Front load washing machines triumph when compared to most top loaders when it comes to being gentle on clothes. There are many other benefits to owning a front load washing machine and there are many great options on the market. We gathered the best 27-in. front load washing machines of 2021 to help you find a high-quality washing machine for your home.
This 4.5 cu. ft. front load washer from Whirlpool is ENERGY STAR® Certified and fits at closet-depth. The unique Load & Go™ Dispenser holds detergent for up to 20 loads and automatically dispenses the amount needed for each wash cycle. Intuitive controls allow your washer to select the right cycle combination or you can customize from up to 35 of your own. Select the sanitize cycle with oxi to remove 99.9% of common household bacteria, or choose the quick wash cycle to wash a small load in just 15 minutes. If you've got heavily soiled clothing, select the presoak option to add extra soaking time to the beginning of your wash cycle. A cold wash cycle allows you to save energy while preventing heat damage to your clothes. The washer's smooth wave stainless steel wash basket is sleek and stylish, and it can easily be cleaned with the Affresh® cycle after every 30 washes. With so many cycle options and the ability to self-clean, this model is an easy pick for our top three list of best 27-in. front load washing machines.
This 4.5 cu. ft. ultra large capacity washer from LG can hold up to 20 lbs. of laundry in one load. The stainless steel NeveRust™ tub is sleekly designed to be chip-resistant so clothing doesn't snag, and it comes with a 10-year warranty on the inverter Direct Drive motor. Users can control this washer from the ThinQ® app on their smartphones to start cycles and check the time remaining, all thanks to LG's ThinQ® Technology. The AI Fabric Sensor allows your washer to choose the right wash settings for each load and it can even auto-select the best drying cycle for your garments. This ENERGY STAR® Certified washer also received AAFA certification thanks to the Allergiene™ Cycle that removes over 95% of pet dander and dust from your clothing. Wash your laundry with ColdWash™ technology to deeply clean your clothing while saving energy at the same time.
This large capacity washer from Samsung has a 4.5 cu. ft. drum and it fits at closet-depth. To thoroughly clean your clothing, steam is released throughout the washer's drum, and VRT Plus™ technology allows your washer to run quietly in your home by reducing noise and vibrations. The Swirl+ Drum interior is designed with an intricate drum pattern that removes water quickly during the rinse cycle so your clothing will require a shorter cycle in the dryer. This ENERGY STAR® Certified model is equipped with Self Clean+ technology that eliminates 99% of bacteria in your washer drum. After every 40 wash cycles, your washer will notify you that it's time for a cleaning. This washer's Smart Care feature allows you to receive quick diagnostics and troubleshooting advice via the Smart Washer/Dryer app on your smartphone.
This washer is also ADA compliant, and it's easy to load and unload from the comfort of your wheelchair. Audio assistance plays different tones for those with hearing impairments and braille is located on the control panel buttons for people who have visual impairments as well.
What should I look for when buying a washing machine?
There are a few things to consider when shopping for a washing machine. Consider the features and cycles you'd prefer and make sure the washer fits into the space you have in mind. Finally, buy a washing machine that is made by a quality brand so it will last for years.
What is the average life of a front loading washing machine?
Washing machines in general last about 11 years, but you can help yours stay in working order by routinely cleaning the drum and performing maintenance as needed.