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Washing Machine is becoming one of the most essential appliances in the home. Some people just want a simple washing machine which gets the job done, others are looking for an appliance with more advanced features like if it offers prewash and dry cycles. Some things to consider are which loading type, wash programs and capacity you require.


What you need to know before buying a washing machine

Washing machines have become essential gadgets in modern day life. Buying one not only allows you to save time and effort in washing clothes, you will earn the eternal gratitude of your household help/maid if you do employ one to do your laundry! Before you buy any appliance it is important to assess the utility, functionality and budget so that your need is well defined. Specific to washing machines, factors to consider are – the size of your laundry, frequency of usage, type of clothes, the available space, noise the machine makes etc to narrow your search. Energy and water saving is another important factor that impacts the total cost of ownership of the appliance...

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How to clean your front load washing machine

In spite of being new on the home appliance market the front load washing machine is generally preferred for its competent cleaning of clothes, energy and water usage efficiency. As the washers make use of less water and energy they has a greater chance of accumulating mildew, mold and detergent residue in their nooks and crannies especially in the rubber seal on the inside of the door and the drum. A front loader that is not regularly cleaned can cause freshly washed laundry to smell of mold. This disadvantage can be easily overcome simply by keeping the washer clean. Merely wiping the interiors of the washer or by using extra detergent and running the machine to its maximum on the hottest cycle does not seem to solve the problem....

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How to clean your top load washing machine

Any appliance maintained spotlessly clean not only looks aesthetically pleasing to the eye but also helps in increasing its life. Paradoxically, a machine that cleans your soiled clothes also needs to be cleaned as it could harbor mildew and mold in perfectly hidden places and odors that may cling to its walls and transfer over to your laundry. The cleaning process and the quantity of cleanser required varies slightly depending on the type of washing machine. Let us help you clean up your top load washing machine...

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Design

Wash System

This feature provides the best cloth rollover, giving you the most uniform cleaning using a dynamic scrubbing method.

Drum Type

The drum can be made of :-

  • Plastic : Plastic tubs are more durable than enamel ones which can chip and rust. They are cheaper than stainless steel.
  • Porcelain-enamel: Porcelain are cheaper.
  • Stainless steel : These are the best as they are the most durable and can withstand high spin speeds.
  • Installation Type

    Freestanding is the most commonly used washing machine. They can be fitted anywhere or left standing on their own at the place you want and attach it to a waste pipe to drain the water.

    Washing Machine Type

    There are two types of washing machines

  • Fully Automatic : In this type of washing machine no manual intervention is required because you just need to add the laundry manually and rest of the work is done automatically. Fully automatic machines can either be front loading or top loading.
  • Semi Automatic : This is the most commonly used washing machines in India. As the name shows it's a partially automatic machine.This type of machines are generally top loading because they have two separate tubs for washing and drying. In this type of washing machine you have to add the required amount of water manually. Also the washed clothes from the washer tub to spin tub needs to be added manually.
  • Loading Type

    There are two types of loading:

  • Front Loading: It allows you to add the laundry by opening the door which requires slightly more space than the top loading machines. If your laundry room is small in space, this washer can be stacked.The space required to open the door may vary with the door opening angle which is normally 90 to 180 degree.
  • Top Loading: In this type of loading you have to add your laundry from the top. Some top-loading machines still provide you the freedom of adding laundry even after the cycle has started.The door can be detachable or fixed in this type of loading unlike front loading washing machines.

  • Features

    Speech Technology

    This technology guides user during the entire washing process, gives demo and safety guidelines and alerts you in case of any operating errors as well. This is available in two languages : Hindi and English.

    Activ Wash Plus

    This washing machine’s Activ Wash+ system includes a small sink, which gives a convenient and unique space to hand-wash delicate items or small clothes and can also pre-wash heavily soiled clothes.

    Laundry Add Option

    This feature lets you add laundry even after wash cycle has started.This feature is rarely found in front loading machines unlike top loading machines.

    Aqua Energie

    This feature turns hard water to soft that dissolves the detergent better and increases the life of your washing machine. It is also used to reduce the scaling of components. Aqua Energie energies water to get best out of detergents to completely clean the fabric.

    3D scrub technology

    It adds dynamic movement to the water and you get dirt free, fresh laundry anytime. During rinsing, fresh 360 degree moving water penetrates deep into the clothes to wash off all traces of detergent.

    Aqua Store

    This feature is useful in areas with erratic water supply.Here the washing machine stores water till the required level whenever there is an adequate supply.

    Smart Check

    The Smart Check automatic error detection system detects and diagnoses errors and provides easy troubleshooting solutions using a smartphone Application.

    Aqua Spa

    This feature gives spa treatment to your clothes where it sprays clothes with water, soaks them thoroughly and gives us dirt free clothes.

    Smart Features

    Features to help in everyday washing needs

    Delay Start

    This program can be used to delay the finishing time of the operation/ wash cycle. The number of hours to be delayed or extended can be set by the user.

    Child Lock

    The washing machine will not be able to be opened by children when the machine is locked, a great safety feature. You can lock all the keys to prevent settings from being changed by a child.

    Fuzzy Logic

    Sensors continuously check varying conditions inside the machine and accordingly adjust operations for the best wash results. As there is no specific standard for this functionality, different machines may perform in different way. The most appropriate condition is selected by detecting wash load.

    Spin Speeds

    This is the speed in which the washing machine will spin for drying your clothes during the cycle. The larger the spin speed the more water will be expelled during a cycle. Spin speeds are measures in revolutions per minute (RPM).It is the washing machine's fastest spin speed. Normally the spin speed is 1000 or 1200 rpm and the fastest spin speed can be 1400 to 1800 rpm but a washing machine with a slightly faster spin speed than the normal speed does not make much difference in drying clothes but the time required to remove water from clothes may vary with the spin speeds.

