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The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.
Machines which use less water are good for the environment and can save you money in utility bills.
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With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
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.
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.
With a wider range of programs to choose from you can be more specific and choose the best, most economic program for your needs.
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.
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.
With a bigger drum you can fit in larger items such as duvets, or do a big load at once.
A two way tumbler spins in two directions. This is good for efficient drying and for untangling the load.
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.
With a lower noise level for drying there is less disruption and you could use the dryer at night.
You can select the temperature manually if you want more precision and override the preset programmes.
The machine will let you know when it is finished with an alarm or even by playing a tune.