Washing Machines Buying Guide

Our buying guide will explain which type of washing machine would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.



8 reviews

    Not as good as my last twin tub


    The first time I used it I had two complaints. It splashed water and the spinner not balancing easily. I now have the lid on when washing. Its okay now.

    Purchased in December 2020 for A$397.00.

    Does a great job!


    I bought this machine for my elderly mum but have used it when visiting her.
    Having an automatic machine at home, I love using this machine. You can use the 'delicate' option ...and just a few litres of water to wash some small items. It washes well and very quickly compared to automatic set-timed models. I agree that there is some splashing on very small loads. My only criticism is that the spinner has to be loaded very evenly.

    Date PurchasedFeb 2015

    Happy enough now I've got it as i couldn't see it before i bought it.however would not buy this one


    Good cleaning, quiet, however because washing side lid is not attached it is forever falling into machine, filter comes off side a lot. Water splashes to much to not have lid on so have to sit there happy otherwise but would buy one with washing lid attached next time. Kerry

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    • 2 reviews

    The best washing machine I've ever had


    After having top loaders with clothes destroying agitators and front loaders that dont last 12 months, I thought I'd go with an old fashion twin tub for a change. Twin tubs are by far the least time consuming, most water efficient and the best spin drying washing machines you can get. It's hard to get twin tubs and this one has a few minor faults (too light, water splashes with light loads, flimsy lint collector) but for the price, I'm not complaining. I'd happily buy another.

    should not be on the market for the price your better off paying a bit more and buy a decent machine


    I agree with the other person, it splashes water every where, and the wwash selectter dores not work, to noisy, the neighbors can hear it down the street. Also it vibrates all over the room, I have tied mine to a hook on the wall.
    I don't advise anyone to buy one, they are over priced true value about 150 AUD.

    Not Impressed


    I've used twin tubs for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. I just bought the Haier and when washing the water hits the inside of the lid and leaks down the side and also the front of the machine. I have to put something on top of the lid to stop it. Can't wash with the lid off because the floor gets wet. Doesn't hold as much washing as other models and I would never buy this model again. Very disappointed.



    • 20 reviews

    Great for saving water and electricity


    I bought this twin tub when we moved to a property with tank water. If you don't mind standing near the washing machine and getting your hands wet, you will not only save water and electricity but time as well! In less than an hour, I have used half as much water as automatic washing machines, less electricity and finished at least 3 loads of washing, ready to be hung on the line. The only down side is that the filter keeps getting knocked out by the clothes. If they could fix that issue, it'd be perfect!
    inexpensive, total control of water usage and can reduce electricity consumption.
    lint filter keeps getting knocked out by the clothes.


    RospatSouth East Queensland, QLD

    • 48 reviews

    Excellent value,saves energy.


    I have always loved top loading washing machines, and when my 25 year old one fnally died I bought the Hauer top loader which ws the only one I could find. It does a really good job. The best thing about it is,liike all top loaders, you are able to control completely the amount of water you use, and the energy you use. You have the ability to only wash for a few minutes if the garments are not very dirty, and you can minimise the lenght of time you spin. It saves heaps of power.
    Good for the environment; washes effectively.

    Questions & Answers



    Two complaints are 1) the lid keeps falling inside the bowl, and 2) the body rusts easily. Have these been rectified?

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    Can you spin a load while washing another at the same time

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    how to put the outer cover of the spin tub xpb60-2875 back on

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