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
2. 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.
75% have it
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. 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
Hoover OPH 716DF: 60mm
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
7. 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
Samsung WF70F5E5P4W: 800mm
9. 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
10. 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
11. Has a transparent door
With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
87% have it
Whirlpool AWE 8840: 400mm
13. quickest cycle
A really quick cycle is great if you are in a hurry.
Haier JW-W55E: 6m
14. 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.