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. 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
Samsung WF70F5E5P4W: 800mm
Hoover OPH 716DF: 60mm
5. 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.
Samsung WF405ATPASU: 17kg
6. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
64% have it
Whirlpool AWE 8840: 400mm
8. 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.
79% have it
9. 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
10. 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.