Best Front Loader Washing Machine Australia 2020 – With Detailed Reviews and Checklists

There are so many front loader washing machines to choose from, in Australia. Almost all front loader washing machines these days are equipped with advanced technology, making them able to wash well, offer various washing programs, are quiet and energy-efficient.

So which one is the best?

We have done hours of research to save you time, and come up with this list:

Best Overall Front Loader Washing Machine: Bosch 8kg Front Load Washer

Best Cheap Front Loader Washing Machine: Haier 7.5kg Front Load Washer

Best Family Washing Machine: LG 12 Kg Front Load Washer

Best 10kg Front Loader Washing Machine: Electrolux 10kg Front Load Washer

Quietest Front Loader Washing Machine: Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer and Fisher & Paykel 8.5kg Front Load Washing Machine

Check out below for the reviews and summary, so you know exactly what you are buying.

Best Overall Front Loader Washing Machine

Bosch 8kg Front Load Washer

Bosch 8kg Front Load Washer

We select this as the Best Front Load Washing Machine in Australia because:

  • It is the most water and energy-efficient washing machine, with 5-star water rating and 5-star energy rating. With SpeedPerfect program you can save time by up to 65%.
  • It is also a quiet washing machine, with its EcoSilence Drive motor and AntiVibration side panels
  • It automatically sets the water level matching exactly to the load size
  • No more waste of detergent and reduce residue. This machine has the i-DOS auto dosing system. It knows how much and how dirty the load is and dispenses an exact amount of the detergent needed. It also comes with a self-cleaning detergent drawer, which removes detergent residue.
  • 14 number of programs: Cotton, Easy Care, Mix, Delicates, Wool, Rinse/Spin, Drain, Drum Clean with reminder, SuperQuick 15’/30′, Sportswear, Shirts, Dark Wash, AllergyPlus, Automatic
  • With Easy Iron, Pre Wash, Rinse Plus, and Spin Speed reduction function.

Cons:

  • More expensive

Customer Reviews:

Unfortunately we cannot find average customer rating on Google at this time. But on The Good Guys website, 95% of purchasers are happy with the washing machine. It has an average customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 star.

Summary:

Capacity 8 kg
Water consumption 5 star
Energy consumption 5 star
Max spin speed 1400 rpm
Sensor with auto setting Yes
Delay Yes – up to 24 hour
Self-Cleaning Yes – with Drum Clean Program
Notification when it’s finished Yes
Add forgotten laundry item Yes
Allergy Wash Program Yes
Speed Up Wash Program Yes
Easy Iron Program Yes
Child Lock Yes
Noise Level (wash) Not specified
Noise Level (spin) Not specified
Auto Dose Yes

Currently, there are 3 different types of Bosch 8kg front loader washing machine. Click the button below to know which model of Bosch 8kg front loader we are referring to.

Best Cheap Front Loader Washing Machine

Haier 7.5kg Front Load Washer

Haier 7.5kg Front Load Washer

This is the best cheap front loader washing machine because:

  • It has a 7.5 kg washing capacity. Bigger capacity than other front load washers with the same price
  • This washing machine is an Award Winner 2020 for Front Loading Washing Machine by ProductReview.com.au for its high customer rating. At the current time of writing, it has an outstanding customer rating of 4.7 out of 5.0 on that website.
  • It is a water and energy-efficient washing machine. It is rated 4.5 stars for water consumption, and 4 stars for electricity consumption.
  • There are 16 of washing program options: Cotton, Synthetic, Mix, Wool, Underwear, Sport, Jeans, Hygienic, Fast, Express 15, Daily Wash, Baby Care, Delicate, Hand Wash, Duvet, Spin
  • With a maximum spin speed of 1200 rpm, your clothes can dry quicker.
  • Delayed start option

And best of all, you can get this brand new front load washing machine for less than $600.

Cons:

  • Cannot add more items when you forgot something
  • Does not notify you when it’s finished washing. But it is automatically off
  • No Easy Iron program

Customer Reviews:

At this point of time, it has an excellent average customer rating of 4.5 out of 5, according to Google. The majority of users say the washing machine washes well and is quiet.

