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. 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
3. 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
4. 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.
14% have it
Hoover OPH 716DF: 60mm
6. Is stackable
Stackable machines are ideal if you have limited space as you could stack a tumble dryer on top of a washing machine.
12% have it
Samsung WF70F5E5P4W: 800mm
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
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 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
14. Has a transparent door
With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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.
11% 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 an end of cycle signal
The machine will let you know when it is finished with an alarm or even by playing a tune.