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The 5 best small washing machines for studios

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Here are revolutionary products to optimize the space of your studios or small apartments. We don’t often think about it, but the small washing machine can save you not only space but also money. It is ideal for all students, campers and singles. Your energy consumption can be reduced efficiently thanks to recent models, which are more and more efficient. These small devices are easily transportable so you can also enjoy the advantage of being able to wash your clothes wherever you go.

In order to choose the ideal small space washing machine for you, you have to take into account several characteristics like the washing capacity, the spin capacity, the available washing programs, the power and of course the price-performance ratio.

Some people will want a more powerful model for daily use, others an economic model that consumes as little water as possible… The current market offers a wide range of products so that everyone can find their ideal small-format washing machine. Our role at PregnancyVitamins is to help you make the best possible choice.

Our selection of the 5 best mini washing machines

Based on our research, here are the five products that won us over with their effectiveness and which are currently the best small washing machine on the market.

  1. TecTake 400777  – A very good small model washing machine for students
  2. Syntrox Germany WM-200W  – A small washer-dryer perfectly suited for studios
  3. OneConcept Sg003 – The most mobile of small washing machines
  4. Display 4top  – A small washing machine with large capacities
  5. Aqua Laser  – Mini washing machine and mini price

1. TecTake 400777 – A very good small model washing machine for students

small washing machine

PROS

  • Very high-quality washing
  • Is not noisy
  • Wring the laundry very well
  • Easy to use programs

CONS

  • English / German user manual

On the market since 2013, this small washing machine has proven its quality and remains today classified as one of the best on the market. It combines both a reduced size and the performance of a traditional washing machine, with a reasonable price.

“2 in 1”, offers washing and drying of laundry at the same time. TecTake has integrated two wash programs and two separate timers for the wash drum and dryer. It has nothing to envy traditional washing machines when it comes to the quality of washing.

It is an environmentally friendly model, optimized to consume a minimum of water and energy. It includes 200W washing capacity and 120W spinning capacity.

Another important point: this device has a high safety standard. Indeed the electrical circuit is thought to stop automatically in the event of high temperature.

This small built-in washing machine, quite compact with dimensions of approximately 65 cm x 40 cm x 75 cm can be installed wherever you want, and you can easily carry it on your travels. Loading is easy from the top and you can wash up to 4.5 kg of laundry. Regarding spinning, this device will offer you a capacity of 1350 revolutions/minute for 3.5 kilos of laundry. Note that its plastic is of superior quality, it is stable and perfectly resistant to breakage.

TecTake 400777 is delivered with its connection hoses, a strainer for the washing drum and its instructions for use. This product is good value for money.

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2. Syntrox Germany WM-200W – A small washer-dryer perfectly suited for studios

SMALL WASHINE MACHINE OR MINI WASHING MACHINE

PROS

  • Price-quality ratio
  • Very space-saving
  • Wash silently
  • Easy to use programs

CONS

  • Little descriptive user manual in English / German
  • Difficult water filling from above

Another model that will not disappoint you. Syntrox Germany products are known to be very small, compact and of high quality.

The small washing machine we have reviewed offers many advantages: it is small and very compact, with dimensions of 36 cm x 56 cm x 37 cm and a weight of only 5 kg. Its washing power is 200 W, and the spinning is done at 300 pm. It respects the environment as indicated by its A + energy classification. In addition, it is waterproof according to the IPX4 standard.

You can wash 3.8 kg of laundry in this appliance, and spin about 2 kg of laundry at a time. It has two washing programs where you can choose the water temperature. Also, there are two separate wash and spin timers. One of our favourite features here is the lint filter which provides more than clean laundry.

Its elegant design, white and turquoise, with a transparent part, will blend perfectly into your spaces. Its handle at the back allows practical transport. This small studio washing machine has a firmly installed wastewater hose for quick and easy disposal. Be careful not to leave the spin basket during washing (this is not specified in the instructions).

And finally, this mini washing machine does it all silently. It is one of the most practical small size washer-dryers on the market, and all at a reasonable price.

3. OneConcept Sg003 – The most mobile of small washing machines

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PROS

  • Ultra-portable
  • Quiet
  • Reduced price
  • Short wash cycles

CONS

  • Inefficient spinning
  • Low washing capacity

If you are looking for the space-saving washing machine possible, you have it! The OneConcept Sg003, one of the bestsellers in its category, with its dimensions of 35.5 cm x 37 cm x 53 cm will find its place anywhere in your apartment. You can also transport it as you wish with a weight of 5.4 kg. However, it will not be suitable for those who want to wash covers of sheets or laundry a little more voluminous, because it has a washing capacity of only 2.8 kg. On the other hand, it is perfect for a small auxiliary washing machine for underwear or for washing baby clothes, for example.

It washes properly provided certain conditions are met: you will need access to hot water for optimal results. If you only have cold water where you want to wash your laundry, washing will be less efficient. In this case, it is recommended to pretreat the stains on your clothes before washing them in the washing machine and run two 15-minute cycles. This small studio washing machine has short wash cycles, a single program with a timer that is very easy to use. Spinning is not the most efficient but for a device of this type, it does the trick. Due to its size, the OneConcept Sg003 has a washing and spinning power of only 180 W.  In addition, it is RoHS certified.

