Washing Machine Buying Guide

If you’re looking to upgrade or replace your existing washing machine but aren’t sure where to start, our dedicated washing machine buying guide is designed to help you find the most suitable model for your everyday needs. Whether you want to understand the difference between freestanding washing machines and integrated models, or require further information on washing machine installation, capacity or size, our detailed guide will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

Washing Machine Capacity Guide

Before you purchase a washing machine, you will need to give some thought to load capacity. It is important to choose a washing machine with a capacity that matches your lifestyle and household size, as this ensures that your garments will be cleaned more effectively.

To ensure your new appliance functions correctly, it is important to avoid overloading. If you exceed the recommended drum capacity on your washing machine, you could risk reducing the performance of the appliance. Our washing machine size guide will help you to discover the right capacity washing machine for your everyday requirements.

Washing Machine Size by KG

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Washing machine capacity is typically measured in KG (kilograms). The KG rating relates to the maximum load of washing the machine can handle. To ensure your machine remains in optimum condition, it is crucial to avoid overloading. However, in the real world, it can be impractical to measure and difficult to estimate washing loads. Our washing machine weight guide is designed to be used as a rough guideline, to help you select the right capacity machine for your washing needs.

  • Medium Capacity Washing Machine

    Our medium capacity washing machines are most popular among small-medium households. Perfect for families, our medium capacity machines are available in 8kg and 9kg capacities.

    An 8kg washing machine is capable of washing up to 40 shirts in a single wash cycle.

    A 9kg washing machine is capable of washing up to 45 shirts per wash cycle.For further information, explore our range of medium capacity washing machines.

  • Large Capacity Washing Machine

    Our large capacity washing machines are perfect for those who like to wash heavy loads in one go. With a large capacity machine, you can expect to perform less washes and save time, ideal for those with large families.

    With our 10kg washing machines, you can expect to wash up to 50 shirts in a single wash cycle.

Freestanding or Integrated?

Most people understand whether they need a freestanding or integrated washing machine for their kitchen/utility area. However, if you are redecorating or perhaps want a change, you may want to understand more about what each type of appliance has to offer.

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    Integrated Washing Machines

    An integrated washing machine is the perfect choice for those looking to create a seamless kitchen design. Our integrated washing machines are completely built-in and are hidden from view behind a cupboard door. Before purchasing an integrated washing machine, you will need to accurately measure the depth and width of the cabinet or unit that will house your appliance, and then compare this with the dimensions of your washing machine of choice.

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    Freestanding Washing Machines

    Freestanding washing machines are more common than integrated appliances. They are compact and ideal for almost all homes, on account of being incredibly easy to install. They can also be conveniently placed anywhere in the home, provided there is adequate access to power and drainage.

Washing Machine Spin Speeds

  • To save time and energy, it is important to select the right spin speed for each load. By selecting the correct spin speed, you will ensure your clothes get the correct care, which will help to protect your favourite garments.

    Our washing machines have maximum 1400rpm spin speeds to help reduce drying times. Lower spin speeds are perfect for delicate garments, while higher speeds (such as a 1400 spin washing machine) prevent clothes from retaining as much water. Before washing any garment, you should read the directions attached to the label. This is because higher spin speeds could potentially damage some garments.

Washing Machine Size Guide

Prior to looking for a new washing machine, it is important to understand how much space you have available. Washing machine dimensions can vary from appliance to appliance. While most adhere to a standard width and height, the depth can vary. It therefore makes sense to take accurate measurements before purchasing a new appliance.

After taking some measurements, you should be able to work out whether a standard washing machine will fit into the space available, or whether you need to purchase a slimmer depth appliance.

Our standard washing machines are 58cm in depth, making them compact enough to fit into most kitchen/utility areas. To find out more, why not browse our range of washing machines?

Washing Machine Features

When looking for a new washing machine, you should consider the range of extra features each appliance has to offer. Our range of watching machines come with a multitude of advanced features designed for everyday convenience.

  • FiberCatcher® Technology

    Microplastics are miniature pieces of plastic (measuring less than 5mm in length). When these plastics enter the oceans, they can be incredibly harmful to aquatic life. Over one-third of the microplastics found in our oceans and waterways are released from synthetic fibres during everyday wash cycles. Our innovative FiberCatcher® technology has been designed to catch up to 90% of synthetic microfibres during each synthetic wash cycle.

  • WaterCare®

    By replacing vigorous drum movements with jets of water/detergent that cascade downwards from the top of the drum, our Watercare® technology delivers washes that are kinder and more gentle on your garments; without sacrificing on performance. Watercare® also reduces the level of microplastics and microfibres released, which again helps to protect our oceans and waterways.

  • PET Recycled Tub

    It’s our belief that sustainable change begins at home. This is why our washing machines and washer dryers are manufactured using PET recycled tubs, which are made from up to sixty plastic bottles. By using recycled materials in the production of our washing machine tubs, we are working to reduce plastic pollution, reusing plastics that could have otherwise ended up in landfill.

  • SupremeRefresh

    With SupremeRefresh, you can quickly and effectively remove wrinkles and unwanted odours from your clothes. By using intensive steam, SupremeRefresh helps to extend the life of your favourite clothing by providing it with a rapid refresh; without the need for a full wash.

  • Inverter Eco Motor

    Enjoy perfect peace with our innovative Inverter Eco Motor. These motors not only guarantee a quieter wash cycle but also ensure greater efficiency than standard washing machine motors. The Inverter Eco Motor is also designed for durability, and each comes with a 10-year parts warranty.

  • Anti-allergy Programme

    Those with sensitive skin (asthmatics, babies, and young children) will benefit from our anti-allergy programme. It has been designed to not only eliminate pet allergens but also to ensure your laundry is free from dust mites, fungi, and bacteria.

Colour Options

Choosing the right colour for a new appliance can be a tough decision - particularly if you want to keep the ambience of your existing decor. Our washing machines are available in white and graphite (grey). Before choosing the colour of your new washing machine, it is advisable to take a moment to consider the colour of your existing appliances and the colour of the area in which you intend to place it. However, our washing machine colour schemes are largely neutral, and a white washing machine, grey washing machine, or graphite washing machine will work well with almost all kitchen designs.

Other Considerations

Whether you’ve already decided upon the ideal washing machine for your home or are still making a decision on the right one, here are a few important things to consider before committing to a purchase.

  • Most people understand whether they need a freestanding or integrated washing machine for their kitchen/utility area. However, if you are redecorating or perhaps want a change, you may want to understand more about what each type of appliance has to offer.
  • Remember to account for the space taken up by the piping used to connect your washing machine. Inlet and wastewater pipes are essential for the functionality of your washing machine, so ensure there is ample space for each.
  • Before installing a new washing machine, ensure that there is a suitable power source within one metre of the appliance. Never plug a washing machine into an extension cord: you should always plug your washing machine into the mains.

Now that you have all the information about what you must consider before making a purchase, why not browse our latest range of washing machines? We have a selection of appliances in different colours, sizes, and capacities to suit all requirements.