Washing Machine Buying Guide

Kitchens may be the heart of the home, but laundries are the engine room. Discover our extensive Washing Machine range from Front Load, Top Load, Washer Dryer Combo, Auto Dosing Washers and more from great brands including LG, Fisher & Paykel, Haier, Bosch, Miele and Samsung.

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Top 3 Things To
Consider When
Buying A Washer

How To Choose The Right
Washer For You

Which Washing Machine Type Is Right For You?

When deciding which type of washing machine is best for you, the first thing to consider is where your machine is going to go. You’ll need to make sure you have adequate space to open the door and load your machine, and decide whether your dryer will be placed next to it, stacked on top of it or wall-mounted above it. Once you’ve worked this out, you can start looking at the different benefits of each type of washing machine. Click the 'Read More' buttons below for a deep dive on each type of washing machine!

Watch Our Helpful Laundry Buying Guides

From choosing the perfect washing machine to maximizing small laundry spaces, our laundry buying guides cover all you need to know to find the perfect laundry setup for your home.

"A Wi-Fi enabled washing machine allows you to download an app to start or control your washing machine from anywhere. It can also tell you when a load has finished, when clothes have been left in the machine for too long, or if your machine needs a service." says Peter Simic, Laundry Buyer for The Good Guys.

Features To Consider When Looking For A New Washer

Choosing the right washing machine can help keep the household running and get clean clothes back in drawers and cupboards faster. By making sure you’ve got the right type, size, features and energy rating, you’ll not only simplify this household chore, but save money, too. Discover what features you should keep an eye out for below!

Washing Machine Glossary

We’ll break down all the tech talk and acronyms that you need to know.

Inverter Motor

A lot of our auto-dosing washing machines are made with an inverter motor. Essentially, inverter technology uses magnets in the machine's motor that reduce friction, meaning quieter operation. Washing machines with an inverter motor are ideal for those in smaller apartments and living spaces.


Our Miele washers require an UltraPhase detergent cartridge for the auto-dosing function to work. Lasting up to 47 washes, set the cartridge in the detergent dispenser and let the machine do the rest.


Our Miele washers require an UltraPhase detergent cartridge for the auto-dosing function to work. Lasting up to 47 washes, set the cartridge in the detergent dispenser and let the machine do the rest.


Most Bosch auto-dosing machines comes built with a VarioPerfect drum, allowing you the flexibility to wash the way that suits you. If you're in a hurry, choose the SpeedPerfect setting to complete a wash in under one hour. Alternatively, if time is not an issue and you're after a more economical wash, simply set it to EcoPerfect and let the machine handle the rest.


Our LG TwinWash auto-dosing washers are great for those with larger families. A TwinWash is a type of LG washing machine complete with a mini washer, so you can wash two different loads of laundry at once without mixing different colours.


You might see these terms used a lot on our auto-dosing machines, but don't worry, they all just different ways that our brands refer to auto-dosing technology.

Inverter Motor

Also knows as a brushless motor, these washing machine motors are designed to be quieter and more robust than regular motors.


An agitator is a stick-like thing that projects from the bottom of the top load washing machine’s drum. It has fins or vanes that rotate clockwise and anti-clockwise to move the clothes from the bottom of the drum to the top in repeated cycles. In this process, dirt from the clothes is removed. Agitators are generally harsh on clothes. But are more effective than impellers in cleaning clothes. Agitators are being replaced by impellers ( also known as pulsators) in newer washing machines.


Impellers are seen in most top-loading washing machines these days. It rotates in such a way that the clothes move from the outer rim of the washing machine to the centre using a small quantity of water, thereby creating friction between the clothes to remove dirt and stains. Impellers use less water and less motion compared to agitators. They are also gentler on clothes.