Summary:

Capacity 7.5 kg
Water consumption 4.5 star
Energy consumption 4 star
Max spin speed 1200 rpm
Sensor with auto setting No
Delay Yes – up to 24 hour
Self-Cleaning No
Notification when it’s finished No
Add forgotten laundry item No
Speed Up Wash Program Yes
Allergy Wash Program Hygienic Cycle
Easy Iron Program No
Child Lock Yes
Noise Level (wash) Not specified
Noise Level (spin) Not specified
Auto Dose No

Best Family Washing Machine

LG 12 Kg Front Load Washer

LG 12 Kg Front Load Washer

We choose this machine as the Best Family Washing Machine because:

  • It has a huge washing capacity of 12 kg
  • With a 5-star energy rating and 4.5-star water rating you can save on bills and spend it for other things
  • Busy parents can start the wash cycle and monitor the wash progress from anywhere, using a compatible smartphone and LG ThinQ app, or using Google Assistant.
  • With the Steam feature and Allergy Care cycle, it can remove allergens up to 99.9%
  • You can ask your older kids to start the washing. With the AI Direct Drive technology, the machine can automatically select the optimal wash motions based on the load weight and fabric softness.
  • The machine can wash a half load of lightly soiled clothes in only 39 minutes, with its 4 water jets operating during the wash and rinse (TurboClean 360 degree technology).
  • It is a reliable, quiet, and durable machine with the Inverter Direct Drive Motor. So you can wash the clothes without waking up the kids.
  • With the Add Item feature, you can add other items even after you start the wash (under certain conditions).
  • Pre Wash function to remove the stubborn stain.
  • Wrinkle Care to make ironing easier
  • Delay start function for up to 19 hours.
  • Duvet and Sportswear washing program, as well as Cotton, Cotton Eco, Mixed Fabric, Easy Care, Quiet Wash, Delicates, and Hand/Wool
  • The maximum spin speed of 1400 RPM, makes the clothes dry faster.
  • With Safety Lock

Cons:

  • More expensive

Customer Reviews:

At this point of time, it has an average customer rating of 4.5 out of 5, according to Google. Most users are happy with this front load washing machine.

Summary:

Capacity 12 kg
Water consumption 4.5 star
Energy consumption 5 star
Max spin speed 1400 rpm
Sensor with auto setting Yes
Delay Yes – up to 19 hours
Self-Cleaning No
Notification when it’s finished Yes – and notified through your phone (using an app)
Add forgotten laundry item Yes
Speed Up Wash Program Yes
Allergy Wash Program Yes – with Steam
Easy Iron Program Yes (Wrinkle Care)
Child Lock Yes
Noise Level (wash) Not specified
Noise Level (spin) Not specified
Auto Dose No

Quietest Front Load Washing Machine

Although most brands claim that it is quiet, not many specify its noise level in the marketing information.

Out of those that specify its noise level, we find that the quietest front load washing machines during the wash are Bosch front load washers. But not all Bosch front load washers have the same noise level. These are the Bosch front load washers with the lowest noise level during the wash cycle:

Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer

This Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer has a noise level of 47 dB(A) during its wash cycle. It also has Night Wash program option, so you can do your washing at night and not disturbing others. Its EcoSilence Drive motor is also designed to wash with very little noise. Its AntiVibration side panels provide stability during the wash and spinning stages.

Other Features:

  • With the VarioPerfect function, you can choose either EcoPerfect for lower energy consumption by up to 50%, or Speed Perfect to reduce the wash time by up to 65%
  • No more waste on detergent. It has the i-DOS auto dosing system so you can have the right amount of detergent based on how much and how dirty the load is
  • ActiveWater Plus automatically adjusts the water level to match the amount of the load
  • 14 programs: Cotton, Easy Care, Mix, Delicates/Silk, Wool, Quilt, Rinse/Spin, Drain, Drum Clean with a reminder, Super 15’/30′, Sportswear, Night Wash, Quilts, Shirts, Automatic
  • You can add more items even when you have started the wash.
  • Self-cleaning detergent drawer, which removes detergent residue.

Cons:

  • More expensive
  • Does not have a special program for allergy
  • More noise during spin cycle

Customer Reviews:

At this point in time, this Bosch 9kg Front Loader Washing Machine has an excellent customer rating of 4.8 out of 5 according to Google. The majority are pleased with the washing machine.

