At last! It is finished: you go to choose a washing machine. Oh, it is a miracle of modern technology! Now you do not have to drag heaviest wet sheets and duvet covers, and now your pens will not suffer from detergents and bleaches, and in general ... At that time, as your automatic assistant rides in her womb dirty laundry, you can honestly do, for example, the manicures . And any request of her husband (mom, dad, yes anyone!), Gracefully moving his nail file on the nails, innocently say, "I'm busy - I erase! ".
A tempting prospect? That's just one catch: the right to choose a washing machine, it turns out, is not easy. It is necessary to consider not only its value, but also the opportunity to stay in your home (and thus the size). And so many different functions in modern machine-gun! And after all the tricked out car, the more expensive it is. But is it really all of these features are necessary for you? In general, what to look for and how to choose a washing machine correctly, and to not to lose and not to overpay? Let's face it.
Of course you can, as they say, dancing on the stove, and the first to buy a car, and then think about where to put it. It is much wiser to pre-determine the location for the washing machine, and then select the appropriate model (fortunately, there are plenty to choose from!). It used all the washing machines installed only in the bathroom. It was necessary proximity of the tank (of the bath) for rinsing, as well as the source of the water that had poured buckets of either or from the shower hose. A electrically included nearby outlet, often using the extender.
Today, everything is easier. You can put your washing machine anywhere: in the bath, and the kitchen and the hallway, and a spacious pantry. All you need - to bring communications for supply and discharge of water and power. If such additional chores you do not like, then it's best to place the washing machine in the kitchen or bathroom. Just been here for all of these communications have.
So, choosing a place to install the washer, measure its parameters: this will depend on the size of your future assistant. Incidentally, not only the size but also the selection of the model type boot. If you place the machine in the kitchen or, even more so, in the kitchen furniture, it is necessary to select a model with the front (side) loading. Such a machine would be appropriate and in the spacious bathroom. If the room quite small, then it is not always enough space for free opening-closing door. Then reasonably opt for a model with vertical load when the door to the laundry load is on the top of the washing machine.
And the size of the space for a washing machine will largely determine not only its size, but also the brand, if you have to choose between two similar models from different manufacturers. And do not forget the size of the place in addition to the washing machine to measure the width of the doorways in the room where you are going to install the machine. And then buy to update, and the bathroom will not.
You know that among the manufacturers of consumer electronics have so-called generalists and specialists have a kind of narrow profile. Giving unambiguous advice in choosing the brand, at least, stupid. But if you believe the polls and top sheets, it does not always meet the quality and brand models, the declared price. Here's how, for example, looks ranking in a survey of buyers, which evaluated the reliability, popularity and quality-price ratio of washing machines from different manufacturers:
By and large, all producers of washing machines can be divided into geographical groups. On our shelves are represented in major European and Asian brands of washing machines. Each group of models has its pros and cons. For example, all "Asians" are multifunctional and are relatively cheap. But the washing machines from Europe reliable and practical, but perform fewer functions. And maybe that's why they are more reliable.
The most practical and durable washing machines are considered to be German, but they are also the most expensive. Swedish brands ergonomic models, equipped with anti-bacterial function and operate quietly and smoothly. Turkish and Italian cars - the golden mean: the average quality and average price. Washing machines from Asia claim to supremacy in the electronic equipment and versatility. This, oddly enough, most "smart" washing machines.
Note that the right to choose a washing machine, it is important to take into consideration not only the brand, but also a place of assembly of the machine-gun. Washing machines, assembled in China, the most short-lived and will last no longer than five years. Washing machines, collected in Italy, calculated on five to eight years. And the most durable - German and Swedish cars assembly.
Dimensions and loading
Choosing a washing machine you have from a certain size range. You can purchase Full version, small washing machine or a narrow model. Here, your choice will depend on the size of the room where you are going to install the machine and on the volume and frequency of washing.
Narrow washing machines
The height and width - 80x60 cm, and a depth not exceeding 45 cm. Wash in such a machine can be no more than four and a half kilograms of laundry.
Small washing machines
The height and width - 80x60 cm, and a depth not exceeding 35 cm. Wash in such a machine can be no more than three and a half kilograms of laundry.
Full Size washing machines
The height and width - 80x60 cm, depth - 50 cm. Wash in such a machine can be up to five and a half kilograms of linen.
As you can see, the main difference between the size of washing machines - their depth and the maximum weight for one load of laundry. But the type of load on the quality and amount of washing has no effect. It all depends on the future place for the washing machine and your personal views about the convenience of laundry.
Classes model and function
Washing machine, like most types of household appliances, has its proficiency. For them accepted alphabetic classification from A to G. Klassnost machine is determined enerkoekonomichnostyu and quality basic functions: washing, pressing and drying. However, low grade washing machine does not mean its bad quality, but the price depends on the class. Therefore, the most expensive washing machines - a car class A. But all the other classes can be thought of as expensive, and relatively cheap models.
Machine model is determined by its size, the type of loading, and features. Additional distinctive feature - an electronic or mechanical control panel. Current models of washing machines are usually equipped with electronic push-button panel or touch. Constant function on all models - wash and spin. But the regimes of these functions in different washing machines can be different.
Modes of this function of any modern model of the washing machine is bound to be a few. Typically, this mode is the normal wash, delicate (gentle or hand) wash and quick wash. In addition, different machines may be proposed modes of washing wool, cotton, synthetics, colored fabrics. Some modes (hand wash, wool) automatically and put the water temperature and the spin speed. By choosing another mode (quick wash, for example), you can adjust both the temperature and the number of revolutions during the spin cycle.
Mode spin in washing machine multistage. Manufacturers offer several speeds (number of revolutions of the drum per minute) spin. High speed - 1200 rpm, the average - from 800 to 1200, and the low - from 400 to 600. In practice, the average speed of spin is quite enough for domestic washing machines. So to spend money on a model with high speed, possibly not.
Many automatic machines equipped with this additional function. However, it is not always demanded mistresses. Firstly, the high spin speed provides almost complete freedom of items from moisture. So iron them in this state even better than completely dry. Second, the dried laundry in the washing machine is often difficult to iron. And thirdly, washing machines, low class are not always well-dried laundry or overdrying it or nedosushivaya. So think carefully before choosing a car with this optional feature. If you decide that you need it, buy drying only expensive models.
Additional functions of the washing machine are sometimes completely superfluous. For example, the protection system, breaking the water at its drain. Or, turn off the water supply function into the machine when there is no water faucet. Will be useful and a timer delayed start, and antibacterial protection system, and the function of soaking linen, extra rinse or pre-wash.
As a rule, almost all models of washing machines in addition to the basic functions and equipped with any additional. However, almost all the additional functions of the washing machine increases the cost (but not much).
In short, the choice is yours. To choose the right washing machine, you must rely solely on their own inquiries. We often overpay for the brand, but can buy cheaper, but no less quality washing machines. Selecting this miracle of household appliances is now so broad that it will satisfy the most demanding customers. But the machinery of economy-class demand no less. By and large, the quality of roads and the cheap washing machines from the same manufacturer alike. So choose what you want for you, you can be sure.
The main thing - buy household appliances only in specialty stores, do not hesitate to ask about the possibilities you liked the washing machine and make sure to have a certificate of quality. Everything else - at your discretion. Successful acquisitions!
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