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.
75% 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 pause option
This means you can stop the machine if you want to add something you forgot, or get something out that you need urgently.
33% have it
5. 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.
13% have it
6. annual power consumption
The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.
Kenmore 41573: 87kWh
Samsung WF70F5E5P4W: 800mm
Hoover OPH 716DF: 60mm
9. 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
10. has an interior light
An interior light helps you to see inside the machine.
4% 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.
87% have it
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.
85% have it
14. water consumption annual
Machines which use less water are good for the environment and can save you money in utility bills.
With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
87% have it
16. 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
17. has a smartphone diagnostic system
Any faults with your machine can be detected and diagnosed at an early stage with a smartphone. The machine will send a signal indicating what is wrong and how to fix it, without you having to call for help.
17% have it
Whirlpool AWE 8840: 400mm
19. 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
20. maximum delay start
This is the maximum amount of time you can set the machine to begin in the future.
IFB AW7201RB: 48hrs
21. has a reversible door
A reversible door is useful if the machine is in a corner, so you can make it open more conveniently. It also means the door is easy to remove and can be replaced if needed.
0% have it
22. has self cleaning detergent drawer
The detergent drawer is washed automatically to prevent a build up of old detergent.
12% have it
23. 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.
10% have it
24. has a wifi diagnostic system
The machine is linked up to a monitoring centre using wifi. If the machine has any faults the centre will respond by contacting you and helping you to fix the problem.
0% have it
25. quickest cycle
A really quick cycle can be a great option if you are in a hurry.