6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Washing Machine
Given the wide range of capacities, models, brands, and styles available, there are many things to consider before purchasing and bringing a washing machine home. You have to ensure your choice will be adequate for your household's needs.
A high-quality washing machine can last a very long time, so you'll have worry-free laundering for many years to come if you choose wisely.
Let's dig deeper to reveal the 6 main things to consider before making the best purchase decision.
Some questions to ask before buying a washer
The first step in purchasing a washing machine is a little advanced planning- understand your specific needs. Below are some of the example questions you should ask before buying a washing machine:
- What is the number of your family members?
- Are you the one who concerns about energy and water-conserving?
- Do you have a laundry room or just a laundry corner?
Main Washing Machine Features Need to be Considered
The main things you should consider when choosing the washing machine including the types, washing performance, size and capacity, energy efficiency, design, and more.
1- Different Washing Machine Types
Front Load Washer
There are two different specifications of a front load washer. Some front load washing machines come with dryer functions, but some are not. The 2-in-1 function of the washer-dryer is a great choice as it can save you a lot of time and hassle in doing laundry.
Also, some ＜a href="/products/washing-machine">washing machine brands do offer hot water and steam function. The higher temperature of the function allows the cycle option to break down stains more effectively.
The intelligent inverter motor is another significant feature of a front load washer. The inverter technology in the washer optimizes its speed based on the load present. This can double-fold the laundering efficiency.
Top Load Washer
You can decide on choosing a full auto or semi-auto (twin tub) washer when purchasing a top load washing machine.
Most people prefer a fully automatic washer over a semi-auto one as the cleaning process requires the least human effort. Doing laundry is just at the touch of a button with a wide range of functions and programs.
Meanwhile, a semi-auto top load washing machine requires some manual input and contains twin tubs. One tub is for washing, and another one is for drying.
You will have to transfer the clothes manually to the drying tub for a drying cycle using a semi-auto washer.
The two classifications of a top load washer- inverter and non-inverter types could be confusing. The inverter washer consumes lower energy as it is built with an inverter motor that could rotate the tub without going through a belt and pulley system. This means the power is delivered directly from the motor to the tub.
However, the bottom line is that neither one is significantly better than the other – it truly depends on your requirements and preference.
2- Washing performance
We can compare the washing performance by referring to the front load washer's drum or the top load washer's tub.
The washing machine's tub or drum made of stainless steel has a greater washing performance than plastic or enamel ones. There are few benefits of stainless steel tubs or drums. It is durable and can resist corrosion, withstand more heat, and higher spin speeds.
Not only that, the pebble-shaped and irregular surface in the inner barrel of the stainless steel tub helps to remove stubborn stains thoroughly.
Also, the pulsator design that brings cyclone effect can generate strong water flow, minimize water resistance, and enhance the cyclone water flow.
These advantages and higher spin speed could make stainless tubs and drums more energy-efficient in removing more water from clothes.
Sizes and capacity
Capacity (kg) depends on the size of the washing tub. Families with children who do several loads daily may prefer a large-capacity washer. Meanwhile, smaller-capacity models which use less water and energy can be economical for singles and couples.
- 7-8 kg suitable for a household of 1-2 person
- 9-10kg washing machine ideal for 3-4 person
- 11-14kg washer fits better for a household more than 4 person
3- Energy and water-saving
Buying an efficient washing machine is a great way to reduce environmental impact while saving your money.
It is important to check for the availability of an inverter in a washing machine. This is because front load washing machines equipped with an inverter have been proven for their power and water-saving ability without compromising washing performance.
In case of that, your laundry can be done at a lower energy and water consumption.
The design of the washing machine, including its size, color, and appearance are the essential aspects that you shouldn't overlook.
Considering the washer size is necessary not to choose the wrong one that couldn't fit into space.
Meanwhile, a washing machine with an elegant and stunning design is a plus point as well. Choosing the one that matches your house's interior decoration could provide you a more contemporary laundry space at home.
5 - Other feature examples that ease your burdens
Above are just the tip of the iceberg. There are various other features of a washer that you should take into account when deciding which one to go to. Here are some examples that can further ease your laundry burdens:
- Quick Wash:
- The quick wash function enables the washing processes to be done simultaneously to cut down the laundry time.
- Plasmacluster technology:
Plasmacluster is one of the most significant technologies of SHARP, which actively removes bacteria and odor from your laundry.
*Plasmacluster only available on the washer-dryer models.
- No-Holes tub:
- The unique no-holes tub provides a more hygienic laundry solution. No-hole is the latest technology, capable of controlling impurities from entering the inner tub.
- Washing program:
- Some washing machines are equipped with a variety of intelligent washing programs that suit your needs. Every cycle can be optimized based on the amount and type of laundry to be washed.
- Soaking and fragrance function:
- You may use this feature to dip clothes in softener or detergent to remove stubborn dirt and a long-lasting fragrance.
Introduction to SHARP Front Load Washing Machine
Advantages of using SHARP Washer Dryer Front Load Washing Machine
SHARP's Pro-Flex front load washing machine features a cutting-edge sleek design with attractive color options. Our washing machines are designed with a knobless control panel for easy usage and clean design, giving a classy touch.
Moreover, minimalist and clean design often gives an elegant sense to people. This is how SHARP's front load washing machine fulfills your aesthetic standard, giving the home a sophisticated look.Guided control
SHARP's front load washing machine provides you a variety of guided washing programs that cater to your specific laundry needs.
With a great extent of customized settings, you can choose your wash cycles based on different fabric types on the large display of our panel.Superior washing performance
All SHARP's front load washer models have superlative washing performance so that you can enjoy superior cleaning for your laundry at a touch of a button.
The steam function uses a combination of steam and water to clean fabric more thoroughly. The steam can remove wrinkles and make detergent work more efficiently.
SHARP's exclusive Plasmacluster technology releases Plasmacluster ions that can actively remove bacteria and odor. This unique function also can be used to remove the bacteria and odor without washing your cloth. So you can enjoy hygienic clean laundry that gives you peace of mind in the new normal.Efficient and sustainability
With SHARP's J-Tech Inverter technology, you will also save on electricity.
Every motion generated by J-Tech Inverter delivers smooth operation and less noise without compromising energy efficiency.
Introduction to SHARP No Holes Tub Washing Machine
Advantages of using SHARP No Holes Tub Washing MachineCleaner Hygienic Laundry
SHARP's No-Holes tub is crafted to be hygienic and clean, as water contained inside the tub remains unsoiled. This is distinct from the conventional tub, where holes allow water to flow in and out, resulting in mold build-up on the tub's exterior.
SHARP's No-Holes tub ensures you an ultra-hygienic wash by preventing the growth of mold outside the tub.Water-Saving
Water need not fill and flow into an outer tub so that you can save up to 30% of water at every wash.Gentler on cloth
SHARP's no-holes tub surface is completely smooth, so your clothes won't be caught in all holes and ensure a gentler washing on fabrics.
Powerful washing performance
SHARP's No-Holes Tub washing machine has an effective washing power inspired by nature. The dolphin and whale-inspired pulsator design also provide a higher washing efficiency.
Quality Assurance – 7 Shields
All Sharp washing machines come with 7 shield quality assurance.
- Lightning shield
- Mould shield
- Humidity shield
- Coin shield
- Corrosion shield
- Rat shield
- Fire shield
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