Whether you are replacing a broken washing machine, updating an existing model or simply searching for your first appliance, the decision you make can be as difficult as it is important.
The washing machine you choose should be a part of your home for years to come so it is wise to take time in researching the options available to you. Begin by familiarising yourself with the basic functions of a washing machine and selecting a small range of washing machines to compare.
The first thing to consider is your budget. You might be surprised at the range of washing machines available to you and the amount they vary in price. Don't panic if your budget is small – there is something for everybody, it is simply a question of discovering exactly what it is that you need.
With this is mind, whatever your budget, think about your needs. There is little point in wasting money on features that you don't require. Load size is an important thing to think about here. Most machines will cope quite easily with a 6kg load, but if this isn't enough for you, there are a number of machines available to you which take a larger load.
Don't think just about the size of your household here, but about the items which you need to wash. If you are convinced that an average machine will suffice, there is no need to look any further than a 6kg load.
Another thing to consider is spin speed. This may seem attractive at first glance, but if you are shopping on a budget, a high spin speed may well be something you can do without. A higher spin speed will do a better job of drying your clothes – something to think about if you are not looking at machines with drying capability.
The down side to a fast spin is creased clothing and potential damage to delicate clothing. If a high spin speed is something you feel you need but you're worried about delicate clothing, look for a machine which allows you to manually select spin speed.
Zanussi washing machine problems can be a nightmare so it is worth looking into the reliability of the machines you are considering. Certainly be encouraged by manufacturer warranties and included guarantees.
The final thing to look into is the efficiency of washing machines. Whether you are worried about your carbon footprint or the size of your energy bill, this is a big factor to look at.
Most machines today will have a high efficiency rating but there a few on the market which are a cut above the rest.
If the size of your loads varies from day to day, look into how each machine copes with a small load.
Some machines will not compensate, meaning that the same amount of water will be used regardless of the size of the wash, while others will use a certain amount of water determined by the weight of the load.
These tips are provided by Repair &Protect who specialise in repairing household appliances. If you are experiencing Zanussi washing machine problems visit the Repair & Protect website for more information on how to solve them.