This washer-extractor has an elegant design. Most of the appliance is made of transparent blue plastic and allows you to see the laundry inside. At the rear, it has retractable handles, designed for transport. The laundry is loaded from above, which is much more convenient. Regarding the user manual, it is not available in French and does not include any apparent guarantee.

This small built-in washing machine is the number one ally of the smallest spaces. Its price is more than correct and perfectly matches the quality of service that this small device will offer you.

4. Display 4top – A small washing machine with large capacities

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PROS

  • Large washing capacity
  • Fonction Twin tub
  • Quiet
  • Absolutely correct price

CONS

  • A little bulky
  • Evacuates poorly water when on the ground

Here is a mini washing machine with great ambitions … With a washing capacity approaching 6 kg, this device is able to wash everything you want.

This is a good deal because for a minimal price you will have almost the same results as with a traditional machine and this with three times less space used. You can even wash your sheet covers, large bath towels, etc. You will benefit from an exclusive function: the “Twin tub” design. These are the two tubs integrated with this machine and each of them can wash clothes. One of the two is used for wringing.

This built-in washing machine has dimensions of 70 cm x 60 cm x 39 cm. It is heavier than its competitors with its weight of 13 kg, but again nothing excessive. And compared to anything we can wash with it, we won’t blame it for being a little bigger. It is more suitable for stationary use, its transport may be a little more cumbersome than for the others, it’s up to you.

This model of the small studio washing machine is very popular because it does not need to be connected. It has two pipes, one for the water inlet and another for the flow. If you want, you can fill it with water manually (while travelling, for example).

This small washing machine has a power of 220 W and is UL certified. It has an engine speed that reaches a maximum of 1300 rpm which is almost identical to traditional washing machines. However, it remains very silent since the transmitted frequency does not exceed 60 Hz. It has short cycles, 15 minutes for washing and 5 minutes for spinning.

The design is simple, white and blue, with three buttons on the top. Its plastic is resistant but light, which compensates for its heavier weight.

5. Aqua Laser – Mini washing machine and mini price

 

MINI washing machine

 

PROS

  • Very light and compact product
  • Quiet
  • Correct washing capacity
  • Elegant design

CONS

  • Drain hose too short
  • No spin function

For those who don’t want to spend a big budget on the purchase of a small built-in washing machine, this product is perfect for you. It has one of the lowest prices, with very satisfactory performance. It is one of the smallest models of small washing machines, its dimensions are one of its strong points, with only 39 cm x 37 cm x 50 cm for 5.7 kg. It is a well thought out device for camping trips and studio bathrooms. It can hold up to 2.5 kg of laundry which will wash with a power of 160 W. You will have good and fast results while saving on your bill.

Aqua Laser has only one short cycle program since the spin function is not integrated into this product. You can always find models of small wringers if you really need this function at home.

This small washing machine does not need a washing machine connection. Here you do not have the function to heat the water so the washing machine will wash at the temperature of the water you insert. It is very suitable for sensitive clothes which are recommended to be washed in cold water.

The design is classic and elegant, in blue and white plastic, with a transparent tub to see the laundry inside. It has a single button that is intended to set the timer. You will find a handle on the back for easy transport.

Its use is simple, you just need a few steps to start washing. You just have to place your laundry and your detergent in their tubs, add the water to the desired temperature and set the washing time which reaches 15 minutes maximum.


Buying guide: how to choose the best mini washing machine

  • Washing quality
  • Spin quality
  • Weight
  • Programs and handling
  • Price

Washing quality

In general, it is believed that small washing machines wash less well than traditional machines, which has proven to be wrong in our reviews. This feature will obviously be the most important when choosing a small space washing machine. Be careful, depending on the brand this can vary greatly. The best way to get an idea is to look at the washing power in watts.

Spin quality

For washer-dryers with a small space, the spinning quality is not always very good. Some do not even have this function. Obviously, this option is really recommended to make your life easier, especially since you will always find some models that perform this task perfectly. The drying speed of your laundry will depend on the quality of the spin. Be careful, however, not to damage your laundry with too high a spin speed.

Weight

What is expected of a mini washing machine is to be able to handle it easily. Contrary to what one might think, certain devices reach significant weights, especially if they have wringers. It is really advisable to check this point carefully if you want to transport your device as you want,  take it with you on your travels or take it out of the closet only when you do your laundry to save space.

Programs and handling

With more and more efficient models of small washing machines, you will find programs that are practical and easy to handle. When you think about the variety of laundry that you have, it is essential to pay attention to this characteristic. For optimal washing, you will want a machine that will not only wash but will adapt to any condition. Indeed, there are programs for delicate fabrics, others for thick fabrics etc.

Price

Washing machines are products in which we want to invest. And since these are small formats, you can easily spend a little more to make sure you have all the functions you need. The prices of the models we have reviewed vary between 100 and 115 €. It’s a reasonable price for quality products, a small investment for a product that really makes your life easier.

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