Buying a washing machine is a serious matter. The leading specialist of the company “M-Video” Anton Mozhaysky advises how to choose the right washing machine.
Buying a washing machine is a serious matter. After all, it should serve you for many years. The leading specialist of the M-Video company Anton Mozhaysky advises how to choose the right washing machine.
Types of washing machinesThere are cars with front and vertical loading. With vertical loading, the linen is laid on top, and with the front loading - from the side through a transparent hatch.
Dimensions For vehicles with vertical loading, the standard sizes are: height — 85 cm, width — 40 or 45 cm, depth — 60 cm. For front-mounted cars: height — 85 cm, width — 60 cm, depth — 32 to 62 cm. For front-mounted machines, the recommended depth - from 40 cm and more. In various models, the actual depth may differ from the declared 2-7 cm due to the control panel, hatches, hoses on the rear panel.
Loading volumeThe loading volume in modern machines is from 3 to 7 kg. All manufacturers indicate a load, meaning dry cotton. Please note that the volume indicators for synthetics and wool differ by an order of magnitude from the indicator for cotton. Thus, the load for synthetics is half the load of cotton, and wool - one third.
SpinModern models offer a spin from 600 to 2000 rpm. The real effectiveness of the spin cycle is determined by a value called the “residual moisture of the laundry”. If you want to more accurately determine the effectiveness of the spin cycle, specify this parameter, since each model has its own indicators. A difference of 5% between the residual moisture content of one model and the residual moisture content of the other will mean that 50 ml more water is left in each kilogram of laundry, i.e. when the machine is fully loaded (5 kg), the difference can be 250 ml. The optimal spin speed for household machines is 1000-1200 rpm.
Class of washing, energy consumption and spinThe quality of washing, energy consumption and spin varies from A to G, where A is the best indicator. The parameters are indicated on the energy efficiency sticker on the machine body.
ControlThe mechanical control of the washing machine, familiar to many, is a thing of the past. In modern models, new electronic panels are used - sometimes it is button control, sometimes control with the help of one convenient switch with sectors. Modern machines are equipped with digital displays, and the latest models are textual, including Russian . The main indicators of washing are displayed: information on the status and parameters of the program, the degree of loading of the machine, the end time of the program, error tips
FunctionsTo a set of standard programs, some manufacturers offer new useful functions. For example, “hand wash wool” is a program that allows you to wash wool items labeled “only hand wash.” There are also machines that are equipped with an even more delicate function - “hand wash silk”. Many models, along with a pre-wash program, offer a “soak” function. You can soak the laundry directly to the machine before washing. "Extra rinse" is important for those who suffer from allergies, and for young children - the program allows you to more effectively rinse things from detergents. If the machine is equipped with a “stain” program, then it is allowed to use dry stain removers. An important and useful feature is “delayed start”. You can program the start time for washing at night, when the lowest electricity prices. Most parents will appreciate the “child lock” feature.
Leakage protectionThe most common cause of leakage is a burst hose. Advanced models are equipped with full leakage protection with a lifetime warranty. The system is triggered by electronic water sensors inside the machine and double hoses with solenoid valves. Owners of machines that do not have this function can be advised to buy an additional special hose with leakage protection. n
LGWD-12340 ND Silver NanoLoad type: frontWash and energy class: A Spin speed: 1000-1200 rpm.Load: 6.5 kg Dimensions: 60/44 / 84.2 cm8 special functions, including medical washing Silver Nano technology (coating the drum with silver particles that provide an antibacterial effect) LCD display Direct Drive motor system Laundry time saving Price: up to 24 950 rub.
SAMSUNGEcoSilver series of machinesLoad type: frontWash and energy class: A Spin speed: 1400/1200/1000 rpm.Load: 6 kg (series B); 5.2 kg (R series); 4.5 kg (F series) Overall dimensions: from 40 to 55 cm Dialogue Russified display Child lock Nano Silver technology (coating the drum with silver particles, antibacterial effect) Rinsing system (coating the fabric with silver nanoparticles, protection against bacteria) Low noise level Price: up to 17500 rubles.
GorenjeWA 65205Load type: frontWash, power and spin class: A Spin speed: up to 2000 rpm.Load: 6 kg Dimensions: 85/60/60 cm Touch-screen interactive display with language selection Child lock Double glazed door Delay start: up to 24 hours System Aqua Stop leakage protection Quiet operation (Super Silent +) Built-in service diagnostics Backlit stainless steel tank and drum Price: up to 40 000 rub.
SIEMENSWIQ 1432Type of loading: frontWashing and energy class: A Spin speed: 400-1400 rpm. Rated load: 6 kgDimensions: 85/60/59 cm Dialogue Russified display with backlight Chrome plated double glass sunroof; childproof lock Aqua Stop leakage protection system The ability to reload laundry at any stage Fuzzy-Control system (water and load sensors) Individual drum movement mode for different fabrics Hand wash programs and stains Price: up to 31,170 rubles.
ELECTROLUXEWN 1220Type of loading: frontal, convenient inclined drumWashing and power class: A Spin speed: 1200 rpm.Load: 5 kg Dimensions: 85/60/62 cm Button control panelFuzzy Logic (control of water consumption, foaming, all parameters of the program) Enlarged double glass sunroof Anti-overfill protection system Anti Flood Effective washing of small quantities of laundry Direct Spray technology (water injection directly onto the laundry) Skip function (“skip the program stage”) Price: up to 20 000 rub.
AristonAVTF 109 (Newtime) Download type: vertical Laundry and energy class: A Spin speed: 1000 rpm. Load: 5 kg Dimensions: 85/40/60 cm LCD with backlight Electronic control of water consumption, temperature, program execution Big sunroof Possibility to open the lid during washingSilent machine (SuperSilent) Super Wash technology: washing of class A without soaking Easy Block: automatic parking of the drum with the hatch upward “Hand wash of wool” program Price: up to 15 426 rub.
ASKOCompact W421Load type: verticalWashing class: A Energy class: B Spin speed: 400-1200 rpm.Load: 3 kg Dimensions: 39.5 / 60/67 cm Digital displayFuzzy Logic (sensors for water consumption, temperature, program execution) Child lock “STOP” position: automatic drum parking with the hatch upward Express wash: 25 min. Hand wash and wool wash Anti-crease mode: 2 hours Allergy mode (Super rinse): 7 rinses Made in Finland Price: up to 16 990 rub.