In the market today, multiple washing machine brands are competing to get the customer’s attention and business. This makes it a daunting task to choose one that fits your needs and budget. When you have a limited budget of 1500 AED, this task becomes tougher. However, to make your choice easier, we bring you a well-researched list of 10 top-performing washing machines under 1500 AED. But before you jump at the prospect of buying a washing machine, it’s important to know a few essential things.
- Decide the type: You can get both top-loading and front-loading washing machines under 1500 AED. But the latter, though a little costlier, is a better choice as they offer a wide variety of wash programs with optimal cleaning results. Additionally, they usually consume less water, are gentler on your fabrics, and can be easily fitted in utility areas or under your kitchen worktops to become an integral part of your interior décor.
- Identify the needed capacity: The capacity of washing machines is expressed in kilograms, which stands for the maximum weight of wash load a specific model can handle. If you have a large family, opting for a large capacity (9-10 kg) to wash more clothes simultaneously would be wise. Bachelors and couples can choose washers with a smaller capacity (6 kg).
- Check the dimensions: Since the dimensions of standard washing machines differ from one model to another, it’s important to double-check your chosen one’s height, width, and depth to ensure it fits the space available in your home.
- Look for special features: For convenience and optimal wash results, you should look for features like multiple wash programs to suit different clothes and fabrics, temperature control, variable spin speed, delay start option, and the ability to add more load in the middle of a wash cycle, among others.
Taking care of washing machines
You should avoid overloading your washing machine as it could adversely affect the drum movement, damage the motor, and even cause a breakdown. Make sure to check your hosing each month for blocks, cracks, or leaks. Lastly, clean your machine’s drum thoroughly every month to ensure your clothes don’t smell musty or have any residue.
Keep the above pointers in mind when choosing from the following washers.
Whirlpool Front Load Washing Machine
This spacious freestanding washing machine with a spin speed of 1200 rpm has a capacity of 8 kg and comes equipped with exclusive 6th SENSE technology that monitors and adjusts the load capacity and water level to offer the perfect wash and ideal fabric care. Thanks to its “Colours 15 programme” that delivers ultimate color preservation, you can wash your fabrics at 15°C while enjoying cleaning results similar to a wash at 40°C.
Siemens 8 Kg 1000 RPM Front Load Washing Machine
This A+++ energy rated washing machine comes equipped with a durable brushless iQdrive motor that’s virtually free from wear, and Cottons 60 Eco and Cottons 40 Eco for efficient soiled cotton laundry. For user-friendly washes, you’ll get variable spin speed and delay start options along with an energy-efficient LED display.
Super General 8 kg Front Loading Washing Machine SGW 8400CRMS
With an ESMA 5 Star rating, this is one of the most energy-efficient and economical washing machines on the market today. For thorough cleaning of your clothes, it has 16 programs, 1400 RPM spin speed, and a self-cleaning and delay function.
Electrolux 8 Kg 1200 RPM Front Load Washing Machine
This washing machine comes with a large 8 kg drum, AutoSense that offers flexibility, and TimeManager to control your wash time. Some of its other notable features are its maximum spin speed of 1200 rpm, an inverter motor with a 10-year warranty, and delay start and Smart Restart options.
Panasonic 7Kg 1200 RPM Front Load Washing Machine
This fully automatic, front-loading washer comes with 16 different programs, including Abaya Wash for delicate clothes needing dry cleaning or hand washing, Speed Wash for optimal results, and Quick Wash’15 for 15-minute laundry. There’s also a big LED display for easy operation and ‘Pause and Add’ for adding clothes in the middle of a wash cycle.
LG 6Kg 1200 RPM Front Load Washing Machine
This energy-efficient washer (having A energy saving rating) comes with a 35-liter drum volume and 20 wash programs that work on 1200 rpm spin speed. It has 3 motions each for powerful wash and delicate wash, a 6-motion Inverter DD mechanism to suit all fabrics, Smart Diagnosis to troubleshoot issues on your own, and an LED display and auto-restart feature for added convenience.
Super General 6 kg Front Loading Washing Machine 6100NLED
This energy-efficient, freestanding washer has an ESMA 4 Star rating, 6 kg capacity, a spin speed of 1000 rpm, 23 wash programs, a child lock, and a self-cleaning and delay feature. With a noise level of just 59 dB, its wash cycles are pleasantly quiet.
Panasonic 7Kg 1200 RPM Front Load Washing Machine
This front-loading, fully automatic washing machine comes with a stainless steel drum of 7 kg capacity and offers a 10-year motor warranty and 1-year product warranty. It has 12 wash programs (including double hygiene Cold/Hot wash to get rid of 99.9% bacteria and allergens), a spin speed of 1200 rpm, multiple temperature selections to suit different fabrics, and a large LED display.
Panasonic 8Kg 1400 RPM Front Load Washing Machine
This fully automatic, Energy Start-certified, front-loading washing machine leverages top-notch Japanese technology and offers 16 different wash programs, including Abaya Wash, Quick Wash’15, and Speed Wash. For convenience, there’s a big LED display and a ‘Pause and Add’ feature that lets you add clothes in the middle of a wash cycle.
Midea 7 Kg 1400 RPM Front Load Automatic Washing Machine
This front-loading, freestanding automatic washer has a capacity of 7 kg, a spin speed of 1400 rpm, and a big door for trouble-free loading and unloading. It comes with 15 pre-set wash programs together with added features like a child lock, temperature and spin speed selection, and LED display.