60points

Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx

92points

Siemens iQ100 WM14B222

Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
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Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx vs Siemens iQ100 WM14B222

Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
60
points
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
92
points
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222

Why is Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx better than Siemens iQ100 WM14B222?

  • 4dB lower noise level for spin
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    73dBvs77dB
  • 2.37kg lighter
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    65kgvs67370g

Why is Siemens iQ100 WM14B222 better than Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx?

  • Has a hot water connection
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  • 400rpm higher maximum spin speed
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    1400rpmvs1000rpm
  • 2mm shorter
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    848mmvs850mm
  • 10mm thinner
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    550mmvs560mm
  • Has a pause option
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  • Has a direct drive motor
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  • 9% lower residual moisture after max spin
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    53%vs62%
  • 2mm narrower
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    598mmvs600mm

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General info

1.has a hot water connection
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
A hot water connection means that you can provide the machine with hot water from your main hot water supply. This can be faster than an internal heater and can save money if you have a cheap and efficient water heater.
2.has top energy efficiency rating
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
The appliance is either Energy Star Certified, or has an EU energy efficiency rating of A++ or A+++. This means it consumes around 20-30% less energy than is required by the minimum local standards for energy efficiency.
3.height

850mm

848mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.has aqua stop
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
Aqua stop machines have a special mechanical system which cuts off the water flow into the tub if a fault occurs with the inlet pipe.
5.thickness

560mm

550mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
6.has a direct drive motor
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
A direct drive motor has no belt and pulley. This means it wastes less power in friction, are less prone to breakdowns and have longer lifetimes in general. They are able to operate more quietly and with less vibration.

Design

1.front loading machine
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
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.
2.Is stackable
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
Stackable machines are ideal if you have limited space as you could stack a tumble dryer on top of a washing machine.
3.Has a transparent door
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
4.door opening angle

140°

140°

With a door that opens wide it is easier to load or unload the machine without the door becoming an obstacle.
5.Has a honeycomb drum
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
The slightly sculptured surface structure of the honeycomb drum creates a thin film of water or air which gently cushions and protects your laundry.
6.has a dot matrix display
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
Dot matrix displays can show important text or graphics using a matrix of lights or mechanical indicators like the display on a calculator.

Washing

1.number of cycle programs

14

14

With a wider range of programs to choose from you can be more specific and choose the best, most economic program for your needs.
2.maximum spin speed

1000rpm

1400rpm

A faster spin speed means you can get things cleaner with a lower temperature of the water. Using a fast spin also extracts water, meaning that the clothes come out nearly dry. Generally, anything over 1,000 rpm is very good.
3.Has a load sensor
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
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.
4.noise level spin

73dB

77dB

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.
5.drum volume

42l

42l

With a bigger drum you can fit in larger items such as duvets, or do a big load at once.
6.laundry capacity

6kg

6kg

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.

Features

1.has self cleaning detergent drawer
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
The detergent drawer is washed automatically to prevent a build up of old detergent.
2.has a Wi-Fi diagnostic system
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
The machine is linked up to a monitoring center using Wi-Fi. If the machine has any faults the center will respond by contacting you and helping you to fix the problem.
3.has a smartphone diagnostic system
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
Any faults with your machine can be detected and diagnosed at an early stage with a smartphone. The machine will send a signal indicating what is wrong and how to fix it, without you having to call for help.
4.has a child lock
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
5.has an end of cycle signal
Bosch WAB2026SZA Classixx
Siemens iQ100 WM14B222
The machine will let you know when it is finished with an alarm or even by playing a tune.

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