LG F1495BDA vs Maytag MVWX5SPAW: 25 facts in comparison
1. 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
2. has top energy efficiency rating
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.
75% have it
3. 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
4. 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.
Gorenje W9865E: 31
5. has a hot water connection
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.
13% have it
6. 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.
33% have it
Samsung WF70F5E5P4W: 800mm
8. Is stackable
Stackable machines are ideal if you have limited space as you could stack a tumble dryer on top of a washing machine.
11% have it
9. 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
Hoover OPH 716DF: 60mm
11. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
64% have it
12. 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
13. Has a transparent door
With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
87% have it
14. 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.
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
16. 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.
87% 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 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.
17% have it
19. has self cleaning detergent drawer
The detergent drawer is washed automatically to prevent a build up of old detergent.
12% have it
20. 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.
49% have it
21. Has a honeycomb drum
The slightly sculptured surface structure of the honeycomb drum creates a thin film of water or air which gently cushions and protects your laundry.
10% have it
Whirlpool AWE 8840: 400mm
23. has a reversible door
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.
0% have it
24. 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
25. 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.