This buying guide will let you know how to choose a good washing machine you need for your clothing, towels and bedding. Size, capacity, laundry habits, special programs and safety features are key things to consider but what else? Read our washing machine buying guide to learn important information and helpful tips on buying a washing machine.
Physical size and household size are two things to consider when buying a washing machine. Firstly, precisely measure where you want the washing machine to fit, also considering space for opening the door or lid, and power and hose connections.
Some can be wall mounted if your laundry area is limited, or a washer dryer combo purchased. Then consider your household size and washing frequency for the load capacity. Here’s a guide on how to choose washing machine size.
Is it just the two of you or do you have a family of 15? Electrolux washing machines range from seven to 10 kilograms for dry clothes (a washing machine with eight-kilogram capacity can take up to 40 shirts at a time). With clever features like our direct spray washing technology, which adjusts water and energy consumption according to the size of your load, you can rest assured that there will be no energy or water wastage.
Stacked front load washing machines are a great space-saving option for smaller laundries or European laundries, aka those concealed behind cabinetry near the kitchen or bathroom.
Meanwhile an under-benchtop side-by-side washer and dryer set-up can give you more bench space, as could a combo unit. Wall mounted units again offer more productive floorspace. Consider your needs when laying out.
Once considering the precise space requirements of your unit, including power supply, and door or lid openings, you’ll also need access to hot and cold water and adequate drainage, either a sink or standpipe for installation.
Top load washing machine is designed with a door on the top of the machine. With this layout, you don’t necessarily need to bend over while doing laundry since you load from above. And especially, you are free to add or remove items in the middle of the cycle.
Unlike top load washing machines, front loaders come with a door at the front which opens one side of the drum into which washing is placed.
In most regions of the world, high-end washers are often of this type. Most commercial and industrial clothes washing machines worldwide are of the horizontal-axis design as well.
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Here are some factors to consider when choosing either a front load or top load washing machine:
Electrolux’s specialised Gentle Care drum program protects your treasured garments, using a reverse cradle action, for a reduced wrinkle wash.
Designed to protect every fiber, Electrolux’s UltraMix technology optimally blends water, detergent and softener before entering the drum, conserving the life of your clothes.
The SensiCare system automatically optimises the programme for the actual laundry load to save resources and avoid overwashing. Smart sensors save the time, water and energy used, while ensuring even small loads are washed with precision.
Electrolux EcoInverter technology reduces energy consumption by up to 75% while ensuring long lasting performance and quiet operation.
Vapour Care Technology adds a gentle spray of vapour to soften fabrics at the end of each cycle. Water vapour combined with a high-performance wash programme helps to remove bacteria from garments gently yet effectively.
The SoftPlus function pre-soaks and distributes clothing items evenly. Rest assured that every fibre is reached and every item feels soft and smells fresh for longer.
To maintain the performance of your washing machine, run a self-clean function regularly. Otherwise, you can manually clean your unit by running a hot cycle with vinegar, scrubbing the drum to remove residue and cleaning the coin trap and drainpipe. To prevent mould and prolong the life of the door or lid seals, leave them open between washes.
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Most washing machines have similar features as follows:
Key difference lies in the door design. While front loaders have a door and laundry is placed inside the drum from the front, top loaders have a lid on top and laundry is added from above.
Front loading washers are becoming more popular since they not only save space but are also more economical because they consume less water, electricity and detergent.
It is now possible to add clothes mid-cycle with ’Pause and Add Clothes’ function which is available on most Electrolux washing machines. After pressing the button, wait for the door to unlock, add your items and press ’Start/Pause’ to recommence the wash cycle.
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