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Freestanding washing machines: when you should buy one
10 August 2023

How to choose the perfect freestanding washing machine

What’s the one indispensable appliance in any home? It's the washing machine. With so many types and models available on the market today, buying a new one can be a bit overwhelming. Should you go with an integrated washing machine or a freestanding model? Today, we'll focus on the latter - freestanding washing machines. We’ll explore their advantages, why you should consider investing in one, and how to choose the perfect model for your home. 

The Appeal of Freestanding Washing Machines

Freestanding washing machines are standalones and are not built into your kitchen or utility room cabinetry, giving the advantage of flexibility. You can move them easily whenever you need to, so during renovations or if you move house, the washing machine can go with you.

In terms of performance, freestanding washing machines often have the edge over the others. They generally have a larger capacity and faster spin speed than integrated machines, meaning, they can handle more laundry at once and offer better overall efficiency.

When to Choose a Freestanding Machine

Choosing a freestanding washing machine over an integrated model can come down to a few key factors:

1. Flexibility: Perfect for anyone in a rented home or plan to move soon, as a freestanding machine can go with you.

2. Performance: Ideal if you have a large family and lots of laundry to do, as freestanding machines tend to offer larger capacities.

3. Availability and Cost: Freestanding models are more common and are therefore often priced more competitively. Repairs are cheaper too, as parts are more readily available.

4. Variety: Freestanding washing machines offer a wider range of models and designs, so you can choose one that suits your style and needs.

How to Choose the Perfect Freestanding Washing Machine

When choosing an ideal freestanding washing machine, you should consider the following factors:

  • Size and Capacity: Make sure the machine fits your space and that it has a large enough capacity for your family’s laundry needs.
  • Energy Efficiency: Choose a model with a high energy-efficiency rating to save on bills and environmental impact.
  • Spin Speeds and Programmes: Look for a machine with a variety of wash programmes and spin speeds that cater for different fabrics and levels of dirtiness.
  • Noise Level: If you're sensitive to noise or your washing machine will be positioned close to living or sleeping areas, consider a model with a lower decibel rating.
  • Brand Reputation and Reviews: Choose a reputable brand like Haier, and always check customer reviews before buying.

Haier’s Innovations in Freestanding Washing Machines

Haier is well known for its commitment to innovation and quality and offers some of the best freestanding washing machines on the market. They are stylish and include some top-notch features too.

For instance, our machines come with Direct Motion Motors, making them quiet when operating and highly energy efficient. They also feature an Antibacterial Treatment (ABT) that kills bacteria in the detergent drawer and door gasket, keeping your clothes cleaner and your machine more hygienic.

Our Smart Dual Spray system automatically cleans your machine after every wash, to maintain its performance and extend its lifespan. Haier washing machines also have large capacities and a wide range of programmes, for your every laundry need.

Our New Dimension: Haier I-Pro Series 7 Freestanding Washing Machine

For those of you seeking the ultimate in freestanding washing machines, let's introduce our new dimension in laundry care - the Haier I-Pro Series 7. The range combines the very best of Haier's expertise wrapped up in a single machine, offering users a premium washing experience.

Firstly, the size and dimensions of this machine have been thoughtfully designed. Standing at 850mm in height, 595mm in width, and 600mm in depth, the I-Pro Series 7 is compact enough to fit comfortably into most spaces, while still providing a great washing capacity of up to 10kg. Ideal for medium to large households, it offers plenty of room to wash your clothes without having to compromise.

Energy efficiency is one of our core focuses at Haier. The I-Pro Series 7 boasts an impressive A+++ energy efficiency rating, the highest awarded. It operates efficiently, reducing energy consumption and your environmental footprint, so also lowering your energy bills.

One standout feature of the I-Pro Series 7 is its smart connectivity. The washing machine is WiFi-enabled and can be controlled from our innovative hOn app. When you're out and about or just in another room of the house, with the hOn app you can start, pause, and track the progress of your wash cycles directly from your smartphone. You can also access a large library of wash cycles for various fabrics and types of stains, making sure you get optimum results at every wash.

Lastly, if you value flexibility, performance, and choice, a freestanding washing machine is likely to be your best bet. Take your time, assess your needs, and make the choice that suits your home and lifestyle best. Happy washing!