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With a vast array of different makes and models, specifications and confusing jargon, choosing a new washing machine may seem like a daunting task. Here at Sonic Direct, we have highlighted the key features and benefits for you, helping you find the right washing machine to suit your family’s needs.
Quite simply, the larger the capacity, the more clothes you can wash in one go. Small capacity washers are ideal for those who wash infrequently or have small loads, whilst the bigger capacity washing machines would most suit the typical family with children where the washing machine seems to be constantly on the go!
Washing machine speeds are measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). The faster the RPM, the dryer your clothes are once the wash has finished. If you use a tumble dryer after you have washed, you will save time, energy, and money if your items are dryer before you place them in your tumble dryer.
You can do your bit for the environment and save money with a more energy efficient washing machine. The most efficient machines are rated “A+++” and then go down the scale to “A” dependent on the amount of energy and water they use. With energy bills at their highest ever levels, it’s a good idea to choose an efficient machine as the long term savings can be significant.
In a busy household, a machine with a quick wash feature is an absolute must. For items that are lightly soiled or for something that is needed quickly, the quick wash programme is ideal. Timings of these programmes vary, but some machines have quick wash programmes starting from around 15 minutes.