Things to Consider
When buying a new washing machine there are many things you should consider, including simple (but often overlooked) points such as the actual dimensions - will it fit in the space you have available!
Fuzzy logic is a good option to look out for, it is used to recognise how much washing is in the machine and to then automatically adjust the temperature, amount of water and length of the cycle used, making sure you get the best possible performance with minimal waste and energy consumption.
To find the best deal on a new washing machine, as always, it pays to shop around. There are numerous stores offering white goods on flexible credit, some are well know high street brands, others are online stores, home shopping catalogues or less well know companies which specialise in customers with bad credit or no credit history.
All of these stores offer trusted washing machine brands such as Samsung, Beko, Panasonic, LG, Miele, Bosch, Hotpoint, Zanussi and Indesit. Always compare prices from a number of different stores and check if any discounts or voucher codes are available - don't be afraid to haggle!
Buying a used or refurbished washing machine is another avenue you should consider as many of these second hand items are in great condition and can be a lot cheaper!
Naturally, you need a washing machine that will fit in the space you have available. If it's simply going to replace an old one, measure that and find a new one to match.
Modern kitchens seem to come with everything built in these days, as such you may have to consider buying an integrated washing machine to replace your old one.
Most washing machines in the UK tend to be front loading but top loading machines are on the rise and you may want to consider the pros and cons of each type before choosing.
After the size you need to consider the capacity, large capacity machines are great but they cost more too, so how much capacity do you actually need?
With ever increasing energy bills, choosing a washing machine that has excellent efficiency, even if it costs more, could save you money in the long run.
With any large purchase, price is going to be the dominating decision making factor. With this in mind, comparing numerous stores and brands is one of the best ways to save money, as is buying a second hand washing machine.
Different brands have different prices. A great way to determine if a popular brand is really worth that bit extra, check out some customer reviews of similar products.
Finally, there are a huge range of technical options and programmable washing cycles to choose from, the most popular options being quick wash, mixed load, sensitive skin, and small load functions.