Some homes don't provide much room for laundry equipment. If that's your situation, consider buying one of these compact 24-in. washers. They fit into your tight spaces while also providing high performance features, such as fast spin speeds, customized wash cycles, and steam cleaning options. Our experts picked three of the best 24-in. front load washing machines of the year. Choose the one with the options you love most.
This front load washer from Beko has a 1.95 cu. ft. capacity and a high spin speed of 1,200 RPM. Choose from 15 cycles, including a Tub Sanitize Cycle, which uses steam to keep the interior of the stainless steel drum fresh. The Allergen Cycle also uses steam to reduce allergy triggers, such as pet dander that clings to your clothes. An Organic Wash Cycle is great for people who want to get better performance out of their favorite organic detergent. The Down Wear Cycle gets your down jackets, vests, and comforters clean without ruining them. You'll also love the different functions on this washer, including an Extra Rinse function, an AntiCrease+ function for fighting wrinkles, and a Child Lock to keep your washer safe from little fingers that try to push buttons during a cycle. This ENERGY STAR® qualified washer has automatic temperature control and an automatic water adjustment system for optimal efficiency for every load.
Check out this smart front load washer from Miele. Its compact design fits into more spaces, and it still has a generous capacity of 2.26 cu. ft. With a super-fast spin speed of 1,600 RPM, your laundry will get cleaner than ever. The unique honeycomb washer drum features small, smoothly polished holes that are gentle on your fabrics and prevent small foreign objects from ending up in the drain pump. There are 11 different wash programs to choose from, including the SoftSteam option, which uses steam and tumbling action to smooth your clothes, thereby reducing the need for ironing by up to 50%. An Add Laundry option allows you to open the door to add laundry, even after the cycle has begun. Use Miele's portioned capsules with this washer's CapDosing function to get perfect dispense timing for laundry that requires special care. You'll also love the convenience of using WifiConn@ct and the Miele@mobile app on your phone or tablet to check on your washer remotely. Among other things, you can view the status of your washing machine, get notifications when the detergent needs replenishing, and shop online for Miele products.
For the final washer in this review of best 24-in. front load washing machines, our experts chose this LG model with a large capacity of 2.3 cu. ft. and a fast spin speed of 1,400 RPM. This ENERGY STAR® qualified washer has 14 wash programs to choose from, including a Tub Clean cycle, a Baby Wear cycle, a Sanitary cycle, and a Bulky/Large cycle. Download more cycles for true washing machine customization using LG's NFC Tag-On technology. Already on the machine, there are 10 additional options, such as Delay Wash, Child Lock, and the option to turn the Signal on or off. A built-in pause button allows you to pause the washer during a cycle, so you can add an item that you forgot to put in before. Your peace of mind will benefit from LG's quiet LoDecibel™ operation, as well as the direct drive motor that automatically balances the load via the TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System. If you ever have a problem with your LG washer, use the SmartDiagnosis™ feature to get fast and convenient diagnosis of your issue directly from LG without scheduling a service call.
What's the difference between a compact washer and a full size washer?
Compact washers have a smaller capacity than a full size washer because they are smaller in size, roughly the size of a normal dishwasher. Many compact washers and dryers can be stacked on top of each other to save even more space. If they are not stacked, they are small enough to fit beneath a counter side-by-side. Because compact washers are smaller, they are usually more efficient than full size washers, saving you money on energy bills.
How long should a washing machine last?
The average lifespan of a washing machine is about 14 years, but your unit can potentially last longer with regular basic care and maintenance.