Best Washers for Large Families

By Staff

If you have a big family, you probably find yourself spending more time in the laundry room than you'd like. Whether it's just load after load or a last-second cleaning job on your kid's grass-stained soccer jersey, it can seem like there's no end to the washing.

But here's some good news: Our team of laundry experts have spent countless hours in the lab to find the best washers for everyone's needs, including yours. A high-capacity washer isn't right for everyone, but it might be the silver bullet you're after. Luckily, we've got those models covered, too.

If you're looking to cut down on your chores and have space for the biggest machines, consider our picks for the five best washing machines for large families. For more details on how a particular model's performance, just click through to read the full review.

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Updated February 15, 2017

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With a steam cycle, a sanitizing wash, and a 5.2 cu. ft. capacity, this giant LG has a unique, sleek look that will class up a laundry room. We were impressed by how much it could fit—and how well it cleaned. Since it's compatible with LG's TwinWash system, you could even do two loads at once. And a 34-minute TurboWash cycle saves time, too. If you've got a lot of laundry to do, this LG will make short work of it.

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Samsung WF50K7500AW

The Samsung WF7500 is a victim of its own marketing. While most of the hype surrounding it is focused on its AddWash feature–an extra door on the front that does nothing extra–it should be focused on its solid stain removal and fast cycles. Families should buy this washer because it gets through mountains of laundry more efficiently than its competitors.

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Tired of doing multiple loads of laundry a week? It might be time to super-size your washing machine. Despite its relatively compact design, the 1701 is absolutely huge inside. We use standard 8-pound loads for all our tests, and they looked positively lonely inside the gaping maw of this machine's drum. As a high-efficiency top loader it isn't perfect, but for doing a lot of laundry at once, it gets the job done.

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The LG WT7500CW is one of our top picks for top-load washers thanks to its size, speed, and power. The 5.2-cu.-ft. drum easily accommodates a load of laundry from a family of four, and its Normal cycle can be as quick as 30 minutes. Even though it was fast, it removed most major stains in our tests, and options like Cold Wash and Water Plus cover all your bases. Its only major drawback is how much water it uses.

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$695.30 AppliancesConnection Buy $699.00 Home Depot Buy $699.99 Best Buy Buy