The benefits of using a built-in or integrated washing machine over using a separate washer and dryer are many fold as more and more models cater for the smaller sized kitchens and utility rooms within the modern home. Particularly within the European markets, the choice is overwhelmingly for front loading models. Read the guide below to learn of the benefits of having a fully integrated washer and dryer.
Integrated washing machines
Efficiency systems Many of the newer styled machines come complete with detergent efficiency system that carefully measure the correct amount of detergent to be added automatically giving your clothes a cleaner but more economic wash. Spin cycles Many models have spin cycles in excess of 1200 revolutions per minute. This means that your clothes have the majority of the water removed from them during this process of the wash. This also means that should you use the drying phase of the integrated process, then this stage will be shorter, giving you savings on your electricity bill. Pre-programmed machines You are able to set each control to complete its given task within the cycle knowing that when you return later your clothes will be fully washed, dried and ready to wear. Machines that use a separate washer and dryer require the additional time of the user to have to transfer clothing from one machine to another. Size of load Many machines can be programmed to adapt to the size of the wash. Small loads will only use a minimum amount of water required for that wash leading to an additional saving for the user.
Dryers and programming
The efficiency of modern dryers means that many different materials can be dried without risk to the material even if it is of a delicate nature. Dryers can be pre-programmed for speed and size of load to help protect those that need it. Non iron
Many dryers are equipped so that when your washing has completed its cycle and is fully dried, not additional ironing is needed. Your clothes can be taken straight out and worn, saving you additional time and money through electricity use and time it would take to iron. Cost and life of machines When you buy a new washing machine, the quality of the product means that they will usually last many years even if you are buying a cheap washing machine. Many used washing machines will also last you many years provided that they have been and are used correctly and serviced occasionally.