With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
97% have it
2. 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
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.
84% have it
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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.
58% have it
7. 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.
AEG L14950: 25
8. 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.
55% have it
9. has a two way tumbler
A two way tumbler spins in two directions. This is good for efficient drying and for untangling the load.
26% have it
10. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
60% have it
11. quickest cycle
A really quick cycle can be a great option if you are in a hurry.
Hoover WDYN 855D-80: 14m
12. 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
13. 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.
99% have it
14. drum volume
With a bigger drum you can fit in larger items such as duvets, or do a big load at once.
With a sanitize option the machine uses high temperatures in order to kill bacteria.
9% have it
20. 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
21. 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.
28% have it
22. 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
23. 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.