How to choose a washing machine ? Compare before you choose
Buying a washing machine is also something that most of us do not do very often, so turning to make a decision over which machine to buy places most of us in an unfamiliar position. As well as the specific dilemmas over make, type and size we offer you some guidance on here, there is also the matter of where to buy your machine from. The advice that holds for most products holds especially true for washing machines: shop around!
Customers report finding price discrepancies in the hundreds from one retailer to another, and online retailers often provide even better deals. Washing machines are often key items in end of season clearance sales, and big savings are often there for the taking. You also want to keep in mind the extent of the after-purchase care being offered with a given retailer. Be completely clear about the warrantee you are getting, whether your retailer is willing to dispose of your old machine if you have one, whether instalment comes as standard, and the helpfulness of the retailer’s staff: if something goes wrong, these are the people you will be turning to.
Washing machine brands
Many different brands of washing machine
are currently available on the market. There are many reliable brands out there, and reviewers clash over which is the best. Our pointers here should help you make the right decision.
Types of washing machines
We consider four types of washing machine
. It is a reasonably common conception that the only choice is between a front-loading and a top-loading machine. In fact there are several other considerations to keep in mind when settling on a type. Twin tub washing machines, with their separate compartments for washing and drying, may appeal for environmental reasons, or for their excellent drying capacity. Those intending to remain in their current home for some time may wish to acquire an integrated washing machine that fits into the décor of their kitchen. If you are not washing for many people, don’t have much room in your current home, or simply want to stay portable, a compact washing machine may be for you. And while they are less common in Europe than in the USA, top-loading washing machines also have certain advantages you should consider.
Washing machine size
We will also address one of the other key considerations for a washing machine customer: how large a machine should one buy? This depends on the size of the washing loads
you are likely to be making, and on whether you want to wash a lot of large items.