Buying a Washing Machine? Here’s What You Should Know

Are you planning to buy a washing machine? Here are some important things you should consider before making a purchase decision.

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Buying a Washing Machine? Here’s What You Should Know

In today’s market, there are a plethora of washing machines available and one could easily get spoilt for choice. Hence, it’s important to scrutinise all options and select the type that will best suit your requirements. Don’t worry, it’s not as confusing as it may seem.

Here are a few things you must consider before making your purchase decision.

1) Capacity

For a household of two individuals, a washing machine with a load capacity of 5kg can be a good option. Whereas for a household of four to seven individuals, a machine with 7-8kg of load capacity will work well and for a larger joint family, a machine with above 9kg load capacity will work best.

2) Automatic or Semi-Automatic

If you’re a working person, prefer buying an automatic one, it’s quick and convenient, but expensive at the same time. An automatic washing machine can do everything for you at the touch of a button. Whereas, a semi-automatic one will require some manual work from your end e.g. moving wet clothes to another tub for drying.

3) Top or Front Load

Top-loaders are cheaper and easy to use but they take a lot of time for the laundry to complete and are also noisy. Front-loaders are quick, convenient and big, but expensive.

4) Additional Features

Automatic Dispenser

An advantage that automatic dispensers provide is that they dispense the laundry product used such as bleach, fabric conditioner or detergent at the accurate timing during the wash cycle.

Extra Rinse Cycle

This is beneficial for people who are sensitive to the detergent residue that a regular washing machine leaves behind. This feature rinses the load in an additional cycle thereby cleaning up the leftover residue.

Make a mindful, valuable purchase!

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