Doing your laundry would be a tedious and time consuming task if you were to go through the process manually. A washing machine of course grapples with the task in the most efficient manner possible. It goes through all the motions needed to get the clothes sparkling clean, and with the minimum of water too! The new machines that are on display in today’s market incorporate the latest features that technology can offer, with most providing for low volumes of water consumption and energy savings. There are a great many new models with different options and configurations. Be sure to check out the different brands while you shop around. Bosch is a reputable name in household appliances, and is known for its uncompromising stance with respect to high performance standards in a range of domestic appliances, and in particular its washing machine
More about Bosch
Established in 1886 in Germany, Bosch has promoted its products through subsidiaries and associated companies across some 50 countries the world over. The company aims to deliver superior performance in all of the manufacturing sectors in which it competes, in a cost effective manner. Bosch washing machines come in carefully designed models, configured to meet the most demanding specifications, while focused on quality and reliability. Bosch’s higher efficiency washing machine range aims to enable consumers to get the best possible wash with a minimal consumption of water and power, thus giving you value for money in the long term. Their products are often highly rated in consumer survey findings and consumer magazines.
What to Look For in a Washing Machine?
Although, there are a number of excellent companies making washing machines, most offering you models that come with an array of functions and advanced features, the basic requirements are still those of ease of operation with some extra features of functionality thrown in, that allow for a good, clean wash with the minimum of expenditure. There are some basic features to look for, when you make a decision to purchase.
What type of Loading?
You can decide on one of two basic loading alternatives that are common to washing machines: whether to buy a model with front loading or one with top loading. This can be based on your planned usage and space availability.
a. Front Loading Machines: These have a circular water tight door in the front part of the machine. The machine can be conveniently located under a work surface in your kitchen or utility room. Front loading machines have a greater load capacity and can give a more thorough wash, while consuming less water and energy. On the downside, if located on the ground, you will need to bend down to load and unload your wash.
b. Top Loading Machines: These have an opening at the top, making it physically easier to load or to unload the machine. The load capacity is generally much less that the front loading type, but the wash cycle is often shorter, making the process run faster. These are usually less expensive when compared with front loading machines.
When choosing a washing machine, the load capacity of the machine is a significant aspect requiring some thought. A 4 kg load is considered as being light, and a 6 kg load is thought of as being on the heavier side for a full size washing machine. A family of two can opt for a machine with low loading capacity, while larger families might require a machine with a higher loading capacity. Most front loading machines can take a load of up to 9 kg, while top loading machines usually have a capacity of up to around 5 kg.
If the machine you choose offers higher spin speeds, this will ensure efficient drying, through a high speed spin capability. You may even expect your wash to come out almost dry when you take the laundry out of the machine. It may be a good idea to select a machine with a speed of at least 1000 rpm. There are two kinds of spin functions to be considered.
a. Fixed Spinning: Low cost models often come with a pre-set spin speed that is common to all wash programs. Here the spin function operates at a pre-appointed speed irrespective of the program you select for running the wash cycle.