A good washing machine can save you hours of work and countless trips to the laundromat. However, if you have a big family and are washing tons of clothes weekly, you’ll probably want something engineered for durability. European-style washing machine brands, especially German made washing machine models, are well known for their longevity and efficiency when it comes to your laundry routine. But even if you know you want a European brand, it's hard to know where to start. That’s why the experts at Appliances Connection have compiled this list of the best European washing machine brands of 2023 to help you with your search. We’ve also included some top European washer picks to give you a thorough understanding of all the modern cleaning and usage features these brands have to offer.
Out of all the brands on this list, Miele has the widest variety of washing machines, so you're sure to find something that suits your individual needs. Whether you're looking for a German-engineered washing machine that's full of smart features or just want something robust and easy-to-use, Miele has you covered. In the Little Giants Series, you’ll find a ProfiEco Motor and EcoFeedback options that provide Miele's strongest power while also giving you precise water and energy consumption data. These allow for a huge amount of flexibility and power in a 24-in. package, not to mention these units provide three times the throughput of the average washing machine. Other features to keep an eye out for are the Double WaterProof System that guarantees protection against water damage to your home for up to 20 years, and SingleWash technology for the smallest loads of laundry. Many Miele washing machines also include stainless steel honeycomb drums that prevent pilling and laddering while also keeping foreign objects out of the drain pump. Also look out for TwinDos automatic detergent dispensers that administer detergent at the ideal time during a cycle for the best cleaning results. Finally, with WiFiConn@ct technology that integrates with the Miele@Home app on your smartphone, you can control your washing machine from anywhere.
This 24-in. compact Miele washer is a high-speed engine of cleaning power. Its 2.26 cu. ft. stainless steel drum spins at up to 1,600 RPM, helping water and detergent effortlessly penetrate every single article of clothing you load into it for an Express cycle. The ProfiEco motor with inverter technology ensures powerful wash action does not wear on internal components or create excessive noise. Even for small loads, automatic load control technology intelligently tailors water and power consumption to the amount of clothes in the tub, completely taking the guesswork out of laundry day!
Bosch is by far one of the best European washing machine brands out there. From ActiveWater technology that automatically adjusts the electricity and water use for each individual load to a unique Jeans cycle for the heaviest fabrics, Bosch offers the best in German precision engineering. Bosch is the pioneer of the EcoSilence™ Motor that, combined with anti-vibration sidewalls, operates as quietly as 52 dBA during wash cycles. In the 500 Series, look for SpeedPerfect® technology that provides washing times up to 40% faster than cycles not using the setting, and the AquaShield® Hose that protects your home against water damage. Home Connect™ technology allows you to operate many Bosch washing machines from anywhere in your home via your smart devices. In terms of energy efficiency, Bosch units are hard to beat. They previously won the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for their innovations in energy conservation, making it one of the best brands to look at if you want to reduce your carbon footprint.
This 24-in. Bosch washing machine is ideal for washing several different types of fabric. With 15 wash cycles and 9 additional options, it can tackle everything from work jeans to silk blouses without damaging them inside your 2.2 cu. ft. tub. No matter how many clothes you are washing, you can really on the combined efforts of the EcoSilence motor and anti-vibration circular side walls to keep your washer running at a quiet 54 dBA. This washer’s design also provides easier installation! It plugs directly into your dryer to reduce the amount of wiring behind your laundry appliances.
Blomberg has a reputation for making compact appliances that are ideal for smaller spaces (such as apartments), and its washers are no exception. Its front-load washers have ergonomic, bright digital displays and up to 16 wash cycles to allow you to customize your cleaning experience for every load of laundry you do. The liquid detergent compartment provides state-of-the-art convenience for any type of fabric you are cleaning, and the Euro wash system includes an internal water heater when you need a hot water cycle. Blomberg also offers a Super Quick 20 wash option for small, lightly soiled loads and a Jogging Wear cycle for sportswear. All their washing machines are ENERGY STAR® certified and use their proprietary automatic adjustment system to customize your water use to each load. This means you don't use any more water or energy than you have to when doing laundry.
This 24-in. Blomberg washer is perfect for clothing (and sinus) care. It is Woolmark Apparel Care certified, giving you confidence that your wool clothes will not be damaged or shrink during a cycle. It also comes with an allergen cycle that eliminates 99% of bacteria, 95% of household allergens, and even removes pet danger and dust mites in each load. This 1.95 cu. ft. capacity unit even comes with a mixed fabric cycle, providing powerful cleaning for heavy-duty items without stretching or ripping more delicate items.
How do I choose a good washing machine?
First, look at the space you'll be putting your washing machine into, and filter your search based on the size of washing machine you need. Then decide the other mechanical elements: do you want top-load or front-load? Do you plan to stack it with a dryer? Then look at other features, such as capacity and special cycles.
How long should a washing machine last?
Washing machines should last about 10 years, on average. You can increase the life span of your washing machine by keeping it clean and well-maintained.