The Most Common Questions about Washing Machines
What should I bear in mind when buying a new washing machine?
First of all, you have to be aware of whether you want prefer a top loader or a front loader. This may depend upon simple functionality or structural circumstance. Furthermore, consider the following characteristics:
- How big is the drum volume?
- Are the measurements correct?
- Can washing powder and liquid be used?
- Which program options do the washing machines offer?
- How much weight can the machine take?
With about 45 liters of drum volume and a weight of 5 to 6 kilograms, you are usually on the safe side when buying the new washing machine. The choice of program options now depends on the type of clothing - after all, you do not want to wash silk and cotton with the same program.
Which programs should the machine have?
Of course washing machines need a distinction between cotton and easy-care clothing. As a rule, it is advisable to be able to choose between normal as well as energy-saving or time-saving washing in the individual upper categories. Furthermore, the following programs are often available:
- Colored delicates
- Temperature scale
- Setting degree for the spinning process
Are there any recommended special functions?
With the above-mentioned programs, the washing machine should provide a comprehensive wash for all clothing needs. Nevertheless, there are the following wonderful helpers:
- Pre-wash button
- Eco-friendly button
- Extra Rinse for dirtier clothing
- No-Spin button
Do I have to pay attention to kitchen fittings for washing machines?
Firstly, you can move your washing machine from the kitchen, if that is the easier option. However, integration of the washing machine into the kitchen is very functional. Opt for a front loader so that the machine can easily fit underneath the existing work surfaces. Now you have enough space for a worktop above. For the connection itself, however, is completely the same treatment, you do not need special washing machines for it.
I always come home late from work. Can I also buy a quiet washing machine for the evenings?
Of course, there are quieter washing machines on the market if your model is too loud. Otherwise you can reduce the volume with an inflated rubber ring under the machine, especially when spinning. Alternatively, choose a washing machine which you can program to start 2 hours prior to your return home from work, then the wonderfully clean laundry will be waiting for you when you get back.