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. 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
4. 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.
83% have it
5. 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
Candy EVO W 6853D GrandO Evo: 800mm
7. door opening angle
With a door that opens wide it is easier to load or unload the machine without the door becoming an obstacle.
LG F1496AD5: 180°
8. quickest cycle
A really quick cycle is great if you are in a hurry.
Hoover WDYN 855D-80: 14m
9. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
59% have it
Haier JW-G50C: 560mm
11. 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.
98% have it
12. noise level wash
With a lower noise level for washing you can worry less about disruption and may be able to do a wash at night or while reading.
Hitachi BD-V9500L: 32dB
13. noise level spin
During a spin, machines can get quite noisy. With less noise the machine is not as distracting and you won't be restricted to using it at certain times.
Hitachi BD-V9500L: 39dB
Haier JW-G50C: 34kg
15. has top energy efficiency rating
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.
20% have it
Candy GO4W464-80 Alisé: 440mm
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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.