Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to buy and install a stationary washing machine with a vertical or front loading type. Someone does not have enough money for this, and they do not want to take a loan at all. Others have too little space in the apartment, even for a narrow model. Still others are going to buy a washing machine for a summer residence, and it is difficult and pointless to bring a stationary model there. That is why we decided to introduce you to the best activator washing machines. These are real babies that do not require much effort to transport them. Such a device is useful both in the country and in the hostel.
Rating of the best activator washing machines
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best activator washing machines||1||RENOVA WAT-60PT||RUB 6,990|
|2||AVEX XPB 65-55 AW||11 220 rub.|
|3||RENOVA WS-50PT||RUB 6,765|
|4||Fairy SMP-40N||RUB 4 496|
|5||Slavda WS-30ET||RUB 2,860|
|6||VolTech Princess||RUB 2,932|
If you think about it, RENOVA has become a household name. This trade mark means exclusively activator machines. People love these devices, and therefore two models sold under the RENOVA brand were included in our rating. The article starts with a device called the WAT-60PT. This model is able to surprise with several of its characteristics at once. And we are not talking about the cost, which is 11 thousand rubles – it is indecent for a device belonging to the activator type. The biggest surprise is the capacity. The device is capable of washing 6 kg of dry laundry! Therefore, in terms of capacity, this model is not inferior to narrow washing machines, and even surpasses some of them! However, the dimensions of the device are appropriate, the height reaches 88 cm. If it were not for the wheels on the bottom, then the transportation of the device would be difficult. The weight of the washing machine is 26.5 kg – to get such a 'baby' down the stairs, you will need the help of a second person. In the house, however, no problems arise – not only the wheels help, but also a fairly comfortable handle.
The RENOVA WAT-60PT uses electronic control that even an elderly person will quickly get used to. You can choose from as many as ten wash programs. There is even a washing program for wool! The washing of delicate fabrics has not been forgotten either, but every activator washing machine must boast of this program. There is also a soaking mode. It will come in handy if your clothes are very dirty. Of course, you can also manually soak your laundry. But in this case, you then have to be distracted to put the laundry in the washing machine and start it. Here everything happens in automatic mode, which is good news. In a word, already because of this, you can be generous with such a fairly large amount.
The body of the device is made of plastic. It is not necessary to clean the tank by hand – after washing it is suggested to start the corresponding program. It should also be noted that there is at least partial protection against leaks. The device is not afraid of children – you can easily block the controls. Also, the machine is able to monitor the imbalance and foam level, such control is extremely rare in activator washing machines.
Please note that this model does not include a heater. This means that hot water must be poured here, only in this case the washing will be effective. As for spinning, the manufacturer has not forgotten about it. However, the corresponding efficiency class E indicates that the laundry will hang on the rope for a long time.
It's nice that the appliance has received an energy class A. This means that the washing machine will not have too much impact on your electricity bill. By the way, there is a timer for delaying the start of washing – it is useful for those people who pay for electricity at a reduced rate at night.
In short, RENOVA WAT-60PT is an excellent model. The best in our rating. But it is hardly suitable for those people who intend to bring the device to the bathroom only for the duration of the wash. This washing machine is too big.
- Convenient electronic control;
- Not very high power consumption;
- Huge capacity;
- A choice of spin speed is available;
- Implemented protection against children and leaks;
- There is a control of imbalance and foam level;
- 10 wash programs are provided;
- Built-in timer to delay the start of washing;
- There is a signal for the end of the program.
- Very large size;
- High price;
- The spin efficiency is not perfect.
AVEX XPB 65-55 AW
Another very large activator washing machine. The height of this representative of our rating is 85 cm. The device also has a very decent width – as much as 71 cm. This is due to the presence of two compartments at once. In the first of them, the usual washing process is carried out. The second is a centrifuge, in which the laundry is wrung out. How effective is not said, the relevant tests were not carried out by specialists. But there is no doubt that the result will be slightly better than when using the washing machine discussed above. But it is 'a little better', in any case the laundry will have to dry on the rope for quite a long time.
This unit is capable of holding up to 6.5 kg of dry fabrics. During the wash, you can interrupt the process by reloading the found socks or any other laundry. But this opportunity, so that you understand, is in all activator washing machines, so they are good. Unlike the instance discussed above, mechanical control is used here. There is no question of any large number of washing programs. In fact, you can use your regular wash and your delicate wash, nothing more. However, usually buyers of such devices do not need anything else.
