Since you'll be using your washing machine for a long time, you don't want it to fail.
With attractive new models appearing every year, which is easier to use, the vertical type or the drum type? How many kg should the washing capacity be? Need this feature? There are more and more points of confusion.
This time, we will introduce the basic characteristics of vertical and drum types, as well as the advantages and disadvantages that differ depending on your lifestyle.
Please use this as a hint when choosing a washing machine.
How to choose a washing machine: Part 1|Vertical type? Drum type? Focus on each area of expertiseWashing machines are broadly divided into two types: vertical type and drum type.
Top-loading washing machines use a lot of water and have excellent cleaning power , lifting clothes and blowing warm air through them. It is a well-known feature that the ram type is good at drying.
There are other subtle differences, so let's take a look at the characteristics of each.
If cleaning power is important to you, check out the advantages, disadvantages, and features of a vertical washing machine!◎Wash with a large amount of water ◎High cleaning power and resistance to mud stains ◎Low price (compared to drum type) ○Space saving × Uses a lot of water × Drying function is inferior to drum type - Lid opens from top Vertical type The washing machine is Massage washing that generates water flow by rotating the blades at the bottom of the washing tub.
The detergent is lathered with plenty of water, so it has high cleaning power .
Washing is carried out using an agitated stream of water, so the washing water reaches every corner of the fibers.
In pursuit of higher cleaning power, each manufacturer has developed their own unique mechanism for generating water flow. It seems that the cleaning power will increase even more in the future.
On the other hand, you can't expect much from the drying function .
Due to the vertical structure, the laundry inside the washing tub can only be rotated flat. Because this is not possible, clothes tend to get tangled and the result is a lot of wrinkles.
In addition, vertical drying often uses a heater method, which consumes less electricity compared to drum drying. Another problem is that there are many.
Compared to the drum type, there are many models available that are cheaper and have a larger washing capacity , so for households with a lot of laundry, Recommended if you have a lot of clothes that tend to get dirty, such as work clothes or sports uniforms.
When choosing a vertical washing machine, choose a single-function model without a drying function, which will further reduce the price and save space.
A drum-type washing machine that lets you dry everything at once | Check out the advantages, disadvantages, and features!◎Water saving ◎ Good at drying ◎ Laundry doesn't get tangled △Cleaning power is inferior to vertical type drop it The drum type, which washes by tapping , is attractive because it uses much less water than the vertical type, but its cleaning power is not as good as the vertical type.
Drum-type detergents are not good at foaming detergent because they use only a small amount of water, but various companies are researching ways to generate nano-sized bubbles or attach the drum at an angle to increase the amount of water and improve cleaning power. Due to development, the cleaning power of the drum type is increasing year by year.
Depending on the manufacturer and model, there are some that are not much different in cleaning power than vertical types, and the impression that drum types have weaker cleaning power is a thing of the past. It is becoming more and more.
Another advantage of the drum-type washing method is that it prevents clothes from getting tangled , so there is no friction between the clothes and they are less likely to get damaged.
The drum type is definitely recommended for families where both husband and wife work , or for people who do laundry at night or are just busy .
Washing tub rotates vertically The drum type is great at drying.
You can do everything from washing to drying in one go, so it's a great ally for those who don't have much time.
Warm air is applied to the clothes while lifting them, so the clothes do not come into contact with the air. It dries easily and quickly, and the finish is soft and flawless.
When purchasing a drum type, you should be careful about the door.
The door opens toward you , so you only need installation space. It is also necessary to secure space to open and close the door.
You can also choose between opening on the left or opening on the right, so please consider how you will conduct your household chores when choosing.
Also check out the useful features!
Hot water cleaning functionSeveral manufacturers have a lineup of models that can be washed in hot water of 30°C or higher.
It is said that the enzymes contained in detergents become activated at about 40℃, so using warm water will dissolve sebum and other substances. By increasing the detergent's cleaning power, you can expect even greater results.
Furthermore, some models are equipped with a pre-soaking function with high-temperature washing water before washing, allowing the washing machine to take care of the pre-soaking process. In the era...
This feature is perfect for the linenna soaking detergent.
Automatic detergent injectionThis feature automatically dispenses liquid detergent and fabric softener.
You may be thinking, “It doesn’t take as much effort as adding detergent, but…”, right? But the benefits go beyond just saving time.
Most models equipped with this feature can store an entire refill bottle in the tank, so there is no need to store detergent or fabric softener, and the laundry space becomes clutter-free. I'll take care of it.
