How to choose a perfect washing machine for 4 members?

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For a family of four, how do you pick a suitable washing machine? When you are searching for a washing machine, you will have to choose between front load, top load, fully automatic, and semi-automatic washing machine choices. There are various capacities and sizes of them all.

There is a Godrej or Bosch washing machine model to suit every family size and laundry requirement, and buyers can even choose one to complement their home’s interior design or the space available. You should pick an appliance that matches your family’s needs.

Below are some of the factors you can consider before finalizing a washing machine for your family: 

Washer Drum Capacity

The capacity of a washing machine refers to the maximum weight of clothing that can be washed in it. In other words, this is the amount of laundry that a washing machine can handle. As a general rule, the number of family members directly correlates to the capacity of the washer drum one should purchase to meet cloth washing requirements.

For a family of four, a washing machine with a drum capacity of up to 6 to 7 kg would be sufficient to meet the family’s clothing washing requirements. It can accommodate roughly three shirts, three pairs of pants, two sarees, two towels, and two pillowcases simultaneously.

Type of washing machine

There are two types of washing machines; fully automatic and semi automatic washing machines. If you are a well-to-do family with a hectic schedule, you might choose a fully automatic washing machine.

On the other hand, if your budget is limited and one of your family members is capable of performing the human intervention necessary (transferring clothing from the wash area to the spin section to dry it), you can choose a semi-automatic washing machine.

AI (Artificial Intelligence) enabled washing machines

Nowadays, the ordinary family does not have time for such mundane tasks as laundry. Companies have introduced a new line of WiFi-enabled washing machines. Artificial intelligence technology enables you to remotely start and stop wash cycles on the washing machines, receive notifications when your laundry is complete, and receive valuable reminders about future maintenance dates. Additionally, customized wash cycles for specific types of clothing are available for download.

Smart Inverter Technology

A good washer should be equipped with an inverter motor, which is much more efficient than a conventional motor. The inverter motor is capable of responding to the load by changing its speed. As a result, it uses less energy and generates less vibration than a conventional motor.

Price of the washing machine:

A semi-automatic washing machine is less expensive than a fully automatic washing machine. Additionally, the cost of the machine varies according to its capacity and the variety of features that are available in the washing machine.

Wash Programs

A family of four would almost certainly have a variety of clothing fabrics, ranging from cotton and synthetics to wool and delicate clothes. A good washing machine should offer a variety of wash programs that are specifically tailored to clean various fabric types and requirements.

For example, in the Bosch washing machines, there is a wash program called SpeedPerfect, that helps with doing laundry 65% faster without compromising the quality of the wash.

Energy efficiency rating

Washing machines with a Star Energy rating assist in indicating the water and energy efficiency of the machine. The higher the rating, the more efficient the water and energy use for the family.

Safety features for the family:

Child lock

The child lock setting allows you to turn off the computer’s control panel, thus keeping its program settings protected. This is very important because a family of four will definitely have small children. Nowadays, even semi-automatic washing machines come with a child lock feature.

Auto Restart and Backup

In the case of a power outage, the program’s settings are preserved and it resumes where it left off once power is restored.


The best washing machine for one household may not be the best washing machine for another. However, you must carefully evaluate the capacity and size of the washing machine you intend to purchase.

Buy one that meets your requirements, whether it is a fully automatic or semi-automatic washing machine. In other words, if you have a small family, buy a small-capacity washing machine.

Buy a washing machine through Bajaj FinServ on easy EMIs.

Visit the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store and narrow your search for models that meet your budget and requirements by utilizing the filters that are offered to you there. For example, using the capacity and family size filters in conjunction with a Bosch washing machine filter or any other brand of your choosing, you may achieve the appropriate results.

Further, you may enjoy the benefits of the zero-down payment option on certain fully automatic and semi automatic washing machines models, which means that you will not have to pay anything more than the cost of the washing machine after acquiring it via Easy EMIs. Customers benefit from no-cost EMIs with payback terms ranging from 3 to 24 months.