Everyone wants to be developed in this modern world. Development of people means continuous increment in their standard of living. Buying capacity of citizens increases with the development of the country.
And with the increase in their buying capacity, people seek for more comfort. Technology always comes as a boon to society. It is continuously working in the field of providing comfort to people by making their manual work to automatic.
In today’s post, I am going to talk about one such product of technology, Washing Machines. Once a luxury product has now become a basic need of the people of this century. There are many washing machines available to buy online.
Many brands are manufacturing different washing machines with a different price range, which get quite confusing for us to select among. You will learn about different washing machine buying tips in this post.
You will also learn, what to consider before buying a washing machine. It’s going to be a complete washing machine buying guide for India and other countries. At the end of the post, I will compare washing machines available in India and review each one of them. If you are from some other country, you can use this guide to buy best washing machine online.
So here we start different washing machine buying tips.
How to choose washing machine for Home?
You should consider 2 things in mind to select best washing machine for home.
- Size of family
- Load of clothes
Washing machine comes with different capacity ranging from 6 kg to 10 kg. Higher the size of family or load of clothes, larger the capacity of the washing machine. With the help of the following table, you can select the capacity of the washing machine.
How to choose Washing Machine Capacity?
|Capacity||Load||Idle for||Price Range|
|6 Kgs||4 Shirts|
1 Bed sheet
|1-2 adults.||8k - 50k|
|8 Kgs||7 Shirts|
3 Bed sheet
|3-5 adults.||20k - 50k|
|10 Kgs||9 Shirts|
5 Bed sheet
|6-8 adults.||30k - 50k|
What to consider before buying a washing machine?
Before buying a washing machine one should look for quality of wash tub material, spin cycle, wash program, temperature control, energy efficiency and space occupied by machine. Here are the details of the mentioned specification:
1. Wash Tub Material
Wash tub holds and spins the clothes accordingly. It is very important for a washing machine to have a good quality wash tub. The quality of wash tub depends on its material used.
Porcelain-coated, plastic and stainless steel are the 3 most commonly used materials for wash tubs.
Porcelain-coated is the lowest quality material and can be deteriorated with time. Plastic is the most common material used in most mid-range washing machines, whereas the stainless steel wash tubs are of best quality and used in most high-end but expensive washing machines.
2. Spin Cycle
Spin cycles are the number of spins per minute, measured in rpm (revolution per minute). Most machines come with 800-1600 rpm. The higher the rpm, the drier the clothes will come out from the machine. However, this depends on the clothes also.
Some machines come with the variable spin speed, which is most favourable because it spins according to the type of fabric to protect any damage.
3. Wash Program
Wash Program are the preset settings in the machine which is used according to the type of fabric being washed. Spin cycle, water level, wash time and water temperature are some of the common things controlled by wash programs.
You can select the wash program from the touchpad, touch screen or even remote control in some cases. Some machines have fewer wash programs whereas some have as much as 150 wash programs stored in the memory.
4. Temperature control
You should always look for a manual temperature control system in the specification in the washing machine. If it’s not present, don’t buy it.
Temperature is very crucial for fabric. Washing at the wrong temperature can damage the fabric permanently.
5. Energy Efficiency
Always prefer an energy saving machine. This could cut some more bucks from the electricity bill. Rather than buying cheap and too much energy consuming washing machines, add some extra bucks in your budget and get an energy efficient machine.
6. Space occupied
This point is always ignored by most of the people. We have limited space in our house, so always look for the size of washing machine you are about to buy.
If your home is not permanent or you keep switching your job and place, it will be very helpful in such conditions.
What are the different types of Washing Machine?
Top-Loading Washing Machine and Front Loading Washing Machine are main 2 types of washing machines available in the market. The only main difference is the way laundry is placed into them. In a top-loading washing machine, the lid is on the top and opens upside, whereas in a front loading washing machine the lid is in the front and opens sidewise.
Difference between top loading and front loading washing machine
|Front-Loading Washing Machine||Top-Loading Washing Machine|
|Door||Front side||Up side|
|Gentle Washing||Very good||Somewhat good|
|Number of clothes|
(in one load)
|Energy Efficiency||Highly efficient||Highly efficient|
(in high-end machines)
|Time to dry||Less||More|
|Type of Detergent||High efficiency detergent||Any|
|Space consumption||Compact||Needs more height|
|Interruption||Can't stop in between||Can be stopped anytime|
|Wash time cycle||30 minutes or longer||Shorter|
|Life expectancy||11 years||14 years|
|Cost||More expensive||Less expensive|
Difference between fully automatic and semi automatic washing machine
On the basis of automation, there are 2 types of washing machines: Fully-automatic washing machine and Semi-automatic washing machine. Front-loading washing machines are always fully-automatic, whereas only top-loading washing machine comes has 2 variants.
|Semi-automatic washing machine||Fully-automatic washing machine|
|Contains 2 tubs, one for washing and another for drying.||Single tub does both function, washing and drying.|
|Manual shifting of clothes from one tub to another is required.||No manual shifting of clothes required.|
|Start/Stop of water has to be done manually.||No manual start/stop of water tap required.|
|Less care of fabric.||Better care of fabric.|
|The number of cycles, temperature, wash time has to be set manually.||Preset wash programs are available. No need to set manual cycles, temperature or wash time.|
|Less electricity consumption.||More electricity consumption.|
Best washing machine brands in India
There are many companies manufacturing washing machines in India with a different price range. All of them are making both top-loading and front-loading washing machines with both variants fully-automated and semi-automated. Here is the list of top washing machine brands in India :
Best washing machine in India 2017
Below is the list of top 10 best selling washing machine in India including features of both front load vs top load washing machine India, with which you can get an idea of which washing machine to buy in India.
|IFB Senator Aqua SX||Fully-Automatic Front Loading||8 Kg||Under 40000|
|Bosch WAK24268IN||Fully-Automatic Front Loading||7 Kg||Under 35000|
|LG FH0B8NDL22||Fully-Automatic Front Loading||6 Kg||Under 30000|
|Samsung WA70H4010HP/TL||Fully-Automatic Top Loading||7 Kg||Under 25000|
|IFB TL-RDW 6.5kg Aqua||Fully-Automatic Top Loading||6.5 Kg||Under 20000|
|LG T7208TDDLM||Fully-Automatic Top Loading||6.2 Kg||Under 15000|
|Samsung WA62H4100HD||Fully-Automatic Top Loading||6.2 Kg||Under 15000|
|Samsung WT725QPNDMP||Semi-Automatic Top Loading||7.2 Kg||Under 15000|
|Haier HWM58-020||Fully-Automatic Top Loading||5.8 Kg||Under 10000|
|Whirlpool Superb Atom 60I||Semi-Automatic Top Loading||6 Kg||Under 10000|
IFB Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (Senator Aqua SX, Silver)