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Buying Guide: How to Find the Perfect Washing Machine

One could say that the modern washing machine is the most life-changing invention of our time. Buying a new washing machine is not too difficult if you know what you are looking for. Your choice of washing appliance will primarily depend on the size of your household.

If you are purchasing a new washing machine, keep in mind the following models and their functionalities:

  • Top loader washers: Fully-automatic washing machines that allow you to conveniently load and unload your laundry without having to bend over. These top loading washing machines take up less space and are therefore a perfect fit for narrower spaces. 
  • Front loader washers: These are fully-automatic washing machines that are loaded from the front. They consume less water and energy whilst still remaining gentle on clothes. 
  • Automatic: Fully automatic washing machines complete the laundry process from start to finish, without any manual intervention. From just the touch of a button, the machine handles soaking, washing, rinsing and even drying!
  • Semi-automatic: These machines require manual input during the cycle, such as moving wet clothes between the wash and drying tubs. Semi-automatic washing machines are much more energy efficient because they use less water and electricity.
  • Twin tub washers: The twin tub washer is the more common variety of the semi-automatic washing machine, where you’ll find two tubs – one used for washing and the other for spin-drying. This type will need you to move the clothes from one tub to the other during the washing.
  • Single tub washers: Designed to do all the washing and the spin-drying in one tub, these semi-automatic washers come with an outer layer and an inner layer with holes that allow the water to drain. 

Modern washing machines come with additional features, designed to make the laundry process easier. It is important to know what they do to make sure you choose a machine that suits your needs.

  • Spin speed: The drying spin cycle is measured as revolutions per minute (rpm). The higher the rpm, the drier the clothes will be. This, however, also depends on the fabric of clothes. Choose a light cycle, 300-500 rpm, for delicate fabrics, and for thicker clothes, such as jeans, use a higher cycle above 1000 rpm.
  • Dryer: If you live a busy life with constrained space, you probably won’t have time to hang out the washing. A washing machine with an inbuilt dryer might be a perfect option for you as it both washes and dries your clothes in the same cycle. So all you need to do is remove the clothes from the machine, iron them and they’re ready to wear.
  • Energy efficiency: Always buy A+++ rated washing machine. Appliances that have good energy ratings can help you save money on electricity and water bills. Most washing machines’ energy label ranges from A+ to A+++.
  • Temperature control: If the washer has an in-built heater, this feature will help adjust the water temperature. This can prove useful in winter. Besides, hot water cleans clothes better.

Choose a Ramtons washing machines that deliver superb washing performance and cleaning efficiency, allowing you to wash piles of clothes and soft garments with ease. These washers ensure garments are treated with care and have multiple settings to look after clothes that need a gentle touch. Ramtons make lives in the home and kitchen easier through innovative products, ample availability and strong support. We believe in making your shopping journey easy from the point of purchase to the point of use. Our home appliances and kitchen accessories are all about combining functionality, convenience and modernity. Ramtons’ home appliances save time and effort, allowing you to put that time into things you love.


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