With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
97% 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.
Miele WT2789i: 1600rpm
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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.
58% have it
6. number of cycle programs
With a wider range of programs to choose from you can be more specific and choose the best, most economic program for your needs.
Aeg L14950: 25
7. is a condenser dryer
Condenser dryers extract the water from the damp air in the dryer and store it in a container. They are good because they can be put anywhere in the home whereas vented dryers should be next to an outside wall.
22% have it
8. has delay start option
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.
69% have it
9. maximum delay start
This is the maximum amount of time you can set the machine to begin in the future.
Hotpoint WDUD 9640P: 24hrs
10. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
59% have it
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. has anti crease setting
With an anti crease spin the machine gently rotates to shake out creases.
The machine will analyse how much heat is needed in order to dry each specific load, therefore increasing efficiency and saving energy.
54% have it
16. 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
17. 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
18. Has a steam option
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.
12% have it
19. 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.
54% have it
Candy EVO W 6853D GrandO Evo: 800mm
21. quickest cycle
A really quick cycle is great if you are in a hurry.
Hoover WDYN 855D-80: 14m
22. water consumption annual
Machines which use less water are good for the environment and can save you money in utility bills.
LG F1496AD5: 1296l
23. has an eco cold wash option
With an eco wash option you can help the environment and save on warm water costs by using cold water and a fast spin to get laundry clean.
0% have it
24. has a pause option
This means you can stop the machine if you want to add something you forgot, or get something out that you need urgently.