Buyer’s Guide for buying best washing machine guide in India
There are a lot more washing machine models in the market today than what was there 50 years ago. Here in this post, we will make a detailed discussion on things to consider before buying washing machine in India. We need to decide on 3 parameters before looking into products
- Capacity – There are small and large capacity washing machines. Your choice will depend on your family size and washing frequency.
- Loading – You have the choice between front-loading washing machine and top-loading washing machine
- Functionality – It can be semi or fully automatic.
Which type of washer is right for you – front load or top load?
It is always a dilemma to make a choice between a front-load machine and a top-load washing machine. If you too are dealing with it, then here let’s understand the factors needed to consider before buying followed by a quick comparison between the two:
Front Load Washing Machine
- Creates lesser lints
- Makes less noise
- Saves water and detergent powder
- Efficient drying due to hign spin rpm
- More expensive than front load
- High electricity cost due to longer cycle time
Top Load Washing Machine
- Can add more clothes while washing is in operation
- Cheaper than front-load
- Saves electricity by having shorter cycles
- Less useful in hot water
(Not much applicable in India)
- Creates more lint
- Is much louder
The choice between the two truly depends on how you use a washing machine. There is no doubt that front-loaders save water. A top-loading washing machine needs more water because when clothes are dry they are lighter than water and thus more water is required to soak and drown all the clothes in it. Whereas a front load washing machine work with a tumbling action (just like rolling a tank on the floor), which makes sure that the clothes need lesser water to soak. But front loaders have longer cycles as compared to top loaders.
Front-loader uses less water thus saving huge on electricity. Front-loaders dry up the cloths to a significantly higher degree (as less water is used), the dryer cycles are much shorter, thus saving electricity on drying clothes. Thus you would save electricity on using a front-loading washing machine. In India, most people use cold water for washing, even in washing machines so, the electricity is not used for heating water.
Cleaning is one of the important factors in washing machines. Top loader machines are usually observed to be better at cleaning as compared to front loaders. But they are harsh on clothes. Front-loaders are more consistent with cleaning but top loaders have an advantage over front loaders as the drum door is located on the top of the machine, so users need not to worry about the extra space that is needed to open a front-loading machine.
Washing Machine Size and Capacity
Most of the washing machines in India comes with a capacity of 5kg to 10 kg. For a couple, a 5 kg machine is more than enough. But for a bigger family high-capacity model would be required.
Another important thing is to measure the size of your door to make sure washing machines comes inside your house comfortably without sliding with the door walls.
Inverter Technology in Washing Machines
Inverter technology has been revolutionary. The benefit of this technology is that it makes the machine run at a speed which is optimum based on the load on the machine. A washing machine with inverter technology has sensors that detect the loading of the washing machine. So if you use a washing machine with different load sizes on a regular basis, a washing machine with inverter technology can help.
Which type of washing machine should I buy?
Here’s a short video to help you out.
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