With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
97% have it
2. laundry capacity
More weight capacity helps if you want to wash something heavy like curtains. A traditional household machine can hold around 6kg, so with a machine much bigger you may waste energy using it when only half full.
LG WD1252RW: 12kg
3. maximum spin speed
A faster spin speed means you can get things cleaner with a lower temperature of water. Using a fast spin also extracts water, meaning that the clothes come out nearly dry. Generally, anything over 1000 rpm is very good.
Miele WT2789i: 1600rpm
4. has a dot matrix display
Dot matrix displays can show important text or graphics using a matrix of lights or mechanical indicators like the display on a calculator.
83% have it
5. front loading machine
Front loading machines are good as you can use the space above and sometimes stack a dryer on top. In general front loading machines use less energy, using less water by only partly filling the drum and obtaining higher spin speeds which clean without requiring as much heat.
98% have it
Candy GO4W464-80 Alisé: 440mm
7. has a two way tumbler
A two way tumbler spins in two directions. This is good for efficient drying and for untangling the load.
25% have it
Haier JW-G50C: 560mm
Haier JW-G50C: 34kg
Candy EVO W 6853D GrandO Evo: 800mm
11. has a temperature selector
You can select the temperature manually if you want more precision and override the preset programmes.
56% have it
12. noise level wash
With a lower noise level for washing you can worry less about disruption and may be able to do a wash at night or while reading.
Hitachi BD-V9500L: 32dB
13. noise level spin
During a spin, machines can get quite noisy. With less noise the machine is not as distracting and you won't be restricted to using it at certain times.
Hitachi BD-V9500L: 39dB
14. noise level dryer
With a lower noise level for drying there is less disruption and you could use the dryer at night.
Panasonic NA-VH300L: 45dB
15. water consumption annual
Machines which use less water are good for the environment and can save you money in utility bills.