Research has shown that you don’t have to spend a fortune on a new washing machine that will deliver both on washing and rinsing. If you choose carefully you’ll be able to get all the features you need and still keep to your budget. One of the most important factors to consider is washing machine drum sizes, and this guide will help you decide the right one for you…
Washing machine drum size guide
The washing machine drum size you need will depend on the amount of washing you have to do! It’s not a good idea to buy one with a drum so large you can never fill it as machines work best when you fill the drum to the set limit.
The drum size is based on the number of kilos of dry clothing you can fit in – sizes start at 6kg which represents the optimum drum size, but is often too small for those who have lots of washing. An 8kg drum may be more economical in this case. A larger capacity holds more laundry, meaning fewer washes making the machine more economical and efficient.
Drum size statistics
When choosing your drum size you need to take into account your washing habits, how many washes you do a week and what kinds of loads they are. See the following data for a more detailed insight into the washing machine size guide:
- 6kg: 30 t-shirts or a single duvet – perfect for the smaller household who do laundry less than four times a week
- 7kg: 35 t-shirts or a double duvet – see below
- 8kg: 40 t-shirts or a Queen or Light King size duvet – ideal sizes for the average household with regular laundry days
- 9kg: 45 t-shirts or a medium King size duvet – see below
- 10kg: 50 t-shirts or a heavy King size duvet – for larger than average households with 4-5 people this 9kg or 10kg size will help with additional bulky items
- 11kg: 55 t-shirts or a heavy King size duvet – see below
- 12kg: 60 t-shirts or a heavy king size duvet – for more frequent washing with regular large loads the 11kg or 12kg drums are the ideal choice
Overloading your machine can quickly lead to performance issues as items get tangled and aren’t washed or rinsed properly. You don’t really need to weigh your laundry every time you use your washing machine but as a general rule the drum should only be filled to 80% capacity. You need to remember that a drums maximum capacity refers to the main cotton programme, so other cycles may only take smaller loads.
Under loading your machine can be quite wasteful with regards to energy and water consumption, so having the right size drum is really important.
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