With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
97% have it
2. 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
3. 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
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. 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
6. 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
7. residual moisture after quickest spin
Lower moisture levels after a spin mean that the laundry won't be as damp when you take it out. It will be lighter to hang up or take less time to dry in the dryer.
Hotpoint WDAL 9640G: 44%
Candy EVO W 6853D GrandO Evo: 800mm
9. 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.
4% have it
10. 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
11. 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.
70% have it
12. quickest cycle
A really quick cycle can be a great option if you are in a hurry.
Hoover WDYN 855D-80: 14m
13. has cupboard integration capability
The device is designed a specific way so that it can be built into a cupboard.
12% have it
14. has self cleaning detergent drawer
The detergent drawer is washed automatically to prevent a build up of old detergent.
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.
21% 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.
2% have it
18. 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
Haier JW-G50C: 34kg
Haier JW-G50C: 560mm
21. is a condenser dryer
Condenser dryers extract the water from the damp air in the dryer and store it in a container. They are good because they can be put anywhere in the home whereas vented dryers should be next to an outside wall.
23% have it
22. has an interior light
An interior light helps you to see inside the machine.
4% have it
23. maximum delay start
This is the maximum amount of time you can set the machine to begin in the future.
Hotpoint WDUD 9640P: 24hrs
24. has aqua stop
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.
12% have it
25. has anti crease setting
With an anti crease spin the machine gently rotates to shake out creases.