt.

We in India buy washing machine for atleast 8-10 years, so this is an important factor to consider.

Price

You know you budget and that’s good but it rather more important to know what are the features that you would be using in a washing machine. Since we usually don’t use most of the features and impulsively use a branded washing machine because of it’s features.

So, more the features and higher is the price range. This is consistent in all the washing machine brands.

 

Which is the Best Washing Machine Brands in India? 

#1) Bosch – Best Washing Machine Brand

Bosch is the best washing machine brand in India and for a lot of good reasons. One of the best-known home appliance manufacturers Bosch Siemens is known for creating reliable and long-lasting products at reasonable pricing.

This German multinational company under the aegis of  Bosch Siemens Home Appliances (BSH) ventured into Indian market in 2010 and started selling their products in 2011. Earlier, the company imported all its products from Germany but decided by late 2011 to manufacture their machines from India itself, thus they began their manufacturing plant in Chennai.

Soon, they learned the needs of the Indian consumers and their research team developed products based on households and customer behaviour like some wanted shorter wash cycles, quick drying, low power consumption and water usage.

Many other suggestions included power and wash features and allowing clothes to mid wash-cycle. The company used this information and created washing machines that incorporated all these needs at a price fitting the budget of the customers.  Below are three excellent washing machines models from Bosch.

A) Bosch 6.5 Kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (WOE654W0IN, White)

 

B) Bosch 7 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (WAK24168IN)

 

C) Bosch 6 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine

Key Features

  • This front loading washing machine has a capacity of 6 kg and comes with the highest rounds per minute (RPM) of 1400.
  • This sensor based washing machine assesses the need for water based on your load and adjusts the level accordingly, which not only helps reduce water usage but electricity too.
  • The machine comes with a hot water feature that helps remove bacteria and the detergent residue from the wash drum.
  • The washing machine has a Super 30′ Programme, which means you can wash, rinse and spin in 30 minutes.
  • The product comes with a 2 years warranty and a 10 year warranty on the motor.

 

D) Bosch WAB16161IN Fully-automatic Front loading washing machine

Key Features

  • The washing machines come with a sensor to adjust the water level based on your needs and load accordingly, this helps in reducing water wastage as well as electricity.
  • You can use warm water to remove the detergent residue and bacteria from the wash tub thus increasing the life of the product.
  • The washing machine comes with an allergy plus programme that ensures that your clothes are hygienic and cleaning.
  • The washing machine comes with a warranty of 2 years while motor for 10 years.

PROS
  • Bosch usually makes great quality washing machines. The built quality is excellent and so is the wash quality.
CONS
  • Bosch is relatively new to the Indian market. It still needs to strengthen its customer support.
WM Brand Score:
97%

 

#2) IFB

When formed under Indian Fine Blanks Ltd, IFB Home Appliances is known as IFB Industries Ltd in India. The company was launched in 1974, it began operations after collaborating with Swiss company Heinrich Schmid AG. In 1990-91, the company started its first manufacturing plant in Bengaluru, India and another one in Kolkata.

The company is known for its energy efficient and time-conserving products and has been ranked number three in the washing machine market.

IFB is a leader in the front loaders segment washing machine and occupies more than 40% of the market share. The company established itself as a leader in the front loading washing machine sector.

Initially the company started building its washing machine in Bosch and Siemens and was known for providing quality product but even after the dissolution of the partnership, the company provides quality and affordable products, after sales services, amongst others.

IFB is a close second when it comes to the best washing machine brand. All the features and technology in IFB and Bosch are similar with different names of course but the built quilt of Bosch has a slight edge.

Below are the IFB Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine:

A) IFB 8 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine

 

B) IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (Senorita Aqua SX , Silver)

  • This is a fully automatic front loading washing machine that comes with a capacity of 6.5 kg, which makes it suitable for small families.
  • The washing machine comes 100 wash programs designed specifically to handle all kinds of fabrics and stains.
  • This washing machine comes with a 3-dimensional wash technology, water spray system and nozzles that helps clean clothes from a 360-degree angle.
  • The Aqua energy feature helps protect the clothes as it first treats the hard water before washing the clothes.
  • Foam control system ensures that foam does not spill from the washer.
  • The washing machine comes with an auto imbalance system that helps maintain the balance of the machine and stops immediately.

 

C) IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine TL-RDW

 

 

Key Features

  • This fully automatic washing machine is designed especially for Indian households with a capacity of 6.5 kg making it suitable for small families.
  • The Washing Machine has 8 wash programs making washing easy for all kinds of clothes.
  • The machine comes with a water adjuster that means you can adjust 8 different levels to ease your workload.
  • The washing machine is equipped with an LED display.
  • The washing machine comes with an auto bleach and softener dispenser that helps reduce the lint.
  • The Aqua energy feature helps protect the clothes as it first treats the hard water before washing the clothes.
  • The other special features include high-quality wash, aqua spa, and 3D wash, among others.
  • The washing machine comes with a two-year warranty.