This washing machine weighs about 19 kg. Relatively little for this size. It is possible that the manufacturer was able to reduce weight due to the plastic tank. Also, the total weight was affected by the absence of any additional components. For example, there is no electronic unit, thanks to which protection from children could be realized. There is also no control over the level of foam and imbalance. But what can I say, there is not even a partial protection against leaks. And this is in the washing machine, for which they ask for 11 thousand rubles!
However, you shouldn't worry too much. If this model consisted only of shortcomings, then it would not have made it into our rating. The device can be praised for its high quality copper motor. It seems that it will not fail either after the end of the warranty period, or after five years or after ten. Also, this engine is able to boast of low energy consumption, as evidenced by the corresponding class A.
Otherwise, I must admit, this is a typical activator washing machine. If she had been a little smaller, she would not have had a price, even with not such a large capacity. However, even with such dimensions, it is a good choice for installation in the country.
- There is a separate centrifuge;
- Holds a large amount of laundry;
- Washing of delicate fabrics is possible;
- Not very high power consumption;
- Easy mechanical control;
- An excellent copper motor is used.
- To spin the laundry, transfer it to the second compartment;
- No protection against leaks and children;
- Not everyone will like the cost;
- Large sizes.
Another activator washing machine with a second compartment in the form of a centrifuge. This model is manufactured by RENOVA. As we have already said, for many, this brand is associated with high-quality and inexpensive washing machines.
When designing this model, the manufacturer tried to save money in every possible way. That's noticeable. Just take a look at the control panel. Yes, it has a fairly large number of regulators. However, they are all mechanical! There is no question of any large number of washing programs. Also, the manufacturer has reduced the amount of materials used in the construction. As a result, the size of the device for some reason did not decrease, but the capacity was only 5 kg. And if you are thinking of using spinning, then you will have to load no more than 4.5 kg of dry laundry – the centrifuge will not spin more.
The dimensions of the washing machine are 74x43x88 cm. Therefore, it is better to keep it in one place. No, transportation from one room to another is possible, but it will take away some strength. You need to connect the device to hot water. This is explained by the fact that activator washing machines do not have a heater in their composition. This is partly why they use a relatively small amount of electricity.
The simplification is also noticeable when looking at the case. And it's not just that it is made of plastic. The fact is that the product has not received at least partial protection against water leaks. However, it is unlikely that something will happen to the case, even if you accidentally left a metal object in your shirt pocket. There is also no protection from children. This, however, also does not frighten – it is unlikely that the child will do something with such a control panel. And you will not keep such a washing machine connected to the mains when not in use?
Perhaps this is a very good specimen. The problem is that finding it in stores is becoming increasingly difficult. Apparently, this model has been discontinued. Now only leftovers from warehouses are sold. Also, not all buyers like the large number of manual operations. Alas, there is practically no automation here. You will spend two minutes on the water bay. After washing, it must be drained in order to collect a new portion for rinsing. Well, then you have to transfer the laundry to the centrifuge. However, if you strive to spend only 5-6 thousand rubles on a washing machine, then you need to be prepared for the fact that each washing process will be very laborious.
- There is a separate centrifuge;
- Low cost;
- Decent capacity;
- There is a multi-pulsator;
- It is possible to wash delicate linen;
- The most simplified management.
- Finding in stores is quite difficult;
- Large enough size;
- No protection against water leaks;
- Short drain hose.
As you already understood, this washing machine is made in Russia. It also belongs to the activator type. Moreover, it also has two compartments, one of which houses a centrifuge. However, it should be noted that this device turned out to be a little more compact. Its width is 69 cm, and the height is the same.
The product has received simple plastic covers. The rest of the body is made of the same material, thanks to which this washing machine cannot be called particularly heavy. Three mechanical controls can be found on the top of the device. Alas, there are no special programs here. Unless you count as such a mode for washing delicate fabrics, which is present in all such models. By the way, this machine can hold 4 kg of dry laundry. Not much, but if you believe the reviews, you can even wash a set of double bedding at one time.
