Washing machines extend greater convenience, especially when one is living alone. Getting used to being alone can be difficult, especially given the responsibilities that keep adding up. One of the many things that we need to learn to conquer the living-by-yourself transition is how to successfully operate a fully automatic washing machine. With the plethora of buttons that come with washing machines these days, it might be a little frustrating at first to figure out what button to push to get your garment cleaned.
In this article, we discuss the basic steps you need to follow to wash your garments. We specifically explain how to operate a fully automatic washing machine because they are purchased more often by consumers, as compared to semi-automatic washing machines.
What is a Fully Automatic Washing Machine?
A fully automatic washing machine is exactly as the name suggests — a washing machine that is completely automatic. In simpler words, with just the push of a few buttons, your garments are thoroughly cleaned. It requires no manual cleaning effort.
Difference between Fully Automatic and Semi-Automatic Washing Machines
Storage: If you are a consumer that shifts locations frequently, then a fully automatic washing machine will be a convenient purchase as it takes up less space. The two tub compartments in semi-automatic washing machines take up more space, and make the appliance heavier as well.
Effort: Semi-automatic washing machines require more manual effort to wash the clothes thoroughly. The clothes need to be loaded into the washing machine, and shifted from one tub to another for washing and drying.
Time: Wash cycles in semi-automatic washing machines are shorter, thereby consuming less water (water-efficient) while also cleaning your clothes faster. The water flow for these washing machines does not have to be continuous, which makes it a better purchase for individuals living in localities with inconsistent water supply.
Types of Fully Automatic Washing Machines
Top Load Fully Automatic Washing Machine: As the name suggests, clothes can be loaded in these washing machines from the top, thereby reducing the strain on your back. It also costs less and is lighter than its counterpart.
Front Load Fully Automatic Washing Machine: As the name suggests, the loading compartment for this appliance is located in the front. Although more expensive, this is compensated for with its better wash quality and water-efficient nature. It also conserves more energy.
Operation Guide: Fully Automatic Washing Machines
Loading of garments: The first step is to insert your clothes into the washing machine. Although this step is a little too obvious, many consumers tend to load detergent into the washing machine before loading the clothes, and this is not recommended.
Insert the detergent: Detergent must be loaded next based on how many garments you have loaded in your washing machine. The calculation of detergent concentration per load is mentioned on the detergent bottles and packets. A rule of thumb: do not use the measuring cup that comes with your detergent packet exactly how it is recommended to be used under the instruction section of the detergent box. These measuring cups are usually 10 times larger than the required size. Most fully automatic washing machines come with separate drawers for the loading of detergent. If there is no drawer, however, adding the detergent directly into the drum is the next step to operate your washing machine. Investing in what you find the best front loading washing machine to be is recommended here because it uses less detergent.
Select your operating mode: Washing machines that are manufactured these days come with advanced modes and temperature settings so that each fabric in your washing machine is treated with the care it deserves. Reading the washing instructions mentioned on your garment labels are recommended for you to know how to wash your clothes properly.
Unload garments: Once the pertinent washing cycle is completed, unloading the clothes for drying is the final step to complete this washing process. To avoid the formation of creases and the accumulation of foul odour, it is recommended that you dry the clothes as soon as possible.
Nowadays, the best washing machines in India come with advanced options to take care of each fabric you have in the appliance. Certain washing machines even come with hand wash facilities. Fully automatic washing machines, in specific, come with more washing options compared to semi-automatic washing machines, which reduces your dependence on hand-washing clothes. However, if you have tough dried stains, it is still recommended to hand wash them separately to give the stain the attention it requires, so that it is removed immediately.
This article can be treated as a consumer guide to successfully operate and wash your garments in fully automatic washing machines. Additional information such as the difference between a fully automatic washing machine and semi-automatic washing machine is also included.
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