 

D) IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (TL-RDS/RDSS Aqua, Sparkling Silver, Aqua Energie water softener)

 

  • Fully automatic model: The machine requires no manual intervention after setting the right mode. The machine performs all the functions by itself. Talk about convenience!
  • Good for a small family: 6.5 liter capacity is sufficient for a small family of 3-4 members.
  • Warranty: 4 years comprehensive warranty and 10 years spare part support.
  • Stylish display: The model comes with a stylish LED display that displays the mode set and compliments your home’s interior.

PROS
  • IFB is the current leader in the washing machines segment. The brand is committed to introducing innovation and latest technology in its offerings. IFB customers are happy with its after-sales service.

CONS
  • There are no cons worth mentioning.
WM Brand Score:
95%

#3) LG Electronics

LG Electronics is one known for its quality and excellent after-sales service. The company was established in 1966 in Seoul, South Korea but entered the Indian market in 1997. Since then the company has not only launched new models of washing machines but has also brought a wave of innovative technology in the washing machine sector. 

LG stands out because of its excellent customer service on its washing machines. Their washing machines are reasonably priced, up to date with the latest technology, etc. The company is consistently upgrading their models and offer a large number top as well as load variants. The company produces products that are contemporary yet authentic and ever evolving based on new technologies of the modern arena. The company has been ranked number two in the washing machine sector.

A) LG 6.5 kg Inverter Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine T7581NDDLG.ASFPEIL

 

B) LG 8.0 kg Inverter Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine FH2G6TDNL42

 

C) LG 8 kg Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine FHT1208SWW

Key Features

  • This fully-automatic front-loading washing machine offers energy and water saving with quality wash.
  • The capacity of the washing machine is 8 kg, which makes it suitable for large families.
  • The washing comes with various wash programs like Cotton, delicate, wool, baby clothes, sports wear, quick 30 program, amongst others.
  • The washing machine has an rpm 1200 which helps in helps in faster drying
  • The other features include SmartThinQwith Wi-Fi, chrome door, touch panel, and others.
  • The washing machines come with a 2 years warranty on the product and 10 years on the motor.

 

D) LG 6.5 kg Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine FHT1065SNW

Key Features

  • This fully-automatic front-loading washing machine offers energy and water saving with quality wash.
  • The capacity of the washing machine is 6.5 kg, which makes it suitable for small families.
  • The machine comes with an rpm of 1000, which means quick drying.
  • The special features include 6 motion DirectDrive, which means best washing, no noise & Vibrations.
  • The machine also has Spa Steam technology which improves the washing performance and NFC tag that lets you operate the washing machine via smartphones.
  • The washing machines come with a 2 years warranty on the product and 10 years on the motor.

PROS
  • Like the top two brands in our list, LG boasts of excellent customer support. You can expect same-day service as well. The brand works towards offering the best in class features at affordable prices which makes it one of the most popular washing machine brands in India.
CONS
  • There are not many cons worth mentioning, however some customers have complained of inferior washer quality.

 

WM Brand Score:
92%

 

#4) Samsung

Established in 1969 in South Korea, Samsung Electric Industries was a part of the Samsung Group. The company entered into the ventureship with Japanese firms Sanyo and Sumitomo Corporation and formed a joint venture named Samsung-Sanyo Electric in the same year it started its operations. The company has been known for developing electronic and electrical appliances like televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines. 

The company has been ranked number two in Indian home appliance industry and has posed a strong competition to washing machine makers like Bosch, Haier, LG amongst others. Apart from high standard products, the company has been a leader in the after sales market as well as customer service sector too. Their customer service has been ranked number one in the sector.

Below are the Samsung Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine that we recommend:

A) Samsung 6 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine WW60M206KMA

 

B) Samsung 6.2 kg Fully-Automatic Top load Washing Machine (WA62M4100HY/TL, Imperial Silver)

 

C) Samsung 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine WA65M4205HV

Key Features

  • The machine comes with a center jet pulsator and a diamond drum that helps in removing the toughest of stains.
  • The washing machines come with 7 distinct washing programs to meet the needs of different varieties of clothes.
  • The water can be adjusted on 5 different levels that comes handy for your washing needs.
  • The auto-restart feature helps in reducing water and electricity features and kicks in when there is a power cut.
  • The machine comes with a transparent toughened glass lid.
  • The machine has a 3 years warranty on the product and a 3 years on the motor.`

 

D) Samsung 7 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine WA70M4400HV

Key Features

  • The washing machine is a fully automatic top loading model.
  • The washing machine has a capacity of 7 kg, which makes it suitable for small families.
  • The washing machine come with an LED display
  • The machine has an RPM 740, which makes it suitable for faster drying.
  • The machine has special features like STS pulsator, tempered glass window, Magic filter, diamond drum, auto start among others.
  • The washing machine comes with a 3 years warranty on the product and 3 years on the motor.

