Integrated Washing Machines
Integrated washing machines provide style without compromising on function as they can be hidden behind your kitchen cupboards.
Integrated (also known as “built in”) washing machines have a flat front, as well as space to attach door hinges, so they can be completely hidden from view and won’t draw attention away from your kitchen design.
This jargon free buying guide will help you to understand what questions you need to be thinking about when looking at washing machines.
When choosing an integrated washing machine you need to make sure that you know the size of the space that it needs to fill.
You will need to make a note of the width so that your new integrated washing machine will sit in-between your current appliances or cupboards. Most washing machines are around 600mm (60cm) wide but there are degrees of difference so it pays to double check.
Depth is obviously important as you don't want an integrated washing machine to stick out further than the rest of your cupboard doors! Our integrated washing machines range from 540mm (54cm) to 570mm (57cm) in depth so there are plenty to choose from.
Just as important as depth is height. Our range of integrated washing machines are between 818mm (81.8cm) and 820mm (82cm) and the standard kitchen top is around 900mm (90cm) high, so most models should fit but you will need to double check how high your units are before you buy.
NB: Please be aware that the distance between door hinges varies between manufacturers and there is not a standard for this. You may need to adjust your kitchen furniture door to adapt for your new washing machine.
A washing machine's load capacity is measured by how much weight the drum can take. The drum sizes below give a good estimation as to what size you will need depending on how many people are in your household.
Spin speeds range from 1000rpm, 1200rpm, 1300rpm, 1400rpm and 1600rpm. The faster the RPM (revolutions per minute), the more water will be extracted from your washing at the end of a cycle, which can save time when drying.
Most integrated washing machines have variable spin speeds and these can help determine how damp your laundry comes out at the end of the wash cycle.
It is worth noting that delicate fabrics such as wool could be damaged by a high spin speed, so you should always check the speed recommended on your clothing’s label.
At Appliance Direct Morecambe you are able to choose from a variety of drum sizes and spin speeds to help you get your clothes perfectly fresh and clean.
Existing Water, Waste Water and Electrical Supplies
Please check that your current water, waste water and electric supplies are within 1.5 metres of the location you intend to have your appliance installed.
If we are installing your appliance for you we will, if required, provide a stop cap for your hot water supply. Please be aware that we do not supply any additional plumbing materials - we will only use what is supplied with your washing machine.