A washing machine is an appliance that is specifically meant for cleaning the clothes. These machines are required to clean the laundry that includes outfits, bed sheets, linen, table covers, towels etc. In these machines water is used as the integral solution for cleaning along with the detergents. These high end appliances are quite helpful in keeping the clothes clean. Washing clothes is a regular activity in our homes. It takes a lot of time and effort to clean dirty clothes with hands. You need to use the brush and soaps etc to remove the stains of dirt and mud from the clothes. However, these advanced appliances help you complete this tiresome task with great ease. You just need to soak the clothes in the washing compartment of the machine and add detergent, set the timer and the machine washes your clothes with great efficiency.
These appliances are generally available in two designs- front loading and top loading. In the top loading machines, the clothes are placed in a vertical tub in which water is stored. It has agitators which propel water. The clothes are completely suspended in water and the basket rotates during the wash cycle for the specified time. The front loading machines are most popular in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe.
These machines have a simple structure in which the perforated basket is mounted to the water tub in a horizontal way. There is a glass door in front of the machine that is used to load the clothes into the machine. The clothes are agitated with the help of the back and forth motion of cylinders. There are paddles that lift up the clothes and then drop them. In this way the clothes are soaked and cleaned. Since there is lot of motion, enough foam is made in the machines to clean the clothes.
The modern consumer washing machines have advanced features like tumble wash, child lock, delayed execution, time elapsed & remaining time indication and steam wash etc. Apart from washing the clothes the modern machines also help in drying them. These machines have spin dry feature with which the clothes can be easily discharged. Most machines have extremely efficient system for drying. The clothes are absolutely washed and can be worn just after ironing.