Panasonic 8 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine (NA-W80H2ARB)
If you can ignore lust for an automated washing machine, you may get lot better washing result from a semi automatic washing machine that too after paying less price for it. The Panasonic NA-W80H2ARB is a well-appreciated washing machine with eight kg capacity, priced only 12000 rupees in online shopping malls currently.
The washing machine is faster, durable, and energy efficient. For a family of 8 to 12 members, this can be a viable machine because of its high capacity and ability to give good wash in a few minutes.
One big advantage with semi automatic washing machines is – they do not require a specialized installation. As soon as the ordered model is delivered, you can start using it. As you must be aware that automatic washing machines require unique installation and sometimes that could be a big headache since the company cannot offer free installation on time.
Durable Built and Design
In its built, steel is not used in any major part, tube is made using fiber and other body parts are in high-quality thermoplastic polymer or Polypropylene, or Polypropene or PP. Despite having 1300 run per minute, it only consumes 400-watt electricity during operation. Being an energy efficient machine, use it daily for hours without worrying about electricity bill.
Its total weight is 30 Kgs, has 97 cm height, 82 cm width, and 48 cm depth. Relatively lightweight and sturdy body of this Panasonic washing machine is also shock proof thereby totally secure in use.
No disagreement that Panasonic is not asking big money for a high capacity washing machine still it should have been little more gracious in giving some extra features. Lacking digital display and wheel support although do not have much impact on user’s experience with it but gets counted here.
Panasonic Semi automatic washing NA-W80H2ARB offers three wash programs and through that cover almost all your washing needs. I own an automatic washing machine but barely used any features besides “quick wash”, “pre-wash soak”, and “spin only” which this machine has.
For an effective and quick wash, Panasonic has boosted it with double action pulsator which has been rated greatly by experts for better results in lesser time.
The absent feature Spin & Rinse may upset if you have used an automatic washing machine before. For first time users, the 8Kg capacity of it makes up that as more than one wash is a feasible alternative. Its 1300 rpm ability with two to three wash sessions is more than enough for taking out dirt from any type of clothes.
Warranty and Box Contents
Panasonic India offers two years of warranty with some conditions. As usual, any damage to outer body, plastic parts, and any external attachments will not be covered under the warranty commitment. You may call to Panasonic at 1800 208 9898 or tweet @PanasonicIndia and to this website @GadgetsShiksha.
- Three most used wash programs
- Energy efficient
- Durable built
- Panasonic offers good post-sales support
- No Wheel support
- No Transparent Window
- No digital display
Panasonic NA-W80H2ARB, a semi automatic washing with 8kg capacity and three most used washing programs at just 12000 rupees is certainly a good deal. Its double pulsator washing method with 1300 rpm gives magical wash in just a few minutes.
Yes, it lacks many convenience features, however, note because of less circuit complexity the chance of having any malfunction in it is greatly reduced. I like this machine for its simplistic approach to washing though that require some manual intervention from the end user.
|Spin Speed||1300 RPM|
|Body||Wight:30 Kgs; 97cm(H), 82cm(W), 48cm(D)|
Videocon 8 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine (VS80P14)
The washing machine is about 2000 rupees costlier than some best-selling machines from Panasonic, Whirlpool, and LG. And, the reason being brand reputation which Videocon greatly enjoys in the semi automatic washing segment.
We have done many reviews article on washing machines. And, our website analysis shows Videocon and Onida washing machine gets better attraction among all the models we have recommended so far. Thus, one thing becomes clear that Videocon and Onida both Bharatiya brand are the brands when it comes to purchasing a reliable semi automatic washing machine.
Wash Programs and Convenience
The washing mechanism of this product is much more advanced, having more options to choose from. Three water level, three auto soak wash, and inbuilt dryer are some noted features on it. Hot wash feature, too, is available on it, which could be needed in washing children clothes and clothes used by any ill person.
Videocon washing machine VS80P14 is based on scooper pulsator washing method and has the ability to render maximum 800 rpm by consuming 460-watt power. In wash mode, it will not burn energy more than 350-watt and but the same is 180 watt in its spin motor mode.
One thing is noticeable though the Panasonic semi automatic machine, just discussed above renders 1300 rpm spin by consuming 400-watt energy, however, this Videocon champ needs 460-watt just to pick up its maximum 800 runs per minute spin. Even if compared power consumption in washing mode alone Panasonic product is much better off than this desi brand machine.
Yes, I agree that it offers more washing convenience but may add some substantial numbers to user’s monthly electricity bill. Moreover, the Panasonic machine could get job done much faster because of high RPM.
In terms of wash convenience, this Videocon machine offers some unique washing features: super slim timer, Lint collector, collar scrubber, magic filter, set soak time (max 25 min), shower spin rinsing, super dry etc.
In fact, the Videocon product is one of the rare semi-automatic machines offer dryer service as well. Inbuilt Tornado Air Dry on this is a popular choice in dryer market and rated high for better performance. However, totally relying on the dryer facility will not do any good to washed clothes, and for perfect drying either place in sunlight or under a high-speed ceiling fan.
Stylish Design and Impressive PP Plastic Made Body
Build quality of this washing machine is impressive. Wheel support, too, is added for easy moving for cleaning around the area or to ensure convenience in use. The transparent top window of it allows users to review ongoing process. The outer body, which is made with high-quality PP plastic, is also anti-rust proof. Thus color coating on this machine will remain intact for many years. Just wipe it once in a month it will become as new as it was when you had unpacked it.
In terms of control, usually, semi automatic washing machine has not much to offer, but since this Videocon semi automatic machine is made smart with many unique features, it has a wider control panel with few more buttons linked to its extra features.
Display on it is not digital but has the LED light and that should be sufficient for showing input/output entries clearly. Through its control, one can set wash program, water level, and buzzer/volume control and many other features of this washing machine.
Installation, Warranty and Box contents
Semi automatic washing machine can be used without any standard installation. Thus, order and wait for the consignment to get delivered at your place. In case, you face problem in using it, reach to Videocon customer support at 1800 208 9898.
Videocon offers two years of warranty with some terms and condition. In the sales box, you will get washing machine unit, drain pipe, inlet pipe, and user manual & warranty card as well.
- Smart wash features
- Hot wash
- Three auto soak wash
- Three water levels
- Inbuilt dryer
- Spin, shower, rinse feature
- Collar scrubber
- Lint filter
- Wheel support
- Transparent lid
- Low RPM and high energy consumption
All in all Videocon VS80P14 is a well-made and nicely designed product for washing all types of clothes in Indian homes. It has all such features that are usually seen in automatic washing machines.
Videocon is a highly rated brand in semi automatic washing machine market, and this model, too, gets good ratings for its built quality, smart washing features, and user’s convenience through transparent lid, LED display, and wheel support. However, its slow run compared to other semi automatic washing machines like one discussed above is a concern. It may be liked by some buyers looking for an affordable machine with great washing results in very less time.
|Dryer||Tornado Air Dry|
|Spin Speed||800 RPM|
|Body||Wight:33 Kgs; 104cm(H), 83cm(W), 50.5cm(D)|