Washing machine buying guide
With a wide range of washing machines on the market, knowing what to look for can be difficult, when buying a new one. The most important things to consider are size and capacity, but you should also think about which features you’re going to need. Compare washing machines with our handy guide, and find out which is right for you.
Should I buy a washer dryer?
Combined washer dryers are a popular option for those living in flats, or more compact houses without a separate utility area or the outdoor space to hang laundry to dry.
Washing machine programs explained
It might sound obvious, but it’s worth getting to grips with the different wash programs out there to ensure you’re running the best cycle for your load.
Features to Look Out For
Modern washing machines come with lots of additional features that are designed to make the laundry process easier.
Washing machines are rated according to their energy efficiency, with the most efficient appliances achieving A since 1st March 2021.
How to reduce energy consumption
You can also wash at lower temperatures or select Eco Wash programs to reduce energy consumption whenever you do your laundry.
Samsung’s Ecobubble™ technology also washes clothes at lower temperatures, helping you to launder more sustainably – and cut down on your energy bills.
Samsung’s QuickDrive™ technology saves energy too. because it can reduce washing time by up to 50%.*
*Samsung QuickDrive™ WW8800M vs Samsung WW8500K (5kg 40°C Cotton wash).
Washing machine maintenance tips
Don’t overload your washing machine - it can impact the drum movement and cause damage to the motor, causing it to breakdown
Don’t leave damp laundry in your machine – it can lead to a build-up of moisture and mould
Check the hosing every month or so to make sure there are no cracks, blockages or leaks
How to clean a washing machine
You should clean the drum regularly to stop it from smelling musty, and ensure your next laundry load is free from any residue.
If your washing machine comes with a clean cycle (such as Eco Tub Clean, Clean Tub or ECO Drum Clean), run this once in every 40 washes to remove detergent residue and build-up
If your washing machine doesn’t have a cleaning cycle, wipe the drum down with a cloth and run a hot wash on the empty machine
Remove and clean the detergent drawer every so often, to get rid of any soap reside or mildew, unless you have a StayClean Drawer that does this for you
You should clean your washing machine filters to avoid drainage and water problems
Mesh filters – which are located at the water supply – should be cleaned once or twice a year
You should also clean your debris filter 5-6 times annually
¹ Source: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/washing-machines/article/which-washing-machine/which-washing-machine-should-you-buy.
² Source: https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/home-appliances/washing-machine-maintenance-tips-to-keep-your-machine-running-smoothly/
³ Source: https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/home-appliances/washing-machine-maintenance-tips-to-keep-your-machine-running-smoothly/.