A washer is one of the most common appliances that people own because everyone needs to do laundry and going to the laundromat can be a pain. But not everybody has the space in their home to have a large laundry room. For people with limited space, they need laundry appliances with a smaller footprint. Compact washers are perfect for those people, and there are a lot of options to choose from. Here's a look at three of the most reliable compact washers you can buy in 2021.
This 24-in. compact front-loading washer from Bosch's 300 Series gives you enough space to do large loads with its 2.2-cu. ft. capacity. You get 15 wash cycles, including options for towels and jeans, as well as an allergen cycle that heats the water up to 145° F to remove allergy triggers, including germs and dust mites. The EcoSilence motor uses powerful magnets instead of carbon brushes, eliminating friction and ensuring quiet operation while increasing durability and energy efficiency. A VarioDrum design ensures heavily soiled garments get a more intensive clean, while the whole load receives quicker, thorough washing. With ActiveWater Management technology, the machine automatically recognizes the load condition in three steps, using only the minimum amount of water and electricity needed for each load.
Miele makes this compact 24-in. front-loading washer that has a 2.26-cu. ft. capacity and 11 wash programs, including a SoftSteam option that reduces the need for ironing by up to 50%. The CapDosing feature allows you to use Miele's portioned capsules as a convenient solution for laundry that requires special applications. Once placed into the compartment, the washer automatically dispenses the contents of the capsule at the perfect point during the wash cycle. The WXD160WCS is equipped with WiFiConn@ct technology that can connect the appliance to the Internet via your router. Once connected, you can use the Miele@mobile app for your smart device to access the appliance's functions, even when you're not home, or get notifications such as when you need to replenish the detergent.
The WM1388HW is one of the most reliable compact washers from LG's line. A 24-in. front load washer, space isn't an issue with this model's 2.3-cu. ft. capacity. Being able to do more laundry -- even large items like towels, sweatshirts, and jeans -- in fewer loads means spending less time in your laundry room. You get 14 wash programs with five temperature settings. The TrueBalance™ anti-vibration system transfers power from the motor to the drum without belts and automatically balances the load. LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation takes advantage of LG's technological advances to make sure the machine isn't noisy when in use. The NeveRust™ stainless steel drum is designed to be used for many years without rusting. The LG ThinQ® app makes your washer a smart appliance, allowing you to remotely control your washer for convenience and efficiency. With SmartDiagnosis™, service center reps can diagnose problems with your appliance over the phone or via a mobile app, helping you minimize the need for service calls that can be costly and inconvenient.
How long do compact washers last?
If you use the washer properly and give it proper maintenance, you should be able to get about 10-13 years out of your washer.
How many times can I use a washing machine in a day?
There is no limit to how many times you can use a washing machine in a day, but you should rest the machine for about half an hour between each load to allow the motor to cool down and avoid overheating.