Front Load Washing Machines Buying Guide

The following glossary will provide a brief overview of the features to look out for when purchasing a washing machine:

 

You're wondering which washing machine to buy. Buying a new washing machine isn't too complicated if you know what to keep in mind. Which washing machine suits you depends on its load capacity and its energy consumption, among other things. Other things you could keep in mind are user-friendliness, build quality, and cleaning performance. To help you figure out which washing machine to buy, we'll give you some tips.

What features do I need?

The following glossary will provide a brief overview of the features to look out for when purchasing a washing machine:

Cycle times

The main drawback to owning a front loader is that they take longer to complete a load. It depends on the cycle you are using, but some can take up to 3 hours.

However, most front loaders on the market now incorporate a quick wash function - which is great for getting light loads clean in as little as 15 minutes (depending on the model).

Look out for a front load washing machine with a timer function - this allows you to set the machine to wash during the night (to take advantage of off-peak rates, for instance) or while you're away at work.

Drum capacity

The larger the drum size, the more clothes can be washed in a cycle. Usually a 7-8kg machine works well for most households (see the table above for our sizing guide). If you are working with heavy loads of bed linen and towels quite frequently, a larger drum size could work better for you. These machines often include special programs for bulky loads of washing.

Spin speed

The faster the spin speed, the dryer your clothes at the end of the cycle.

However it is important to note: high spin speeds are not available on all wash cycles. For example: the delicate cycle will, by default, reduce the spin speed so as not to damage your clothes.

Energy ratings

The more stars, the more energy efficient the appliance. While an energy-efficient washer will cost you more to buy upfront, the recuperated savings will end up making the initial expense worthwhile.

Water ratings

Similar to the energy rating system, the more stars, the more water efficient your washing machine will be. This is obviously something to look out for, as water is a particularly precious resource in a country like Australia.

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