Auto dosing washing machines
This type of washer has been around for a while in commercial laundry settings
but has only recently made its way into our homes. It’s a trending product backed by
brands like Miele,
so let’s see
why they’re becoming increasingly popular.
How do auto dosing washing machines work
This is one of the most convenient and efficient ways to wash. Auto dosing
washing machines use a sensor to weigh your load and once you’ve added
detergent to the
the top, it only uses the amount needed for that load. Take the Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer
example, it senses how much detergent is needed for weight, fabric type and soil
level. Which means
you can save on water because there’s no need for extra rinse cycles.
The Electrolux 10kg
Front Load Washer works in a similar way. It has 15 different
washing programs and can handle the dirty laundry of five or more people. Auto
dosing machines take
a lot of the guesswork out of doing laundry, which can free up your time to focus on
things around the home.
How much powder to put in your washing machine
For auto dosing washing machines, simply fill the detergent drawer with liquid
detergent to the fill line. The machine will determine how much detergent to use so
you’ll only need
to refill once the drawer is running low or empty. Many machines will let you know
when to refill
with either a flashing light or beeping alarm.
“Washing machines and dryers have had a massive design and
tech overhaul in
the last few years. They’re much sleeker, stylish and more powerful than ever
What is the best front loader washing machine for your needs?
Many Australian households use front load washing
because they’re great
at removing dirt and stains from clothes, they can easily fit into the snug laundry
spaces of many
newer apartments, and when it comes to water and energy, they’re incredibly
efficient. If you’re
just looking to wash clothes for you and one other person, the Solt 6kg Front Load Washer is a
option. It has a high 4-star WELS water rating and 15 different wash cycles to
For something a little bigger, check out the Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer,
perfect for a household of up to five people. Your clothes will air dry quickly
after being put
through this machine’s super quick rinse and spin cycle.
What are the benefits of a front loader?
- Front loader washing machines are very energy and water
they can help you save
on your utility bills.
- They generally have more capacity than other types of
meaning you can wash more in
- The washing tub doesn’t have an agitator, so they’re often
than top loader machines
and can accommodate larger loads.
- Front loaders can save you space at home because they are
with dryers, or you can
store other household essentials on top of them.
What is the best top loader washing machine for your needs?
A more traditional style, top
loader washing machines will definitely get your
clothes clean and maybe a better option depending on the layout of your home. If you
space where a front loader door can easily open, a top loader may make washing
easier for you.
They’ve also come a long way in functionality and design. Take the Solt 5.5kg Top Load Washer for
example. It’s easy to use LED controls and display give you access to 8 wash cycles,
and it can
handle the washing for one to two people.
For more capacity, take a look at the LG 10kg Top Load Washer. With a
4-star energy rating and fast spin speed, you can take advantage of its delayed
start feature and
let it do the work while you’re out and about.
What are the benefits of a top loader?
- Top loader washing machines can be less expensive than
- They’re more ergonomic because you don’t have to bend down
your laundry in the drum, just open the lid and drop it in.
- As the more traditional design, there are more options to
- It’s easy to add more laundry mid-cycle because the lid
as it does with front loader machines.
Washer dryer combos
If you want both a washer and dryer but space is an issue, then look no further!
A washer dryer combo
gives you the best
of both worlds. There are two types to choose from: ventless
and vented. After the washing cycle, a ventless machine heats the inside of the
dryer drum allowing
clothes to dry as they spin. A vented machine, however, works like a regular dryer
by drawing in air
from outside the machine, heating it up and venting it out to dry the clothes.
Two great options are the Electrolux
Washer Dryer and the LG
9kg-5kg Combo Washer Dryer. The Electrolux machine has a 4-star energy
rating and a 1200rpm
spin speed, perfect if you’re doing the laundry for two or three people. The LG
washer dryer combo
has a bigger capacity and faster spin speed, so you can easily wash and dry a larger
item like a
What you should consider with a washer dryer combo
The one thing to keep in mind here is that you can’t wash and dry laundry at the
same time, as the combo machine does it all in one. So, if your household has
multiple loads to get
through and you want everything dried as well, you will have to take this into
Choosing a washing machine that suits you
We’ve laid out a lot of information here about the different types of washing
machines and dryers. To help make your decision explore our handy washing
buying guide. Inside, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to choosing the right
you, plus a range of helpful features to keep a look out for.