Today’s progressive age offers all people many technological SMART tinges that try to make life as simple as possible for users. One of the advanced appliances is an automatic washing machine. Manufacturers are competing in innovations of state-of-the-art technologies, so you may start to lose yourself in the wide range of automatic washing machines on the market. That is why we have prepared an article for you in which we will get closer to washing machines with top and side filling, washing machines with a dryer, as well as advice on which to stick to when choosing. How to choose the best washing machine? One that washes and washes well and still has low consumption? We have prepared a comparison test of washing machines for 2021, reviews and recommendations on which brand to choose.
Washing Machine Buying Guide
Method of filling
You will fill the washing machines in one of two ways. Both have their advantages of washing machine and disadvantages, choose the one that suits you better: Top filling washing machine.
- Less space-consuming, suitable for cramped spaces.
- To insert or pull out the laundry, you only need free space above the washing machine.
- You don’t have to bend so much.
- You can’t put a dryer on it.
- Unfortunately, there is not as much choice among them as with the second type.
Front filling Most washing machines have a front filling. There is a wide range of models that differ in size, capacity and characteristics.
- Transparent drum lid, you can see the condition of the washing.
- You can also put a dryer on it.
- Suitable for recessing into a kitchen counter or other furniture.
- It can have a high drum capacity.
- The disadvantage is that opening the door to the side needs its space, and therefore it is a more spatially demanding option.
Width and location
When choosing, it is a good idea to think about where to place the washing machine. The bathroom is usually the smallest room in the house, and the washing machine is one of the larger electrical appliances. Even in the kitchen counter, there is usually not much free space. Washing machines that have top filling are narrower compared to front-top washing machines. They can measure to a width of 40-45 centimetres, but their depth is the same, about 60 centimetres. The height reaches about 90 centimetres. If you want to buy a dryer, think about where you want it. In the case of a washing machine with top filling, of course, you cannot still place a dryer on the washing machine, but it must stand alone. However, there are also narrow washing machines called “slim” available on the market, which have a front filling, but their depth is only about 50 centimetres. For front-filling washing machines, the most significant differences are in-depth. It can range from 50 centimetres (for slim variant suitable for small bathrooms) to 60 centimetres. It is possible to put the automatic washing machine in the kitchen unit quickly. Do not forget that the washing machine with front filling needs space to open the door. This problem is no different for washing machines with top filling, which are slightly higher.
Another important factor when choosing an automatic washing machine is the amount of laundry you will wash and the drum’s related contents. For one person, it is richly enough with a volume of 4 kilograms. A family should choose a more extensive work, at least 6 kilograms, and larger families, of course, even more. It is good to fill the drum capacity almost to the maximum depending on the selected program. This is more efficient for laundry. When choosing the power, do not forget that the drum does not fill up to the edge, since for the movement and mechanical friction of the laundry, it is necessary to leave space in the drum. It is stated that the hole in the drum should at least correspond to the size of the fist.
From the energy label, it is possible to read what group the appliance belongs to.
- Energy class – In the European Union countries, it is allowed to sell automatic washing machines with the lowest energy class A+. The A+++ level is the best. Previously sold Class A washing machines consume about 0.95 kWh at a capacity of 5 kg of laundry. This is 25% less (0.3 kWh) than for an energy class C washing machine.
- Annual electricity consumption – the calculation is given by the European Union formula and is binding on all washing machines sold in the EU. The figure expresses the electricity consumption of washing roughly every weekday – exactly 220 washes per year. Sometimes with a full drum, sometimes half-empty, always with the Cotton program at 60 °C.
- Annual water consumption during the 220 items of washing described above.
- Drum volume – how much laundry it can hold.
- Remediation efficiency – grade A is the best, G is the worst. Indicates how much water remains in the laundry after shouting.
- Noise when washing in decibels.
- Noise when shouting in decibels.
