Semi-automatic and automatic washing machines are available in the market. The price of an automatic washing machine is higher than a semi-automatic one. Here is what you should know about a washing machine.
More water and detergent is needed in a full washing cycle of a semi-automatic washing machine than in an automatic one. You can set the fully automatic machine the washing duration and the amount of detergent and water to minimize wastage.
You will use less amount of detergent and water thus lowering the costs of laundry in your home.
The fully automatic washing machine saves you the time of monitoring it the entire time it will be washing. The semi-automatic washing machine needs you to monitor the amount of water and detergent constantly and when it is done it you have to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer tubs.
A semi-automatic washing machine requires regular maintenance, and it is heavy. The fully automatic washing machine is durable, and it needed little maintenance; therefore, homes that do tough and rough washing regularly are advised to buy it instead of the semi-automatic one.
You do not have to change the settings of the fully automatic washing machine every time you need to do your laundry because it saves the settings of various types of washes. Clothes that shed color and those that are delicate need special settings because they are easy to fade and tear respectively when they are washed for a long time, under wrong temperatures and pressure or using the wrong detergent.
Your washing machine should have a spin cycle that matches your laundry needs. You can tell the spin cycle of the washing machine because it is denoted by revolutions per minute (rpm). Tender fabrics need you to set the washing machine at 300-500 revolutions per minute. You need a better washing machine if you cannot set yours to that low spin cycle.
How much power does the washing machine need for it to operate? You need an energy-saving washing machine. Ensure that the washing machine can turn itself off automatically once the clothes are clean.
The washing machine should accommodate a significant load of fabrics per wash. You need a washing machine that has a small load capacity if you stay alone, but it will be an inconvenience if many people occupy the house.
The space in your home determines the size of the washing machine you should buy. A washing machine that has a large load size is also large in size.
Take a washing machine that has an inbuilt dryer for convenience. You will also have the money of buying a separate dryer and the time or moving the clothes to the dryer or hanging them.