Laundry is a sad fact of life. It’s never fun but, unless you’re going to take disposable fashion to its logical conclusion, it’s an essential. And, hey, we all like clean clothes and their comfortingly fresh scent. As this technology continues to develop new features, we take a look at some of the brands turning the humble washing machine into a desirable 21st Century object.
Bona Fide Bosch
Synonymous with experience and reliability, the Bosch home appliance brand continues to provide its customers with high quality products that make our everyday tasks that much easier. What we view as a dull household essential, they see as a project of continuous improvement. This is why this generation of Bosch washing machines can not only detect and remove 16 of the most common stains, but also features ‘Home Connect’ technology from which you can control when your washing cycles begins and ends via app and will even notify you when your washing is finished – no more forgotten loads!
Samsung is a newer entry to the home appliance industry yet makes up for this with oodles of design knowledge and flair from their expertise in electronics. The Korean brand have put their tech-savvy heads together and created the super speedy ‘QuickDrive’ drum that pulsates to increase water flow. Combine this with their ‘ecobubble’ technology and you have quick flowing water mixed with air and detergent to penetrate clothes faster, making Samsung washing machines an excellent household investment. Not to mention their sleek, space-age designs and add-to-wash feature that lets you open and add items to a wash already in action!
Like Bosch, Hotpoint is a household name and well known for their range of reliable home appliances. Okay they’re not the most stylish out there, but what Hotpoint washing machines lack in aesthetic sophistication, they make up for in value and efficiency. Their newest designs feature ‘Direct Injection Technology’, which transforms detergent into a protective mousse so that its ability to penetrate fabric fibers is 60% more powerful. So powerful in fact, that Hotpoint devices can remove stains at just 20° – great for your wallet and the environment.
Let’s be honest, washing machines are never going to be the sexiest or most exciting purchase you make, but they can make your life a great deal easier. With remote control app technology and speedier cycles, it is really worth taking the time to research your washing brand of choice well, before investing. One you’ve done that, check out our home technology range to discover more innovative time saving solutions.
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