Only see these data as indicative, as they are recorded in the 60-degree cotton washing programme. For another program, the values may be different.
The price of washing machines may vary depending on the number of revolutions. Washing machines with a lower number of courses are usually cheaper. A higher number of revolutions is suitable for those who own a washer-dryer. The number of processes does not decide for regular drying outdoors, but the more the laundry is pulled out, the faster it is dried.
Economy and efficiency classes
I’m sure each of us wants the most economical automatic washing machine. To achieve a reduction in electricity, it is enough to shorten the washing cycle. Remember that while compressing the program will save energy, the laundry does not have enough time to wash thoroughly, so sometimes the whole process must be repeated. Washing efficiency class Says what the washing machine’s ability to handle resistant stains is. It is given in the range of numbers A – G. A means the best result, so G is the worst. We would definitely choose a washing machine with at least B class. It is given in the same range, i.e. A – G. With class A, the smallest amount of water remains after washing in the laundry, drying will take the shortest time. The worse the ability to skim, the more water will be left in the laundry, and the longer it will take to dry. The number of revolutions also affects remediation. The more courses, the less water left in the laundry. To make it not so easy, such a high number of spins can lead to more laundry crumpling. The minimum number of revolutions that makes sense, in our opinion is 1,200. The better, because you can set the number of courses for most programs, and if the laundry is pressed, you will reduce them.
Centrifugation efficiency is also expressed as the rest of the water after centrifugation as a percentage related to the weight of the dry laundry. Thus, with 100% of the rest of the water, in 8 kilograms of dry laundry, there are 8 kilograms (litres) of water. At 50% of the rest, it’s 4 kilograms of water in 8 kilos of dry laundry, which is already a very decent centrifuging result. Ideally, you want class A, but class B is also usable. Currently, on the market, you can meet automatic washing machines that offer a washing program at 20 degrees (in cold water). If you wash the laundry just because of the smell, this program is sufficient, and you will still save electricity. The advantage is to reduce the time even by up to an hour, and also that it is not necessary to heat the water to a higher temperature. However, even the best automatic washing machines on the energy-saving market consume quite a large amount of water when it comes to water consumption. Sometimes it is only a few litres, but sometimes it is also ten. Ching is similar to washing when you save the program. If you reduce the amount of water, the quality of the result will also be reduced.
We all know basic programs such as cotton, syntheses or fine linen. These programs can be further adjusted using different washing temperatures. What other specialties still exist?
- Heavily soiled laundry – dirty overalls, smelly food stains, etc…
- Pre-wash – a lot of dirty laundry and stains that better dissolve in cold water
- Half drum filling – for washing less laundry in washing machines without fuzzy logic or similar system
- Baby Care – for young children or allergy sufferers
- Bedding – Special program, bedding-friendly
- Jeans – An effective and gentle program for garments made of this material
- Fast wash – Short wear and minimally soiled clothing
- Refreshments – Worn but clean and dry clothing
- Sportswear – Another particular program for sports and functional clothing
We have all heard about how quiet the washing machines are now. It’s usually true during washing. But for other activities, such as filling and draining water, ingesting and scheming, it’s worse with noise. When washing, we talk about a volume of about 50 -60 dB, when shouting it is 70 – 80 dB. To get an idea of what the volume value means, here’s a table:
- 20 dB – Falling leaves
- 30 dB – Whisper
- 40 dB – Muted call
- 50 dB – Common street noise
- 60 dB – Loud call
- 70 dB – Busy Street
- 80 dB – Shouting/sound of the oncoming metro
- 90 dB – Moving train
The quietest washing machines have even under 50 dB for washing and around 70 dB for s juggling. These values can be considered top-notch.