    Auto Balance System

    The auto balance system automatically stabilizes the load in the drum and then continues washing. So,this balance system prevents our clothes from wearing out or tearing during the wash.

    Water level Selection

    This programs lets you select different water levels depending on the laundry load and requirement. It helps in optimum and economical usage of water.


    Wash Programs

    Turbodrum

    Turbodrum is a dual-direction rotating drum that reduces tangling of clothes to ensure that they stay fresh and new for much longer. It makes the machine less susceptible to wear and tear by being tough on dirt and gentle on your clothes.

    Benefits of Turbodrum

  • Reduces wear and tear
  • Reduces tangling of clothes
  • Keeps your clothes new for much longer
  • Suits distinct Indian conditions and lifestyles
  • Ideal for washing for all types of fabrics
  • Jet Spray

    Jet Spray with its powerful water spray removes/ washes off the dirt and excess detergent without the need of rubbing and scrubbing by hands to give you dirt and free clothes.

    Denim

    Thick and heavy clothes or those which are excessively dirty or heavily soiled like jeans or working uniforms can be washed.

    Intensive Wash

    A more thorough wash which is ideal for heavily soiled clothing

    Memory Backup

    Memory backup feature allows to save current wash settings for use later.

    Auto Prewash

    Auto Pre Wash program with one touch, tough stains are ready to be gone without the use of hands.

    Prewash

    This cycle is ideal for soaking and washing heavily soiled items. You would usually put detergent into both the prewash section and the main wash section of the detergent drawer in two stages so the clothes get washed twice.

    Quick 30

    A rapid wash feature which is great for lightly soiled clothing or when you are in a hurry.

    Rinse Hold

    This feature prevents your clothes from creasing while they lie in the machine. It is useful while washing delicate clothes like synthetic,silks, etc. which tend to crease more and need to be removed immediately after the spin cycle is over. As the name shoes this functionality does not allow the water to drain from the drum after the end of the spin cycle. It is upto the user to empty the drum, the rinse hold button can be pressed again and the machine will start draining the water and proceeds the drying cycle.

    Rinse Plus

    Rinse Plus feature gives your laundry extra rinse-time to make sure that all detergent is rinsed away.

    Air Dry

    In Air dry function hot air is thrown over the clothes while the drum is processing drying cycle. Helps keeping the inner tub from getting moldy and to reduce drying time by minimizing moisture of laundry.

    Wool

    A wool cycle reduces the speed in which the drum spins making sure clothing is not stretched. Can be used for washing delicate fabrics such as lingerie and woolens.


    Bosch Special

    Active Water

    A clever feature that adjusts the level of water by sensing the amount of load. In fact, it reduces the water usage that helps reduce the usage of electricity. Not just that, it uses hot water to thoroughly remove the detergent residue and bacteria formed inside the wash drum, increasing the life of the machine and giving you a perfect washing experience.

    Pre-activated SpeedPerfect

    Offers you the shortest wash cycles across all programmes, saving you precious time by doing your laundry up to 65% faster yet giving you 100% washing performance. The best part is, it's already activated in our machines. In short, it reduces washing time, without compromising on washing quality. Up to 65% shorter wash cycle across all programmes with our new Pre-activated SpeedPerfect.

    VarioDrum

    Its wave drum structure powers heavy duty washing while being gentle on your clothes. It distributes the water and detergent efficiently throughout the wash and reduces the soaking time. Also, its steep surface guides your laundry to the center of the drum, giving you a wash no one else can.

    AntiVibration Design

    Now enjoy watching TV while your washing machine works without much noise. The AntiVibration design of Bosch washing machines come with sidewalls that reduce vibrations during the spin cycle, and are designed to ensure the machine does not shake when in action.

    AllergyPlus + ECARF

    World's 1st washing machine with ECARF (European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation) certified programme to reassure you of a perfectly hygienic wash. It achieves this by using high water temperature to get rid of bacteria and pollen. Also, an extra rinse washes away the detergent residue left on your clothes. Just one push of a button, and no more allergies.

    VoltCheck

    It's designed to intimate in case of voltage fluctuations by blinking whenever the voltage is low or the power supply is interrupted. When the current supply dips the machine automatically prolongs the wash cycle to adjust for the fluctuation. So from now on, voltage won't fluctuate your peace of mind.

    Monsoon Programme

    During monsoons clothes get wet and let out damp smell. This programme is designed to give up to 10% better drying efficiency with its final hot rinse and immediately followed by a spin. Clothes contain low residual moisture when hot clothes are spun at high speed, reducing the time required to dry your clothes.

    Reload Function

    We've all done it – left a sock on the stairs, then realised it's too late because the wash cycle started. Or perhaps you've put a red garment into a white wash by mistake. Now there's a solution to this problem: the Reload Function. It allows you to open the door early in the cycle to add or remove the offending items.

    WaterPlus

    This unique feature is very effective in areas that receive soft water. Soft water leads to extra lathering that requires extra usage of water to ensure thorough rinsing of your clothes so that no detergent residue is left on them. WaterPlus is designed to increase the level of water during the wash and rinse cycle, making sure every wash is perfect.


    Asthetics

    Inner Drum Material

    The drum can be made of :-

  • Plastic : Plastic drums are more durable than enamel ones, which can chip and rust. They are cheaper than stainless steel.
  • Porcelain-enamel: Porcelain are cheaper.
  • Stainless steel : These are the best as they are the most durable and can withstand high spin speeds.

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