Washer-dryers are great. They combine a washing machine and a dryer (as the name quite clearly suggests...) in a single appliance, saving you to save a lot of time. Pop your laundry in and, when the cycle is over, not only are they clean, but also dry!
This brief guide will walk you through a few steps that can help you make an informed purchase.
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This really depends on whether you want your new appliance to fit in seamlessly with your existing cabinetry. In you do, you should opt for an integrated (aka built-in) washer dryer.
Integrated appliances ensure your appliance blends in with the overall style of your room.
If, on the other hand, cabinetry is not an issue, go for a freestanding one. Indesit’s freestanding appliances feature outstanding design, so it’s great to show them off!
Space and time have one thing in common: there never seems to be enough of either.
Before purchasing your appliance, make sure you’ve sized up the space you have available. Remember to allow about 10cm between your appliance and the wall, for venting.
Oh, and don’t forget to measure the width of the doors in your house! You wouldn’t want to receive your shiny new appliance, only to discover it can’t get through the front door!
…OK, perhaps not literally (although actually weighing it would be useful). But do carefully consider the average amount of laundry you and your family produce: it will determine the drum capacity of your new appliance, and this is one of the key pieces of info you need to take into account before making your purchase.
Remember: an appliance’s drum capacity always refers to dry laundry, not wet. So, if the appliance you’re interested in has a 7kg drum capacity, that means it can accommodate the equivalent of 7kg of dry items. Of course, the laundry will weigh a lot more when wet, but don’t worry, the appliance is designed to handle the extra weight.
Spin speed indicates the number of spins per minute (rpm) the washer-dryer is capable of. They generally range from 1000 to 1600rpm.
The spin cycle comes after the washing cycle and before the dryer kicks in. During the spin cycle, any water residue is extracted from your laundry. A higher spin removes more water than a slower one, and does so faster.
Indesit washer-dryers come equipped with a number of additional features, including special cycles, increased energy efficiency, reduced water consumption, etc.
When planning your purchase, take the time to consider which ones you will need.
Here’s a selection of features Indesit washer-dryers have to offer.
One button, zero hassle. In a hurry? Setting your washing appliance now only takes two seconds. Literally.
Indesit’s Innex line of appliances has stripped the washing process down to the minimum: a single push of a button.
Whether you’re washing cotton, synthetics, or both, just press the Push & Wash button on your Innex washer-dryer, and you’re all set.
No such thing as unbeatable stains.
Here’s a tip for lighter bills: Indesit washer-dryers feature a Delay Timer that allows you to load your appliance, and have it start any time, during the day or night.
Use this handy feature to set the cycle to start at night, or during off-peak hours, to save more!