If you have a big family, you probably spend a lot of time doing laundry.
But here's some good news: Our team of laundry experts have lab-tested over 300 washers and dryers, including many high-capacity models.
We updated our list with the latest 2017 models from Kenmore, LG, Whirlpool, and Samsung. These machines also have great features—whether it's faster cycles or washes designed to get those grass stains our of your kid's soccer jersey.
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.
Updated January 05, 2018
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.
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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This attractive Samsung is competitively-priced, and comes with a roomy tub with plenty of room for laundry. It cleans clothes well, and it has plenty of family-friendly cycles and options. But the feature most unique to this machine is ActiveWash. It's a a faucet and hand-washing sink that's build into the top of the washer, so you can clean and soak your clothes—then dump them straight into the washer. We love it!
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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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When it comes to washing machines, you can't get much bigger than the Kenmore Elite 31633. Able to wash 32 towels at once, the 31633 can turn a mountain of dirty laundry into a molehill chore. Not only does this washer have the size, but it also has the speed. Utilizing Kenmore's Accela Soak Technology, all of the 31633's cycles take less than an hour. Speed and size come together in perfect balance with this washer.