16th January 2023
With washing machines and other appliances feeling like such a big purchase, it’s understandable why many people choose to purchase a cheap washing machine.
However, although it may feel like you are saving money, a cheaper washing machine can actually end up being more expensive overall. To explain, let’s take a look at some of the cons of buying a cheap washing machine.
1. Cheap washing machines don’t last as long
Unlike Ebac washing machines which are designed to last for 10 years, the expected lifespan over a cheaper machine is usually no more than 5 years. Depending on how you use your machine, its longevity could be even less. Although the machine was cheaper upfront, replacing it sooner means you will end up spending more overall.
2. The quality of the materials will be lower
Manufacturers of cheaper machines usually use cheaper materials and install cheaper parts. Not only are these not usually recyclable, but they are also much more likely to encounter problems or break more quickly.
3. They may be more difficult to repair
Many manufacturers prioritise fast and cheap assembly over repairability. It may be more difficult to replace parts or repair any issues you face. The way cheaper machines are designed and built can make it more difficult to replace individual parts. This could mean that should your machine encounter any problems; you may have to buy a new one.
4. Your warranty is likely to be shorter
Ebac washing machines come with a 7-year warranty. However, many cheap washing machines only come with a one or two-year warranty. If your machine breaks after this time, you will have to fund the cost of any repairs or replacements yourself.
5. They are less efficient
The use of lower-quality parts means that cheaper washing machines are usually less efficient. This can cost you more on your energy bills every month.