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A washing machine is one of the most important appliances inside the house. There are many types and models of washing machines that you could choose from.

Which could be the perfect and the right washing machine that could work for you? To help you in your search for the right fit, we have provided the following guidelines on how to choose the right washing machine that is ideal for your home:

1. The type of washing machine

There are two types of washing machines, namely the front-loading machine and the top-loading machine. The front-loading machine has this circular door at the front, in which you put the laundry in it. It makes the clothes go head over heels around the machine to achieve a perfect wash. Meanwhile, in the top-loading machine, you put your laundry on top of it. It has a plate at the bottom that gently moves the clothes and washes them.  To give you an idea of how they differ, you may consider reading these points:

Water consumption

A front-loading machine consumes about 13 gallons of water per load. Meanwhile, the standard top-loading machine uses about 30 to 45 gallons per load.


A front-loading machine uses less water and less detergent. Also, it utilises low-suds detergent, while the top-loading washer has the regular detergent. This means you need lots of water to remove the lather and the suds.

Loading and Unloading the Laundry

It is easy to load the laundry in the top-loading washer than the front-loading that needs bending to load and unload. On the other hand, it is difficult to unload using the top-loading washer, particularly if you have short arms.

Energy Efficiency

The front-loading washer is more energy efficient than the standard top-loading washer. This is because it uses less water and less energy to heat water. It is also advisable to look at the energy labels on how the washer is energy efficient.


Typically, the front-loading washer is costlier than the standard top-loading washer.

2. Know your laundry load

Determine how many clothes you need to wash in a week’s time. A washer that has a capacity of 2.3 cubic feet could accommodate 6 towels per load. Meanwhile, a 4.5 cubic feet washer could fit in a king-sized comforter. If you want a bigger washer, the 6.2 cubic feet is perfect for you. This washer could fit about 17 full-sized towels per load.  On the other hand, if you choose a washer that is too big, you will need lots of water and detergent. Likewise, if you choose a small washer, you will end up washing often.

3. Opting for the right material of tub/drum

The tub of the washer could either be made of stainless steel, plastic, or porcelain-enamel. They differ in cost and durability. The plastic and porcelain enamel are less expensive than the stainless steel. However, the stainless steel is the most durable. You could also opt for the plastic tubs, which are more durable than the enamel tubs that could crack.

4. Consider these features

You may look for a washing machine that has these helpful features:

Wash Settings

There are some washing machines that have wash settings that you could adjust. These include the delicate clothes for gentle wash, regular or the cotton, easy care, and auto soak or extra cleaning. You may adjust the setting using a rotary control.

Wash Cycles

A washer mostly has a standard cycle, which is normal or cotton. It may also have a permanent press or known as colour cycle and the delicate cycle. You may also consider a washer with a hand-wash cycle for extra delicate clothes. Meanwhile, for the blankets and pillows, you may have a washer with the bulk cycle. This washer also has a number of minutes in which you could adjust the wash cycle for.

Temperature Control

Some washers have temperature control. These include hot, warm, and cold. You have to adjust the temperature depending on certain types of fabric. The cold is for delicate clothes while the warm is for towels, linens, and sheets. The hot is used for sanitizing baby clothes, linens, cloth and cloth diapers, among others.

Fuzzy Logic

Fuzzy Logic manages and controls the water temperature, water intake, rinse performance, wash time and the spin speed. It could identify the laundry load and tell how much water you need. It could also determine the amount of detergent and the time the machine could wash the laundry load.

5. Add-on Features

Some washing machines have special features. You may consider buying a washer with any of the following special features:

Built-in sink or faucet

There a number of washers that have sink or faucets. The washer with sink is good if you like to hand wash some delicate clothes. Meanwhile, the washer with the faucet is very convenient to use.

Soap reservoir

Some washers have a soap reservoir, in which the washer could auto-detect the amount of detergent you need and automatically put it in the washer before you start a cycle.

A number of washer tubs

Yes, there are washers with multiple tubs. Some of them have a regular tub and a smaller one or a secondary washer that could fit inside the pedestal or attach to the regular washer body.

6. Have it perfectly fit right to your door

You may opt for a bigger washing machine, but suddenly, you are surprised that it could not fit into your door. It is such a disaster. Yes, you need to measure first your doors and hallways and make sure that the washer that you would buy would get into your house. You may use a measuring tape and jot down the size of your doors and hallways, particularly their width.

7. The Price

The costs of washing machines in Singapore may range from SGD $299 to SGD $5000. This depends on the type of brand, size, and features of the washer. It is advisable that you buy a washer that is within the limit of your budget.

It’s now time to dream of adding a washer into your home. However, think of the mentioned above points for you to have a perfect washing machine deliver right to your door. Certainly, you will enjoy the things that this washer will do for your household





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