The washing machine is 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 users can consider:
10 Best Cheap Washing Machines – 2018
Best Choice Products Portable Compact Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine and Spin Cycle w/ Hose, 13lbs. Capacity
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.