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
Samsung WF70F5E5P4W: 800mm
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.
Samsung WF405ATPASU: 17kg
Hoover OPH 716DF: 60mm
6. 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.
Asko W6984Fi: 41dB
7. 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.
Haier MS1050A: 45dB
8. 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
9. water consumption annual
Machines which use less water are good for the environment and can save you money in utility bills.
Hotpoint WMFG 8337G: 1091l
10. Has a transparent door
With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
87% have it
11. 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
12. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
64% 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.
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.
0% have it
16. 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
17. 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
18. quickest cycle
A really quick cycle is great if you are in a hurry.
Haier JW-W55E: 6m
19. 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.
49% have it
20. 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.