Choosing a washing machine can be a tough job, especially since no household has the same laundry requirements. However, before you buy a washing machine there are a few factors you need to consider. We have divided the task of choosing the most popular mechanical device into the five subsections which you want to check before selecting one.
Capacity and Size
The most important thing about buying a washing machine is its load capacity which is measured in kg and is correlated with the number of members in a family. However, the load capacity should be such that all the laundry comes in a single wash cycle and you do not have to run the wash cycle again and again.
You need to consider the available space in your house and the size of your door too and carefully read the complete dimension of the particular washing before buying and make sure the washing machine comes inside your house comfortably.
Fully-Automatic/Semi-Automatic Washing Machine
On the basis of operations it performs, there are two types of washing machines. One is fully automatic and another one is semi-automatic. In other words, the amount of manual intervention is the key to this classification. However, each one of them has its own benefits and drawbacks.
Semi-Automatic washing machines
It’s a traditional device and comes with two tubs or compartments, one for washing and another one for drying. Therefore, in this type of machine, a lot of manual intervention is required. Firstly, you need to fill the tank manually with bucket or pipe, then add the detergent in the tub and set the washing time and type of fabric.
The material of the tub
Tubs are usually made up of either Stainless Steel, Porcelain Enamel or Plastic. Plastic tubs last longer than enamel which can chip or rust. Stainless steel tubs are the most durable and last longer and can withstand high spin speeds. So our order of preference for the material of the tub is Stainless Steel > Plastic >Porcelain Enamel.
Spin Cycle or RPM
The spin cycle is used for drying the clothes after washing. Therefore, this is the factor that determines the time that a machine will take for drying the clothes. It is measured in RPM( Revolution Per Minute). Machine with higher revolutions per minute has better drying capacity and take less drying time compared to machines with lower revolutions per minute.
It does not refer to washing machines that can run on the home inverter. It is basically a technology to save electricity in most appliances that have a moving part. In the conventional washing machines which are designed for a fixed load and operate most efficiently when running at the optimum load, the motor runs at constant speed irrespective of the load inside the machine. Hence, the machines consume the same amount of electricity even if the load is considerably low.
But a washing machine with inverter technology runs at optimum loads depending on the load on the machine. Above all, the machine is fitted with sensors that detect the load on the washing machine. Depending on the load, it determines the optimum speed at which the motor should run to optimize electricity usage. However, it is only possible if the machine is fitted with Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors or Brushless motors that provide the machine with the capability of running at variable speeds.
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