Washing machine is a must for almost every household. As a household appliance, it is an important helper in our daily washing and cleaning clothes.
However, have you noticed that nowadays it is common to buy washing machines people choose drum type washing machines. This makes people wonder, it is obvious that the wave type washing machine is cheaper, and wash clothes more clean. So why are drum washing machines selling better instead?
I heard from a friend who sells home appliances that most of the people who buy wave washing machines now are elderly people with mobility problems, and most people prefer drum washing machines. Why is that, exactly?
As a home blogger, I still have more say on this issue. In addition, over the years, the family has also replaced three or four washing machines, from wave to drum have used. In comparison, I concluded that there are three advantages and three shortcomings of the wave washing machine compared to the drum washing machine.
Advantages of wave washing machine.
1、High cost performance
To say that the wave washing machine is more cost-effective, mainly in two aspects. The first is the price advantage, there is no doubt that the market of the washing machine is really low price, and can even be described as "cabbage price" is not too much.
I remember my family's first wave washing machine, a large capacity of 10 kg, when I bought it for just over $700. Now even if you buy a big brand of wave washing machine with some advanced technology, the price is usually not more than two thousand. In contrast, the drum type washing machine, the ordinary style are in three or four thousand dollars, sold to seven or eight thousand or even tens of thousands of more abound.
On the other hand, usually wave laundry has a long service life. Like my home, so far has been working for seven or eight years, still no problems. To put it simply, it's not easy to damage a washing machine because of its simple structure.
2、Good operation experience
This is mainly reflected in the easy operation of the wave type washing machine, everyone can use. Basically, it's the same as when you use a microwave to heat up a meal, open the lid, put in the laundry detergent, click the power button and the start button, and then leave it alone.
Secondly, if in the middle of the wash, you find that you have missed dirty laundry, just click the pause button, open the lid and throw the laundry in. In addition, the design of the top flap is also very user-friendly, so you don't have to bend down to pick up your clothes.
And the drum washing machine, to use it thoroughly understand it really took some work. First of all, it has many buttons and various washing modes on the spin button, and the manual for the operation of the product alone is a thick one. For young people, it is very difficult to understand it completely, not to mention the older members of the family.
Another point is that the drum type washing machine is below the side door design, which causes every time you take the clothes need to squat or bend down, if more clothes, frequent drying, will be very tired. This is why the salesman will say that the general mobility of the elderly are willing to choose the main reason for the wave washing machine.
The two types of washing machines work differently, with the wave washing machine resembling a hand-rubbing knot and the drum washing machine resembling a wrestling knot. So, in comparison, everyone also agrees that the washing ratio of the wave washing machine is higher.
But, truth be told, it's hard to say which washing method is cleaner for home washing machines. For example, when I compare my home with a wave wheel and a drum, I don't feel any difference in the cleanliness of the laundry after washing.
To say the difference is that my home that drum washing machine sometimes wash clothes, feel that sometimes a small amount of laundry detergent smell will remain on top, which should probably be related to the amount of water used in the drum washing machine. The home wave washing machine, there has never been this phenomenon, which is probably the advantage of the wave washing machine.
Shortcomings of the wave washing machine.
It is said that the wave washing machine works in a way that the water flow is large, the agitation is large, belong to the violent laundry, this I agree. This type of rubbing and washing of the wave wheel laundry is really damaging to the clothes.
My family that is so, if the laundry a little more, after the laundry will be tangled together, not easy to take, often need to spend time to manually separate them, and the top is full of wrinkles, this is really annoying.
In contrast, drum washing machines generally never have such problems. The finished laundry will not only not be tangled, but also the loss of clothing is much smaller. Like these days, who does not have a few good clothes, so it is also the root of many people prefer to use the drum washing machine.
2、The function is too single
Undeniably, the reason why the wave washing machine is sold cheap, but also because the function is too single.
Generally speaking, only the washing and tumble dry degree. The more expensive wave washing machine on the market is just a better appearance material and a larger capacity. Although, nowadays, the high-end wave washing machine, also applied the anti-tangle technology. But to be honest, with this technology, it can really do 100% of the winding-free? This is not necessarily the case!
The drum washing machine, on the other hand, is not only versatile, but also rich in washing modes. For example, the one in my home, not only has air wash, down wash, wool wash, but also can choose super soft wash, quick wash, stubborn stain wash. You can meet different clothing materials and stain degree, choose the appropriate washing mode. In addition, there are high-temperature heating, sterilization, and laundry drying modes that are not available in wave washing machines.
In contrast, it is clear that drum washing machines can better meet the more current needs of people for clean clothes.
3, poor face value, occupy the place
With the improvement of living standards nowadays, people are no longer only concerned about functionality when buying electrical appliances as they used to be. Especially some young people, for the face value of the appliances also care a lot.
Wave washing machine because of the cheap price, so the material is also very general, most of them are made of plastic, looks very cheap. It is difficult to meet the requirements of the quality of life of users. The drum washing machine looks much more upscale, and is generally made of metal, small and compact, with a sense of sophistication.
In addition, many people choose a drum washing machine for another purpose, which is to save space. On the wave washing machine is open, so the space above can not be used, that is, you can not do the countertop, otherwise the hatch can not be opened. The drum washing machine is no concern in this regard, it is a side opening door, can be well embedded in the bathroom or balcony wash basin under the use of completely unaffected.
To sum up, it is not difficult to find that the drum washing machine is the reason why more people choose, the advantage is the appearance of high value, washing more care for the clothes, and washing features and modes are more abundant. And the wave washing machine is not useless, its advantages experience in, cheap, easy to operate, and long life.
Therefore, we are not looking at the kind of good sales when buying a washing machine, but to choose according to their actual needs.