What Types of Washing Machines are There?

There are so many types of washing machines and when you’re looking to find the right machine for you, it can be difficult to decide on which one suits your needs.

Washing machines do the job for you, so there is no need to do any laborious hand washing, saving you time and effort when it comes to doing the laundry. But with machine types, like semi-automatic, fully-automatic, top load and front load machines – which the one you want to buy? Here’s your guide to the various washing machine types to help you find the right washer for you.

Types of Washing Machines - Ariel

Fully-automatic washing machines

A fully-automatic washing machine does everything at the touch of a button. This washing machine comes with a single tub that acts as a washer, dryer and also rinses the clothes. These can come as front and top load machines, and the programs and efficiency can also vary between the machine, depending on the brand.

Semi-automatic washing machines

Unlike the fully-automatic washing machines, these are only partially automatic washing machines. This means that you will need to do some parts manually, like fill up the water in the tub before starting the machine, or if you have a twin-tub semi-automatic washing machine, you’ll need to move the washed clothes into the drying tub. These are always going to be top loading.

Front load washing machines

A front load washing machine is a fully-automatic washing machine that loads from the front side. These machines usually consume less water and energy, and usually yield better laundry results than their top load counterparts.

Top load washing machines

Both manual washing machines and fully-automatic washing machines come in a top load form. These kind of machines are loaded from the top. This is good for people who want a machine in which they don’t need to bend down completely to load the clothes in the machine. Fully-automatic top load washing machines usually take up less space, so they’re good for people looking to fit a washing machine into a narrower space.

No matter what kind of washing machine you choose, it’s important to use the right kind of detergent to cater to your washing needs. Using a hand wash detergent in a washing machine can leave you disappointed with your laundry results and can even affect the performance of your washing machine. Ariel is specially designed to meet your needs and is uniquely formulated to ensure the best performance inside your washing machine. Ariel offers a range of detergents from regular Ariel (for your semi-automatic washing machines) to Ariel Matic Front Load (for your fully-automatic front load washing machine) and Ariel Matic Top Load (for your fully-automatic top load washing machine), to ensure you get the best stain removal in 1-wash.