Basically, you should first always determine where the washing machine should be in the future in order to decide on the type and installation possibilities by the available dimensions.
When purchasing front loader washing machines and washer dryers, it should be noted that the porthole does not always rise in the same direction. So there are machines with portholes that rise to the right and machines with portholes that rise to the left. Since you cannot have the opening direction changed afterwards, you should consider where the machine should be in the future before purchasing.
The depth of the washing machine should always be taken into account, even if the size is indicated as 60×60: the door is not included in the width of some manufacturers.
Which Filling Quantity is Right For Washing Machine?
If one only takes into account the household size, one can orientate oneself on the following guide values:
|Household||People||Filling capacity in kg|
|Small household||1 to 2 people||5 to 6|
|Medium budget||3 to 4 people||6 to 8|
|Big Household||5 to 8 people||7 to 10|
How much laundry fits in your washing machine?
The amount of washing machines is the capacity of the drum. The bigger the drum, the more laundry has space. The filling quantity is given in kg of dry laundry and ranges from 5 to 8 kg, larger models also hold 9 kg. Smaller washing machines hold 3 to 6.5 kg of laundry.
Household-standard loads average 60% of the maximum filling volume, which means on average per wash:
- 3 kg for fast in-between washing
- 4 kg for normal everyday clothes
- 8 kg for bed linen, jackets, towels10 kilogram drums has a volume of about 70 litres, 8 kg drums of 52 litres. By comparison, a trolley, as it is known as hand luggage, holds around 30 litres, a larger suitcase 70 litres
Drums that hold 10 kilograms have a volume of around 70 litres, 8 kg drums of 52 litres. By way of comparison, a trolley, as it is known as hand luggage, holds around 30 litres, a larger suitcase 70 litres.
Filling quantity and household size
It is often recommended to use the household size for the filling quantity, i.e. how many people live in the household in order to reduce energy consumption. This is only partially true: In principle, larger washing machines are just as efficient as smaller ones, even – or especially when – the drum is not fully loaded. In this case, you can choose savings programs such as “half loading” or automatic quantity. Since the laundry has more space, it is also cleaned faster and not as much wrinkled as with full load.