What Size Washing Machine Do I Need?

    The many styles, shapes and sizes of washing machines makes choosing appliances exciting, but the options can become a little daunting. However, there are ways to figure out the right laundry product for your household, including purchasing an appliance with abundant kg capacity to satisfy everyone’s needs.

    Does washing machine capacity include wet or dry clothes?

    Cheaper appliances can’t distinguish between wet and dry clothes, with mixed signals resulting in wrong water levels, ineffective washing and extended drying times. ASKO appliances don’t suffer this problem, as our machines incorporate SensiSave+, the built-in detector that tells your appliance how much water to use.

    Washing machine capacity refers to dry clothes, although with ASKO you can load the same items wet, and the machine will compensate. Here is another way to approximate your regular wash load size. Step on your bathroom scales with your empty washing basket and take note of the weight. Now, step back onto the scales, this time with a regular-size wash-load in your basket and take note of the weight again. The difference between the two weight measurements should correlate to the washing machine kg size suitable for you.

    What does a washing machine’s capacity in kilograms mean?

    When investigating ASKO washing machine models, you will soon notice a number of 7kg, 8kg and 10kg appliances available. The kg rating refers to the appropriate wash-load size, and not the weight of the appliance itself. In other words, a 10kg ASKO washing machine can handle between 1-10kg of washing comfortably. 10kg washing machines are ideal for large and busy families. It’s important to realise there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why ASKO offers a broad selection of appliance products for Australian kitchens and bathrooms. A washing machine that is too small will be inefficient, with endless wash cycles to keep up with demand. An oversized appliance can increase running costs and energy use by being underutilised.