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Washing machine Buying guide

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Zanussi’s washing machine buying guide will help you choose the ideal washing machine you need for your clothing, towels, and bedding.

Size, capacity, laundry habits, special programs and safety features are key things to consider, but what else? Read our washing machine buying guide to learn information and helpful tips on buying a washing machine.

1. Washing machine size guide

Physical size and household size are two things to consider when choosing a washing machine. Firstly, precisely measure where you want the washing machine to fit, also considering space for opening the door or lid, and power and hose connections.

Some can be wall mounted if your laundry area is limited, or a washer dryer combo purchased. Then consider your household size and washing frequency for the load capacity. Here’s a guide.

• 4 - 6 kg: On the smaller side
• 7 - 8 kg: Average in size
• 9+ kg: On the larger side

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2. Capacity

Is it just the two of you or do you have a family of 15? Zanussi washing machines range from 6 to 12 kilograms for dry clothes (a washing machine with eight-kilogram capacity can take up to 40 shirts at a time). With clever features like our direct spray washing technology, which adjusts water and energy consumption according to the size of your load, you can rest assured that there will be no energy or water wastage.

  • 1 - 2 people: A 4 - 6kgwashing machine suits single or small households fitting around 5 outfits or 5 towels per load. 
  • 3 - 4 people: A 7kg - 8kg washing machine suits medium households, fitting around 7 outfits or 7 towels per load.  
  • 5+ people: A 9kg or bigger washing machine suits large households, fitting 8+ outfits or 8+ towels per load. 

3. Laundry layout and Installation

Stacked front load washing machines are a great space-saving option for smaller laundries or those concealed behind cabinetry near the kitchen or bathroom.

Meanwhile an under-benchtop washing machine set-up can give you more bench space, as could a combo unit. Wall mounted units again offer more productive floorspace. Consider your needs when laying out.

Once considering the precise space requirements of your unit, including power supply, and door or lid openings, you’ll also need access to hot and cold water and adequate drainage, either a sink or standpipe for installation.

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4. Types of washing machines 

Top load washing machines 

Top load washing machine is designed with a door on the top of the machine. With this layout, you don’t necessarily need to bend over while doing laundry since you load from above. And especially, you are free to add or remove items in the middle of the cycle. 

Choose a good top load washing machine from our best-selling Zanussi top loaders: :

EGP 17,500.00

  • Cyclonic Care System
    • Trio Jet System
    • Soft Closing Door
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EGP 16,500.00

  • Cyclonic Care System
    • Trio Jet System
    • Soft Closing Door
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Front load washing machines 

Unlike top loaders, front load washing machine come with a door at the front which opens one side of the drum into which washing is placed. 

In most regions of the world, high-end washers are often of this type. Most commercial and industrial clothes washing machines worldwide are of the horizontal-axis design as well. 

Choose a good front load washing machine from our best-selling Zanussi front loaders:

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EGP 17,400.00

  • Get Better Cleaning Results With Perla-Max Technology
    • Kill 99.9% Of Bacteria At 40 Celsius
    • Add Forgotten Clothes During The First 10 To 15 Minutes
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EGP 21,750.00

  • Get Better Cleaning Results With Perla-Max Technology
    • Kill 99.9% Of Bacteria At 40 Celsius
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EGP 23,200.00

  • PMM Inverter Motor
    • Kill 99.9% Of Bacteria At 40 Celsius
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You might want to read our top load vs front load washers comparison article to learn more details.

5. Washing machine buying guide: Other features to consider

Inverter Technology

Our PMM Inverter motor is quiet, durable, and backed by a 10-year warranty (motor parts only), for peace of mind. The total efficiency is much higher, the washing time is reduced by about 25% with the same washing performance and saving more energy.

Plus Steam Option

Zanussi’s Plus Steam technology not only reduces crinkles and crumpling by 30%, meaning less ironing, more living, but can also refresh clothes through its innovative odor absorption function.

Quick wash program. Save time, more fun

To refresh the lightly soiled delicate or synthetic fabric with 20-minute Refresh program, fast and fresh!

Delicates care you can trust

The Family Care ProSteam washing machine with the advanced steam system de-wrinkles and refreshes your clothes in a quick and gentle way. Allowing you to have smooth and fresh smelling clothes without always washing them, so that you can give your clothes the treatment they deserve.

Clean with added hygiene

Anti-allergy program combines a high-performance wash cycle and steam vapor to help in removing allergens and bacteria from your favorite garments.

Energy efficiency

Zanussi’s AutoSense feature allows you to adjust washing cycle time, water and energy. Your clothes will be washed nicely with up to 30% energy saving.

>>> Read more: 8 tips on how to save electricity when using a washing machine

6. Washing machine maintenance

 To maintain the performance of your washing machine, run a self-clean function regularly. Otherwise, you can manually clean your unit by running a hot cycle with vinegar, scrubbing the drum to remove residue, and cleaning the coin trap and drainpipe. To prevent mold and prolong the life of the door or lid seals, leave them open between washes.

7. Washing machine FAQS

Our Frequently Asked Questions are here to help you know all you need to about the use, maintenance, and care of your Zanussi appliances.

  • How do I choose the correct washing machine settings?

    Most washing machines have similar features as follows:

    • Regular/Normal Cycle: Advisable for whites, sportswear, underwear, socks and T-shirts. Though efficiently removing stains, Normal Cycle may cause colored clothes to fade due to strong agitation speeds and hot water.
    • Delicates: For lightweight and delicate clothes. Make sure to check the labels as some delicate clothes are “dry-clean only”. This feature is advisable for cotton blend sweaters, linen shirts and dri-fit sportswear.
    • Heavy Duty: This is recommended for heavily soiled clothing and muddy items. Heavy duty cycles offer longer, warmer washes and high-speed tumbling to make sure all the dirt is flushed out and removed.

     

  • What’s the difference between front-load washers and top-load washers?

    Key difference lies in the door design. While front loaders have a door and laundry is placed inside the drum from the front, top loaders have a lid on top and laundry is added from above.

    Front loading washing machines are becoming more popular since they not only save space, but are also more economical because they consume water, electricity, and detergent.

  • Can I add clothes to the front loader washing machine after the cycle has started?
    It is now possible to add clothes mid-cycle with ’Pause and Add Clothes’ function which is available on most Zanussi washing machines. After pressing the button, wait for the door to unlock, add your items and press ’Start/Pause’ to recommence the wash cycle.

8. Washing machine Support

Having trouble with your appliance? Looking for a manual? Head to our 19999 service center page, we are here to help.

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