6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Washing Machine
No household has the same laundry requirements. Thus, it could cause you a headache when choosing the best-suited washing machine for your home.
A well-functioning washing machine is an essential item in the household, as it helps to clean clothes for your whole family at the push of a button.
However, there are 6 main things to consider before you make the best purchase decision. In this, you may read further to get an idea.
Few questions to ask before buying a washing machine
The first step in purchasing a washing machine is a little advanced planning- understand your specific needs. Questions below are some of the examples you should ask before buying a washing machine:
- How much time do you spend doing laundry?
- How is your home's available space for a washing machine?
- How many family members in your home, or are you a single person or couple without children?
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
A front load washing machine comes with two different specifications, either with or without a dryer function. The 2-in-1 function of the washer-dryer is a great option for those looking to save time.
Also, some 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.
Another significant feature of a front load washing machine is its intelligent inverter motor. Generally, the inverter technology in a front load washing machine optimizes its speed based on the load present. This aids in energy-saving and efficiency.
There are two primary specifications of a top load washing machine: fully auto and semi-auto (twin tub) washer.
A fully automatic washing machine is the most common modern washer type. The cleaning process of a full auto washer requires the least human effort as you only need to press a button to do your laundry.
Meanwhile, a semi-auto top load washing machine requires some manual input when doing laundry. It contains twin tubs. One tub is for washing, and another one is for drying.
If drying is needed after washing the clothes, the clothes have to be transferred manually to the drying tub for the drying cycle.
Also, a top load washing machine can be classified into an inverter and non-inverter types. The inverter motor rotates the tub without a belt and pulley system, in which power is delivered directly from the motor to the tub. This ensures lower energy consumption and improves efficiency.
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 refer to the front load washer's drum or the top load washer's tub in terms of washing performance.
The washing machine's tub or drum made of stainless steel has a greater washing performance than plastic or enamel ones. Stainless steel tubs and drums are the most durable as they can resist corrosion, withstand more heat, and higher spin speeds.
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 make stainless tubs and drums more energy-efficient, as higher spin speed could remove more water from clothes.
3- 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
4- Energy and water-saving
Buying an efficient washing machine is a great way to reduce environmental impact and to save you money along the way.
Compared with other types of washing machines, front load washing machines equipped with an inverter have been proven could save power and less water usage without compromising washing performance.
Thus, you should check for the availability of an inverter in a washing machine so that your laundry can be done at a lower energy and water consumption.
The design of the washing machine is an essential aspect that you shouldn't overlook.
Consideration such as how large the washer will consume your laundry space is necessary. So, you will not choose the wrong washer size 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.
6- Other examples of the features that ease your burdens
There are many other features of a washing machine that you can put on the list while considering buying one. Below are some examples of the features that ease your laundry burdens:
- Quick Wash:
- This feature cuts down the laundry time by performing washing processes simultaneously to get your chores done faster and clean laundry.
- 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 washer dryer model.
- No-Holes tub:
- The unique No-holes tub is the latest technology capable of controlling impurities from entering the inner tub. This feature provides a more hygienic laundry solution.
- Washing program:
- Some washing machines are equipped with a variety of intelligent washing program that suits 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 detergent or softener 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 very 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 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 on 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 does not need to 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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