Summary:

Capacity 9 kg
Water consumption 4.5 star
Energy consumption 4.5 star
Max spin speed 1400 rpm
Sensor with auto setting Yes
Delay Yes – up to 24 h
Self-Cleaning Yes – with Drum Clean Program
Buzzer when it’s finished Yes
Add forgotten laundry item Yes
Speed Up Wash Program Yes
Allergy Wash Program No
Easy Iron Program Yes
Child Lock Yes
Noise Level (wash) 47 dB(A)
Noise Level (spin) 71 dB(A)
Auto Dose Yes

Don’t get the wrong model of Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer. There is only 1 model with Night Wash program. Click below to know the one we are referring to.

Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer

Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer

Although this model of Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer does not have a Night Wash program, it is still quiet with EcoSilence Drive motor. The AntiVibration side panels provide stability during the wash and spinning stages. It also has a noise level of 47 dB(A) during washing cycle.

Other Features:

  • ActiveWater Plus adjusts the water level automatically based on the amount of the load
  • It provides a gentle clean with its VarioDrum’s breakthrough wave-droplet design. It also comes with a special washing program for dark-coloured laundry including jeans
  • Other washing programs, in addition to Jeans/Dark Wash: Cottons, Easy Iron, Super 15 min / Super 30 min, Kidswear, Mix, Drain / Spin, Delicates, Wool, Rinse/Freshen Up, AllergyPlus, Shirts, and Sportswear
  • You can choose of using up to 50% less energy or reduce cleaning time by up to 65%, with its VarioPerfect program
  • With a maximum spin speed of 1400 rpm, making your clothes dry faster.
  • You can add your forgotten items after you start the wash.
  • 4.5-star energy rating and 4.5-star water rating.
  • Drum clean program with reminder

Cons:

  • More expensive than many front load washers
  • No auto dose feature
  • More noise during its spin cycle

Customer Review:

At this time, it has an excellent customer rating of 4.7 out of 5 according to Google.

Summary:

Capacity 9kg
Water consumption 4.5 star
Energy consumption 4.5 star
Max spin speed 1400 rpm
Sensor with auto setting Only for the water
Delay Yes – up to 24 h
Self-Cleaning Yes – Drum Clean program
Notification when it’s finished Yes
Add forgotten laundry item Yes
Speed Up Wash Program Yes
Allergy Wash Program Yes
Easy Iron Program Yes
Child Lock Yes
Noise Level (wash) 47 dB(A)
Noise Level (spin) 71 dB(A)
Auto Dose No

Fisher & Paykel 8.5kg Front Load Washing Machine

Front Loader 8.5kg Front Washing Machine

If you want to have a quiet washing machine for both of washing cycle and spinning, we find that this front loader is the quietest. Although its noise level during the wash is less quiet than the Bosch above (49 dB(A), whereas Bosch above is 47 dB(A)), during the spin it is quieter. Its noise level during a spin is 58 dB(A), whereas the Bosch one is 71 dB(A).

Wash Programs:

Allergy, Bulky, Cottons, Delicate, Drum Clean, Easy Iron, Everyday, Handwash, Heavy, Quick, Rinse, Spin, Super Quick

Pros:

  • Attractive price
  • Can add item you forgot when you have started a wash cycle
  • With many washing programs including for Allergy, Easy Iron, Handwash and Super Quick
  • Quiet
  • Maximum speed of 1400 rpm
  • Drum clean program

Cons:

  • It can only delay up to 12 hours

Customer Reviews:

At this point of time, it has an excellent customer rating of 4.7 out of 5 according to Google.

Summary:

Capacity 8.5 kg
Water consumption 4.5 star
Energy consumption 4 star
Max spin speed 1400 rpm
Sensor with auto setting Only for the Water
Delay Yes – up to 12 hours
Self-Cleaning Yes – Drum Clean program
Notification when it’s finished Yes
Add forgotten laundry item Yes
Speed Up Wash Program Yes
Allergy Wash Program Yes
Easy Iron Program Yes
Child Lock Yes
Noise Level (wash) 49 dB(A)
Noise Level (spin) 58 dB(A)
Auto Dose Timed dispenser

Best 10kg Front Loader Washing Machine

Electrolux 10kg Front Load Washer

This 10 kg front loader washing machine has everything you need. It is the most energy and water-efficient 10kg front loader that we found, with a 4.5-star water rating and 5-star energy rating.