Of course, there is no leakage protection here. However, you are unlikely to be able to damage the case used here. But the motor is quite capable of failing. Several reviews speak of just such a misfortune. Fortunately, this can happen in the first months of using the washing machine, when the warranty is still valid. If nothing happened to the machine by the end of the warranty period, then you should not expect any breakdowns in the future.
Summing up, the Fairy SMP-40N is a good washing machine. But do not expect impressive opportunities from her. And this is the only representative of this rating in which a defective motor may be present. In short, buying involves risk. It should only be done if you are not able to purchase the other washing machines discussed here. By the way, do not confuse this model with the Fairy SMP-40 – that machine does not have a pump for draining dirty water.
- Complemented with a centrifuge;
- Possibility of washing delicate items;
- The capacity is 4 kg;
- Easy mechanical control;
- Sold in many stores;
- Low cost.
- No protection against water leaks;
- Non-removable drain hose;
- Possible purchase of a defective copy.
Another activator washing machine of domestic production. This is an even cheaper copy. For it in Russian retail they ask only 3 thousand rubles. It is clear that for that kind of money you will not get a device with any broad functionality. There is only one compartment here. And this does not mean that all actions are carried out in it. No, the machine just didn't get the spin function! This means that after washing and rinsing, you will have to wring out the laundry yourself so that drying it does not take an astronomical amount of time.
There are only two mechanical controls on the top of the device. With this machine, you can wash no more than three kilograms of dry laundry at a time. It is not recommended to wash delicate fabrics here. Or, before that, place them in a special bag – in this case, nothing will happen to them.
The lid of this washing machine is made of translucent plastic. This allows you to personally observe the washing process. If you see an abundance of foam, then the process can be paused. Also, this action is useful if you need to add laundry. With everyone, it happens when another pair of socks is already after the start of washing.
Please note that the width and height of this model are 41 and 64 cm, respectively. This makes the washing machine the best choice for summer cottages. You can even translate it in the trunk of some cars, not to mention the back seat! Also, such a washing machine is bought by students living in a hostel. It must be admitted that at a cost of 3,000 rubles, you stop paying attention to the reliability of the design and the engine – even if the device fails, it will not be a pity. However, numerous reviews do not mention any breakdowns. Only one person had a pulley attachment block hitting a stiffener, which required a little work with a file.
Otherwise, this is a typical budget activator machine. She does a great job of doing laundry. It includes a simple filter, which can be taken out as a task. There is no leakage protection here, and the body is made entirely of plastic.
- Very modest size and weight;
- Low cost;
- Doesn't make too much noise;
- Easy-to-learn mechanical control.
- Internal filter is difficult to remove;
- Not very large capacity;
- There is no leakage protection;
- No spin;
- Poorly designed water drain system.
Another representative of our rating, created by a domestic company. This instance has the most simple appearance. Many people are even capable of mistaking it for a trash bin! It is a very compact model with a minimum of buttons and controls. A fold-down handle is located at the back, making the device easy to carry.
The dimensions, of course, affected the capacity. It is only 1 kg. This makes you forget about washing your sweater, bedding set or anything like that. Basically, this washing machine is capable of accepting underwear, T-shirts and other items made from lightweight fabrics.
To be precise, the dimensions of the device are 35x34x45 cm. At the bottom of the device there is a so-called activator disk, with which the washing process is carried out. Of course, you should not count on different washing programs. However, the only mode used here is enough for absolutely any things.
Of course, there is no protection against water leaks. However, the dimensions of the device are such that even with the most serious breakdown, water does not flow onto the floor – the pressure is not large enough for this. And the product can still break – one of the reviews says that the same activator has stopped spinning at the washing machine. The author of the review recommends using the device only for washing the simplest fabric items – socks, panties and other things. If you start to wash something more serious, then the flimsy structure will make itself felt – the engine mounts risk cracking.
- Very low cost;
- Simple mechanical control;
- Minimum dimensions and weight;
- Flooding of neighbors is impossible.
- Too flimsy construction;
- Only holds small items;
- Inlet hose too thin;
- Short power cable;
- No spin function.
This is a list of the best activator washing machines. The devices considered in this article will delight you with their minimal dimensions and low weight. Of course, they will not be able to cope with a lot of linen, but they will definitely be able to wash sheets, panties, T-shirts and other things. Another difference from stationary washing machines is the need to use hot water – activator models do not know how to heat it.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.