I would suggest you to buy a 5Kgs full automatic washing machine with top loading and of either the brand Whirlpool or LG. You do not have to get worried of using the washing machine for the first time as all the washing machines comes with a user friendly manual and is easily understandable. If in case you have any query, check online and you will get prompt assistance.
Difference between full automatic and semi automatic washing machine.
There is not much of a difference between the two. In semi automatic machine, after the clothes are been washed, you have to take it manually and put it into the tumbler for draining off the water in the clothes. In full automatic machine, there is only one tumbler and every setting is been pre-set. The washing machine will itself wash, rinse and drain the water in the clothes and will get automatically switched off after it is done. Full automatic washing machines are expensive than semi-automatic machines.
If you have a tight budget :
Any purchase depends upon the buyer's budget, so does here. If you have a tight budget, you can go for cheaper brands like Supra, Super General and so on. Even though they are cheap doesn't mean that their functioning is poor. I have been using a Super General washing machine and had no complaints with it so far. Also in-order to reduce the cost price, you can buy a semi-automatic machine and do that little part of the job manually, if you have the time.
Front loading and Top loading :
I feel top loading machines are better when compared to the front loading ones. In the front loading machines, the tumbler open from the front, that is of a little inconvenience and as you are using a washing machine for the first time I think top loading is the best. Also I have seen two varieties of surfs available in the market. In one they have written for front loading machines and in another they have written for top loading machines. I do not know what is the difference between two, but when you are purchasing surf, buy the one which is suitable for your machine.
Other points to be noted :
Apart from the above, certain other things are also to be noted while making a purchase. Check on the warranty available provided on the machine, nearest service center and the after sales services provided by the company.
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