Postponed start (deferred end)
An excellent feature, especially if you want to save on energy consumption, is a postponed start. Thanks to it, the washing cycle can start at your set time. For example, at night, when the price of electricity is significantly lower in some tariffs. Another use may be to set the program to finish just before you get home from work. If the laundry has been washed in the drum for a long time, it may become musty and will be much more wrinkled than the one you pull out a little while after washing. For some devices, you will encounter the postponed end function. In the washing machine working principle, it works the same, only instead of starting, you set the time when the washing should end. When you know that the cycle lasts three hours and you want to wash at night after midnight for cheaper current, you set the end too, say, four o’clock in the morning. After midnight, the laundry starts, and you’re done by morning. It is not easy to use, because you have to count more, but it will fulfil its purpose.
It consists of showering laundry with the help of a circulator. During washing, the laundry is additionally washed, and thanks to this, it is possible to have a shorter washing time and save electricity and water consumption. Also, this better disperses the washing powder in the drum. You may encounter this feature under the name JetSystem.
Also known as six sense at other manufacturers is actually a sensor on the laundry that can weigh how much it is. Alternatively, detect what materials are involved. Thanks to this, it can adjust the amount of water, speed, temperature, and washing length. In the case of a smaller amount of laundry, energy and water will be saved without losing the washing quality.
Nowadays, almost every washing machine is equipped with a function that automatically locks the door during the washing cycle. This is due to curious children, so as not to unexpectedly injure. Some devices can also block buttons, so an inquisitive child can’t accidentally jam the program or change it. In practice, it works similarly to the hob, when holding a specific combination of buttons for a more extended period of time, unblocking occurs. We recommend not underestimating this and if you have small children, be interested in what lock it is equipped with.
At the beginning of the washing cycle, water, detergent, and air are mixed. From this combination, bubbles are formed, which allow more gentle washing at a lower temperature.
Using wireless technology, the washing machine can communicate with you. This provides information about what he is doing and when the program will be completed. It works, but also on the other hand, and you can remotely turn it on or change its plan. A pleasant quality that is easy to get used to.
Steam (steam function)
He’s using a steam generator. Its advantage is the ability to eliminate allergens and other dangerous bacteria. Therefore, all allergy sufferers should want this function. It can be turned on as an add-on to standard programs or be released completely separately. It has another advantage, which is lower energy consumption. It helps to maintain a constant temperature inside the drum, and therefore it is not necessary to heat so much.
Even the price is a factor that indicates what washing machine it is. This is not true under all conditions, but it stands to reason that in most cases you will not find the same advanced features as with a double-priced device. It is certainly not true that a cheap washing machine must be of low quality. We just have to count on it to offer more basic functions, and there could be concessions from the point of view of the material used. On the other hand, even an expensive washing machine does not always mean quality. About the prices at which washing machines are most often purchased, we can divide them into several categories:
Cheapest washing machines up to 6,000
Cheap, but still there are a lot of interesting models among them. We can find mainly washing machines with top filling and washing machines with front filling with a smaller drum capacity in this category. They usually do not have more demanding technologies, but swallow, which offers fuzzy logic or the sixth sense. The remediation class is not as effective as with more expensive models. And expect a slightly higher failure rate of cheap washing machines. In this category, the most common are brands: Beko, ECG, Amica, HiSense, Candy, Orava. These manufacturers are not just “black sheep” – some can make even a good washing machine – just not below 6000,-. From our washing machines test, we strongly recommend: do not buy these. You’d better consider increasing your budget, or check out the second-hand washing machines – some 10-year-old LG
washing machine, or Miele in good condition might be a better option.
Cheap up to 10,000
The most sold washing machines in the Czech Republic are up to CZK 10,000. No wonder, in this session, he already knows most of the functions and technologies you need to live. We meet them with the class of efficiency of the remediation A, which is ideal for dryer owners.
Up to 15,000
Compared to the previous category, it differs mostly in size (more laundry fits in the drum) and more advanced technologies such as steam washing, anti-allergic ingesting, which controls the residual amount of washing powder in the water, high speed when shouting, etc.
