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. 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
6. 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.
19% have it
Haier JW-G50C: 34kg
Haier JW-G50C: 560mm
Candy EVO W 6853D GrandO Evo: 800mm
Candy GO4W464-80 Alisé: 440mm
11. drum volume
With a bigger drum you can fit in larger items such as duvets, or do a big load at once.
LG WD1252RW: 87l
12. 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
13. 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
14. has anti crease setting
With an anti crease spin the machine gently rotates to shake out creases.
19% have it
15. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
59% have it
16. 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.
19% have it
17. has a wifi diagnostic system
The machine is linked up to a monitoring centre using wifi. If the machine has any faults the centre will respond by contacting you and helping you to fix the problem.
0% have it
18. 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.
27% have it
19. Has sanitize option
With a sanitize option the machine uses high temperatures in order to kill bacteria.
8% have it
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.
2% have it
21. 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.
49% have it
22. has a two way tumbler
A two way tumbler spins in two directions. This is good for efficient drying and for untangling the load.
25% have it
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 sensor drying
The machine will analyse how much heat is needed in order to dry each specific load, therefore increasing efficiency and saving energy.