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Washing Machines – Water

People have always relied on natural resources to make life easier, but environmental sustainability was overlooked for too long, and change is required for the sake of future generations. Fortunately, ASKO have associated appliance manufacture with sustainability all along, since Karl-Erik Andersson built his mother a superior, long-lasting washing machine, and the brand ethic remains true to this day.  

How much water does a front loading washing machine use?

Front loading washing machines are very water-wise. Traditional top loading washing machines with central post agitator use close to 150 litres of water per wash, whereas front loading washing machines use half the amount of water. You also need to factor in energy and heating costs for water according to volume, with front loaders naturally scoring high energy-star ratings.

Front loaders get clothes sparkling clean using less water thanks to gravity assisted rotation of the washing machine drum. Clothes are repeatedly dipped and tossed through the sudsy water without becoming entangled, allowing front loading washing machines to provide a superior wash without wasting energy or water. Innovative ASKO drum design guides grit and pebbles toward evacuation holes to be washed away, allowing the powerful wash cycle to work its magic.

Which washing machines use the least water?

With an aim to be economical, you may be tempted to purchase a washing machine that’s too small for your needs. If your household is large and busy, you are more likely to benefit from an ASKO 10kg washing machine used periodically rather that a 7kg washing machine that runs overtime and works beyond practical limits. Fortunately, you can easily work out the right size washing machine for your household.

When exploring washing machine appliance options, you will notice popular models with 7kg, 8kg and 10kg categorisation. This is not the weight of the appliance, but is the maximum weight of a suitable wash load. ASKO washing machines weigh closer to 45kg and are sturdily built for a long life of reliable service. Here is one way to work out the washing machine size you need.

Simply step on the bathroom scales while holding your empty wash basket and take note of the weight. Now, step back on the scales, this time holding your wash basket with a regular wash load, and take note of the weight again. The difference in weight between the two weight measurements will guide your appliance purchasing decisions.

Are ASKO washing machines water efficient?

ASKO washing machine development includes multi-tasking appliances that achieve maximum working efficiency. For example, Hot and cold-water inlets are synchronised with ASKO washing machine programs, modes and features, allowing every available wash cycle to run at exactly the right temperature. With dozens of dozens of programs to choose from, all easily accessed via the brightly illuminated control panel, your wash is fully personalised, including the amount of water you use.

We have all experienced both ends of the spectrum: too many items stuffed into a small washing machine or too few items left to drown in a top loader as full as a bath tub. ASKO shows followers the middle path, where balance and harmony are the easiest ways to save time, energy and money.

Do top loaders or front loaders use more water?

It’s well known that top loaders use more water and are less energy efficient. This is in part due to the large central drum agitator and alignment of the drum. A lot of water is needed in a top loading washing machine, even when doing a small load, so it’s no surprise that ASKO front loaders have become the laundry appliance of choice in contemporary Australian homes.

How do you drain water from a washing machine?

The washing machine won’t get clothes smelling fragrantly clean unless it is also spotless. Older, outmoded appliances contained many parts, including rubber and plastics that trap debris, perish and attract bad odours. ASKO washing machines, on the other hand, are manufactured using the highest quality stainless-steel and fully recyclable components, and don’t provide anywhere for dirt and grime to hide.

ASKO washing machines have a filter that retains small objects such as coins and buttons. Firstly, use the ‘Drain’ program accessed via the control panel, and once complete, disconnect the washing machine power cord from the power point. The pump filter cover is easily opened, revealing a water drain hose inside. Release excess water from the hose and then remove the filter by turning it counter-clockwise.

The filter is easily cleaned by running it under water, while the filter housing can be rinsed and wiped clean with a sponge or cloth. Your ASKO appliance is the no fuss way to achieve superior washing results. Every aspect of your ASKO washing machine is designed for convenience, including cleaning. Simply wipe over the exterior of your appliance with a soft cloth and mild detergent and it will look showroom fresh for everyone to appreciate.

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