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.
76% have it
2. 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.
35% have it
Samsung WF70F5E5P4W: 800mm
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.
Samsung WF405ATPASU: 17kg
5. noise level spin
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.
Haier MS1050A: 45dB
Hoover OPH 716DF: 60mm
7. noise level wash
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.
Asko W6984Fi: 41dB
8. has a direct drive motor
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.
20% have it
9. Has a transparent door
With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
88% have it
10. drum volume
With a bigger drum you can fit in larger items such as duvets, or do a big load at once.
Kenmore 31522: 1330.8l
11. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
64% have it
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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.
A reversible door is useful if the machine is in a corner, so you can make it open more conveniently. It also means the door is easy to remove and can be replaced if needed.
1% have it
17. 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.
79% have it
18. Has an eco cold wash option
With an eco wash option, you can help the environment while saving on water heating costs. With this option, the machine utilizes cold water and a fast spin for effective cleaning.
0% have it
19. maximum delay start
This is the maximum amount of time you can set the machine to begin in the future.
IFB AW7201RB: 48hrs
20. top loading machine
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
21. door opening angle
With a door that opens wide it is easier to load or unload the machine without the door becoming an obstacle.
Hoover DST10146PG: 180°
22. door diameter
With a larger door it is easier to load or unload the machine especially with something big like a duvet or a winter coat.
LG F1255FD: 43cm
Whirlpool AWE 8840: 400mm
24. quickest cycle
A really quick cycle can be a great option if you are in a hurry.
Haier JW-W55E: 6m
25. has a smartphone diagnostic system
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.