5 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying a Washing Machine
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A washing machine is the workhorse of any household and an appliance you’ll ideally have for many years to come, so it’s worth investing in one that suits the size of your family, meets all your needs and takes care of your clothes properly, to save you time and money in the long run.
Sourcing the perfect washing machine for your household can be quite an arduous task so, before you throw your money down, make sure you ask yourself these five vital questions to ensure you’re making the right choice.
1. DOES IT HAVE AN AUTODOSE FUNCTION?
What is an AutoDose function, you ask? In a nutshell, this nifty feature means you never have to guess how much detergent to use again. According to Electrolux, which boasts a premium 10kg AutoDose Front Loader, “AutoDose measures the weight of your load and provides the optimal detergent level, every time. This helps keep your clothes fresh, clean and protected for longer.”
Purchasing a washer with this feature will save you time and money, preventing you from wasting washing powder or, on the other hand, washing clothes repeatedly because you haven’t used enough detergent.
2. WHAT IS ITS ENERGY STAR RATING?
Not only does a high energy star rating matter in terms of the environment, it’s also a good indicator of how much electricity your machine will chew up.
Generally, you want to look for one with a four to five energy star rating, which essentially means your bills won’t blow out. As explained on the Australian Government Energy website, “The star rating is about energy efficiency – that is how efficient a model is relative to other models of the same size.”
Put simply: the more stars, the more savings!
3. IS IT WIFI ENABLED?
Didn’t you know? Washing machines have officially entered the 21st century, and some clever ones now come with wifi.
This means you can control your washing machine remotely, or from the couch, all via an app. Sign us up.
4. HOW MANY WASH CYCLES DOES IT HAVE?
Are you still living with a washer that has just three main cycles? If so, may we introduce you to Bedding, Energy Saver, Cottons, Wool and Quick 15, to name just a few?
That’s right, the Electrolux Front Load Washer AutoDose boasts 15 wash cycles, meaning there’s an option available for every single clothing item you own, as well as some added extras.
5. CAN YOU ADD CLOTHES AFTER STARTING?
How many times have you started a wash cycle only to find a stray sock that needs adding? Every time right? And given that it’s 2020, it seems absurd that washing machines exist without the option to add clothes later.
Electrolux’s Front Load Washer AutoDose, which comes with the option of commando-ing clothes in halfway through the wash cycle (#winning), solves this common household headache, giving you the flexibility to add last-minute laundry items mid-wash.