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I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

Looking back, I've actually bought a lot of washing machines over the years (mainly because I moved too often). Every time I buy a washing machine, I have to do some homework: more times than not, I have a set of my own shopping plan.

When it comes time to buy a washing machine, you will find that many shopping tips are not effective - so many products in front of you, you can not afford to check the fine parameters one by one.

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

In my opinion, the purchase of washing machines only recognize eight points is enough: the four most useful features to choose, the four most useless features to avoid. And then the money, but also can not be a "grievance".

Do not look at the weight to see the capacity

One important parameter on the washing machine is the "nominal weight". It is marked on the panel in the most conspicuous position, and the unit is "kg".

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

What it means is: the maximum dry weight that the washing machine can wash. When this weight is exceeded, the washing effect will be greatly reduced and even the motor life will be affected.

One thing to note is that the washing machine only considers the weight that the motor can withstand, but not the capacity of the drum.

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

So there is often some embarrassment: some clothes obviously not heavy, because the volume is too large, can not be put in. Especially today's clothes more and more "light", resulting in light weight, large volume, washing up is also very difficult.

So when choosing a washing machine, you can not only look at the weight, but also look at the capacity of the laundry drum. Individual washing machine bucket, visible to the naked eye small, this type of washing machine do not buy.

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

Not to see the function to see the principle

Nowadays, washing machines always like to add a lot of new features. For example, the wave washing machine, the most popular feature is to add "anti-tangle"; drum washing machine, the most popular feature is to add "disinfection".

But the same anti-tangle, the same disinfection, the principle is different, get different results.

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

Anti-entanglement, there is the use of water flow. When washing clothes from the bottom upward spray water, the use of water column to separate clothes from each other, the effect is considered medium.

There are also those that use mechanical structures and put a few bumps at the bottom of the laundry drum. When the clothes meet the bumps, they can be separated automatically. As for the effect - it's better than nothing!

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

In recent years, there is a new technology, the bucket can be made to shake up and down. When washing clothes by shaking the clothes apart, the effect is currently the best.

Disinfection is the same, some are silver ion disinfection, some are ultraviolet disinfection - silver ion and ultraviolet can be disinfected, but the time requirements are higher. Just washing clothes this hour or so, simply can not complete the disinfection.

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

The ideal disinfection method is high temperature disinfection and pasteurization, both require heat, pasteurization is a little lower temperature, less damage to clothing. But the price will be higher, high-temperature sterilization is more cost-effective.

Size without looking at the outside

When you buy a washing machine, you are willing to buy a better-looking one. When you buy it home, you will know: how good-looking washing machine, placed on the balcony or in the corner of some room, but also does not show a good look.

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

Instead of going for looks, take a good look at the size - even if the appearance is minimal, if it is small enough, it must not be unsightly. So here's the goal: choose a washer with a smaller exterior size for the same capacity.

In terms of size, the wave washer is more advantageous. However, it takes up space above and cannot be used with a washing machine cabinet.

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

The width and height of the drum washing machine, regardless of size, are basically the same. The only difference is that the depth is different. So when you buy a tumble dryer, focus on the depth.

Do not look at the washing ratio to see the energy efficiency

On the energy efficiency label of washing machines, there is a parameter called "wash-to-clean ratio". As the name implies, it describes the washing effect (data obtained through experiments).

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

But looking more closely reveals the problem: the wash-to-clean ratio of wave washing machines is often only a few percent; the wash-to-clean ratio of drum washing machines is usually above 1. Is this proof that drum washing machines are cleaner?

Actually, it is not: the washing ratio of a wave washer is obtained by directly analyzing the washing rate. The washing ratio of drum washing machine is obtained by comparing with standard washing machine.

Both have different standards and there is no point in comparing them together.

I've bought quite a few washing machines over the years and have come up with the 4 most useful, and 4 least useful features

Furthermore, the difference between the washing ratio is not very big. In real life, whether it's a wave wheel or a drum; regardless of the washing ratio, the washing effect is similar.

It is better to look at the energy efficiency of the washing machine and choose a product that saves electricity and water to be more real.