Different types of Washing machines you should know

All the washing machines are meant to wash clothes appropriately; however, what is confusing for a customer is the wide range of varieties available. So, go with your family’s needs and other suitability.

Each washing machine operates in a fundamental 3-cycle process-wash, rinse and spin/dry. This 3 step process is also known as a Wash Cycle.

Different types of washing machines

Washing machines vary based on their types, which include mode of operation, features, top/front-loaded, brands, and semi or fully automatic operation.

Top-loading comes in semi-automatic and fully automatic types


A semi-automatic machine comes with 2 tubs; however, one cannot dry as well as wash simultaneously. One tub only operates at a given time. The washing machine is one, but the dryer and washer are separated. These types of washing machines need manual intervention post every step of the wash cycle.

This type of machine has some pros as well, such as these are cheaper and cost-effective than its counterparts and do not need tap water link accessibility; one can pour water externally using a bucket as well.

Fully Automatic

This type of washing machine is time-efficient and simple to use. This type offers the appropriate balance between its features and cost. Within this type, you put in the dirty laundry, detergent, and switch on, and rest is done automatically without anyone’s intervention. The water amount is selected and filled as per the selected cycle. Rinsing and drying are also automatic.

Appropriate plumbing for a tap connection with water flow as needed and an outlet area to drain water off the drain pipe.

Several wash programs can be chosen as per laundry volume and fabric needs. Some of the cycles are a quick wash, sensitive wash, heavy wash, wool wash, and so on. Programs are time and fabric customized. The automatic wash cycle is a generally used cycle.


These washing machines are fully automatic with various dry and wash programs that can be chosen suitable to your requirements. They are similar to their top-loaded fully automatic kinds. These are a little more expensive than top-loaded types. However, front load types are a good investment in the long run as they are power and water efficient compared to top loaders. They come with several advantages like space-saving, ventless drying, and so on.

A drawback is that one cannot open the inlet door mid of the cycle.

Integrated washing machine

These types of washing machines are space savers and are aesthetic appealers. They blend in the cabinet wall when not in use and are a right fit into standard cabinets. However, they need a bit of proper setup work to be done. Their dimensions are standard universally for different capacities and various brands to be set up in the cabinet wall.

Portable/mini washing machine

These washing machines are smaller, compact, and portable, some of which have a handle to move it around conveniently.

As mentioned above, there are different washing machines that one should know about. Each of them has its efficiency and performance levels and can be selected based on one’s need and choice to get the best out of them.