What Are the Pros and Cons of Using a Small Washing Machine?

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  • Written By: Christina Edwards
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  • Last Modified Date: 23 October 2019
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A mini washing machine may be great for certain households, but may not work as well for others. There are several advantages to a smaller, more compact washing machine that can be found on the market today. For example, these are great for small areas, they are more environmentally friendly, and more economical. On the other hand, with a small washing machine, a large household will typically need to do laundry more often, and it may be a bit difficult to find a dealer that sells these types of washing machines.

Small washing machines are usually purchased by individuals who live in a small, confined space. This is because a small washing machine can fit into a much smaller space than a regular washing machine. Along with fitting into small houses and apartments, a small washing machine can fit into a recreational vehicle or boat.

A small washing machine will typically be a more eco-friendly washing machine. Since they are so small, they will typically use less water and electricity. Not only is this more environmentally friendly, it can also save in utility bills. Some consumers may even want to buy an eco-friendly portable washing machine that uses no electricity. These are often operated by hand with very little water.


Small households, with one or two people, will usually benefit more from a small washing machine because small families will produce less dirty laundry. A larger household, on the other hand, may not benefit much from a small washing machine. Typically families of three or more, especially those with children, will be better off with a large washing machine.

Large machines allow the household to clean more clothes in one load. With a small washing machine, it may be necessary for them to do laundry a couple times a day. Also, because the washing machine tub on a small machine is limited, a user may not be able to wash large items, such as comforters.

Another disadvantage to a small washing machine is its availability. In some local areas, the appliance dealers may not carry compact washing machines in stock. This would, in turn, cause a consumer to either pay more for a larger washer or order one online. When ordering online and having it shipped, since the merchandise would be so heavy, there are often high shipping fees.



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