PROS
  • Samsung is well known for its excellent customer support and after-sales service. Use of good quality material and extensive features at an affordable rate make it one of the best washing machine brands in India.
CONS
  • There are no cons worth mentioning.
WM Brand Score:
88%

#5) Haier

The Haier group was founded in Qingdao, China in 1984. The company has been ranked the 2nd largest seller of home appliances as per Euromonitor Statistics. The company is known for making quality home and kitchen appliances. The company is said to be ranked number 1 in sales in the washing machine sector. Haier has seen a great turnover in the last couple of decades.

These Chinese brands have been able to retain customer’s respect and loyalty by providing high quality products at prices that don’t put a whole in your pockets. As per the statistics, Haier contributes about 80% of export of Chinese consumer durables.The company is known for doing research and development and adapting new technologies and innovation that are intended to satisfy the demands and needs of consumers worldwide..

A) Haier 5.8 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (HWM58-020)

 

B) Haier 6.2 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine HWM62-707NZP

Key Features

  • This washing machine is a fully-automatic top-loading washing machine with a capacity 6.2 kg, which makes it suitable for bachelors and couples.
  • The machine comes with 8 wash programs, double level spin tub and quick wash.
  • Toughened glass lid at the top allows you to watch your clothes washing
  • The machine is made from a rust free body with quadra flow and a digital display.
  • This model is equipped with a user-friendly display and touch panel, which makes it easy to use.

 

C) Haier HW55-1010 Fully Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine

Key Features

  • This is a fully-automatic front-loading washing machine with 5.5 kg capacity, which is suitable for small families and bachelors.
  • The product comes with an energy saving rating of 5 Stars.
  • The washing machine comes with 9 wash programs to address the needs of all types of clothes.
  • The machine also has special features like Tumble Wash, Rinse Cycle, Quick Clean amongst others.
  • The machine has a maximum spin speed of 1000 rpm.
  • The machine also features like memory function, fuzzy logic and sensor drying.
  • The product comes with a 5 years warranty and 5 years warranty on USPs.

 

D) Haier 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine HW65-B10636NZP

Key Features

  • This is a fully-automatic front-loading washing machine with a capacity of 6.5 kg, which is suitable for families with 3 to 4 members.
  • The product comes with a 2 years warranty.
  • This washing machine has an RPM 1400, which means Higher spin speed, faster drying, and energy efficient.
  • The washing machine has special features like Quick Wash, Muscular drum, hygienic wash, baby care, delicate or silk, amongst others.

PROS
  • Haier has really understood the Indian mindset. It offers washing machine models at very competitive prices, making them a popular choice among Indian consumers.
CONS
  • The body material quality can be improved significantly in the semi-automatic models.
WM Brand Score:
87%

 

#6) Whirlpool

Whirlpool is one of the most trusted brands in the washing machines sector. The company is known for its wide range of washing machines that are abreast with the latest technological innovations and features. This American company was established in 1911. Whirlpool is the largest home appliance manufacturer in India and has been the first company to launch motor-driven wringer washers. 

The company entered Indian market in the 80s in collaboration with the TVS group of companies. Their headquarters are located in Gurgaon while the manufacturing plants are in Pune, Pondicherry, and Faridabad. The company despite its number three position has maintained a good customer rapport in India through its multi-brand strategy, sales and service network, and affordable pricing.

A) Whirlpool 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (WHITEMAGIC PREMIER 6.5 SD, Grey, Hard Water Wash)

 

B) Whirlpool 9 kg Inverter Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine

 

Key Features

  • The washing machine comes in a fully automatic front load model.
  • The product comes with 1400 rpm spin speed and a capacity of 9 kg.
  • The washing machine has eight wash programs that means you can wash a variety of fabrics at different times.
  • The washing machine comes with a 2 years warranty and Intellisense inverter motor with 10 year warranty.
  • The washing machine has an LED digital display, Feather touch control panel, and automatic sensor.
  • The washing machine comes with a 5 star energy efficiency by BEE.
  • 6th sense soft move technology – the advanced 6th sense soft move technology intelligently customizes drum movements according to each fabric type and removes the toughest of stains with the softest touch
  • The washing machine’s motor – certified A+++ which means low energy consumption.

