Washing Machine Buying Guide
What capacity do you need? Freestanding or integrated? Will it help you save money on your bills?
Whatever your question, our handy guide is here to help you choose the right Washing Machine for you
Freestanding Washing Machines
Choosing a freestanding washing machine offers flexibility in placement, easy installation, and affordability. These machines are convenient for those who want a hassle-free installation process, easy maintenance, and the ability to replace or upgrade quickly. Freestanding washing machines come in various sizes and capacities, making them suitable for different household needs.
Integrated Washing Machines
Selecting an integrated washing machine offers a seamless and aesthetically pleasing look, as it blends effortlessly with cabinetry. It optimizes space, enhances home value, and reduces noise and vibration. Integrated models provide customization options for a cohesive design and feature hidden controls for a minimalist appearance
Wash Load Capacity
The capacity, or volume, of the drum in a washing machine determines how much the machine can wash.
Drum sizes are typically measured in kilograms (kg), representing the weight of dry laundry that can be accommodated.
Washing machine drum sizes vary depending on the model and type. We have put together the most common sizes and the loads they can handle: Shop your desired wash load below.
Different Washing Machine Features
Picking Your Colour
After finalizing the features you desire in your washer dryer, the next step is to contemplate the colour selection. Here, we elaborate on the advantages of the most commonly chosen colours.
Black washer dryers boast low maintenance requirements owing to their effortless cleaning characteristics. The universal appeal of this colour makes it a versatile choice that harmonizes seamlessly with various interior styles.
White washer dryers contribute to a timeless and clean aesthetic, offering a classic look that is not only easy to maintain but also provides a hassle-free cleaning experience. Having a white washer dryer can also make a room seem bigger because the colour white bounces light around a room.
Opting for a grey washer dryer presents a stylish and contemporary aesthetic. The versatile nature of grey allows for effortless pairing with any colour scheme, making it a progressively favored choice among our customers.
Washing Machine FAQs
We understand that choosing the perfect washing machine involves considering various factors to meet your specific needs. To make your decision-making process easier, we've compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about washing machines. If you can't find the answer to your question, please get in touch with our expert team on 0161 794 3030.
Can a washing machine be placed in the garage ?
Washing machines can be installed in garages however this option comes with its own problems. Garages can suffer from lack of ventilation and condensation can cause damage to the washing machine. The garage can also become too hot in summer which could cause the machine to overheat and in the winter when its cold pipes can be at risk of freezing. Also freestanding garages are unlikely to have plumbing available which can make installation difficult.
What size washing machine do I need ?
It is important to consider the dimensions when choosing a washing machine. Standard washing machines are around 85cm tall and 60cm wide and the depth can vary depending on the drum size. If you have limited space, you may want to consider a smaller or slimline model, which typically are below 50cm wide and/or below 54cm deep.
What capacity do I need for my washing machine ?
The ideal capacity depends on your household size and laundry habits. For smaller households or lighter usage, a 7-8 kg capacity might suffice, while larger families or those with more substantial laundry loads may prefer a 9 kg or higher capacity.
What energy efficiency rating does the washing machine have?
In the UK, look for machines with an energy label. Higher ratings, indicated by letters from A to G, mean better efficiency and cost savings. A being the best and G being the worst.