There aren’t many Washing Machines available for under 9000 Rupees and when you do find one, they tend to fall into one of two categories. 1. Absolutely rubbish 2. Really Really good. There’s no in-between in this price range. Either they cut costs in the right places or they didn’t. So it’s a mixed bag of results. But, it’s a better marketplace than it used to be for cheap washers. Not so long ago, you’d get absolutely nothing for under 9000, except maybe hours of fruitless research trying to find one. The model we’re reviewing today is the Hyundai 7.2 kg Semi-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (HYS72F, Luminous Blue), and it’s priced at around 8,800 Rupee’s. Incredibly cheap but we’re going to judge it on it’s merits. What does it have that buyers might want? What are it’s limitations? What’s missing compared to other models. You’ll get the full story on the HYS72F right here.
by Hyundai [Videocon Industries Ltd.]
Price: INR 9,490.00
- Lint Filter
- 40 Minute Wash Option
- Pulsator Wash
- Very Cheap Price
- Nice design
- High-Capacity for the Money
- Only 3 Programs
This is the standard operation on machines below 9000. Fully-Automatics don’t tend to be available at this price. So I’m going to lay out the extra things you need to do to get your washing done on a Semi-Automatic. Then you can decide for yourself whether one is worth the money you’ll save on price. The key difference is that you’ll need to be at home throughout the entire wash cycle. With a Fully-Automatic you could go out. They do it all for you start to finish. You’ll need to fill manually and drain manually. You will save money on water though because Semi’s don’t need a continuous flow.
Do you already have a Drier? If so then you’ll be fine. If not then you must take into account the extra cost of buying one and add that on to the price.
This is pretty large for the price. You’ll find machines in the 16000-24000 price-range with Capacity’s of this size, so it does represent good value for money. It’s enough to get a family of fives weekly laundry done in one load. Excellent job on the Capacity Hyundai.
This is the name given to the accumulation of clothes fabrics that builds up in the tubes of Washing Machines. Lint Accumulations in tubes can cause break-downs and increase repair costs. Lint can also stick to clothes when they come out of the wash. It’s a big problem in the modern Washing Machine industry. This Lint Filter on this model will suck out any excess fabrics in the washer before you pull your clothes out.
3 Wash Programs
Another standard operation on low-priced washers. You might see more than 20 programs on the higher-priced models but here you get three. So there’s no fabric-specific programs and very little in the way of tailoring each wash to the clothes you have in there that day. So if you like experimenting with different programs then this is not for you. The three programs are: Gentle, Normal and Heavy. I’d suggest avoiding ‘Gentle’ because with this being a Pulsator it’s already gentler than Agitator models. Using Normal or Heavy you’ll get most stains out first time. Heavy is recommended for Harsh stains.
Speaking of Pulsation – What does that entail?
Agitators move clothes around using a Rod in the base of the Drum to create friction. They’re harsher on clothes but better for stains than Pulsators which use bursts of water for the same effect. To get the balance right in Pulsator Washing Machines, between gentleness on clothes and stain removal, I always recommend the heavier wash programs. So take note of that advice as Pulsators are way too gentle in Normal Mode for harsh stains. They won’t get them out. Heavy wash only in that circumstance. And this is interesting because often people don’t realize that the way they use a Washing Machine is more important then what specifications it has.
40 Minute Wash
They where able to offer this by ramping up the Spin Speed. Usually you’d get 800-1000RPM’s. Here you get 1350RPM’s, so it’s a pretty rapid Drum Speed. It enables shorter wash times in general for the more time-conscious of buyers. I was surprised to see something like this on a model so low in price.
A helping hand for those who have really tough stains on their clothes is the Auto-Soak. Very simple. It’s a pre-wash function and the washer fills with soapy water allowing you to soak your clothes for a time of your choosing. Once you’ve set the time it’ll soak them and then start the wash. This will help get stains out, but with this being a Semi-Automatic you’ll have to maunally start the wash yourself once the soak time is completed. So remember how long you set it to soak for.
People who like experimenting with lots of wash programs won’t like this. Neither will people who like to be somewhere else while their washer is doing all the work. But, it is a great attempt for 9000 Rupees. I loved the 40 minute wash and the Lint Filter. These inclusions will help those in a rush and those who dislike fabric stuck on clothes when they come out. With it being a Pulsator it needed some extra kick to get tough stains out. And, the Heavy Wash program combined with the Auto-Soak will help you do all your washing in one session. All but the most dried on harsh stain that is. A nice washer that’ll get stains out. Thank you for reading.