 

C)Whirlpool 8 kg Semi-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine Ace Turbo

  • This an economical and semi-automatic top loading washing machine.
  • The washing machine comes with a capacity of 8 kg, which makes it suitable for large families.
  • The product comes with 1450 rpm spin speed, which means quicker drying.
  • The washing machine comes with a 2 years warranty and a 5 years motor warranty.
  • The washing machine has three wash programs that means you can wash a variety of fabrics at different times and inbuilt auto restart memory.
  • The washing machine comes with special features like Turbo Dry Technology, which means you get perfectly dry clothes in 15 minutes and Super Soak Technology that removes the toughest of stains.
  • The washing machine is equipped with a smart handle, which makes moving the machine easier.

D) Whirlpool 7 Kg Semi-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine Superb Atom

Key Features

  • This an economical and semi-automatic top loading washing machine.
  • The washing machine comes with a capacity of 7 kg, which makes it suitable for small families.
  • The product comes with 1450 rpm spin speed, which means quicker drying.
  • The washing machine comes with a 2 years warranty and a 5 years motor warranty.
  • The washing machine has three wash programs that means you can wash a variety of fabrics at different times and inbuilt auto restart memory.
  • The washing machine has an LED digital display and special features like Smart Scrub Station, Waterproof panel, Multi-Utility Tray and others.

PROS
  • Whirlpool is quite familiar with the Indian market. It makes available innovative and latest features in its budget models as well.
CONS
  • The built quality can be improved.
WM Brand Score:
83%

 

#7) Panasonic

Established almost a 100 years ago, Panasonic has been a front runner in the Japanese market. This small business has grown into a conglomerate with a number of centers and stores across the globe. Known for producing high quality consumer electronics, Panasonic has become the number one company in Japan, but in Indian it is ranked number four. Panasonic offers a wide of range of washing machines ranging from semi-automatic to fully automatic and from top load to front loading.

The company offers premium featured washing machine at an affordable price. Panasonic is known to develop products based on the needs of Indian consumers and their budget. Inorder to keep abreast with the latest technologies in the washing machine sector, the company has adapted to technologies like LED display, intelligent control, amongst others. Here are the three best models to buy this new year:`

A) Panasonic 7.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine NA-F75V7LRB

Key Features

  • The washing machine comes in a fully automatic front load model.
  • The product comes with 702 rpm spin speed and a capacity of 7.5 kg.
  • The washing machine has fifteen wash programs that means you can wash a variety of fabrics at different times.
  • The washing machine comes with a 2 years warranty and a 5 years motor warranty.
  • The washing machine has an LED digital display along with Stain master, Econavi, and Active foam wash feature.

 

B) Panasonic 8 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine NA-148MB2W01

Key Features

  • The washing machine comes in a fully automatic front load model.
  • The product comes with 1400 rpm spin speed and a capacity of 8 kg.
  • The washing machine has sixteen wash programs that means you can wash a variety of fabrics at different times.
  • The washing machine comes with a 2 years warranty and a 5 years motor warranty.
  • The washing machine has an LED digital display along with Hexa Cube Drum, self-cleaning and Pause N Add feature, among others.
  • The washing machine comes with a 5 star energy efficiency by BEE.

 

C) Panasonic 7 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine NA-127MB2W01

Key Features

  • The washing machine comes in an ergonomically friendly fully automatic front load model.
  • The product comes with 750 rpm spin speed.
  • The washing machine has sixteen wash programs that means you can wash a variety of fabrics at different times.
  • The washing machine comes with a 2 years warranty and a 5 years motor warranty.
  • This washing comes in a 7 kg capacity and has an LED digital display.
  • The washing machine has a Hexa Cube Drum and is equipped with a self-cleaning feature.

 

D) Panasonic 6.2kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (NA-F62A7CRB, Inox Black, Advanced Active Foam System)

 

Key Features

  • Easy wide opening: Wider top opening makes it easy for you to load/unload clothes.
  • Lint filter: Cassette-type lint filter traps lint and does not let pipes clog.
  • Eco Aqua Beat: Creates a strong current of water that effectively removes even the most stubborn dirt from clothes.
  • Active Foam: Before the wash cycle starts, the system creates high density foam that removes dirt from fibers.
  • Air Dry: Air Dry technology quickly dries clothes.

PROS
  • Panasonic washing machines are very affordable. They are targeted at the average Indian consumer who is price conscious yet demands a fully functional washing machine that does its job effectively.
CONS
  • Panasonic needs to do adequate marketing to place itself well in the washing machine segment. Besides, it needs to open more service centers in tier 2 and 3 cities.
WM Brand Score:
78%

 

Conclusion – Best Washing Machine Brand:

Selecting the Best washing machine brand in India in this article is based on our research and reviews of hundreds of washing machines available in Indian market. But we would recommend that you must pay close attention to post purchase service in your area as no mater which branded washing machine you would end up buying after years of use you would feel it needs some repair and service.

We really hope you liked our article on Beast washing machine brand in India. Do let us know in case you have any questions. Cheers!

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