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. 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
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. 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
8. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
60% have it
Haier JW-G50C: 34kg
Haier JW-G50C: 560mm
Candy EVO W 6853D GrandO Evo: 800mm
12. water consumption annual
Machines which use less water are good for the environment and can save you money in utility bills.
LG F1496AD5: 1296l
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. 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.