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.
35% have it
2. 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.
Asko W6884ECO: 1800rpm
3. 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.
Samsung WF405ATPASU: 17kg
4. annual power consumption
The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.
Kenmore 41573: 87kWh
Samsung WF70F5E5P4W: 800mm
Hoover OPH 716DF: 60mm
7. 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.
85% have it
8. 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.
88% have it
9. has aqua stop
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.
20% have it
10. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
64% have it
11. Has a transparent door
With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
88% have it
12. water consumption annual
Machines which use less water are good for the environment and can save you money in utility bills.
Hotpoint WMFG 8337G: 1091l
Haier JW-W55E: 25.5kg
14. There is the option to adjust the height of the machine
You can adjust the height of the machine which means that if the floor is uneven you can level it out.
Top loading machines are good because you can load and unload without bending down. In general they have less problems with mold accumulating and on average a wash takes less time. In general they are cheaper to buy and are a good space saving option.
15% have it
17. has an end of cycle signal
The machine will let you know when it is finished with an alarm or even by playing a tune.