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Buying a washing machine made easy: Quick and practical advice

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Let Zanussi's washing machine buying guide assist you in selecting the perfect unit for your clothes, towels, and bedding. Size, capacity, laundry routines, specialized programs, and safety features are vital factors to weigh. Trust this guide to simplify your decision-making process and make the right choice effortlessly.

Washing machine size guide


Before purchasing a washing machine, think about its physical size and how many people are in your household. Measure the space carefully, including door or lid opening, power, and hose connections. If you have limited space, you can consider wall-mounted options or a combination washer dryer. Also, consider how often you do laundry and choose a machine with the right load capacity. This guide will help you make the best choice. 

  • 4 - 6 kg: On the smaller side
  • 7 - 8 kg: Average in size
  • 9+ kg : On the larger side

Washing machine capacity


  • 1 - 2 people:

A 4-6.5kg washing machine suits single or small households fitting around 5 outfits or 5 towels per load.

  • 3 – 4 people:

A 7kg-8.5kg washing machine suits medium households, fitting around 7 outfits or 7 towels per load. 

  • 5+ people:

A 9kg or bigger washing machine suits large households, fitting 8+ outfits or 8+ towels per load.

Washing machine installation


When planning for your washing machine, it's crucial to consider the specific space needs, such as power supply and door or lid openings. Additionally, ensure that you have access to both hot and cold water connections and suitable drainage, which can be achieved through a sink or a standpipe installation.

Type of washing machines


1. Top load washing machine


A top load washing machine is specifically designed with a door located on the top of the machine. This configuration eliminates the need to bend over while doing laundry, as you can conveniently load your laundry from above. One of the key advantages is the flexibility to add or remove items during the washing cycle, providing greater convenience and adaptability to your laundry routine.

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2. Front load washing machine


A front load washing machine is a type of washing machine where clothes are loaded through a door located on the front of the machine. It operates by tumbling the clothes in a horizontal drum, using less water and energy compared to top load washers. Front load washers are known for their efficiency, gentle cleaning, and ability to handle larger loads. They also offer the advantage of stackability, saving space in laundry rooms.

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Washing machine features to consider


1. Inverter Technology


Our Inverter motor
is quiet, durable, and backed by a 10-year warranty (motor parts only), for peace of mind. The total efficiency is much higher, the washing time is reduced by about 25% with the same washing performance and saving more energy.

2. Plus Steam Option


Zanussi’s Plus Steam
technology not only reduces crinkles and crumpling by 30%, meaning less ironing, more living, but can also refresh clothes through its innovative odor absorption function.

3. Quick wash program. Save time, more fun


To refresh the lightly soiled delicate or synthetic fabric with 20-minute Refresh program, fast and fresh!

4. Delicates care you can trust


The Family Care ProSteam
washing machine with the advanced steam system de-wrinkles and refreshes your clothes in a quick and gentle way. Allowing you to have smooth and fresh smelling clothes without always washing them, so that you can give your clothes the treatment they deserve.

5. Clean with added hygiene


Anti-allergy programme combines a high-performance wash cycle and steam vapour to help in removing allergens and bacteria from your favorite garments.

6. Energy efficiency


Zanussi’s AutoSense
feature allows you to adjust washing cycle time, water and energy. Your clothes will be washed nicely with up to 30% energy saving.

7. Cleaning your washer


To keep your washing machine running smoothly, it's important to perform regular maintenance. Use the self-clean function or manually clean the unit by running a hot cycle with vinegar, scrubbing the drum to remove any residue, and cleaning the coin trap and drain pipe. To prevent mold growth and extend the lifespan of the door or lid seals, remember to leave them open between washes.

Read more: HOW TO USE A WASHING MACHINE - STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

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