If the life of modern housewives suddenly disappeared washing machines, this would be akin to the onset of the apocalypse. But even 50 years ago, only every third Soviet family could boast of having a "stick".
Today, this household appliance has become simply irreplaceable. A good washing machine ensures high quality of washing and spinning, does not make too much noise, and also saves water and electricity. To all who are going to buy a new au pair, we offer Top 10 tips on how to choose a washing machine .
Either read our 2016 washing machine rating. The best washing machines in terms of price-quality ratio.
- 10. Type of loading
- 9. Dimensions
- 8. Determined with
- 7. Maximum loading
- 6. Energy class
- 5. Class of washing and spin
- 4. Extraction speed
- 3. Number of programs
- 2. Protection againstleaks
- 1. Noise
10. Type of loading
Machines with vertical loading require a minimum space, but they can not be built into the kitchen set, so you can place such a machine in the bathroom or in a separate laundry room. In addition, when laying clothes in a vertical machine, you do not need to bend over and strain your back. Another plus of such machines is the possibility of adding laundry during the program. But the front models are considered more reliable.
The standard dimensions of the washing machine - height 80-85cm, depth - 50-65cm, width - 40-60cm. However, there are low-end models, which, for example, can be installed under the sink. You can also choose a narrow model, depth 33 - 45 cm
8. Determine with the construction
The built-in washing machine has a notch for the kitchen ramp, the possibility for attaching the door and a removable top cover. As a rule, embedded models are more expensive. If you really need to install the machine under the countertop, you can choose a stand-alone model and remove the top cover from it. However, with this option, you need to make sure that the powder loading tray extends sufficiently to peek out from under the edge of the countertop.
7. Maximum loading
Modern household machines are able to erase from 3 to 10 kg of laundry. As a rule, a family of 3-4 people has enough cars with a load of up to 6 kg. Well, for two enough will be a compact car for 3-4 kg.
6. Energy efficiency class
The most economical washing machines have an energy efficiency class A +.On washing such models spend 0,7-0,9 kW / hour when washing at a temperature of 60 degrees. Class A machines consume about 1 kW / h of energy.
5. Class of washing and spinning
Most of the modern machines provide a class of washing A, rarely there are models with a class of washing B, although it is almost impossible to visually distinguish things washed in different machines. Spin A means that 40-45% moisture remains in the laundry, for comparison, class C means 60% residual moisture.
4. Spin speed
The spin speed of the washing machine can vary from 800 to 2000 rpm. But the optimal indicator, covering the needs of the average hostess, is 1000 revolutions. At higher revs, it makes sense to squeeze out only terry products and dense coverlets.
3. Number of
programs Less than a third of homemakers use more than 3 different washing programs. As a rule, it is enough to have separate programs for cotton, synthetics and light fabrics with the possibility of changing the temperature and spin speed. For young mothers, a program for washing cotton things at a temperature of 90 degrees is useful.
2. Protection against leaks
Such protection can be complete and partial. At inexpensive models the protection of hoses which covers water delivery in case of damage of a hose is realized. Full protection means that the model is equipped with both a hose guard and a washing machine casing.
If the car turns out to be excessively noisy, then it will be impossible to stay in the room. When choosing your model, you need to pay attention to the noise level in the washing mode, as well as spinning. When washing, the noise should not exceed 55 dB, while pressing the same - 70 dB.