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Today we are going to talk about the washing machine cover and all its benefits.

Developed to protect washing machines, which are often located outdoors, these covers are a great option to increase the durability of the product. See our full article for more information.




Summary

  • Before making your purchase, check the size so that the cover fits perfectly on the washing machine.
  • If you want to protect your washing machine, but still enhance its design and style, choose transparent covers.
  • It is worth remembering that, depending on the type of material used in the cover, a specific washing method is required so as not to damage the product.

The Best Washing Machine Cover: Our Picks

Apart from protecting, washing machine covers are a great way to decorate your laundry room. Take a look at the models we have selected for you.

Buying Guide

Let's face it, washing machines are not cheap, so it is important to look for ways to protect it, and of course, without giving up the beauty of the appliance.

In our Buying Guide you will find more information about the product, usage tips and even how to preserve it so that both the cover and the washing machine last much longer.

Filha ajudando pai a lavar roupas.

Transparent covers are a great way to protect the machine without hiding it, enhancing the design of the appliance. (Source: Evgeny Atamanenko / 123RF)

How to use the cover for washing machine?

Using the cover for washing machine is very simple. First of all, you need to pay attention to the size and model. Then, just put the cover over it and adjust it, since many models have a zip.

Another advantage is that many covers are made of a waterproof material, allowing it to be used even when the machine is running, especially if it has an opening for the machine cover.

If it is a model without openings, you can store it in a cupboard in your laundry room and put it back on the washing machine after use.

Did you know that it is important to regularly wash the inside of the washing machine between washes to avoid the risk of transferring dirt into the clothes?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of washing machine covers?

Washing machine covers have several advantages as they protect your washing machine from scratches and dirt. Many models have zippered openings and you can find covers in different colours and prints to enhance your laundry area.

However, it is necessary to be aware of some disadvantages. Some models are one-piece, that is, they have no openings. Depending on the material, it is not recommended to wash it in the machine. And, as they come in several sizes, the cover may end up being a little loose.

Advantages
  • They protect the machines against scratches and dirt
  • Many models have zippered openings
  • You can find models with colours and prints for decoration
Disadvantages
  • Some models are one-piece and have no openings
  • Depending on the material, they cannot be machine washed
  • As they come in different sizes, the cover may become loose

Can I wash the hood in the machine?

This depends a lot on the material of the cover and on your washing machine. In the case of plasticized fabrics, we recommend that you set the machine to a delicate cycle.

To help remove dirt, you can use washing powder and a cup of baking soda. After that, simply hang it on a clothesline, leaving it to dry preferably in the shade to prevent colour fading.

Can I buy a washing machine cover that adds to my decoration?

Yes, many washing machine covers come in a variety of colours and prints, so that you can match them to the decor of your laundry room or service area.

In addition, many washing machine covers can also be used with dryers, as long as they have the same size and opening. That way the two appliances will go well together.

Purchase Criteria: How washing machine covers compare

Throughout our article you could see some advantages and benefits that a good washing machine cover can provide, protecting, ensuring a longer life for the paint and even serving as a decorative piece, making the appliance even more beautiful.

However, before making the purchase, it is important to pay attention to some factors to make sure you are making the best choice. See below some topics for your consideration.

  • Material
  • Size
  • Compatibility
  • Colours and Prints

After carefully reading each one of these points, you will be more than ready to choose the best model and give that highlight to your washing machine, making your laundry room even more beautiful.

Material

First of all, to ensure the durability and resistance of the cover, it is very important to pay attention to the material. As there is a risk of getting wet, normal fabrics are not the most recommended.

Instead, opt for models with plasticized materials, which may be made of PVC, for example, or mixed with polyester, which make them more malleable.

For greater efficiency, opt for the waterproof models, that way there is no problem in case the cover gets wet during the use of the washing machine.

Imagem de capa para máquina de lavar decorada.

The decorated covers are a great option for older machines or that have suffered damage in the paint. (Source: Disclosure / Amazon)

Size

When it comes to size, you should be aware of a few specifications. First of all, the capacity of your machine. Covers usually cover a few sizes, so buy accordingly to avoid it being too baggy or not fitting perfectly.

If you are unsure, check the washing machine's specifications, such as height, width and depth. Then, check the specifications of the cover to find a model that fits perfectly.

Compatibility

Although they are designed for washing machines, many covers are also compatible with tumble dryers. So if you have one in your home, or more than one washing machine, compatibility can be a deciding factor.

As we said in the previous topic, just check carefully the size and capacity. This can even be a determining factor when you already have a cover at home and are looking for a new washing machine.

Colours and prints

Finally, many covers come in different colours and even prints. Transparent covers, for example, protect your washing machine while still adding value, especially if it is a new model.

But if you have an older washing machine that has suffered over time, coloured covers are a great way to hide scratches, enhancing the machine in a different and even more fun way.

There are no rules here, just choose a colour or print that you like or that suits your laundry or service area.

(Featured image source: choreograph / 123RF)

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