Furthermore, it measures the amount of laundry and adds the appropriate amount , so you avoid using too much or too little detergent or fabric softener.
Also check the installation space and delivery route!
waterproof tray sizeIf installing on a waterproof tray, don't forget to check the size of the waterproof tray and the location of the drain.
If the size is just barely waterproof, you will need to run the hose that connects to the drain under the washing machine. Additional parts may be required to provide space under the washer.
If the size does not match the waterproof tray, please consult the store as additional materials may be able to solve the problem.
Water tap locationIn recent years, washing machines have been equipped with various functions and have become larger.
It is preferable that the water tap is located higher than the washing machine, so if it is hidden behind the washing machine, you need to check whether it can be installed.
Space for opening and closing lids and doorsEven trivial things like a vertical lid getting stuck on a wall cabinet and not being able to open completely, or a drum-type door obstructing the passageway can become a big stress if they add up every day.
At Linenna, To prevent mold from forming inside the washing tank, we recommend opening the lid and door to ventilate the tank after washing, so please keep the size of the lid and door in mind when measuring.
Delivery routeIt is also necessary to check that the entrance of the sanitary facility, entrance, elevator, etc. where the washing machine will be brought in is of sufficient height, width, and depth .
Especially when the size increases With the drum type, you may not be able to turn corners in the hallway.
If you cannot change the route and it is difficult to transport, you will need to consider a space-saving vertical washing machine.
How to choose a washing machine: Part 2 | Choose a washing machine with an image of the future several years in the future.When buying a new washing machine, it's important to consider not only your current lifestyle, but also the future, so you can use it conveniently for a long time.
As mentioned at the beginning, the average lifespan of a washing machine is about 10 years.
In other words, your child, who was in the first grade of elementary school, will entrust his daily laundry to the washing machine you are currently considering until he reaches high school.
In a few years, your child will join the athletic club and wear sweaty uniforms every day. People are starting to bring their own things home, and even mothers who are full-time housewives are now going out to work... ? The content of laundry is greatly influenced by the growth of the child and the life stage of the family.
Even if you are a family of two now, in three years you will be a family of three or four.
If you consider the following points in detail, you will be able to narrow down your choices when choosing a washing machine.
How many times a day do you wash your clothes?The number of times laundry is done per day varies from household to household.
The amount of laundry you need to do each time varies greatly depending on your lifestyle and preferences.
If you have a large number of people living together or if you do all the laundry on the weekend, the amount of laundry you need to do at one time is large. In this case, it is best to choose one based on capacity.
We recommend products with a washing capacity of 11kg or more .
If you separate laundry such as clothes and towels, adult clothes and children's clothes, you won't have to wash many items at a time. It shouldn't be.
If you are particular about washing clothes separately , choosing a washing machine that does the laundry in a short amount of time will greatly reduce the amount of time you spend doing laundry each day.
Small children who play in the mud or spill food often. If you have children who have children or play sports as part of club activities or lessons, you can expect a top-loading washing machine with high cleaning power to remove dirt.
If you wear a white Y-shirt every day for work or as a uniform, you should use one with a warm water washing function that has the effect of dissolving sebum and dirt. I recommend the product that comes with it.
How should I dry it after washing?Next, consider whether you need a drying function.
The situation in which you should consider the drying function is a lifestyle where the entire family is often away from home during the day due to work or school.
Dry it in the sun and leave it outside for a long time When you take out your laundry, your laundry may be soaking wet due to a sudden deterioration in the weather, or you might get home late and find it damp from the night dew.
If you are often away from home during the day, you may want to avoid drying your clothes in the sun. If you have a bathroom dryer or clothes dehumidifier , you may not need a drying function.
However, a washer/dryer that can finish washing and drying all at once eliminates the work of "drying", so you can save time on housework. Recommended for those who want to reduce their weight.
It is also convenient to use the drying function as a supplement during the winter and rainy seasons when laundry is difficult to dry.
Additionally, the drum-type drying function leaves towels softer than drying. There is also a benefit.
Rather than thinking about what is enough now, why not imagine what kind of specifications will be helpful in 5 years and look for a companion for your daily laundry?
How to choose a washing machine: Extra edition | What is “Kenta-kun”, which is becoming increasingly popular?
Since the redesign in 2018, “Kenta-kun” has more opportunities to see user reviews.
This clothes dryer uses the power of gas to dry laundry, but what makes it such a hit? Kenta-kun has an overwhelming ability to dry 5 kg of laundry in about 52 minutes. The owner of the war.
