Haier washing machines review & buying tips
Haier produces a vast range of home appliances, from refrigerators and dishwashers to air conditioners and washing machines. It has both front and top load washers, aiming to deliver high spin speeds across the full range. While you won’t find a large number of standout features in Haier washing machines, the brand does pack in everything you would expect from a modern washing machine, with an attractive price to boot. Let’s see exactly what the major Chinese appliance brand has to offer here in Australia by reviewing the specs and features of its washing machines in this review.
Haier washing machines review
Haier offers several washing machines in a variety of capacities and price points to suit both small and large households and budgets. Front loaders and top loaders typically range in capacities between 6kg and 10kg. Prices start from $607 for a 6kg-7kg top load model while a more expensive TwinTasker front load washing machine could set you back $2,367.
What’s notable across the Haier washing machine line-up is the Direct Motion motor technology − claimed to provide a longer life span, reduced noise, increased efficiency, and a higher spin speed by replacing the belt or gearbox-driven system with a specifically designed motor. Also notable is the UV Protect wash option which uses UV light in a low wash temperature (instead of a steam cycle) to eliminate up to 99.99% of bacteria in your laundry without damaging fabrics. Some models also come with a stain treatment function to target stubborn stains. Most Haier washing machines allow for quick wash cycles with eco wash options, so you can quickly clean lightly soiled items without needing to chuck them through a regular cycle – saving time, water, and energy.
Smart features common across the range include:
- Smart dosing: automatically dispenses the right amount of detergent for each load size to improve cleaning results and reduce waste.
- Auto load sensing: analyses each load by weight and size and uses only the amount of water and detergent needed.
- Time remaining display: displays time countdown for each wash cycle.
- Wi-Fi control: lets you remotely connect and monitor your washer via smart devices.
We review a few Haier washing machines in more detail below.
Haier front load washing machines review
Haier offers several front loaders, varying between 7.5kg and 10kg in capacity. These generally come with a fairly reasonable water efficiency rating of 4.5 stars, with most models also providing a four-star energy efficiency rating. Prices start from $699 for a 7.5kg unit and can reach up to $2,367 for a 4kg and 8kg Twin Tub.
The Direct Motion motor is one of the common features and is claimed to ensure quiet operation, reliability, and efficiency. Many Haier washers also contain an Anti-Bacterial Treated (ABT) door seal to prevent the growth of bacteria caused by moisture on the door seal. The Hygiene Cycle and (UV Protect in some models) are additionally helpful in removing bacteria and allergens from garments, offering a potentially useful solution for people with sensitive skin and allergies.
Here are several Haier front load washing machines currently available:
- Haier 7.5kg Front Load Washer (HWF75AW2): $595 RRP*
- Haier 8kg Front Load Washer (HWF80AN1): $899 RRP*
- Haier 9kg Front Load Washer with UV Protect (HWF90AN1): $1,119 RRP*
- Haier 10kg Front Load Washer (HWF10AN1): $1,180 RRP*
Haier 7.5kg Front Load Washer − $595*
This budget-friendly Haier front load washing machine (HWF75AW2) features 16 different wash programs, a Hygiene Cycle, and a 15-minute Fast Wash for last-minute laundry items. It’s suitable for a three or four-person household and equipped with a Wave Drum design for a supposedly gentler and more efficient wash. Other features include an Anti-Bacterial Treated (ABT) door seal and detergent dispenser, adjustable temperature control, delay-start function, and automatic door lock.
Haier 10kg Front Load Washing Machine − $1,180*
This Haier front loader (HWF10AN1) offers a generous 10kg capacity, making it a true family-size washing machine. Compared to the smaller unit, it offers slightly better energy efficiency and a more powerful maximum spin speed of 1400RPM. Some standout features include Steam Plus, which can be used when using specific wash programs, the Speed Up wash function, the Eco wash option, and the extra rinse option. This front loader also contains electronic touch controls, six variable spin speeds, a Door Cover for heat protection, smart dosing, and temperature controls.
Haier 4kg/8kg TwinTasker − $2,367*
If you have two different loads of washing to get through, but don’t have time (or patience) to wait, this twin tub from Haier (HWX8040DW1) might be worth considering. The top drum has a 4kg capacity, while the bottom can fit a larger 8kg load. The entire unit measures 1280mm high.
The Haier TwinTasker is the brand’s fastest washing machine, providing a spin speed of 1500RPM. It’s equipped with 30 programs, a 15-minute quick wash option, and several adjustable temperature options ranging between 20°C-90°C. With the TwinTasker, you will also find all the same features that Haier washing machines offer including Direct Drive Motor technology, a progress indicator, a baby care cycle, and more.
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Haier top load washing machines review
Along with an extensive range of front loaders, there are a number of models in the top loader category from Haier to consider. If you’re asking yourself the question – what type is best? – have a read of the pros and cons of top and front loaders to help you decide. Although many manufacturers don’t make top loaders anymore, there is still merit to these bad boys, including adding clothes mid-wash.
Here are several Haier top load washing machines currently available:
- Haier 7kg Top Load Washing Machine (HWMSP70): $728 RRP*
- Haier 8kg Top Loading Washer (HWT08AN1): $859 RRP*
- Haier 9kg Top Loading Washer HWT09AN1: $1,019 RRP*
- Haier 10kg Top Loading Washer (HWT10ANB1): $1,199*
Haier 8kg Top Loading Washer − $859*
This Haier 8kg top load washing machine (HWT08AN1) offers effective and fuss-free washing − big enough for a family of four. It features 12 specialised wash programs for all fabric types, including delicates and linen, as well as adjustable rinse options. There’s also an Express 30 cycle and hygiene wash. One of the standout features of this model is the auto-balancing technology which automatically corrects unbalanced wash loads to ensure all garments are cleaned effectively. Direct Motion motor technology is included.
Haier 10kg Top Loading Washer − $1,199*
This Haier top loader (HWT10ANB1) offers a generous 10kg load capacity and features 12 specialised wash programs. The unit also provides adjustable spin time, with the 720 RPM spin speed being one of the fastest for Haier’s top loaders. Other unique features include Direct Drive Drive motor technology, a pillow drum for gentle treatment on clothes, and a soft close lid to prevent the machine from accidentally slamming on fingers. This top load washing machine comes with a 4.5-star energy rating and a four-star water rating to help save on your energy and water bills.
Are Haier washing machines any good?
Simplictity is the ultimate sophistication and this is where Haier washing machines shine. The brand’s washing machines come with intuitive control dials, a host of wash cycles, garment care, and sanitising functions using steam or UV light, to help modern households and those with sensitivities get the most out of their laundry days. In addition, smart features available in some models help reduce water and detergent waste.
And last but not least, Haier washing machines are both energy and water efficient with most models boasting 4.5-star energy ratings and four-star water ratings to keep your energy and water bills down. The range is also competitively priced within the market and represents a solid investment for households looking for performance, functionality, and value for money. Need we say more?
*Prices taken from respective retailers, correct as of October 2022.
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Megan is Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Editor, leading the team that focuses on consumer products and services, ranging from supermarkets and groceries to home and personal appliances and retail stores. She interprets Canstar Blue’s bespoke research on the thousands of brands that we compare, rate and review, to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions.
What do customers think about Haier washing machines?
In Canstar Blue’s latest survey, Australian customers gave Haier 4 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for front loader washing machines, and 3 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for top loader washing machines.