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            Washing Machine Buying Guide

            From choosing the right equipment for the size of a home, or a busy routine, this washing machine buying guide will help advise on devices to cope with the demands of any lifestyle. From freestanding models to a variety of brands, in this washing machine guide we run through considerations to make before buying and installing laundry equipment. Reducing the impact on the environment and household bills is also something to take care with, with eco-wash features that ensure home tech is efficient for modern life.

            What are the different types?

            • Freestanding

              Freestanding models can be installed anywhere with water and drainage connections, making them easy to move and fit in existing spaces.
            • Integrated

              Integrated devices are tucked behind a cupboard door as part of a fitted layout, offering a sleek and coordinated look.

            What are the different drum sizes?

            • 6-8kg medium

              Offering the optimum amount of space for busy homes or smaller families, medium-sized models can hold,  on average, one double duvet per load.
            • >9kg large

              Machines of 9kg provide a generous capacity that is well suited for big families or HMO properties, with plenty of room for clothes, towels, and bedding.

            Features to look out for

            • Add wash

            • Load detection

            • Quick wash

            • Half load

            Planning considerations

            • Spin speed

            • Energy efficiency

            • Noise levels

            • Maintenance

            Brands to explore

            • Lamona

            • Miele

            • Bosch

            • Beko


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