There are different washing machines brands in New Zealand. When shopping, therefore, you need to ensure that first, you get a quality machine; a machine that will last through many years without breaking down. You check product warranties and reviews when shopping to ensure a machine is a good quality. The material of the drum can be enamel, plastic or stainless steel just like other cleaning equipment such as robot vacuum cleaner or upright vacuum cleaners, dryers and tumble dryer.
The wash settings of a washing machine should be convenient for the types of clothes you wash. Most machines come with preset programs such as gentle washing or different levels of washing. A good machine should allow you to customize the settings depending on the clothes you are cleaning. Just like you can preset temperature and time for microwave oven, fridges and cooktop, so you should set your washing machine.
Should you go for semi-automatic or automatic? Automatic machines are more efficient and energy saving but they cost more. Semi-automatic machines are great when you do not have running water and they are also cheaper.
You also need to choose between front loading and top loading machines in NZ. Both these machines have the same features with the only difference being in where clothes are loaded.
Some machines come with added features such as air drying. These additional features may mean higher price tag but they are more efficient. Automatic dispensers, extra rinse cycles and more come in handy for efficient washing. Size is also important when you are shopping to ensure the machine meets all your needs.