Although they’re easy to take for granted, washing machines are one of the most important appliances you can have within the home. Choosing a tough and reliable model is vital if you want to get value for your money and not experience constant problems.
While there are plenty of brands to choose from, Bosch has surfaced as a popular choice for its wide range of models suited to a variety of different lifestyle requirements. But if you want to choose a cheap and reliable machine, there are certain things you should look for.
If you’ve got a large family, an 8kg drum or larger is absolutely ideal, and means you’ll be able to get through much more clothing than a smaller model. These typically consume 55 litres of water a year (with annual energy consumption at 179 Kwh), compared to 6kg models which will use up 43 litres (and 193 Kwh a year).
You should also consider how quick you’ll need the washing machine to be, as faster models tend to be a little more expensive.
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