Washing Machine Buying Guide

The washing machine buying guide helps make it easier to choose a washing machine.
Washing Machine Buying Guide
2 mins read
5 April 2023

Washing machines these days come laden with many features and functionalities. Most machines come packed with features such as quick wash, protective rat mesh, child lock, hot wash/ temperature control, digital display and so on. Choosing the right one that meets your requirements can be a very time-consuming and tough task.

This washing machine buying guide helps make it easier to choose a washing machine.

Types of washing machines

When buying a new washing machine, the first thing is to understand the 3 types of machines available. This buying guide will help you to find one that best matches your requirement.

Semi-automatic washing machines

Top-load fully automatic washing machine

Front-load fully automatic washing machine

  • Separate tubs for washing and drying.

  • Pause the machine to scrub clothes manually.

  • Requires human intervention.

  • Lesser power consumption.

  • Easy to use.

  • Economical.

  • Consume less space and power.

  • Fewer wash programs.

  • Gentle on clothes.

  • Able to handle larger loads.

  • More wash programs and faster drum rotating speed.

  • Advanced features like child lock, hot water supply, etc.

Tips for buying a washing machine

Washing machine tips to find out which one is the best for you.

Types of washing machine

Opt if you are

Semi-automatic washing machine.

On a tight budget and are prioritising energy saving.

Top-load fully automatic washing machine.

Looking for great value for money.

Front-load fully automatic washing machine.

If you are looking for the best wash quality and convenience.

How to determine the best capacity washing machine for your home

Washing machine capacity typically ranges from 5 to 10 kilograms worth of load per wash cycle. Depending on the amount of laundry load in your home, you can decide on the best-suited machine. However, one thing to keep in mind is that the higher the capacity, the more water and power are consumed by them.


Number of clothes

Ideal family size

6 – 6.5 kg

1 bed sheet
2 shirts
2 jeans
2 small towels
2 pillowcases

Bachelor or couples

7 kg

3 shirts
3 jeans
1 bed sheet
2 small towels
2 pillowcases

3-4-member small family

8 kg

4 shirts
3 jeans
1 bedsheet
3 small towels
3 pillowcases

4-5-member family

10 kg and more

3 shirts
3 jeans
2 bedsheet
6 small towels
6 pillowcases

Large Indian family with 5 plus members

Check the wash programs in your washing machine

Regular, normal, or cotton

Delicate or hand wash

Fast or quick wash cycle

This is meant for your everyday fabric. It removes stains and dirt from cottons, linen, bedsheets, towels, shirts, jeans, underclothes, etc.

This is meant for delicate fabric. It gently washes fabrics like silk, wool, or anything that has a gentle wash on the tag.

This is meant for small loads of lightly soiled clothes. It has a faster spin speed that washes and dries quickly, generally in a 30-minute cycle.

Outdoor or sport cycle

Permanent press

Wool cycle

This wash type is suitable for fabrics that are breathable, waterproof, or windproof.

This is a much milder version than the regular wash cycle. The temperature in being lower makes it more gentle on your clothes.

It is meant to be used for woollen garments. The load is typically very less in this cycle. Moreover, it washes the clothes gently and on lower water temperature.


Baby care


This wash cycle is suitable for washing baby’s clothes. It ensures that no detergent residue is left on clothes, and they remain odour and bacteria free.

Features to look for when you are buying a new washing machine [2023]


Fuzzy logic

Quick wash

The higher the RPM, the faster it rotates to remove water from clothes. It is especially useful during monsoon season.

This feature automatically manages wash cycle, water temperature, spin, and rinse speed.

It gives one the option to wash their laundry quickly. Depending on the machine, it can wash and dry clothes in 15 to 30 minutes.

Bubble wash

Temperature control

LCD/ LED display

Bubbles produced help to go deeper into the fabric for a better-quality wash.

Most machines have 3 temperature options for washing.
Cold: For delicate fabrics.
Warm: For an everyday wash.
Hot: Hot wash for hard stains

Some machines come equipped with displays that convey information such as time left till cycle completion and washing stage.


Time delay


Time delay is a great feature for those who want to customise their washing time. It helps delay washing up to 0 to 24 hours.

Extended warranty

Once you have identified the washing machine of your choice, ensure that it comes with good after-sales service. If you can, do opt for an additional warranty too. Read on to know how these 2 factors can help you.

With all defects and malfunctions covered, use your device for longer at-home service by professional technicians help you to lower additional costs/expenses.

How to shop using the Bajaj Finserv Insta EMI Card

Step 1: Visit a partner store and pick the latest washing machine

Step 2: Use the Bajaj Finserv Insta EMI Card at the checkout or opt for in-store financing

Step 3: Select a repayment tenure and convert your purchase into easy EMIs

To avail of this service, you can check your pre-approved offer and get instant approval within minutes. Following this, all you need to do is submit basic KYC documents and a cancelled cheque to complete your application.

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