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How To Choose A Washing Machine

Washing machines can be so nasty sometimes, especially the old ones, that the owners get sick of them. If you have ever dealt with a old washing machine – which used to output terrible noises, or used to rust and release rust on the clothes – then you must know what we’re talking about.

Though, whenever people are about to buy a new washing machine for their homes, they have to keep in mind several aspects, or otherwise, they might spend some money in vain.

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The first aspect that needs to be kept in mind is related to the size of the washing machine. Everyone should know exactly what space do they have available so that the washing machine would fit. Otherwise, if the machine doesn’t fit in that place, it might cause space problems, problems that might be critical for those with small apartments.

Also, don’t ever get fooled by a low price. Always try to respect the golden rule: “You get what you pay for”. And if the price is low, be sure that the quality will be the same. Go for respectable brands like Moulinex, Philips, Tefal, Whirlpool or even Bosch. Even though they might be a little more expensive, they will definitely deserve every dime.

As well, everyone should find out what is the sound rate of the machine that they are going to buy. Especially if it’s a big machine, it might make a lot of sound, so, either they have to choose a machine with a low sound rate, either people should look for a machine that have been updated with a silencing device.

Last, but not least, and maybe the most important thing when buying a washing machine is related to its capacity. Especially if it is for a big family, then the capacity should be big enough so they won’t be in need to wait hours and hours to refill the machine and then wait for the clothes to be washed. Though, if the family is small, then a regular washing machine should do the trick, as 5-6 kg – the usual capacity of washing machines – will be more than enough.

One more thing: everyone should find out what kind of guarantee will they be offered when they will buy  the machine, and for what period is it applicable. As well, they should find out what enters under the incidence of the guarantee and what not, so that they will be extremely careful not to break something that they would have to pay after that.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on October 20, 2010

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Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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