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Tips To Choose The Right Washing Machine For Your Family

November 14, 2011

A washing machine is a very important home appliance. We have become so dependent on the washing machine that if it dies, we are at wits end on what to do until we get another one. This being the case there are a number of tips that will help you not only to choose the right one, but to even save some money in the bargain.

Tip 1 – Decide on the capacity that you want to get. Most manufacturers charge only for the size as the controls and software is not much of a cost for them. A 4 cu ft washing machine will cost you much more proportionally than a 3.5 cu ft machine, so plan on getting only what you need.

Tip 2 – Check consumer reviews in independent forums.Sometimes even companies that you were under the impression were very good will turn out to have glaring flaws that come out only when you start using the machine and not before. If someone has experienced a problem and if this problem is echoed in other places, it is better to drop that manufacturer.

Tip 3 – Go for what you need not what you think that you will use. Having a sanitize wash option or a steam wash may sound really cool, but then if you are not the allergic sort or do not go rolling around in the dirt, neither of them are needed. Go instead for a higher spin speed which allows you to wring out your clothes better or automatic dispensers that will save you from the hassle of doing it manually.

Tip 4 – Check out the manufacturer. Not all of them are geared towards providing a good product although they all advertise that they do. Many of them are just interested in selling you their product and will not do anything in follow up. Even companies that have a good name like LG fall short when it comes to customer service.

Tip 5 – Most manufacturers have only a few base models on which a number of options are given, at a higher price of course. Going for this base model is a good idea because it will usually be more than sufficient for most of your needs. For example Bosch’s cheapest model costs $900 but when you compare it to their top of the line one that retails at $1600 you will find that you just get additional features and a better looking outer casing. Even the capacity is the same at 4 cu ft. Going in for the base model means that you get everything that you need including a really quite machine that has the bacteria free rinse and you have just saved yourself $700.

Tip 6 – If you have decided on a particular model, try a few online stores. You usually get massive discounts with them that can amount to more than a couple of hundred dollars. Most times you will still be saving on quite a bit even after you factor in the shipping charges, although this is something that you need to keep in mind when calculating the total cost of the machine.

Keeping these tips in mind is a very valuable thing when you go shopping for a washing machine. Many manufacturers rely on the fact that most people who buy washing machines need one immediately and therefore go out of their way to ensure that you buy their product immediately. The problems start only after that, and why compound an already existing problem with a new one.

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