Best LG Washing Machines In India
LG is one of the market leaders in the front load washing machine segment. With a variety of wash programs, silent and vibration-free operations owing to inverter direct drive technology; versatile functions, robust built quality and reasonably well after-sales service, LG is an option that you can trust.
In this article, we first talk about some of the noteworthy features of LG washing machines, then we look at some of the top-selling models in India. But before that our top recommendations-
In the top loader segment, LG T7288NDDLG.ASFPEIL is one of the best options. It is available in 6.2Kg, 6.5 Kg variants and have versatile functions and wash programs that make it quite a good choice.
Noteworthy Features of LG Washing Machines
Inverter Direct Drive Technology
One of the biggest USPs of LG front loaders is the inverter direct drive technology it uses. This means the motor is attached directly to the drum without the use of a belt. This results in lesser parts, which in turn results in lower energy loss and lesser sound and vibration. However, on the flip side, you do find LG has shallower drums compared to other brands that use the conventional belt drive mechanism.
Except for the basic starting models, all LG front loaders come with programs that wash clothes in temperature ranging from cold to up to 95 degree Celsius. This comes quite useful when you want to wash bed and bath linen in piping hot water for sanitizing them.
6 Motion Control
Direct drive technology helps move the drum in different motions with relative ease. The motions include scrubbing, stepping, filtration, tumbling, rolling and swinging. LG claims that this helps clean clothes better and ensures proper agitation of clothes.
Water Proof Touch Panel
In order to enhance the aesthetics, all LG front loaders come with a waterproof touch panel. It is easy to use too. On the flip side, we do not know how it will fare in the long run ( within 5-10 years) in terms of durability as it has been introduced just 1-2 years back.
Smart Diagnosis is a feature of all LG appliances whereby the refrigerator directly communicates with the Smart ThinQ app or customer care number through NFC( Near Field Communication) technology to help easily diagnose the error code and problem.
LG has steam functions in its higher-end washing machines. Basically, it is found in the Babycare and Allergy Care wash program. A jet of hot steam is introduced into the clothes to remove the dirt and eliminate allergens and germs. Though it may sound fantastic on paper, its efficiency is highly doubted. Introducing steam to already wet clothes may not really have any extra benefits as claimed. Rather, cleaning the clothes in 95-degree water will be more than sufficient to sanitize the clothes.
Turbo Drum is a mechanism by which the drum rotates in one direction and the impeller in the opposite. This improves the agitation of clothes without excessive abrasion and so improves the wash quality without damaging the clothes.
Now, let us take a look at the top models of LG washing machines in India
Which Are The Best LG Washing Machines In India?
- LG 6 Kg 5 Star Inverter Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine FHM1006ADW
- LG 6.0 Kg 5 Star Inverter Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine FHT1006ZNW
- LG 7 Kg 5 Star Inverter Wi-Fi Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine FHT1207ZWL
- LG 6.2 kg Inverter Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine T7288NDDLG.ASFPEIL
- LG 6.5 Kg 5 Star Smart Inverter Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine T65SKSF4Z
- LG 7 Kg 4 Star Semi-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine P7020NGAY
Best LG Washing Machines In India
LG FHM1006ADW is a budget-friendly front loader apt for families with 3-4 members or less. Its functions are basic. There are 10 wash programs; maximum spin speed is 1000 RPM; maximum washing temperature is 60 degree Celsius, and there are options like pre-rinse and intensive for better washing performance.
As mentioned earlier, owing to the inverter direct drive technology, the vibration and noise is very less. The waterproof touch panel makes it easy to adjust settings and is aesthetically appealing too.
To promote the front loaders with steam function, LG has cut down some of the beneficial features in this base model. While their older base model had options to wash in 95-degree hot water, medic rinse and crease care, they are missing in this new version.
Talking about energy consumption, the washing machine uses 0.077 units of energy per kg per cycle. So, it comes to around .47 units per full load. But washing at a higher temperature could lead to higher energy consumption. Water consumption is 8.38 litres per Kg, which could come to a maximum of 50 litres per load.
