Washing Machine 101

Planning to buy a new washing machine soon? Read these free resources first so that you’ll be better informed before making a purchase decision.

The Basics: How Does A Washing Machine Work?

Before you start searching for the best washing machine model for you, it will be helpful to have some background knowledge on the fundamentals of how washing machines work.

In this article, we’ll cover the following:

  • Semi-automatic vs. fully-automatic
  • Top-loading vs. front-loading
  • Main parts of the washing machine
  • The wash cycle explained

Inverter vs. Non-inverter Washing Machines

Most people have heard of inverter refrigerators or inverter aircons…but inverter washing machines? They may cost more upfront, but they do save you money in the long haul, and is quiet to boot.

Naturally, people debate whether the higher cost will justify the savings. To help you decide if an inverter models is for your, we made this post using real world examples to compare between an inverter and a non-inverter model.


Another prerequisite reading is our article on inverter technology – what it is, how it works, how it benefits you. Go check it out here:


Washing Machine Buying Guide

Are you ready to buy a new washing machine now?

Read our comprehensive yet concise washing machine buying guide to help you choose the best model for you.

In this guide, we will cover the following:

  • Types of washing machines
  • Types of dryers
  • Capacity
  • Inverter vs. Non-inverter
  • Other Features


All of your washing machine questions answered.

The topics in the FAQ cover the various problems you may encounter during the whole life span of your washing machine. From pre-purchase woes, to the delivery, usage and maintenance, and eventually, how to replace it.

More broadly, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Usage
  • Maintenance
  • …and many more!

Other Good Stuff

We’ve also written a lot of informative articles regarding (or in tangent with) air conditioners. Here are a few: