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 before. With sophisticated looks and top-of-the-line functionality, these aren’t the clunky washers you used to know. These machines are built for show.
A common question is: “how long do washing machines last?” This all depends on how often they’re used and how they’re maintained. A new machine could last around 10 years, but it’s always best to check the warranty to make sure.
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 well-known brands like Miele, Samsung and Bosch, so let’s see why they’re becoming increasingly popular.
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 drawer at the top, it only uses the amount needed for that load. Take the Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer for 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 more important things around the home.
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 before.”
Many Australian households use front load washing machines 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 great option. It has a high 4-star WELS water rating and 15 different wash cycles to choose from.
For something a little bigger, check out the Bosch 9kg Front Load Washer, it’s 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.
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 don’t have 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 great 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.
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 7.5kg-4.5kg Combo Washer Dryer and the LG 9kg-5kg Combo Washer Dryer. The Electrolux machine has a 4-star energy rating and a 1200rpm maximum 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 king-size doona.
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 consideration.
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 machine buying guide. Inside, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to choosing the right washing machine for you, plus a range of helpful features to keep a look out for.
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