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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.
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With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
Dot matrix displays can show important text or graphics using a matrix of lights or mechanical indicators like the display on a calculator.
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.
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.
Steam is a quick way to freshen up items that have only been worn for a few hours, or items that smell like food or smoke.
With a delay start option you can schedule the machine to begin at a later time. You can also set the machine to wash at night if your electricity is cheaper outside of peak times.
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.
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.
A two way tumbler spins in two directions. This is good for efficient drying and for untangling the load.
The machine will analyse how much heat is needed in order to dry each specific load, therefore increasing efficiency and saving energy.
With a lower noise level for drying there is less disruption and you could use the dryer at night.
Devices which use a heat pump can save up to 50% on energy as they conserve heat better. They are better in warmer climates as in temperatures lower than 5 degrees their performance begins to suffer.
With an anti crease spin the machine gently rotates to shake out creases.
The machine will let you know when it is finished with an alarm or even by playing a tune.