For a long time, people have been confused about the difference between top loader and front loader washing machines. Although both of them serve the primary purpose of washing clothes, yet they both are remarkably different from each other in terms of price, style, technique for washing as well as energy consumption. Here is a list of things that sets them apart:
While this tiny tabletop washing machine won’t be able to do big loads of laundry, it seems like luxury for space-crunched apartments. The Petit Laundry Swash washing machine by Japanese firm King Jim is compact enough to sit on your countertop and on the side table. It has a 250g capacity and can wash small clothes, hand towels or your dirty socks, which saves you from the boring job of hand washing the clothes. Moreover, if you have a full-sized washing machine, you won’t have to run it just to wash your small clothes.
Doing laundry is one big task, especially if you are a student living in a hostel or someone living in a shared apartment. Aimed straight at this group, the Easy Wash by Chandrima Deuri is a compact, portable washing machine that comes with just four functions – Off, 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 15 minutes – to ease the infuriating task of washing clothes. After you have put the clothes, detergent and water inside a regular sized bucket, you can fix the Easy Wash over the bucket with the help of the included locks at the opposite sides. Plug it in and you are all set to wash your clothes.
Doing laundry has never been an entertaining task, especially in the places that are not even connected to the electric grid. We have earlier introduced you to some of the most innovative washing machines that need no electricity to do your laundry. Enter Scrubba, the world’s smallest washing machine that has been designed with a traveler in mind. Whether you are trekking, hiking, camping or visiting some remote off-grid area, the Scrubba wash bag seems the best way to wash clothes. Lightweight and compact, the crowdfunded Scrubba wash bag needs no power or electricity. All you need to do is to put the dirty clothes inside the Scrubba wash bad, add some water and soap, and rub from the outside.
Designed by Joana Liberato, in collaboration with Ingrid Aguiar, this concept washing machine for the year 2030 combines an elegant design with advanced technology. The proposed washer concept features Wi-Fi connectivity, so that the user can access all its functions via a smartphone. The transparent front panel lets users see inside the machine when it’s in the running mode. In case, you don’t like it transparent, there is even the possibility of applying a screensaver and customize it through Wi-Fi uploading to make it look like a picture frame. The user can even control the functions with voice commands.
If you don’t have enough space in your abode to accommodate a full-sized washing machine, a compact wall-mounted washer seems a perfect option. Designed by Buse Üstün and Fulya Pekserbes, Washa|part is a space-saving wall-mounted washing machine that features modular washing units. Boasting steam washing, drying, refreshing and detergent storing functions, Washa|part helps homeowners do their laundry with utmost ease. The washer has a beltless, gearless design, which allows for quiet washing. If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly solution, do check out these washing machines that need no electricity to do your laundry.
It’s never an easy task to reform a household appliance like a washing machine that has remained basically the same for a long time. Earlier, we have introduced you to some of the most innovative washing machines that need no electricity to do your laundry. This time, we have a round washing machine. Whirlpool’s European brand Bauknecht has teamed up with German designer Arman Emami to create the prototype of a futuristic round washing machine. Inspired by nature, the Sphere washing machine enjoys organic curves and offers a perfect blend of form and functionality.
Without doubt, one of the most infuriating household tasks is doing your laundry. Washing machines are there to help homeowners with the same, but they also account for a major portion of the total energy and water consumption every month. Energy efficient washing machines are a solution, but considering the adverse conditions in many parts of the developing world where people fight for the basic facilities like energy and water, there arises the need for a practical solution. Many rural areas around the world are not even connected to the electric grid and the modern washing machines are no use for the residents there. The best possible solution for washing laundry is such a case is an electricity-free washing machine.