Overall, it is a good choice for those who are looking for a basic budget friendly front loader which is silent, vibration-free and durable.
Available at a slightly higher price tag, FHT1006ZNW comes with a plethora of wash programs, ability to wash in 95 degrees hot water, and a maximum spin cycle of 1000 RPM. It also has functions like Time Save, Intensive, Rinse+, Delay End, Add Items, Pre-wash, Tub Clean, Crease Care and Child Lock.
Among the wash programs, there are 2 steam cycles- Allergy Care and Baby Steam Care. Other wash programs are Duvet, Mix, Easy Care, Cotton, Cotton +, Sportswear, Gentle Care, Dark Wash, Silent Wash, Stain Care and Quick 30. In addition, you can download wash programs through your mobile with the Lg ThinQ NFC.
The wash quality, performance and durability remains more or less the same as the previous model.
Overall, when you compare between this and the previous model, you find that the price difference is just about 10% and you get a plethora of useful functions. So, if you can afford, then, it is highly advisable that you opt for this washing machine.
Except for the Wi-Fi connectivity and Turbo wash, all features of FHT1207ZWL are the same as the previous model.
The Wi-Fi connectivity enables you to operate the washing machine from anywhere, download wash programs and monitor the progress of the washing from anywhere as long as your washing machine is connected to the home Wi-Fi.
Turbo wash is a feature whereby duration of wash programs can be reduced. Actually, the Time Save function in the previous model also has the same function. So, the difference between both isn’t exactly clear.
There is a significant price difference between this and the previous model in the same capacity. And the extra features aren’t exactly a necessity, but rather something good to have. So, if you are looking for a value for money option, then we would recommend you to opt for the previous model.
With numerous wash programs and features, LG T7288NDDLG.ASFPEIL is one of the best selling top loaders in India.
The washing machine comes with 8 wash programs. They are Normal, Gentle, Quick Wash, Strong, Pre-wash+ Normal, Aqua Reserve, Favorite and Tub Clean. The water level can be set in 6 different levels; soak from 3 to 25 minutes and rinse and spin in 3 different levels.
The drum of this washing machine is made of stainless steel. And a patented feature of LG top loaders is the Turbo Wash feature, which as mentioned earlier, improves the wash quality by providing more agitation on the clothes.
The maximum RPM of the washing machine is 780 cycles, which though not as good as a front loader is fairly good enough for a top loader. It also has features like Tub Clean, Smart Diagnosis, Time Delay and Auto Restart. In addition, the magic filter efficiently collects the lint for cleaner clothes.
The maximum water consumption per cycle is around 120 litres.
Talking about the drawbacks, you have just a single inlet pipe. So, you won’t really have the option to wash in hot water unless you take in water from a geyser.
Overall, it is an excellent option for senior citizens and families with 2-4 members who don’t soil the clothes badly.
The wash programs of this washing machine are similar to the previous one in the list. But it lacks certain features like pre-soak, ability to adjust rinse and spin speed. It doesn’t have a time delay option either.
This semi-automatic washing machine is an apt option for those who are looking for a budget friendly washing machine.
The washing machine comes with 7 Kg capacity, has a 15-minute wash timer, 3 wash selector, a drain selector and a spin timer of up to 5 minutes.
A much advertised feature is the Air Dry function whereby the drier spins at 1350 RPM and draws in air from outside to dry the clothes. And users are of the opinion that it does help remove excess moisture to a great extent.
But, the collar scrubber seems to be a farce as it is nothing but a few ribbed lines to scrub the collar- something that doesn’t really prove that useful or beneficial.
The detergent needs to be manually added at the beginning of the cycle as it doesn’t have a dispenser. But the in-built lint collector is quite useful for improving the wash performance.
Overall, it is an excellent budget friendly option for families with 3-5 members .