If you’re looking for a washing machine, then you’ve come to the right place, because I have all the information you need to know, to make the right purchase. There’s a lot of jargon in the industry, so I’m not going to give you the facts and figures; instead I’m going to explain to you, what they mean, and how they affect a washing machines overall performance. I’m here to help, so that next time you come to buy, you’ll have the knowledge to know exactly what you need, and you might even save some money. In this article I’ll be taking you through the Onida 6.2kg Fully Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (WO62TSPLDD1), letting you know what it really does, compared to what the company says it does.
by Onida [Onida]
Price: INR 13,899.00
Comes with Warranty
Pulsator Wash Method
14 Wash Programs
Spin speed 780RPM
Rinse Hold Option
Onida WO62TSPLDD1 Main Features:
Many stores, both online and offline, try to get buyers to pay more, by providing a higher spin speed than they’re rivals; and then they claim this makes their washing machine superior. This isn’t so, and it’s not always worth paying more for a higher spin speed, because spin speed has nothing to do with quality of wash. The spin only matters at the end of a wash, when higher speeds ensure a better rinse, and therefore less time in the dryer, but the difference is often only minutes. This Onida spins at an average 780RPM (revolutions per minute), which means you’ll typically be drying for a few minutes longer, than one spinning at 1100RPM, but it also costs somewhat less than your average washing machine too.
Pulsator Wash Method
Nobody ever explains to buyers what wash methods are, but you’ve got me to help you this time. There’s two main types of washing method: An agitator will shuffle clothes back and forth to get them clean, while a pulsator will ‘pulse’ water through clothes to get them clean. Stores will often try to push one over the other, but the difference is minimal, with pulsators marginally gentler than agitators.
Power usage is very important because it ultimately determines how much money you’ll spend on each wash. The wattage on the Onida is the best thing about it, because at 370 Watts, you’ll only be spending 7 rupee’s per hour, to run the machine, which is far less than the industry average. This washing machine will definitely save you money in terms of running costs over time.
There’s a surprisingly high number of wash programs for a low cost machine. A total of 14, will allow buyers to wash clothes as they like them, and of these, the two most interesting are Quick 23 and Quick 25. These rinse clothes extra hard so they’ll be ready to wear instantly.
This is in reference to the size of a machines drum and most capacity’s range from 5kg to 12kg, with the space each individual has in his/her home, determining the capacity chosen. This Onida has a 6.2KG capacity, and it’s a blessing they didn’t push for more, because some companys try to extend the capacity, to reach a higher price, but ultimately end up damaging clothes. 6.2kg is fair, and is generally the size chosen by those living in apartments or medium-sized houses.
Top Loaders are very functional, because they allow users to place more clothes in, halfway through; so if you’ve forgotten anything, there’s no worries. This one doesn’t have an agitator, so it will be more delicate on clothes, and will therefore produce less damage. Top Loaders will use more water than front loaders though, and buyers should be aware of that.
Onida WO62TSPLDD1 User Experience:
I’m going to use this section to advise buyers on the overall operation of this machine, so they’ll be no surprises when you come to use it. One drawback is the ‘rinse hold’ function, and it really shouldn’t have been included. Rinse hold, is a function that allows buyers to leave the house, and the washing machine will hold the clothes in the last rinse water so they don’t crease while you’re gone. I wouldn’t use it on this machine, because without an agitator to move the clothes around, they will eventually crease.
On the quality side, you can literally throw clothes into the Onida, and the machine itself, will evenly distribute them around the drum, so they’re in the best position for a perfect wash. pretty clever don’t you think? The Onida even has a Twin Lint Filter, that prevents dirt from gathering at the bottom during a wash, where it’s often picked up again; This ensures optimum performance.
They’ve included wheels here, so you can slot it into place in the home. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve hurt my back shifting washing machines into place, and I’m sure many buyers will be relieved by this inclusion. You can expect an easy set-up, and I’m glad to see manufacturers thinking of this. In this spirit of ease of use, you can also expect the Onida to fit in with your schedule; use the delay timer, to instruct the machine, to start when you wish it to. If you have clothes that are very dirty, I suggest you use the ‘soaking’ function, and your machine will then soak clothes for a period of your choosing, thereby releasing hard to wash stains.
Shopping sites will try to push you towards paying more for a higher capacity machine, with a higher spin cycle, but I think 6.2kg’s and 780RPM is a fair deal at this price, and will wash clothes well. Now that you know spin cycles have nothing to do with the actual washing of clothes, I expect you’ll be harder to push in that direction, and regarding capacity; if you have a large family, this probably isn’t the machine for you, but for two parents and 2 children it’s perfect. 14 wash programs is also very good, and 370 Watts means it costs less than most to run. It is one of the best washing machines below rs.20000 currently available. The Verdict: This is a very good deal.