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A lot of questions that you need to know an answer to when choosing a new washing machine. To avoid the most stress of choice, we have made a list of 9 things you should pay attention to when buying a washing machine. Decide for yourself what are the most important points for you, compare the devices on these aspects and choose the model that best suits your needs.
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Which washing machine to buy? Say goodbye to choice stress with the following 9 tips!
Which washing machine to buy? Big or small drum?
- Drum size
How much laundry do you want to wash in one go? Most washing machines have a load capacity of 7 or 8 kg . In the past, this was usually a maximum capacity of 5 kg. You will no longer find these today, but you will find a number of 6 kg washing machines.
6 kg: perfect for couples and singles, or for those who sort very precisely and want to get rid of all the laundry faster before it piles up.
7 and 8 kg: ideal for families up to 4 people. You also have the largest choice in this category.
9 kg: for families with more than 4 people. To give you an idea of how much laundry can be done in a 9 kg washing machine: 4 jeans, 12 t-shirts, 10 towels, and 10 pairs of stockings. So a lot!
10 kg or more: do you have a business and a lot of laundry weekly (or daily)? Choose a large drum to be able to wash a lot in one go. It is better to wash large blankets, pillows, carpets, etc. in a larger drum because if the drum is too full, the washing machine cannot do its job properly.
Only choose a large drum if you can also fill it with every wash. Do not unnecessarily consume even more energy by washing with a half-full drum. You also get a better washing result when the drum is filled as it should be.
2. The speed of the washing machine
1200 rpm, 1400 rpm, or 1600 rpm? What is the difference between these numbers? The spin speed or spin speed indicates how dry the laundry comes out of the washing machine at the end of the wash cycle. While spinning, the drum rotates at high speed on its axis to extract as much moisture as possible from the wash. The faster the drum rotates, the more moisture disappears and the drier the clothes will feel.
Most devices have a speed of 1400 or 1600 rpm. Keep in mind that a higher speed also entails a higher cost price . Do you let the laundry dry outside on the clothesline? On a beautiful summer day with lots of suns and a breeze, the laundry dries quickly, even if it has been spun less quickly. Do you dry everything in the dryer? Then it is better to invest in a washing machine with a high speed (1600 rpm) so that your clothes do not have to dry for as long in the dryer and you save a lot of energy. Read more Buying guide
For most families, a spin speed of 1400 rpm is sufficient. With many models, you can set this yourself, or let the laundry spin extra after the program has ended.
Below are the different energy classes that you can find on the energy label of washing machines. A+++ -60% is the most economical . But these devices are also the largest investment. If you choose a washing machine that lasts 10 to 15 years, you will win this amount back on your energy bill. You have the largest choice in the A+++ category.
A+++ -60% : 60% more efficient than an appliance with energy class A+++;
A+++ -50% : 50% more efficient than an appliance with energy class A+++;
A+++ -40% : 40% more efficient than an appliance with energy class A+++;
A+++ -30% : 30% more efficient than an appliance with energy class A+++;
A+++ -20% : 20% more efficient than an appliance with energy class A+++;
A+++ -10% : 10% more efficient than an appliance with energy class A+++;
A+++: 30% more efficient than an appliance with energy class A;
A++: 20% more efficient than an appliance with energy class A.
All washing machines with an energy label from A++ are classified as energy-efficient and you can pay with eco cheques.
By washing at a low temperature you save a lot of electricity or choose a model with special technology that ensures lower energy consumption, but still perfect washing results. Samsung has EcoBubble , AEG ProSense , Bosch and Siemens VarioPerfect , Miele has an economical Profi Eco motor and Beko has the ProSmart Inverter motor .