Just like all other household appliances, washing machines are now packed with the latest tech in order to make washing your clothes as efficient and fast as possible.
Thankfully, buying a washing machine is not something we have to do often, but when we do, it’s important to get the newest and best features. While they may look close to what we’re used to from the outside, under the hood they have the capability to connect to our smartphone and even detect how dirty our clothes are.
You may have never considered that you could happily spend the best part of £1,000 on a new washing machine, but after reading this guide you might be tempted. While these features seem flashy and unnecessary at first, you will begin to realise the impact they could have on your everyday life.
Washing machines were due to be revolutionised and we’re here for it. If you’re looking for a new washing machine and want a breakdown of the best features on the market in 2020, keep reading.
Washing machines in 2020 can be connected to your phone via an app. You will be able to see how long is left on the current wash, view energy consumption and control it. Yes, that’s right, it’s something you never thought you needed but now that you know it exists you can’t live without it. Imagine being able to turn your washing machine off remotely when the wash is done, or initiate another washing phase when you’re out the house. This feature has been long overdue but we think it will be the norm from now on.
You will have seen energy-efficient features on washing machines for a long time now, running an eco-wash is the most obvious example. While this isn’t a new feature, it has been improved. Washing machines are now more energy-efficient than ever which is more impressive when you realise that they are also more powerful and can wash clothes better in a shorter amount of time. A lot of the new washing machine models will have the same eco-wash feature but can carry out a full wash in under an hour while using a lot less power than previous models. With improved technology, they can also perform better and produce a better wash with cold water, which as we know, saves a lot of energy.
The vast majority of new washing machines are now equipped with sensors that allow the washing machine to detect the load and decide how to best clean it. These machines can adapt the programming by changing the speed, length and temperature of the water depending on the size of the load, type of clothes and how dirty they are. We’ve all been in the position where we are not exactly sure what settings to use on a wool jumper. Imagine being able to let the washing machine decide for you, freeing you from all the stress of potentially ruining your partner’s favourite jumper!
Washing machines in 2020 have improved dramatically in more ways than we can mention. It is important to do your research and figure out which features are most important for your household. A lot of people won’t want anything to do with the new technology in washing machines. By embracing the technology. your washing experience could be revolutionised. Being able to control your washing machine from your phone and let it decide the perfect settings for the load can give you valuable time to carry out more important tasks.