Here you will find either highly designed models or a combination of washing machine and dryer in one device. Some models can synchronize with a mobile phone, so the application will give you information that the washing machine has already been washed. This price level is intended for users for which money does not play a huge role. If you are looking for the ideal combination of price performance, it will be one of the previous two categories.
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LG 8.0 Kg Inverter Fully-Automatic Front-Loading Washing Machine – FH2G6TDNL42
Dimensions of a classic washing machine (with a relatively small depth of 45 cm) can fit up to six and a half kilos of dirty laundry. When spinning, it reaches an above-average 1,400 revolutions, which is nicely sprouted when the laundry is removed. The washing machine has an asynchronous motor, which makes it a tranquil washing machine. Filling, draining and shouting is still quite noisy. Like most modern washing machines, this one stretches work programs for efficiency. In the basic settings, you always choose an economical mode, which you can shorten if necessary. Other parameters, such as temperature or ingesting time, can also be adjusted. She adjusts the amount of water and washing time herself, taking into account the amount of dirty laundry. Thanks to this, you can clean even a few laundry pieces without being ruined by the washing machine’s operation. Of course, it is most convenient when the washing machine is filled almost entirely. The process is simple, easy to get used to on a large display. Some might find the tutorial too austere, but if it’s not your first washing machine, you’ll quickly understand all the features. There is a limit to the amount of laundry that you can put in the drum to 2 –3 kg for some specialised programs. A few interesting things at the end: after completing the cycle, the washing machine beeps for a few minutes and then turns off. If your previous appliance did not do this, you might forget about the laundry. The powder and softener container is easy to wash. When registering on the manufacturer’s website, you will get a ten-year warranty on the engine. It has a delayed start function, so it can wash while you are at work and when you return home you only put clothes on the cord or in the dryer. This is an excellent product in the middle price level, for your money you get a washing machine that is quiet, spacious and washes very well.
- Washing capacity: 6.5 kg
- Energy class: A+++
- Input: 2000 W
- Number of revolutions: 1400 revolutions
- Annual energy consumption: 151 kWh
- Dimensions (height, width, depth): 85 cm, 60 cm, 45 cm
- Weight: 64 kg
IFB 8 Kg Fully Automatic Front-Loading Washing Machine – Senator Aqua SX
Those who need a narrow washing machine because they do not have enough space in the bathroom or other room must appreciate this appliance. At a width of only 40 cm, of course, it has a top filling. It is a perfect model with a wide range of positives. With a cost-saving program, you will consume less energy and water, but it takes significantly longer. For example, the cotton program at 60 degrees Celsius lasts over three hours, not enough. Fortunately, you have the option to choose whether you want the program faster and less economical, or, on the contrary, slower and with lower consumption. Basic settings are longer and economical programs. Those who do not like to iron will be pleased by the possibility of a steam program. Not only does it better remove odour and more resistant impurities, but clothes are hardly wrinkled, and most just need to be folded into a closet or hung on a hanger. When washing a full laundry washing machine, you will enjoy a hushed operation. Thanks to this, you can try to wash even in the evening, skimming and draining water, but you can hear them quite a bit. Its stability is related to this. Although it reaches up to 1,500 revolutions at the squeeze, it still stands firmly in place and does not “dance” as you might have been used to with older washing machines. But we have to admit; the noise level is a little higher. And this was precisely balanced with the help of a water balance. When you have less laundry, and the drum is only half full, the noise rate is higher, and you can hear the laundry being tossed around in the drum. However, it is still normal; only night washing is recommended due to relaxed neighbourly relations with fully full capacity. It is easy to operate, with the help of a manual you will quickly get used to new programs and washing options. Interestingly, we also have the fact that speed and temperature can be changed in predefined steps. For revolutions, it is 1,500,1,200 and 1,000. The same is the case with temperature. It has a program for separate remediation (so-called scheming without icing).
