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 two way tumbler
A two way tumbler spins in two directions. This is good for efficient drying and for untangling the load.
26% have it
Candy EVO W 6853D GrandO Evo: 800mm
6. 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
7. 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
Candy GO4W464-80 Alisé: 440mm
Haier JW-G50C: 560mm
10. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
60% have it
11. Has a load sensor
Machines with a load sensor can weigh the load and adjust settings accordingly. This means you don't have to feel as guilty about doing a smaller load as the machine will use less water.
55% have it
12. annual power consumption
The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.
Haier HWD-C1200TXVE-U: 228kWh
13. water consumption annual
Machines which use less water are good for the environment and can save you money in utility bills.
LG F1496AD5: 1296l
14. 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.