The company, Ariston Thermo, began in the 1960s. The company manufactures gas boilers, unvented cylinders, water heaters and solar panels for the roof and ground, and is a part of the larger Merloni Industries which was founded in 1930 by Aristide Merloni. Under the Ariston name, the companies sells domestic appliances such as washing machines. These washing machines have low energy ratings and are available at many locations. This article provides you with a guide to buying Ariston washing machines.