Shopping for washing machines can be stressful and mind-boggling as the Australian market offers various products. At Countdown Deals, we offer a shopping guide to help you select the washer your home needs.
Here is a list of the things you need to consider before buying a washer.
One of the things you need to decide is the type of washing machine you want to buy. There are three common types of washers: the front load, the top load and the combination type. How you choose depends on your budget and how you do laundry. If you're tight on budget, you can choose a top loader that offers a traditional clean. You can opt for a front loader if you want more efficient cleaning. Combination washers are also available if you want to deal with two loads of laundry simultaneously.
You also need to consider your room space to determine the size of the washer you can accommodate. Washing machines measure around 60 to 84 cm wide. Consider how you move and the area you need to load and unload comfortably. Countdown Deals recommends having 90 cm of space in front of the machine.
If you only have a small room, you can try having front-load washers as they are stackable. You can also consider a washer-dryer combo as you'll get a 2-in-1 appliance. The LG 10kg/6kg Front Load Washer Dryer Combo White WVC9-1410W has washer and dryer features with an A.I. Direct-Drive for Intelligent Fabric Care that can assess the fabric type and select the optimal washing pattern.
Estimate how often and how much laundry you do regularly. Knowing this gives you an estimate of the machine capacity needed to complete the chore. If you're part of a big household, choose large capacity models to avoid going through multiple loads of laundry. This process is also more energy efficient. On the other hand, we have small capacity models for small households as they use less energy and water.
For large families, you might want to check the LG 18.5kg Total Washing Load TWINWash® System, including LG MiniWasher TWIN171216T. Enjoy the whopping 18.5 kg capacity, and it comes with a mini-washer that lets you cycle a few articles of clothing during days when you need a quick wash.
The LG 6.5kg Top Load Washing Machine with Smart Inverter Control WTG6520 works excellent if you're a small family or a couple. It has a user-friendly operation with a pre-wash feature so you can get rid of stains before the cycle.
Most washers commonly have one to four speeds. Other models have additional speed settings, such as a combo of the preset wash cycle and different agitation levels based on clothing type.
The Fisher & Paykel 10kg Front Load Washer WH1060SG1 has 14 fabric care cycles that give you more options for dealing with different fabrics. Top-of-the-line machines have this feature for delicate to heavy-duty cycles such as denim, towels, or stained clothing.
Washers like the LG TWIN171411B 11KG/2KG Front Load Twin Washer have a built-in steam cleaning that deals with stains and wrinkles while reducing allergens. If you have busy days, you can choose a model with a fast wash feature like the SAMSUNG WA13M8700GW 13kg Activ Dualwash Top Load Washer.
High-efficiency washing machines let you save water and energy better than older models. You might find them initially expensive, but they are more economical in the long run. These models use less water and energy as they don't have agitators.
The Electrolux 10kg Front Load Washer EWF1041ZDWA has an EcoInventer that allows quiet operation and lets you conserve 50% energy compared to older models.
Browse washers at Countdown Deals as we offer machines from reputable brands such as Fisher & Paykel, LG, Samsung, Haier, Simpson, Electrolux, Hisense, Panasonic, Beko, Westinghouse, CHiQ, and TCL. These brands offer years of warranty for extra peace of mind.