Getting in a lather over electricity bills? Here are ve ways to maximise your washing machine to get more out of every load.

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Getting in a lather over electricity bills? Here are  ve ways to maximise your washing machine to get more out of every load.

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Laundry can be a time-consuming and backbreaking chore, especially if you have to do it every day. Take the load off with our handy guide to saving energy while caring for your fabrics, simply by using your washing machine to its fullest potential:

1 Use the right settings. Garment labels will tell you that different fabrics require different temperature and wash timings for maximum efcacy. Brandt’s latest intelligent top-loading washing machine, the BT653HQA, is clever enough to determine the optimal spin speed, length of cycle and temperature based on  bre type, laundry quantity and how dirty the pieces are.

2 Pick the right detergent. For highef ciency washing machines that use less water, like Brandt’s top loader with front-loading drum technology (the best of both worlds!), opt for a low suds formula, which produces less lather and won’t leave behind a soapy residue on your clothes.

3 Use an energy-efficient model. The Brandt BT653HQA is part of a new range equipped with a novel induction motor instead of a conventional one, and has a 10 year warranty. This brushless design doesn’t just make this washing machine exceptionally quiet, it also cuts energy consumption up to 20 per cent with a 70 per cent ef ciency.

4 Get a size that suits your household. For smaller families or homes, Brandt’s top-loading washing machine is the ideal size. Measuring just 40 cm across but with a spacious drum that  ts up to 6.5 kg, it  ts snugly into your home without compromising on quality. Plus, a top-loader means you don’t have to keep squatting down to load and unload your laundry.

5 Keep the compartments clean. Just like any other appliance, your machine requires a bit of TLC to continue performing optimally. Prevent mildew and odours from forming inside by leaving the door open after each wash. Brandt’s toploading washing machine has removable detergent and fabric softener holders for easy washing.
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The Brandt BT653HQA is available at $1,399, from all leading electronics dealers and retailers. Visit and BrandtSingapore for more.