Smart Tips for Choosing the Right Commercial Washing Machine

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If you need to be able to do a large amount of laundry, such as to wash uniforms for a sports team, sheets at a hotel or the clothing for your large family, you might need to invest in a top loader commercial washing machine. These commercial washing machines are an efficient way to get a lot of washing done and handle your high demand.

There are so many commercial washing machines out there to choose from that it can be difficult to choose the right one for your needs. Here are some tips that will help you when you are selecting a commercial washing machine.

Go for Energy Efficiency

One of the most important things to look for is an energy efficiency rating. You will want to choose an efficient machine as it will use less energy in a year and save you money on your utility bills in the long term. Look for the energy efficiency rating label on the device, which should tell you how much energy the appliance uses so that you can compare it to different models.

As well as energy efficiency you should look for machines which have a cold water washing setting that will use less energy and a ‘suds saver’ option.


Another important factor to consider when choosing commercial washing machines is their reliability. Do some research into different models and find one with a history of working for at least 10 years without needing to be replaced. You can read reviews of different washing machine models online to get a sense of their reliability.

Ease of Use

When you are shopping for commercial washing machines, you will also want to look for one which will be easy to use and not too complicated, so that everyone will be able to operate it without any problems. Many of the washing machines which are made for industrial use are quite easy to operate and have simple wash and go settings as well as more complicated options. When you are looking at commercial washing machines talk with the sales person about which models are the easiest and most straightforward to use.


Last but not least, another important factor to keep in mind when you are choosing a commercial washing machine is the price. There are many different options for commercial washing machines, from the most expensive high end performance models to the cheaper options. Be wary of going for the very cheapest, as it might not last very long without needing repairs. A good strategy is to look for a model which has a good reputation and yet still a reasonable price.

These are just a few tips to keep in mind which will help you find the right commercial washing machine for your needs.

There are many commercial washing machines out there to choose from, so be sure to take the time to find the right appliance for your particular requirements or better still get some advice from one of the many online specialists.

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Mark Green is a frequent contributor of content for Alexanders Direct; he has written many articles pertaining to all things regarding Commercial Catering Equipment but especially on such subjects as chest freezers and commercial refrigeration.

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