Best Smart Washing Machines for 2020

Washing machines, like all electronic appliances, have changed dramatically for the better with each passing year. The noisy, clunky, heavy beasts of yore have passed into a legend to be replaced by newer, quieter cleaning monsters with larger capacities and more electronic bells and whistles than a fighter jet.

The latest technology buzzword in the world of white goods appliances is smart technology. For those who’ve lived under a rock for the past five years, smart functionality allows an electronic product to connect to the Internet so it can access various services and functions. In smart washing machines what this means is you can control your washing machine and check its status from an app on your phone (or with something like an Amazon Alexa), whether you are near your machine or not.

But with connected tech becoming more and more prevalent, how do you know which appliance is right for you? To help you out, we’ve rounded up what we think are the best smart washing machines on the market right now:

Bosch Serie 8 WAW32450GB

Main features

Maximum spin speed: 1600rpm

Size of drum: 9kg

Washing programmes: 11

Timer delay: 24 hours

The Bosch Serie 8 WAW32450GB is one of the most feature-packed washing machines on the market. With a fast spin speed, large drum, and advanced features like anti-allergy and two eco-friendly settings, this connected appliance is a dream to use.

Samsung QuickDrive WW80M645OPM

Main features

Maximum spin speed: 1400rpm

Size of drum: 8kg

Washing programmes: 14

Timer delay: 24 hours

The main selling point of the Samsung QuickDrive is its innovative AddWash door, which allows you to add clothing or extra detergent/softener even after the washing cycle has begun.

This particular model also includes Samsung’s patented QuickDrive technology that reduces the wash time by up to 50 per cent, and a Smart Control feature allowing you to start washes and check how a wash is going from a smartphone.

Whirlpool FSCR12441

Main features

Maximum spin speed: 1400rpm

Size of drum: 12 kg

Washing programmes: 19

Timer delay: 24 hours

With a large 12 kg drum, the Whirlpool FSCR12441 can accommodate the most demanding households. On top of this, this washing machine features Whirlpool’s 6th Sense Technology sensors that weigh a load and adjust wash settings dynamically to reduce water, energy, and time.

The machine can also be connected to the 6th Sense Live app so you can start and schedule washes whilst out and about. Worried about your clothes smelling after being left in the machine for too long? Don’t. The Whirlpool FSCR12441 has a FreshCare option that keeps the drum tumbling for up to six hours, so clothing stays fresh.


With so many smart devices flooding the market, it can be hard to figure out which one is for you. But if your looking for the best smart washing machines, then you can’t go wrong with any of three we have listed above.