Capacity is another important factor that must be taken into account. The more you need to wash, or the bigger family you have, the greater capacity you will need. Capacity literally equates to the size of the drum and ranges anywhere from 1.0 cubic feet (pedestal washers) to 6.0 cubic feet.
Bear in mind that while you can always run more washes to keep up with your laundry load, this will inevitably cost more in terms of water and electricity usage. It won’t help your washer last long either, so you’re better off getting one with the ideal capacity to start with. For guidance, a medium-capacity washer generally ranges from 3.5 to 4.4 cubic feet, while a large design is 4.5 plus. If you’re unsure, take a look at a selection of models in person to compare drum sizes before you buy.