With its intuitive and intelligent sensors, it automatically sets the washing time and program based on the soil and detergent levels.

It also offers deeper clean. Its UltraMix makes sure the detergent is fully dissolved before it reaches your fabrics to prevent colour fading.

The vapour option removes up to 99.2% of dust mite and cat allergen, and up to 99.9% of Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumonia during a 40C Cotton wash, for a hygienic clean.

Its EcoInverter motor results in a quiet washing cycle. It has 10-year warranty on the motor.

You can save your favourite program.

It is one of the Good Design Award winners.

Washing Programs:

Delicates, Bedding, Spin, Mixed, Energy Saver, Cottons, Tub Clean, Wool, Daily 60, Vapour Refresh, Rinse + spin, App Program, Quick 15, Favourite, Sports

Pros:

  • Energy and water-efficient
  • Can automatically set the program and the duration based on the detergent and soil level
  • Hygienic clean that can remove up to 99.2% dust mite and cat allergens
  • 1400 rpm maximum spin cycle, makes your clothes dry quicker
  • Quiet
  • You can add more clothes even after the cycle has started

Cons:

  • More expensive than smaller capacity front loaders
  • No auto dose for the detergent


Customer Reviews:

At this point in time, it has an excellent average customer rating of 4.6 out of 5 according to Google.

Summary:

Capacity 10 kg
Water consumption 4.5
Energy consumption 5
Max spin speed 1400 rpm
Sensor with auto setting Yes
Delay Yes – up to 20 hours
Self-Cleaning Yes – Tub Clean program
Notification when it’s finished Yes
Add forgotten laundry item Yes
Speed Up Wash Program Yes
Allergy Wash Program Yes – with the Vapour Program
Easy Iron Program Yes – with the Vapour Program
Child Lock Yes
Noise Level (wash) 52 dB(A)
Noise Level (spin) not specified
Auto Dose No

Don’t choose the different Electrolux 10kg Front Loader. Click the button below to see which Electrolux 10kg Front Loader we are referring to.

How To Choose A Front Loader Washing Machine

The presence of a front loader washing machine is more widely used for laundry businesses because it usually has a larger capacity. Then how to choose the best front loader washing machine? You can try to apply the following tips.

1.     Pay Attention To Capacity

You must pay attention to the capacity of the front loader washing machine if you want to buy a unit. Each household will produce different amounts of dirty clothes or fabrics per day. If you have free time every day, you can wash it every day.

However, if you only have time to wash once a week, then you need a washing machine with a larger capacity. For that, you must first pay attention to how much laundry you usually stack in a certain time so that you can determine the capacity of the washing machine you need.

If you are used to washing a lot, then you should choose a front loader washing machine with a larger capacity. In addition to laundry capacity, you must also check the water and electricity capacity. The front-loading washing machine is claimed to be more water-efficient because the average water needed is only 90 litres. Also, you can save electricity with shorter washing times.

2.     Check Security Features

Various household needs make you have to choose a washing machine that has higher security considering that there are many people in the house, including children. You should choose a washing machine with a higher cover because the low cover on a front loading washing machine is very easily accessible to small children which means it is more dangerous.

Therefore, some front-loading washing machine manufacturers provide safety features for children or child locks so that they are safe for children. You can choose extra security features for the safety of children.

Choose a washing machine with an opening that cannot be opened from the outside. The new door can open after the washing process is complete. This feature is now a mainstay for housewives who want to wash with optimal results, without the need to fear security at home.

3.     Choose a Quiet Washing Machine

You know the sound of a washing machine can be deafening because it’s noisy. For that, choose a washing machine that has a little vibration so it doesn’t make any noise. Currently, many front loading washing machines are equipped with inverter technology so that they can minimize vibrations and make the machine make no noise while washing. You can check the dB wave generated when buying a washing machine.

4.     Choose based on your budget

Whatever type of front loader washing machine you want, you must choose a machine that has a price according to your capabilities. Make sure you buy a front loader washing machine that matches your pocket capacity. Even though it is priced at an affordable price, you can choose a quality washing machine because now there is a quality washing machine at a friendly price.

To get a quality washing machine, you can pay attention to how to choose a top loader washing machine. Through the right choice, you will find the best product according to your needs.

Also check: Best Top Load Washing Machine