IFB Senator Aqua SX 1400RPM Front-loading Washing Machine
When it comes to cleaning clothes, front loading washing machines always push the top loading out of the competition. But these types of machines always come at a premium price.
However, since the last couple of years, I have seen a new trend. Rising competition has forced the manufacturers to lower the prices of their products. IFB, which is an Indian brand, launched its Senator Aqua SX Front Loading Washing machine back in the year 2014 and is now selling it at an attractive price of 35200 rupees.
Attractive and User-Friendly
This washing machine comes in a sturdy outer shell that not only looks great but also is user-friendly. Painted in silver color its body renders a premium feel, which will look good in your decorated home. The front door measures 320 mm in diameter, which is really impressive. Because of this, you will be able to put a bunch of clothes inside in one go. Moreover, this door offers a rotation of 180 degrees that further enhances the user experience.
The machine is highly compact and it will not occupy a lot of space in the house. It comes with four legs, which keep the underneath of the machine at a height to help the users in cleaning floor easily. Also, the bottom part of the machine has been sealed with a mesh to protect it from rats and insects.
On this washing machine, you are getting more than 100 wash care programs to choose from. It can clean virtually any kind of fabric. It is also capable of doing pre-wash and rinsing the clothes for better performance.
Using a unique technology, this machine creates uncountable air bubbles, which then penetrate the dirt stuck in fabrics. It circulates the water in a way that all the detergent particles get perfectly mixed. This not only helps in cleaning the clothes but also increases the life span of the machine itself.
Before starting the spinning process, a sensor analyzes the drum to check if the clothes are evenly distributed or not. In case the clothes are not distributed evenly then the machine will first rotate the drum slowly and after a few seconds increase the speed.
The machine also features an inbuilt Aqua Energie Filter that turns the hard water into soft. This eliminates mineral buildup in the valve, thereby reducing the maintenance cost.
Easy To Use
Although fully automatic washing machines are a bit hard to operate but the manufacturer has equipped this device with an easy to understand control panel. A bright backlit display panel helps the users in seeing what settings are currently in use. On the either side of the display have been featured some control keys that allow you to browse through the settings. A dial on the left side can be used to choose from various modes.
High Power Consumption
You will not be able to control the power bill with this washing machine. Its maximum connected load can go as high as 2250 Watts, which is quite high. Moreover, it supports a really thin voltage input range of 220 – 240 Volts only.
- Fully automatic operation
- Offers a bunch of program modes
- Minimalistic control panel
- Eye-catching design of the outer shell
- Comes equipped with rat mesh
- Stops mineral build up by turning hard water into soft water
- Wide front door
- Does not allow detergent to accumulate
- Consumes a lot of power
On the paper, this washing machine seems really attractive. However, there is one thing that I have not discussed in this review yet i.e. customer service. Many customers have complained to this website that IFB fails to provide quality customer service. It outsources service work to some third party vendors. Therefore, before making the purchase decision be sure to consider this thing.
|Spin Speed||1400 RPM|
|Dimensions||598 X 606 X 875 mm|
|Other Features||3D Wash System and Aqua Energy|
|Power Consumption||2250 Watts|
LG F1091NDL2 6kg Fully Automatic Front Loading
In the world of home appliances, LG has satisfied millions of consumers in India. And, the great thing is that this brand continues to find new ways of attracting people in today’s competitive era. In this section, I am going to discuss the LG F1091NDL2 Front Loading Washing Machine that can be purchased for an amount of 29,500 rupees. It was unveiled back in the year 2014, but it has now become one of the bestselling washing machines on most e-commerce websites.
Detects the Best Settings On Its Own
The machine comes with a special feature that LG calls as Fuzzy Logic. It detects the amount and type of fabric. Based on that the brain of the machine decides the best wash cycle. This feature will prove to be helpful to newbies and those users who do not want to get into the detailed settings.
Decent Capacity Tub
As is clear from the title itself, it is a 6KG washing machine. In my opinion, a tub this large should be sufficient for an average Indian family. Moreover, this machine washes the clothes really fast, which means you will not have to face any problem even if the clothes do not fit in one go.
Great Wash Quality
No matter how dirty your clothes are, this washing machine will make them look as clean as they were when you bought them. LG has equipped it with a Pre-Wash mode that removes all kinds of dirt and oil from the clothes before moving on to the main wash cycle. However, ensure to separate the bulk based on colors before putting the clothes into the tub.
The machine comes painted in the white color that looks really great. Its outer shell is quite sturdy and does not flex no matter how much pressure is applied. The manufacturer has designed this machine in a way that it occupies much less space.
Inverter Direct Drive Technology
LG has tried to reduce the power consumption of this washing machine by using the Inverter Direct Drive Technology. Instead of using a belt on the back, the manufacturer has connected its motor directly to the drum. This reduces power consumption and increases the durability of the product.
- Space-efficient design
- Sturdy and durable body
- Consumes less power
- Offers a bunch of wash modes
- Generates less noise
- Relatively low spin speed
With this product, LG has tried to offer a nice pack of extra features to the customers in the mid-range segment. This washing machine comes with some impressive features, but I would also advise you to look at the alternatives.
Bosch WAK24168IN Fully-automatic Front-loading Washing Machine
Bosch is a German brand, which is known famously for the efficient design of its products. At the end of the year 2014, it announced the Wak24168IN Front Loading Washing Machine in India. This product is currently available in the market with a price tag of 28,990 rupees. Considering the price point, I am really impressed with the extra features that this machine packs.
In the making of this product, the manufacturer has only used the best quality materials. It has got a strong and sturdy outer shell that will last for years to come. The machine also looks attractive. Its door is really wide at 32 cm and features a transparent plastic at the center.
The best part of this front loading washing machine is that users can place other stuff like storage box on top of it, which is something that cannot be possible in the case of a top loading washing machine.
On the left and right sides of the machine, you will find some engraved spiral design. This has been done to reduce the annoying sound that washing machines are known to produce.
Comes With a Bunch of Extra Features
To impress the customers, Bosh has equipped this product with a number of extra features. The detergent drawer of this machine features three sections, each for a different wash stage. Moreover, this drawer can be detached from the machine itself, which helps the users in cleaning it.
At the bottom, you will find a service flap. It filters out all the hard materials like coins, plastic and small pieces of rock that were once in the clothes. Users are advised to check this flap regularly.
Saves Water and Electricity
This Bosch front loading washing machine comes with a smart ActiveWater technology. It senses the load of the tub and accordingly decides how much water and electricity to use. It also has a special VoltCheck feature that eliminates any damage resulting from power fluctuations.
The tub of this machine can rotate at a maximum speed of 1200 rounds per minute. It has a load capacity of 7KG clothes at once, which should be enough for a family of four to six members. The rotary selector lets the users choose any from the 15 available wash modes.
Bosch has also tried to impress the Indian consumers by offering some region specific features like Sari Mode and Monsoon Mode.
- Consumes much less power than other washing machines in the same segment
- Saves water by using the ActiveWater technology
- Capable of resisting power fluctuations
- Efficient and power cleaning
- Drum can achieve a speed of 1200 rounds per minute
- Features foam detection system
- Detachable detergent storage drawer
- Generates less noise
- Requires a specific inlet water pressure
A perfect balance between price and features of this BOSCH washing machine impresses me a lot. You cannot go wrong with this product. Bosch should be highly appreciated for offering premium features at this price point.
|Spin Speed||1200 RPM|
|Dimensions||85 x 60 x 60 cm|
|Other Features||VoltCheck and ActiveWater|
|Power Consumption||990 Watts|
|Warranty||2 Years On Product and 10 Years On Motor|