Semi-automatic and automatic washing machines are available in the market. You will pay more for an automatic washing machine than a semi-automatic one. This is what you have to understand about washing machines.
A semi-automatic washing machine consumes more water and detergents in its washing cycle compared to the automatic one. You can set the fully automatic machine the washing duration and the amount of detergent and water to minimize wastage.
You will use less amount of detergent and water thus lowering the costs of laundry in your home.
A fully automatic washing machine saves time because it does not need you to monitor it as it does the washing. You will have to monitor the water and detergent supply in the semi-automatic washing machine and move the clothes to the dryer tubs from the washer when the washing machine has cleaned them.
Regular maintenance is needed by this heavy semi-automatic washing machine. The fully automatic washing machine is durable, and it needed little maintenance; therefore, homes that do tough and rough washing regularly are advised to buy it instead of the semi-automatic one.
Once you set the fully automatic machine the specifications for different types of washing it saves the settings so that you do not reset it every time you need to do your laundry. You should be careful with the settings on the washing machine for you delicate fabrics that tear and some shade color and fade when washed for a long time, under wrong temperatures and pressure or using wrong detergent.
Your washing machine should have a spin cycle that matches your laundry needs. You can tell the spin cycle of the washing machine because it is denoted by revolutions per minute (rpm). Tender fabrics and machines require to be washed at 300-500 revolutions per minute. If the washing machine cannot be set to spin cycle that is that low then you need a better one.
How much power does the washing machine consume? Please by an energy-saving machine. Ensure that the washing machine can turn itself off automatically once the clothes are clean.
There should be enough space in the washing machine for you to fit in a significant load of fabrics per wash. You need a washing machine that has a small load capacity if you stay alone, but it will be an inconvenience if many people occupy the house.
The space in your home determines the size of the washing machine you should buy. A washing machine that has a large load size is also large in size.
It should have an inbuilt dryer for convenience. You will also have the money of buying a separate dryer and the time or moving the clothes to the dryer or hanging them.