Buying a new washing machine might not be the most fun kind of shopping trip, but it’s a big purchase that requires some thought. Let’s face it, washing machines can stay in the family for years…a bit like a puppy but a little less cute. So, what should you look for when buying a washing machine? With all the various options and different technology out there nowadays, it can seem almost overwhelming. Well, have no fear, Beko is here!
We’ve provided you with the 5 top things to know before buying your washing machine to help you make a simple, hassle-free decision. This handy guide will take the stress out of choosing a washing machine, so you can carry on doing the more fun things in your life. You’re welcome!
1. Measure Your Space
Yes, captain obvious over here. But if your new washing machine arrives and it doesn’t fit where you want it to fit, well, you’ll be in the doghouse. At Beko, we keep it simple with size. All our washing machines are the same width, only varying on depth. So, first things first, measure your space depth, then move on to choosing your washing machine.
2. Cater to Your Capacity Needs
If you’re buying a washing machine just for you, or if you’re buying for you, your partner and 7 kids (yikes), then naturally you’re going to have different washing needs. The size of your household, not to mention the amount of dirt they bring home on their clothes, will determine how large a washing capacity you will need. For instance, if you’ve got a big family, Beko’s 10kg Front Loading washing machine could be the one for you.
Talking of family, think about your four-legged friends! If you have dogs or cats or rabbits or anything with fur (husbands don’t count), it’s more than likely that your clothes have a tendency to be covered in pet hair. Try as you might to get your hairy little friends off the sofa, but those puppy dog eyes do the trick every time. Pet-hair-covered clothes can be a fact of life, that’s just the way it is. But that’s where Beko’s washing machine innovations come in. The Pet Hair Removal function has a pre-wash and special extra rinsing program to lend a helping hand. You might even want to put your furry friend’s bedding through a cycle of their own too!
4. Suit Your Style
It’s nice to have a function just for your pets, however, think about yourself as well. If you’re particularly protective of your clothes, Beko’s Gentle Care can help you keep that delicate shirt just the way you like it. Or maybe you’re slightly less protective, and often end up covered in dirt or stains (no judging, you’re just enjoying yourself). Well, Beko’s Stain Expert program can keep you looking spic and span even despite the mess! At the end of the day everyone’s different, and no washing machine is going to hold it against you, but make sure you pick a washer with programs that suit your style.
5. Save the Planet
Okay, none of us are going to say no to saving the planet, but some are slightly more concerned about energy consumption than others. That’s fine, each to their own. But if you’re particularly conscious of your energy usage, pick a machine with good energy ratings. Beko’s ProSmart Inverter Motor technology is the ultimate in efficiency, not only keeping your energy usage down, but also your electricity bills down.
Choosing a washing machine doesn’t need to be a complicated decision, honestly! Just think about 5 simple things: the space you have available, the size of your household, any furry friends you have running around, if you’re a messy pup or an immaculate image of perfection (nah who are we kidding, no one’s perfect), and finally your energy usage / electricity bills. Beko is here to cater to your needs. You do you, we’ll do the rest.
Looking for more? See our range of feature-packed washing machines to find the perfect fit for your home.