How high is a washing machine

The standard height of a washing machine is 85 cm, the width is usually 60 cm. Here we are talking about a front-loading washing machine; a washing machine with the door at the front of the drum. Most washing machines are front loading models. For top loading washing machines, which have the door at the top, other standard dimensions apply. Top loaders are usually 90 cm high and 40 cm wide. This gives them a smaller fill weight, but they also take up a lot less space. The downside is that with a top loading washer, you can’t put the dryer on top of it – as you can with most front loaders.

 

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An energy-saving washing machine has energy label A and uses less water and energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient washing machine, you almost always recoup this investment.
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A quiet washing machine makes little noise when spinning the wet laundry. Is your washing machine located near your bedroom or living room? Then consider a quiet washing machine.
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Of course, how much you want to pay for your washing machine is entirely up to the budget you have available. A more expensive washing machine will almost always have a longer lifespan than a cheaper one.
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A large family requires a larger washing machine, and also a higher fill weight. A smaller family will suffice with a washing machine with a smaller fill weight.
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How long does a washing machine program take

On average, a wash program takes about 2.5 hours. This of course depends on your washing machine and the selected wash cycle. In general, condenser dryers and air-flow dryers wash faster than a heat pump dryer. This is because they heat using a heating element. This works quickly, but it also consumes a lot of energy. Also, most modern washing machines have a variety of washing programs that can also vary in duration. Often they have an eco-program, which usually takes longer, but also a short wash program, which allows you to finish faster. Nowadays, some washing machines even have programs that allow you to clean half a wash within an hour.

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How long does a washing machine last

The lifespan of a modern washing machine is generally between 10 and 13 years. However, exactly how long the washing machine will last depends on several factors, such as how often you use it and how well you maintain it. The brand can also play a big role in this. Washing machines from AEG, Siemens and Bosch tend to last longer than those from other brands. Especially Miele washing machines have a long lifespan, according to research by the Consumers’ Association. According to that research, owners of Miele washing machines do on average 16 to 17 years with their washing machine. Washing machine brands such as Miele, AEG, Siemens and Bosch are often more expensive than other brands. But because of their long lifespan, they are often worth the investment.

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Which vinegar should be used in a washing machine

Vinegar is a natural and non-harmful fabric softener and descaler that also helps you get rid of bad odors. This way, your laundry comes out of the drum clean, and odor-free. For this you can best use cleaning vinegar. You can also use natural vinegar, but cleaning vinegar is more powerful, so you need less of it. You cannot use vinegar as a substitute for detergent. Although it kills certain bacteria, vinegar unfortunately does not dissolve stains. What it does do, however, is ensure that the colors of your laundry are better preserved and do not bleed.

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What does a washing machine cost per time

Looking at energy costs, a washing machine uses an average of 0.5 kWh per wash. That is equivalent to about 0.12 euros. The cost of water is around 0.07 euros per wash. So you end up with an average of 0.19 euros per wash. How much you exactly spend per wash depends on a number of factors. Not every washing machine and every laundry program uses the same amount of energy and/or water. In addition, the current energy and water prices also play a role. Finally, what you can also count on are the costs for your detergent and any fabric softener.

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How to clean a washing machine

Cleaning your washing machine regularly keeps it capable of cleaning your clothes and makes it last longer. Ideally, check the rubbers of the washing machine after every wash and remove any security with a damp cloth. These days we wash a lot at low temperatures, which is good for the environment, our laundry and our energy bills. But this does leave a lot of soap residue in the washing machine. Therefore, try to run a wash program at 60 degrees or higher (a boiling wash) once a month. You can add a dash of vinegar (cleaning vinegar or natural vinegar), or a cup of baking soda. Both options prevent calcium deposits and help remove foul odors. Also, check the filter regularly (once every six months) and rinse it thoroughly.

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What consumes more power: a washing machine or dryer

According to Milieu Centraal, a washing machine consumes an average of 100 kWh of electricity per year, and a tumble dryer about 260 kWh. This makes the dryer one of the biggest energy guzzlers found in many households. Exactly how high the energy consumption is depends on the model and the energy label. With both washing machines and dryers, most of the energy is lost in heating; the washing machine heats water and the dryer heats air. As more and more households choose to wash at relatively low temperatures, this reduces energy costs. Dryers often require a higher temperature, and air is less able to retain heat than water. Therefore, a clothes dryer usually consumes more energy than a washing machine.

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