Semi-automatic washing machines are a type of large appliance that allows for manual control during the washing process. These machines typically have two tubs, one for washing and the other for drying, enabling simultaneous washing and drying of separate loads. One of the primary advantages of semi-automatic machines such as the Samsung WT75B3200GD and the LG P7020NGAZ is their economic efficiency. They are generally cheaper to purchase and maintain than fully-automatic machines, making them a cost-effective choice for many households. Moreover, they consume less water and energy, as users can control the amount of water used per wash cycle and because they do not continuously heat water. The latter is more pertinent for premium models. The flexibility of semi-automatic machines is another key feature. Users can manually add or remove clothes during the wash cycle, and they do not require a continuous water supply, which can be beneficial in areas with water shortages. Additionally, the wash cycle in semi-automatic machines is generally quicker compared to fully-automatic machines. This can be advantageous for users who need to wash clothes quickly or in large quantities. However, these machines do require more manual intervention, which can be a downside for those seeking a hands-off approach to laundry. Despite this, semi-automatic machines can be a better choice for those prioritising cost, water usage, and flexibility.