This is natural since the dryer does not have a washing function, but one of the unique benefits of the Kenta is that it can be used while the washing machine is running.
In the case of a fully automatic washer/dryer, the second time until the drying is finished. Although I can't wash my clothes, I can run the second washing machine as soon as I finish the first wash and put them in the Kenta-kun, which saves me a lot of time.
By the time the second load of laundry is finished, the first load of laundry that was put in Kenta-kun's bag is already dry. It's an image.
Running costs are also significantly lower than washer/dryers that use electricity for long periods of time.
In addition, the power of gas dries powerfully at high temperatures of over 80℃, which kills the bacteria that cause the raw odor and removes the pollen from the pollen. A great product that reduces allergens by 99%.
It's time-saving, energy-saving, eco-friendly for your wallet, and it's also clean, so there's no way it won't be popular.
If there are no problems with installation space or gas usage, the cleaning power will be improved. Why not consider combining a specialized vertical washing machine with Kenta-kun?
*Cannot be used with all-electric systems *Construction may be required for installation
I want to be careful! How to use a washing machine correctlyA washing machine helps you with the daily household chores of laundry.
We will introduce you to the correct usage and maintenance methods to prevent breakdowns and malfunctions and maximize the performance of your washing machine.
Only load up to 80% of the capacity into the washing machine.If you put more laundry than the capacity of the machine, the detergent-containing water flow will not reach the laundry, which will reduce the cleaning power, and may even cause the machine to malfunction, so be careful.
The appropriate amount that Linenna recommends is: Up to 80% of the capacity listed on the washing machine.
If you are likely to use more than the appropriate amount, please wash it in several batches, although it may take longer.
By the way, the approximate amount of clothes washed per day is It is said that the number x 1.5 kg.
It may increase or decrease depending on the season, lifestyle, age, whether you participate in sports, etc., but please use this as a reference.
Rinse residue can cause mold on clothes and in the washing tub! ?Do you add a little more detergent than usual during the summer when you sweat a lot or when washing slightly smelly bedding? As long as the amount is within the appropriate range , the more detergent you use, the more cleaning power you will have.
in However, what you need to be careful about here is the rinsing residue .
If detergent remains on your clothes, it can put a strain on your skin, and detergent scum can remain in the washing tub, causing mold.
detergent If you add more than usual, increase the number of rinses .
It is important to rinse thoroughly so that no detergent remains.
It cannot be removed with one rinse and remains on clothes. Please be especially careful.
Carefully clean removable parts
Garbage net and drainage filter Depending on the model, there may be a warning sign to notify you when cleaning items such as filters, drying filters, drum-type gaskets, etc., but it is still a good idea to clean them even if the sign does not appear.
parts containing moisture Please be aware that if you leave it for a long time, mold may develop without you even realizing it, or the filter may become clogged, resulting in reduced performance or malfunction.
Washing tubs are hotbeds for mold! Don't forget to dry and cleanIt is best to leave the lid of the washing machine open after washing is finished.
Bacteria washed away from clothes during washing can remain in invisible parts such as the back of the washing tub.
Bacteria multiply by gaining moisture, It causes bad odor and mold.
After washing, be sure to dry the inside of the washing tub thoroughly.
Even if you try to dry it thoroughly, bacteria tend to grow inside the tank.
Thoroughly clean the inside of the tank once every 1 to 2 months. It's ◎.
We recommend cleaning with a tank cleaning detergent.
Before you find mold and mildew on the backside of your laundry tub, which you can't see, do regular maintenance.
Linenna's detergent will keep your washing tub sparkling clean with daily washing!Linenna's detergent, which contains carefully selected cleaning ingredients such as proteolytic enzymes in the best ratio, breaks down and cleans the dirt left on the back of the washing tub, so you can get the same effect as cleaning the tub while washing. You can
When you leave home for a long time, turn off the main valve.There are many people who have never even touched the water tap connected to their washing machine since it was installed. The water tap connected to the washing machine is fully open.
Even when the washing machine is not running, Water pressure is being applied to the washing machine.
Keeping the load on the washing machine for a long period of time may cause it to malfunction, so if you are not using the washing machine for a long period of time, such as when going on a trip, close the main valve and turn off the washing machine. Please let me rest.
How was it? The washing machine you choose according to your lifestyle will help you in your daily life more than you expected.
In October, each manufacturer announced the latest version of washing machines. We will be announcing a new model, so we will provide you with the latest information around that time.