Advice on washing machines

You're wondering which washing machine to buy. Buying a new washing machine isn't too complicated if you know what to keep in mind. Which washing machine suits you depends on its load capacity and its energy consumption, among other things. Other things you could keep in mind are user-friendliness, build quality, and cleaning performance. To help you figure out which washing machine to buy, we'll give you some tips.

Load capacity

When buying a new washing machine, the first thing to keep in mind is the load capacity. How many kilograms of load capacity your washing machine needs depends on the size of your household. If you don't know how many kilograms of capacity your washing machine needs, follow our guidelines. With a machine with enough load capacity, you can clean your laundry in one go and save time and energy.

Revolutions per minute (RPM)

The higher the washing machine's spin speed, the dryer your laundry leaves the drum. A high spin speed ensures the washing machine spins rapidly. By buying a washing machine with a high spin speed, your laundry needs less time in the dryer or on the drying line. Do you use a dryer? By spinning your clothes beforehand, you'll save time and energy.

Washing quality

If you want your clothes to stay pretty and and keep leaving the washing machine lemony fresh, you should pay attention to the cleaning performance. A washing machine's cleaning performance determines how your laundry leaves the drum. We distinguish basic, mid-range, and top-notch performance. If you're looking for a washing machine with a self-cleaning detergent drawer, to keep your laundry from smelling musty, go for a washing machine with at least a mid-range cleaning performance.

Build quality

The build quality is important for the lifespan of your washing machine. If you want a strong and durable washing machine, you should pay attention to the build quality. You can choose from basic, mid-range, and top-notch build quality. If you're looking for a durable washing machine, choose one with at least a mid-range build quality. These come with a brushless motor by default, which reduces the wear on your washing machine.

Energy consumption

To see how much energy a washing machine uses, you should have a look at the energy label. The energy label of our washing machines ranges from A+ to A+++, with A+++ being the most energy efficient. Coolblue washing machines that are even more energy efficient than A+++ have a percentage behind the label. An A+++-30% energy label means the washing machine is 30% more energy efficient than A+++. Depending on your old washing machine, you could save several dozen euros a year.

Noise level

If you're going to put your washing machine near your bedroom or living room, you should pay attention to its noise level. The noise level of a washing machine is expressed in the number of decibels produced while spinning. If you want a silent washing machine, choose one that produces a noise level of 73 decibels or less while spinning. This way, you'll have the minimum amount of noise. Every 3 additional decibels means the noise is doubled.

Washing and drying

Washing machine and dryer

If you want to wash and dry, you can choose from a separate washing machine and dryer or a washer dryer combination. If you want to dry quickly and energy-efficiently, you can use 2 separate appliances. You place the washing machine and dryer next to each other or stack them with the help of an stacking kit. This will keep your dryer safely on top of your washing machine. If you prefer a single machine, you can opt for a washer dryer combination. Keep in mind that a washer dryer combination is slower and uses more energy.

Smart washing machines

Automatic detergent feed

A smart washing machine has extra functions to make washing even more efficient, cleaner, and faster. For example, with a washing machine with WiFi, you can do the laundry remotely and see how long this will take from your smartphone or tablet. This can come in handy when you are not at home. A washing machine with automatic detergent dosing automatically adds the correct amount of detergent, so that your clothes stay beautiful longer. Curious? Read more about smart washing machines here.

Washing machine subscription

Washing machine subscription

With a washing machine subscription, you'll have an energy-efficient washing machine that always works for a fixed amount per month. That way, you don't have to pay a large amount in one go. There won't be any unexpected costs either. If your washing machine is broken, we'll exchange it for a replacement one. Are you going to move? We'll move the washing machine for free. The washing machine subscription can be canceled monthly after 1 year.

Additional advice

Washing machine

Do you want to know what the standard dimensions of a washing machine are? Or are you looking for the 5 most important reasons for a new washing machine? If so, read the other advice. We provide both tips for purchase and tips after purchase. Purchased a washing machine? You will find here, among other things, how to sort your laundry, how to clean your washing machine, and how you should connect it. Useful to know when, for example, you are moving house and want to know how to connect the water hoses.


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