7 Best Cheap Washing Machines (Under $300) [2018 version]
The washing machine is as essential to a modern home as the roof is to the house.
Washing machines are quite expensive. Most cost well over $2,000.
If you are unable to spend that much money on a washing machine, there are budget options to consider.
You can buy a small, compact washing machine for less than $300 max.
Here is a list of the best cheap washing machines budget buyers can consider:
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7 Best Cheap Washing Machines – 2018
The machine is very compact and has twin tubs: one for washing and the other for spin drying.
The washing machine is made from highly durable plastic. The material also makes the machine very lightweight.
Despite being small, this washing machine can handle up to 13 lbs of laundry at once. Wash control timer work continuously for 15 minutes.
Settings are adjustable of course. It works very quietly too.
I recommend this washing machine as the ideal for small apartments and students on a budget.
I can usually fit about a pair of jeans and six t-shirts in a single cycle. It’s suitable for everyday use if you don’t have tons of laundry.
Maximum capacity as listed in the manual is 11 lbs.
The issue is filling it with water. I cannot automatically fill water or stop water flow.
It comes with a hose that should be connected to a faucet. Or you can use a separate source, like a showerhead, to fill up the tub.
It will have to be monitored, otherwise your house will be flooded.
It has to be manually operated by turning a crank. It’s definitely not for everyone or every cloth.
I have one that I absolutely love because it’s a better alternative to hand washing delicates.
It won’t wash your jeans, but if you have undergarments or clothing usually unsuitable for a machine, this will be a great appliance to have.
It comes with a 3-year warranty too.
A friend of mine on a student budget had one and he absolutely loved it.
It has a water inlet unit but water flow has to be manually controlled.
Installation is a breeze. Connect the hose to a showerhead or a faucet and you are ready to go.
It can wash jeans and small comforters as well. Overall, this offers great value for people on a budget.
This machine is really easy to set up and also clean. It can wash about 6 items of adult clothing at once.
It can wash jeans and work pants as well, but I recommend keeping the load light if you put these in.
The spin dryer is quite good and leaves clothing with little moisture as possible so they line dry faster. As for cons, the lint trap is not very good.
I recommend this for small apartments, dorms, and RVs.
Operation is very easy, and only filling it with water takes time. I really liked it overall.
Only complaints are the lint trap on the dryer side, and also the fact that it could really do with a buzzer.
But this machine worked just like any other standard portable washing machine.
The two tubs have 12.3 lbs capacity, so it’s suitable for small loads.
Simultaneous operation between the washer and the dryer is possible to save time.
How to Buy a Good Budget Washing Machine
When you are on the lookout for washing machines as low as $300, keep the following tips in mind:
Keep realistic expectations. Ultra cheap washing machines are small and portable. So they are not suitable for heavy-duty work.
If you are looking for a washing machine for a large household, you will have to be willing to spend thousands of dollars.
Budget washing machines are best suited for one- or two-person households, small apartment, dorms, RVs and condos.
Always check for the water inlet and outlets.
Make sure the machine comes with a water hose that can be fitted to a faucet or a showerhead.
It’s best to check measurements for these before you make a purchase.
The drain pump can be a pain with most budget washing machines.
Make sure you know the capacity, and buy a bucket to make sure no expelled water floods your apartment or room.
It’s highly advisable to buy a washing machine with a warranty or at least a returns policy in case the product you purchase ends up being defective.
Read reviews before you purchase. I recommend watching videos as well so you know how the machine works before you buy.