5 Best Cheap Washing Machines (Under $300) [2021 Version]
Best Washing Machines Under $300

5 Best Cheap Washing Machines (Under $300) [2020 version]

Best Washing Machines Under $300The 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:

5 Best Cheap Washing Machines – 2021

1. Giantex Full-Automatic Washing Machine

Updated note: please be advised that we have noticed that this popular Giantex model has, at times, been offered at a bit above the $300 price point we’re seeking.

This Giantex model might be a portable machine, but it is still more than capable of carrying a heavier load.

In fact, you will discover that the machine can clean a 12 lb load at once, making it suitable for households of all sizes.

Also, with up to 10 programs and 8 different water levels, this is a very versatile washing machine. You will be able to set it up according your requirements exactly.

With the time delay option, you even get to select just when it is that your washing will start up too!

Last but not least, this machine boasts excellent automatic imbalance adjustment features. This means that your laundry load will always be balanced perfectly, reducing the risk of additional vibration.


  • Has individual wash, rinse, spin settings
  • Reliable, built well


  • Makes about the same about of noise as a full-sized washer

2. Kuppet Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine

It has a large opening, letting you put a lot of clothes inside. Its ability to handle heavy loads adds onto this feature as well.

If you’re wondering, it can carry up to 26 pounds in clothes. This is especially great considering the Kuppet is small in size.

When the cycle is done, you don’t have to worry about draining the water collected. There is a pump, leading the water anywhere you want.

It also comes with a stainless steel snap ring. This is beneficial as it can latch onto any tap.

In the washing machine, your clothes won’t get entangled. This is a headache we all face and thankfully, due to Kuppet’s 360 tumbling motion, this won’t take place.

Best of all, it’s compact. Kuppet states you can fit the machine in any space- perfect for dorms.


  • Great value
  • Large opening


  • Instructions are not well written

3. Super Deal Twin Tub Washing Machine

This portable washer machine features a 1,300 RPM powerful motor that is actually relatively quiet. As you can imagine, for the price you have to expect the washer to be made significantly of plastics, which it is.

The operation is relatively simple: put your clothes in, fill with water, set the time, and hit the start button until it’s time to take it out. The washer has a drainage tube (albeit a short one), like most others, which allows you to drain using the gravity method.

The washer control timer runs for up to 15 minutes while the spin cycle timer runs for up to 5 minutes each load.


  • Simple design and quiet


  • Drain hose is very short

4. Kuppet 16.5 lbs Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine

This value washer is another washer on the list with a 1,300 RPM motor, featuring a wash timer for 15 minutes and a spin timer for 5 minutes per load. There are 4 washing times for you to choose from: 6, 9, 12 or 15 minutes.

With a transparent cover design it allows you to observe the washing process. Keep in mind, though, that the machine is quite small, to make sure it will suit your needs at 21.2 inches x 13.8 inches x 25.2 inches (i.e. approximately 54 cm x 35 cm x 64 cm).


  • Quite powerful for smallish design
  • Great value


  • The user manual is not well written
  • Dryer side is smaller than washer side

5. Panda Small Compact Washing Machine

This washing machine is surprisingly effective. It weighs only 28 lbs so it can be taken just about anywhere.

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.  Note that you may feel the need to reload (refill) with clean water after washing to completely rinse clothes adequately.

Only complaints are the lint trap on the dryer side, and also the fact that it could really do with a buzzer.


  • It is lightweight and powerful
  • Great value


  • The user manual is not well written
  • Drain hose is very short
Panda Small Compact Portable Washing Machine 7.9lbs Capacity with Spin Dryer
Small Portable washing machine goes anywhere with only 28lbs weight; Easy to operate, and powerful Just fill with water and set timer

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.

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