- Washing capacity:6.5 kg
- Energy class: A+++
- Input: 2200 W
- Number of revolutions: 1500
- Annual energy consumption: 124 kWh
- Dimensions (height, width, depth): 89 cm, 40 cm, 60 cm
- Weight: 65 kg
Bosch 7 Kg Fully-Automatic Front-Loading Washing Machine – WAK24268IN
One of the cheapest washing machines on the market, which offers a decent washing ability. The energy class is A+, which does not make it one of the most economical washing machines, but it does not ruin the family budget. According to the manufacturer, the average energy consumption per cycle is 0.85 kWh, and the water consumption is 43 litres. The maximum capacity is 5 kg. However, the manufacturer recommends filling the drum with only 4.5 kg of laundry. You do not have to weigh it; just do not give the washing machine full. Due to its lower price, it does not have modern conveniences such as LCD panel. The controls of the device are simple. Detergent drawer, wheel to choose washing program, the light that says whether the washing program is running or finished, and then buttons to start the washing machine and adjust functions. The controls respond even to a light touch; you don’t have to press them hard. You can spin the wheel in both directions, if you want to change the washing program during washing, press the Start/Pause button, then move the wheel to position 0. You can now select a new program and start the cycle by pressing the start button again. For the safety of your children, he has a child’s insurance policy. You activate and deactivate it in the same way by pressing the 1st and 3rd buttons for about three seconds. There are 15 washing programs, including separate icing and scheming. You will not find any “special” programs for jeans or sportswear. Because it does not have a display, you do not know how much time remains from the program. It is relatively quiet when washing; you will already know when shouting and ching. It has only 1,000 revolutions when shouting, so the laundry will contain more residual water than more expensive washing machines. Dirty laundry washes reliably, and if you are looking for a cheaper washing machine, this is the right choice.
- Washing capacity: 5 kg
- Energy class: A+
- Input: 2000 W
- Number of revolutions: 1000
- Annual energy consumption: 167 kWh
- Dimensions (height, width, depth): 85 cm, 60 cm, 51 cm
- Weight: 64.5 kg
IFB 6.5 Kg Fully Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine
Storage and cheap washing machine that fits into smaller spaces. It washes well, but the washing programs entirely take time (3 hours or more). You can shorten them, but after that, it can’t fly more soiled laundry entirely. It has a display that informs you about the selected program and its progress. This allows you to see how much time is left to go. The collection is simple, containing seven touch buttons and lights that show what program has been chosen. The washing time is adjusted according to the amount of laundry that is in the drum. Its maximum capacity is 6 kg, the energy class is average – A+. The scrooge has 1,000 revolutions as standard, the laundry is quite dry, but compared to the above LG washing machine and its 1,400 wheels, it is understandably lagging. You can also reduce the speed (to 800 or 600), but the laundry is then significantly wetter and takes longer to dry. A suitable use is if you wash a lot of pressed laundry, so During the washing cycle, it is relatively quiet, when squeezing it is worse. Still, it has only 1,000 revolutions, so it is not like the starting plane. You can interrupt the washing program at any time and open the lid. Unfortunately, it also has one unpleasant problem – water remains in the softener tank – a common phenomenon that users of the device often complain about on the Internet. Overall, it is a decent mountain-filled washing machine, which impresses its dimensions and pleasant price.
- Washing capacity: 6 kg
- Energy class: A+
- Input: 2200 W
- Number of revolutions: 1000
- Annual energy consumption: 192 kWh
- Dimensions (height, width, depth): 85 cm, 40 cm, 60 cm
- Weight: 65 kg
Transport, delivery and installation of bulky goods
Typically, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, TVs, stoves and other built-in appliances are not easy to transport after purchase. Whether due to the dimensions or weight of the device. You tell yourself that there is nothing to worry about that you will have the goods sent from the e-shop. Yes, you can, but there’s a catch. In most cases (if you do not pay for special transport), this is delivery only for the first lockable door. Often there is an even more specifying condition in the terms and conditions of the type that the lockable door must not be more than 10 meters from the driveway (paved) road. If you live on the seventh floor of an apartment, a 70 kg heavy washing machine at the apartment’s entrance door is not very pleasant. What are the solutions?
