How much washing do you do?
It’s that drum size that’s your most important consideration. Your first question should always be: how much washing do I need to do? You can get all kinds of drum sizes to fit, from around 4kg up to 10kg (2.45 cubic feet to 5.6). Too big and you’re going to be wasting water and detergent. Too small and you’ll need to wash too often and waste again.
With modern High Efficiency washing machines, you also have a choice when it comes to features and energy consumption. It’s often worth spending more on a more efficient washing machine that will save you in the long term. Check out the kWh/year and Liters/year figures for a better idea.
Special wash modes are also worth looking out for. Some machines will let you wash woolen garments safely, while others do the same with silk. One of the best of these features is the hand-wash cycle, especially if you own a lot of delicates. To bring the best out of your machine, add Ariel to every load.