In our country, most of us survive on basic income and little saving. Every time a common man decides to buy something, the biggest hurdle that comes in the way is a limitation of budget. Despite all economic progresses, a bitter truth is most of the home appliances that we use in our day to day life are priced more than an average monthly salary of an Indian common man. So, whenever someone with a limited budget decides to purchase a family gadget, he has to be helped with complete details and a list of best choice, so that a perfect choice is made.
Washing machines have become essential for our day to day life. Poor or rich, the benefit of technology evolution should reach everyone. Recently, we had published an article about the best 5 fully automatic washing machines to buy in India. Actually, we had finalized a total of 9 washing machines with good features, durable mechanism and better supports. In this article, we are presenting a list with top four fully automatic washing machines below 16000 rupees.
These four automatic washing machines are suitable for a budget family with 4 to 6 members.
Samsung WA62H3H5QRP 6.2 kg Fully Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine
Samsung home appliances are really attractive in terms of design, but when it comes to performance they always lag behind. The same is the case with the Samsung WA62H3H5QRP Fully Automatic Washing Machine that comes with a price tag of 14790 rupees. This washing machine seems to be a great product on paper, but fails as a performer in real life.
Design: Truly speaking, you cannot compare the design of this device to any other budget washing machine. The sparkling grey finish gives it a premium feel. Its door wears red color and comes with transparent glass. It is built with durable and tough materials, which will last for a long time. The machine also comes with a LED digital display that really helps in controlling the operation.
Washing Performance: This machine can wash 6 to 7 KG clothes in one go, which is good for a couple home, but not suitable for a large Indian family. The biggest disappointment that you will face with this washing machine is its low spin speed of just 680 RPM.
However, some features of this machine are pretty impressive and worthy to be mentioned. Its Air Turbo technology allows the motor to rotate the drum at a much higher speed, ultimately drying the clothes in short time. The drum of this machine has got diamond shape holes, which prevent your clothes from getting damaged.
Features: It comes with a special Sari Course that sets the machine for a tangle free wash of your favorite sari. The machine also features a Fuzzy mode that automatically sets the wash cycle according to the weight of clothes. A special Aqua Preserve feature of this washing machine saves the used water for the next cycle, which can be effective in controlling your water bill. A unique memory backup feature of this washing machine helps the user in case of a power failure by remembering the last setting on which it was washing the clothes. The machine also comes with 9 wash programs for your convenience.
Power Consumption: This Samsung washing machine consumes 380 Watts of electricity. But this cannot be regarded as some great feature because the power consumption of every fully automatic washing machine available in the market requires this much operational power.
Safety and Warranty: Small kids always create a worry for parents but the Child Lock feature of this washing machine gives them a great relief by disabling all the controls during operation. Moreover, this machine comes with two years of warranty.
Installation: People who will buy this machine online will get a free installation. But I cannot comment if you are buying it from a local store.
- Attractive design
- Special sari course
- Air Turbo technology
- Aqua Preserve function
- Memory backup
- Child Lock
- Magic Filter
- 9 programs including Fuzzy logic
- Low RPM
- Only 5 water levels
Verdict: Although this washing machine comes with some great features but its price is not desirable. There many alternatives, which offer same specification at much lower price.
Videocon WM VT62G13-GW 6.2 kg Top Loading Fully Automatic Washing Machine
There was a time when Videocon was doing really great in the market of home appliances. It had acquired a special place among the customers. Well, don’t get me wrong here. Videocon’s products are still great and also come with a reasonable price tag. But the point that I am trying to make is that this brand has failed to take its success to the next level. Leaving that aside, we are here to discuss its WM VT62G13-GW Washing Machine, which is currently available at decent price of 13965 rupees.
Design: You might get a feeling that this machine is not strong from the outside because of its cheap looking finish, but you will be wrong. The outer body of this washing machine is made of metal that can resist even the hardest collisions. It also features a transparent window on the top that allows the user to directly look at the washing operation. The controls buttons have printed labels alongside because of which using this machine becomes a lot easier.
Washing Performance: It is a perfect washing solution for a small family of 4 to 6 member because of its capacity to wash 6.2 KG clothes in one go. The spin speed of 800 RPM seems appropriate to wash the clothes efficiently. It is a fully automatic machine and comes with 9 preloaded wash programs. This machine features a special twister pulsator that cleans your clothes without getting them tangled. A magic filter in the tub removes dirt from water ensuring clean and healthy operation. Its Air Dry feature effectively removes moisture from the clothes and also saves your time.
Features: Like most of the washing machines in the present world, this machine also features a Fuzzy Mode that decides the best setting according to the weight of clothes. Its tub is made up of stainless steel and is much durable. This machine also gives the user an option to choose from 10 water levels. There is a buzzer system on this machine that notifies the user every time a wash cycle gets finished.
The Dry Tap Protection feature prevents the water inlet hardware from getting damaged. This machine also comes with a memory backup feature that remembers the last setting on which it was working.
Power Consumption: This washing machine consumes 390 Watts of power, which is not much and should not affect your electricity bill.
Safety and Durability: To prevent small children from playing with the controls, this machine comes with a special Child Lock feature. During operation this feature disables all the buttons. Videocon is also giving 2 years of warranty on this machine.
Installation: If you are planning to purchase this washing machine from an online store, then you will also get free installation service.
- Spin speed of 800 RPM.
- Metal body.
- Auto Off.
- 10 water level settings and 9 preloaded washing programs.
- Convenient features like Fuzzy Logic and Memory Backup.