Ask the driver for help.
Drivers usually have a red or a firearm in their car. Like everything else, it’s about people, so you can try asking if he can help you, or motivate him with a 50-crown or 100-crown coin that you give him as a reward. The advantage is that it can be significantly cheaper than the same service from the carrier or e-shop. The downside is that it may not work. The driver can have a busy schedule, miss or just may not be willing.
Pay for “special” shipping.
Some large e-shops provide it under their own direction so that you can see, for example, “Alza transport”, “Datart transport” or “Mall transport”. Still, it’s a good idea to look at the terms of service. This means whether the driver will bring the goods with the driver and the driver will do everything on their own, or whether the driver will be alone and expect your help for larger goods. Of course, carriers are also offered this type of transport; it is not only the domain of e-shops. The same applies to the possible installation of a new appliance, which is a service that is also often offered. But even in it can hide several hooks. Typically, the worker may refuse to install the appliance if the water or waste supply is more than 1.5 meters away, or if an electrical outlet is not in range. Also, do not count on the carrier to help you with light construction modifications such as wall drilling, etc. Even in this case, it is all about people, and you often come across a willing person who will help you anyway. But you can’t count on it. Another impressive service is the removal of an old appliance. Many people do not want to deal with removing, for example, an old refrigerator under their own direction and are happy that someone will get rid of it for them. There aren’t many catchers and conditions here. For example, at the fridge, it needs to be cleaned, deeded or lightly cleaned. If there’s a few pounds of ice in the freezer and fridge, the driver can refuse to take it away from you. And he’s not surprised, none of us is going to want a few litres of spilled water in the car. What to say in conclusion? If you don’t have a car big enough and don’t want to deal with transport and revenue yourself, these are services that can make life a lot easier. Just beware of the terms and conditions, which may vary from company to company. It is definitely worth it to spend a few minutes reading the words and being unpleasant afterwards that the ordered service was not performed.
Why washing machines break more than in the past
This text reflects the current state of white technology; it is often said that so-called and spoilers are installed in them, which serve to shorten their lifespan. I am quite interested in washing machines and their history, so I summarised historical facts and tried to conclude why the condition is as it is. I don’t have a patent for a reason, and the following summary is my subjective opinion. I was based on my own knowledge and expertise presented at the end of the article. Whether you agree with him or not, you can share your experience in the article’s discussion below. Since about 2010, more and more buyers are starting to complain about washing machines’ production quality. From his grandmother’s time, he may remember that their washing machine served them honestly for 20 years or more. Nowadays, we often find that even the production of well-known and verified producers is ripe for exchange after five or seven years. In fact, they are in a situation where the new device costs only slightly less than the proposed repair, and therefore the behaviour of customers is understandable. Rather than risking that the repair will not work or the cause will reappear over time, it is a more straightforward solution to buy a new device.
Let’s get a little closer to the sales history of this appliance. At the beginning of the 20th century, the washing machine was equipped with about 1/3 of households. The big blow to their production was mainly The Second World War, which led to production cuts. The reason is apparent; the material was needed for military purposes. Production resumed significantly in the early 1950s, and manufacturers are racing to attract potential buyers in a recovering world economy. Of course, at that time, technical progress was not as significant as it is today, and therefore, rather than new features, they could attract quality design and durability. In the early 1960s, there was another revolution that changed the world of washing. It was an automatic washing machine. The considerable time savings for its owners meant high demand for this type of appliance. And since there was again no dramatic difference in terms of functions between brands, they tried to impress the artistry quality. By the end of the 1980s, the world market could be considered to be a situation. Automatic washing machines have become a standard part of households. Manufacturers had to start solving the problem of how to turn in their products. The collapse of the USSR, which had unleashed a limited market not only in Russia but also in many countries under its rule, came as a call at that moment. Shortly thereafter, exports to China and other Asian countries are also growing. Factories churn out washing machines in all parties, and their offer is melting away in these countries. Around 2010, demand in these new markets is met, and the home appliances market is being consolidated (by joining companies), failings or buying up companies.
