A Buying Guide to Washing Machines

Is it time for a new washer? If your appliance is on the brink, you will want to start looking into getting a new one as soon as possible. However, choosing the right washing machine is not as easy as picking one right out and lugging it home; after all, you want to make sure that you made the right decision, especially when washers come with a variety of features and in many different shape, sizes and styles.

These appliances have probably also developed massively since the last time you bought one, and your situation is now likely different as well. If you’re looking for washing machines in Andover or washing machines in Hampshire, we can help – at Walworth Appliances, we have the right washer for your needs and requirements, no matter what they are.

Check out our buying guide designed to help your search for a new washing machine.

Consider Your Usage

Something you need to take into consideration is the use you’ll get out of the appliance. Ask yourself questions such as ‘how many people live in your household?’, ‘how often do you go through clothes?’ or ‘how much time do you have to do laundry?’, which will help you to narrow down from the vast selection of washing machines we offer.

You don’t need to buy a 10kg capacity if you live on your own in a flat, so a washer with a smaller capacity may be the right choice for you. For instance, our Indesit Washing Machine 6kg 1200 Spin White is not only more compact and perfect for people who don’t require big appliances, but it also comes with many features and programs created to make your life easier.

Indesit Washing Machine 6kg 1200 Spin White


On the other hand, we can also help if you have a houseful of children and need a heavy-duty washer that will deal with the dirt or handle large loads. Our Bosch Washing Machine 9kg Load 1400 Spin White is perfect for larger households, as well as energy-efficient, durable and capable of handling different types of fabric easily.

Of course, you should also think about getting a washer with stain-blasting features, or special settings such as ‘sports-wear’, baby’ or ‘pet’, which will come in handy for muddy clothes or dirty blankets.

Don’t Break the Bank

It goes without saying that you shouldn’t get persuaded into buying a top-of-the-range appliance just because of its exciting features; consider your needs and whether such a washer is right for you. Usually, you don’t have to drop several thousand pounds to get a great appliance; on the contrary, Walworth Appliances offer cost-effective washing machines that will get you the best value for money. And, just because they allow you to stay within your budget, it doesn’t mean they don’t come equipped with cutting-edge features. We stock washers from world-class brands, from Bosch and Indesit to Samsung and Hoover, so you know you’re getting the best in the market.

Pick the Right Size

A very important deciding factor when choosing a new washing machine is size. The last thing you want is to bring your appliance home and find out you don’t have enough space for it. Make sure you check your available space by measuring it correctly, allowing for enough room at the front, so you can easily open and load the washer without any obstacles in the way. Typically, the standard size for a washing machine is 595cm in width by 845cm in height, while larger appliances tend to have 600cm in width and 850cm in height.

The measurement you need to pay special attention to is the width, especially if you intend to slot the washer between other appliances. We offer a huge variety of sizes at Walworth Appliances, so you know you will find the right appliance for your kitchen or laundry room’s layout, whether you have a lot of available space or not.

The drum size is also crucial. Five t-shirts tend to equal 1kg, which means that, if you have a lot of clothes to wash on a regular basis, you will probably need a big drum.

Economy and Efficiency

Nowadays, most homeowners are looking for washing machines that can help them cut down the energy bills, as well as help the planet at the same time. For this reason, domestic appliance manufacturers are creating increasingly efficient washers; just check out their rating before making a purchasing decision. A good energy efficiency rating means the appliance uses less energy to produce the best results.

At a glance, you can tell how much energy and water the product uses from the scale, with A+++ being super-efficient (and D being inefficient and harmful to the environment). the higher the rating, the less energy the washer will require to wash your clothes, which will save you energy and money.

Save Time and Effort

If you have a busy life or household, you don’t want to spend a lot of time or effort doing laundry; even if you have the time, you probably don’t enjoy spending it washing, drying, folding and putting away clothes. With our washing machines, you can be confident that you’ll have time for the things that matter the most, such as quality time with family, time to relax in the evening or at the weekend, and time to pursue a hobby or interest.

For example, if you choose a washer with a higher spin speed, there will be less water left in your clothes by the end of the cycle, meaning they won’t have to stay longer on the dryer or line. The Hoover 7kg 1600 Spin Black Washing Machine is the perfect example of a quality appliance with a high spin speed that will save you time and effort. Most of our washers also have shorter washing cycles as an option, great for when you have small loads.

Hoover 7kg 1600 Spin Black Washing Machine

At Walworth Appliances, we want to help you get the right washing machine for your household needs. Get in touch with a friendly member of our team who will be more than happy to help – we also offer FREE delivery throughout Hampshire, further helping you to keep costs down.