- Consumes less power.
- Auto Soak feature for removing tough stains.
- Twister Pulsator
- Delay Timer.
- Not good for large families.
- Rinse and spin functions cannot be operated together.
Verdict: This washing machine is a value for money product. You get all the features which are necessary for easy, effective and convenient wash. It clearly gives a tough competition to the washing machines manufactured by brands like Godrej and LG.
Onida WO65TSPLDD1 6.5 kg Fully Automatic Washing Machine
Onida is one of the few Indian brands that has done relatively good in the market. Its WO65TSPLDD1 Washing Machine comes at the price of 13990 rupees and features some really amazing specs. This washing machine can be the best option for those who are looking for a quality product under their budget.
Design: This Onida product comes with a rust proof fiber body. You might get worried about the toughness of this machine, but believe me it can resist the toughest collisions at your home. The design of this machine will also suit your laundry area. Controls are easy to operate and are accompanied by a digital display. Like all other washing machines, it also features a transparent window that helps in keeping an eye on the operation. This machine is about 30.5 KG in weight and it will be hard for a single person to change its position. But the good thing is that it comes with a wheel support.
Washing Performance: This machine comes with a capacity to wash 6.5 KG of clothes in one go, which is really great as it suits the need of a 5-6 member family. Its spin speed of 780 RPM is enough for an effective wash. The machine uses upward-downward movement of water to remove the stains from clothes. One great thing about this washing machine is that it comes loaded with 14 wash programs, which is not something that can be easily found on other washing machines. It does not feature an inbuilt heater, but its Air Dry technology successfully removes moisture from fabrics. There is also a filter inside this machine that helps in removing lint from water.
Features: This Onida washing machine comes with a Fuzzy Logic feature that automatically sets the water level and needed cycle according to the weight of clothes. It is a good feature for those who do not want to manually do everything. You can also do spinning and rinsing together on this washing machine. The machine also comes with a water level selector function, which allows the user to select any from the 10 available levels.
Power Consumption: You will not feel any burden on your electricity bill for having this washing machine as it only consumes 370 Watts of power.
Safety and Warranty: If rats are your concern then you should be rest assured as this machine comes with a rat proof base. There is also a Child Lock feature on it that disables control buttons during operation, preventing small kids from manipulating the wash settings. Moreover, this washing machine also comes with an Auto Off feature.
Onida gives 2 years of warranty on this washing machine that does not cover the outer frame as well as plastic parts.
Installation: After the machine gets delivered, a service executive will call you asking for a suitable time for installation.
- 14 wash programs.
- Rat proof base.
- Moving digital display.
- Memory backup feature.
- Magic filter.
- Generates less sound
- Dry Tap Protection.
- Water level selector with 10 options.
- Air Dry function.
- Child Lock and Auto Off.
Cons: The outer body is not made of metal that can be an issue for some people.
Verdict: As far as performance and features are concerned, this is the best washing machine that you can buy right now.
Whirlpool WM Premier 622SD 6.2 kg Top Loading Washing Machine with Auto Start
Indian consumers trust the American brand Whirlpool because its products are of high quality. However, the product that we are going to discuss here might not prove to be that attractive to you. The Whirlpool WM Premier 622SD Washing Machine that comes at the price of 15990 rupees lacks a number of things as compared to other washing machines of the same price segment.
Design: It features a full metal body, which is really pleasing to the eyes. Sleek design with nice application of wine chrome finish results in a premium feel. Like every other fully automatic washing machine, the door of this device also features a transparent window. There are handles on both left and right sides that help in moving this machine from one place to another. The front panel consists of several easy to use buttons and a digital display. There are a lot of labels on it which do help the user during the operation.
Washing Performance: The washing capacity of just 6.2 KG will not make many customers happy. This machine is not good for joint families, which are much common in India. However, its pulsator spins at a decent speed of 740 RPM that should be enough for washing clothes effectively. It uses a special 6th Sense 123 Wash Technology, which is a kind of replacement for the Fuzzy logic feature that we see on other washing machines. It senses the clothes’ weight and sets the machine for the wash accordingly. The washing machine comes loaded with 8 wash programs for the convenience of the user. The Max Dry feature effectively removes moisture from the fabrics within no time.
Features: The Whirlpool WM Premier Washing Machine comes with an Auto Restart feature that proves to be a lot helpful in the case of power failure. This washing machine also gives the user an option to choose from multiple water levels. After every successful wash the buzzer system notifies the user in case he is not around. A special icon on the panel informs the user about any kind of problem within the machine that needs to be addressed. This washing machine can also reduce your water bill by saving the water in the tub for next wash.
Power Consumption: This washing machine consumes only 360 Watts of electricity, which makes it one of the most energy efficient products currently in the market.
Safety and Warranty: A rat protection cover on the machine stops rats and other small insects from entering into it. The machine also features a Child Lock function that disables the control keys during an operation, which prevents smaller children from disturbing the wash cycle. Whirlpool is providing two years of warranty on this washing machine that does not cover the outer cabinet and other plastic parts.
Installation: You will get free installation service if you are buying this washing machine from an online store.
- Tough outer body.
- Attractive design.
- 8 preloaded programs.
- Water level selector.
- Tub self-clean feature.
- Child Lock
- Spa Wash function.
- Good for small families only.
- The control panel is hard to operate.
Verdict: There are not a lot of things in favor of this washing machine. Moreover, its price is way too high. You should not buy this washing machine unless you are a great fan of Whirlpool.