What’s that? The market is relatively suspect; almost everyone has an automatic washing machine that works and goes for reasonable money to repair. Manufacturers face the challenge of securing continued profits and satisfying their shareholders. The solution offered is to shorten the life cycle of the product. In 1990, the manufacturer’s stated lifespan of the washing machine was somewhere between ten and fifteen years. In 2015, it ranged from five to seven years. How did they do that? First of all, it is about cost savings. Cheaper materials are used in production. Although it may not seem like it initially, washing machines are cheaper in terms of income levels than they were 20 or 30 years ago. Another element that makes repairs difficult is the construction of modern washing machines itself. They are formed so that they contain a minimum of separate parts that can be easily replaced. As a result, most repairs come at the cost of 30-70% of the new device’s price. In making such a decision, it is no wonder that most owners do not take risks and choose to buy a new appliance.
Will the situation change in the future? I believe so. On the one hand, there is the European Union’s pressure, which is churning out regulations on all sides. Some of them seem meaningless; others seem to make sense. The general idea is that household appliances should last longer. Whether such a directive will succeed, or whether it will be just another paskvil that will complicate both manufacturers and buyers’ lives, remains to be seen. In any case, the market could get to longer-serving appliances naturally. Most buyers will try a different brand in the event of a bad experience with the brand (meaning, breaking after 5-7 years) and will not return to the previous one. It seems that it would make sense if one of the big brands decided to change their approach and produce quality, long-lasting products. And as a result, she gained customer favour and forced the competition to behave similarly.
Best Washing Machine – Who is the test winner?
Check out the table with the 2021 automatic washing machine comparison test. The best washing machine is different for everyone and depends on what anyone needs, wants and can pay. We compared 19+ washing machines with front filling and 10+ washing machines with top-filling in an extensive test. We compared the quality of their washing, remediation, noise, electricity and water consumption, the offer of washing programs and other equipment. Check the test results.
How to choose a washing machine – Which parameters and properties are important?
We advised you to choose a washing machine in two large chapters. If we summarize this in the main points: You need to choose a filling method. Pre-filled ones usually wash and shoo better, but they are larger, so smaller spaces usually get smaller top-filled ones. You should also consider drum volume, economy, sourdough speed, washing programs and special extra functions. You can read everything here.
Washing machine brands
The brands of washing machines manufacturers can be divided into the following segments:
- Upper class: Siemens, Bosch, Miele
- Upper middle class: LG, AEG, Electrolux, Samsung
- Middle class: Whirlpool, Beko, Philco, Gorenje, Indesit, Hoover
- Lower class: Romo, Candy, Goddess, ECG, Amica
However, manufacturers have different ranges of washing machines for different types of clients, their needs. According to this, the quality, price, efficiency, design, functions, etc. is determined. For example, Bosch has highly premium washing machine classes and washing machines in the higher, middle and lower categories. It is more about evaluating the brand as a whole, for specific models look at the washing machine test.
One washing cycle is not a right conversion unit, since it differs how much the washing machine needs to wash 10 kg of cotton laundry, a fast program when soaking masks or boiling 6 kg of bedding. The price for one wash varies according to the washing machine, schedule, weight, laundry material, and pollution. If we simplify it a lot, today you can with a washing machine with energy efficiency A+++ (-50%) wash 10.5 kg of cotton laundry for about CZK 3 for electricity and CZK 3 for water. Straightforwardly – one cycle and 6 crowns and you wash 10.5 kg of cotton laundry.