Spoilt for Choice with Modern Washing Machines

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A washing machine is no longer an ordinary home appliance these days; new models come with an array of capabilities to confuse the average Brit.

From the most basic model, with just a few wash cycles to choose from, to futuristic looking machines with user manuals as thick as telephone directories and a bewildering array of dials and buttons.

Washing Machines of the Future

Over the years, with the rapid advances in technology our daily lives have been changed. It is not only our personal computers and various other high-tech gadgets, such as mobile phones and MP3 players, the everyday domestic appliances have improved to make chores easier to handle and the washing machine is no exception.

Buying a New Machine

When you start the search for your ideal washing machine, it is best to have a check list of things either written down or in your mind of exactly what your particular requirements are, and the type and likely volume of washing that you will need the machine to handle.

There is so much choice available that it may get a little tricky to choose. But as with all high-tech items it pays to give some thought as to what exactly it is you are looking for, which is better than picking the first machine you find and going for the most physically attractive model. It is also worth considering the potential future use of a washing machine.

Doing some research on washing machines, looking at how much you wish to use your new machine and the regular wash programmes that will be getting the most use should pay-off when it comes to buying the right machine.

Other factors to consider when buying your washing machine, include the space available in your kitchen or utility room and the warranty terms that the manufacturer provides. Making a list of what you want and are looking for will come in handy when you are looking around the showrooms and stores. It is also a good tip to look out for the energy efficiency of the washing machine you are about to purchase. Most manufacturers now produce washing machines with high-energy efficiency rating which is worth researching as they are likely to save you money in the long run.

Budget When Buying a New Washing Machine

Before deciding to purchase any washing machine, it is a good idea to have a budget and to stick to it. Bearing in mind that an extremely expensive machine might do a very good job, they could be equally expensive to repair should the need arise.

The modern washing machine offers a range of functions, capabilities, size for suited situation, and prices to match your budget. Therefore taking your time to choose the perfect machine should be fairly easy so long as you have a list of what you are looking for.

There are also plenty of cheaper models available if your budget is tight. There are equally as many expensive ones for those with more to spend, or that meet more demanding performance requirements that the budget machines cannot match. There are plenty of special offers various retailers promote. If the need for a washing machine is not urgent, waiting a while before making a purchase might pay as you may make a saving if retailers have sales promotions on washing machines.


The above guide offers some advice on what to think about when buying a new washing machine. Although perhaps not the most exciting bit of tech kit out there, washing machines are important. Make a check list before embarking on a shopping trip for a washing machine and look carefully at the specifications of each model you are looking at: reading a few facts and reviews on the various brands may help you make the best choice for your individual needs.

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Barry Knightly has 14 articles online

Barry Knightly is a store owner and washing machine repairman.

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This article was published on 2011/06/24