It seems almost impossible to think of a living space without a Washing Machine appliance. It’s an important need to live with convenience. To begin, a washer machine is used to wash and dry our dirty clothes, bedsheets, and many other textile materials with ease. Numerous brands are offering a wide range of washing machines as Fully Automatic and Semi-Automatic variants. The major difference is automatic washers are configured with only one tub for washing and drying both and the process requires less manual intervention. On the other side, Semi-Automatic washers need you to shift the garment load manually from the washer to dryer compartment which makes the process less automated.
This article focuses on the advantages of automatic washers over semi-automatic machines.
As mentioned above in the case of Fully Automatic Washing Machines, the process involves less manual works. You just have to select certain wash cycle conditions and initiate the wash by just pressing the play button on the panel and everything else from washing to spinning and then drying is managed by the machine itself. The case is opposite with semi-automatic variants, it needs you to put the garments inside the tub for washing and get them out from the washer and then again insert them into the other drying tub. So the effort and manpower required increases.
The cleaning efficiency of a washing machine is one of the major deciding factors because that’s what washing machines are created for.
In the case of Top-Load Automatic washers, it is recommended to go with impeller-based high-efficiency top-loaders as they are designed to deliver extraordinary cleaning output.
Front Load automatic washers are an ideal choice if you have no budget restrictions.
Semi-Automatic washing machines are meant to remove hard stains with intense harsh motion using agitators which is harmful to the textile life in the longer run.
In terms of features, automatic washers are built with many advancements like more number of wash cycles, more water level & temperature options, more automated technologies like smart sensors, instant support systems like LGthinQ from LG, etc.
Whirlpool has also introduced many high-end technologies like smart detergent dosage recommendation, ZPF technology for rapid water filling, and many more.
On the other hand, semi-automatic machines lack these kinds of high-end updates.
Automatic washing machines are compact and hence occupy less space in your laundry area. That’s naturally because of a single compartment for washing and drying.
Semi-automatic washing machines are comparatively quite large. So keep a sharp eye on the dimension of the appliance.
Additionally, there are many required features that a semi-automatic washing machine lacks. For example, you actually need a water pipe to fill water in the tub. Most of the models don’t restart automatically in case of power failures. No Automatic tub cleaning, you have to clean the insides and the outsides of the washer on your own. There are no automatic detergent dispensers which are very helpful in dissolving the detergent at ease.
As mentioned above, there are many good reasons to buy a fully automatic washing machine over semi-automatic variants. The price difference is also not too much. If you have a small family with 3-4 persons, I advise you to go with a 6.5kg capacity size automatic machine. You can easily find a High-Efficiency Top Load fully automatic washing machine under 20,000 Indian Rupees.