This subject is more complex than you might think, and this article alone had attracted 326 comments before I had to close them and try to combine all my advice into fewer articles. Many people dislike not having a hot valve on their washing machine. Most people probably don’t need one – yet others would be better off if washing machines still had them.
I’ve now updated this previous article and combined it with a new article. For anyone seriously interested in this subject you can read through the original comments below, and also check out my new article – Should I buy a cold fill washing machine or hot and cold fill?