Best Washing Machine For Jeans

The best washing machine for jeans will be one that is gentle, quick, and affordable. The compact unit by Avanti is top-notch in this regard. It’s inexpensive and easy to use.

Plus, you can pre-program your denim. However, Magic Chef has a decent model that’s also a great alternative.

Avanti STW30D0W

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Avanti’s 24-inch model has a three cubic foot capacity. While this isn’t the strongest brand on the market for washing machines, this little baby is the best washing machine for jeans.

This is because it’s portable, there’s no agitator and it’s incredibly affordable.


  • Pulsator rather than impeller washes jeans effectively
  • You can pre-program the settings just for your denim garments
  • Portability makes it easy to use, install and store

What We Like About It

Aside from being very affordable, Avanti’s compact washing machine cleans jeans in half the time of a regular washer.

Plus, without agitator blades, the machine won’t cut, tear or rip denim. They will come out perfectly fresh and clean without worry or issue.

What We Don’t Like About It

There are really no complaints about Avanti’s washer. The only real downside is that it’s portable, which means you will have to hook up the hose every time you use it.

Pros & Cons



Lightweight and portable

Cannot affix the machine to a single location

Fast and thoroughly clean


Pulsator allows for gentle washing


2. Magic Chef MCSTCW20S5

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This 22-inch portable top loader by Magic Chef has a total capacity of two cubic feet.

Although very small, it uses pulsator technology, but there’s a water pump filter included with the device.

It’s all digital, easy to use, and very compact, which means it will fit almost anywhere.


  • Comes with six cycle settings along with three temperature options and three water level choices
  • Delay wash and automatic shutoff make it easy to control when to clean jeans
  • Included is a quick connection kit so you can use the machine immediately after attaching it to the faucet

What We Like About It

Magic Chef is notorious for quality that’s inexpensive and very practical.

Because this is portable, you can hook it up to your sink and let the machine do the rest.

It cleans thoroughly, and quickly and its overall design goes with any interior decoration.

What We Don’t Like About It

Even though the price is nice for this machine by Magic Chef, it doesn’t have any certifications from places like NSF or EnergyStar.

Also, it doesn’t have approval from the American Disability Association.

So, you will be risking your electric bill and it may not be ideal for the physically impaired.

Pros & Cons



Compact, convenient and simple to use

There is no steam cycle or setting

Pulsator is gentle on denim, even with embroidery

There is no hot water heater inside the unit

Sleek design and engineering

There are no energy certifications

What to Look for When Buying a Washer for Jeans

If you don’t like either of the choices for a washer mentioned above, there are some things you should pay attention to when hunting one down.

It’s not difficult, but these are important aspects.

Cycle Types & Settings

To wash jeans and other denim effectively, you should find a washing machine that offers delicate, gentle, hand-wash, and/or pre-treat cycles.

This will ensure your jeans stay clean and free of damage so you can wear them for years to come. 

Agitation: Impeller or Pulsator

Another important component to getting the best washing machine for jeans is the agitation. This is why pulsator technology is better in this regard.

There are no harmful blades to tear, rip or shred your denim.

However, there are some newer models on the market with silicone impellers and these will be just as gentle.

Overall Size & Capacity

Consider how often you do laundry and the volume of jeans you have to wash.

If you only have a couple of pairs, then a smaller machine will do just fine.

But, if you have a large family with many pairs of jeans, you’ll want to go with something bigger.