A Guide to Buying the Right Washing Machine

by Emarkable Team on January 17, 2023

Choosing the right washing machine can be a daunting task. With so many options available on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is best for you. In this guide, we will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision when making your purchase. 

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Firstly, it's imortant to know what type of washing machine you are looking for. There are several different forms to consider:
  • Freestanding - this washing machine can be placed almost anywhere that has a connection.
  • Integrated - designed to slot in under a kitchen counter, it is important to measure the space available when choosing an integrated machine.
  • Washer-Dryer - this style saves on space, combining both a washing machine and a dryer, and can be either freestanding or integrated.

Space available:

It's important to measure the space you intend on putting your washing machine as this will help you narrow down your search. This can be done using a simple tape measure.

Features to consider:

Spin Speed

The spin speed of a washing machine indicates how quickly the drum turns throughout a cycle. Washers typically operate at speeds ranging from 1200 to 1600rpm. Furthermore, a higher rpm will allow your garments to dry faster by spinning off the moisture.

However, when it comes to choosing the ideal spin speed for your washing machine, the quickest isn't necessarily the best. Wool and other synthetics require a slower spin speed than cotton, so it all depends on what fabrics you wash the most frequently.


There are a few things to consider when looking for the most eco-friendly washing machine. Firstly, the energy rating of the machine. The washing machine energy rating system runs from A-G, with A being the highest energy efficiency rating and G being the lowest. Choosing a machine with a high energy rating is better for the environment and lowers your energy costs!

Another thing to consider is whether the machine has an eco-mode. Washing on eco-mode can reduce energy usage by up to 60%.

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