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.
The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.
How much power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.
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Machines which use less water are good for the environment and can save you money in utility bills.
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You can adjust the height of the machine which means that if the floor is uneven you can level it out.
With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
An interior light helps you to see inside the machine.
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.
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.
With a lower noise level for drying there is less disruption and you could use the dryer at night.
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.
Some things are too delicate for mechanical drying, so with this shelf you can dry things like sports shoes.
With a wider range of programs to choose from you can be more specific and choose the best, most economic program for your needs.
You can select the temperature manually if you want more precision and override the preset programmes.
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
The machine will let you know when it is finished with an alarm or even by playing a tune.