Finding The Best Washing Machines
Coming up with a list of best washing machines is never an easy task.
A perfectly good
performing washer for one person might not be the best pick for the other.
order to find the best washer that fits your needs it is important to know
exactly what it is that you want your laundry machine to do.
Before going over
the list of
the bestsellers, top picks and best rated washing machines by consumers,
here are some common characteristics you should be looking out for in a good
- Load Capacity: How big is your family? How often would you need to wash
clothes? Twice a week? Once a week? If your family has more than 4
members, it is highly recommended to go after a washing machine with at least
4.0 cubic foot of capacity (an equivalent of about 8kg in washing load).
- Energy Efficiency: while this might not be a concern
for a small portable washer, having large load machine will seriously raise
you monthly water and electricity bill. So make sure the one you are
planning to buy has high Energy Star rating (an indication of how much
efficient the washing machine is at using water and electricity). In
general, front load washing machines are more efficient than their top load
- Special Washing Features: there are dozens of well
established brand names for laundry clothes washers. Yet, each has its own
strengths and weaknesses, as well as unique washing features. For example:
Samsung series will provide you with some of the best cleaning technologies,
like SilverCare technology, which as claimed, will ensure to remove
99 percent of odor-causing bacteria for about a month!
- Vibration & Noise: Direct Drive motor is the most
commonly found technology in best washing machine models sold in the market
today. Without the use of belt and pulley system, the number of moving parts
are reduced to minimum and thus less vibration and tear occur.
- Automation: one of the best performing washing machines
in market today has highly computerized software integrated into its system
to optimize the laundry task and make it automatic. That means you no longer
have to wait around the washer or dryer to adjust anything in between the
washing cycle - an invaluable time saving feature that is very useful in
this 21st's century busy lifestyle.
- Price Balance: now of course with every buying
decision, money does have to be taken into account. There is common
misconception amongst home owners that the more expensive a washing machine
is, the better it will performance. In reality, you should weight out the
pros and cons, as well as all five major points as mentioned above to
compile your own best buy washing machine list that meets your budget level.
- Replacement Parts & Support: most people expect a fault
free laundry device when looking for the best washing machine. If you are
lucky, your washer might just turn out perfect and run smoothly through out
its whole life cycle (usually for more than 10 years), but in most cases,
even the best clothes washer can not avoid minor repairs from time to time.
So make sure your chosen brand has reputation for satisfactory customer
support and has available replacement parts even after they stop supplying a
particular model of washing machine.
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Updated January 2011