Top energy and water-efficient washing machines - Buyer's Guide part two

Top energy and water-efficient washing machines - Buyer's Guide part two

Kay Hill lists her top washing machines for a cleaner, cheaper and greener life

Haier 86 Series HW80-B1486
Free-standing machine from Haier has an A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing and a B for spinning performance. Up to 8kg of laundry, 12 different wash programmes, inc a 15-minute quick wash, jeans wash, babycare, handwash and sports cycle. Includes an anti-bacterial treatment in the gasket and detergent drawer. Estimated annual water consumption is 11,440 litres. Delayed start option of up to 24 hours, to make the most of Economy Seven, and has a powerful 1400rpm maximum spin speed to reduce drying time. Around £380

 
Fagor FWM91400 9kg turbo time plus washing machine
Bosch WAQ283S0GB

(Above) Fagor FWM91400 9kg Turbo Time Plus
White, free-standing machine from Fagor has an A++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing and a B for spinning performance.Takes up to 9kg of laundry at a time and has 16 different wash programmes, inc a 30-minute quick wash, wool wash, duvet wash and refresh option. Estimated annual water consumption is 11,440 litres, and it uses Varioscan technology to ensure the optimal amount of water is used in each wash. Delayed start option of 1-24 hours, to make the most of Economy Seven, and has a 1400rpm maximum spin. Around £550

(Above right) Bosch WAQ283S0GB

Free-standing machine from Bosch has an A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing and a B for spinning performance. Up to 8kg of laundry, 15 different wash programmes, incl a 15-minute quick wash, woollens and silks. Estimated annual water consumption is a super-low 8,700 litres, thanks to its 3D AquaSpa wash system which allows faster water penetration and ActiveWater management system, ensuring that every drop of water is used effectively . Delayed start option of up to 24 hours, to make the most of Economy Seven, 1400rpm maximum spin speed. Around £480

AEG L98699FL ProTex
This white, free-standing machine from AEG has a thrifty energy usage of 20% better than A+++, combined with an A for washing performance and an A for spinning performance. Up to 9kg of laundry and has 19  wash programmes, inc a 20-minute quick wash, steam refresh, handwash, trainer wash and duvet programme. Optisense automatic dosing system delivers the appropriate amount of detergent and softener for the size of each load and hardness of the water, saving money and avoiding water pollution. Use of steam gets filthy clothes cleaner faster and with less water usage.Estimated annual water consumption is 10,999 litres. Delayed start option of up to 19 hours, and a super fast 1600rpm maximum spin speed. Around £849. 

Blomberg WNF8447A40

This white, free-standing machine from Blomberg has an A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing and a B for spinning performance. Up to 8kg of laundry and has 16 different wash programmes, inc a 14-minute quick wash, bedding cycle, handwash, woollens and shirts.  Estimated annual water consumption is 11,440 litres and it offers an automatic water adjustment system for conservation of water. Delayed start option of up to 24 hours, and it has a 1400rpm maximum spin speed. Priced around £430. Buy at Appliance Planet.

Caple WMF1020

This white, free-standing washing machine from Caple has an A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing performance and a B for spinning performance. It washes up to 8kg of laundry at a time and has 16 different wash programmes, including a 15-minute quick wash, handwash, duvet cycle and anti-bacterial programme. Its estimated annual water consumption is 11,000 litres. Delayed start option of up to 24 hours, and has a 1400rpm maximum spin speed. Around £645

Neff W7460X0GB

This white, free-standing machine from Neff is rated A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing and a B for spinning performance. Takes up to 7kg of laundry and has 15  wash programmes, inc a 15 minute quick wash, sports wash, silk programme, lingerie and sensitive cycle. It offers the option of SpeedPerfect to complete the wash in the fastest time, or EcoPerfect to use a lower temperature. Estimated annual water consumption is a super low 8,140 litres. Delayed start option of up to 24 hours, to make the most of Economy Seven, and a powerful 1400rpm maximum spin speed. Priced around £620

 

AEG L98699FL
Neff W7460X0GB

Miele W1901WPS 
Miele machine in Lotus White. It has an A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing and a B for spinning performance. Up to 7kg of laundry and has 8 different wash programmes, inc a 20-minute quick wash, handwash and woollens programme. It has 22 stain options that target up to three specific stains in a single wash (it knows blood from gravy, this brainbox machine), and a self-cleaning detergent drawer. Estimated annual water consumption is 10,780 litres. Delayed start option of up to 24 hours, and a 1400rpm maximum spin speed to reduce drying time. Around £1,399.miele.co.uk

Maytag MWA09149WH/1
White, free-standing machine from Maytag has an A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for both washing and spinning performance. It washes up to 9kg of laundry and has 14 wash programmes, inc a 15-minute quick wash, duvet, bedlinen, dark colours, MixMagic, wool and handwash. Intellisense system automatically adjusts time and water level for the load, saving up to 50% in energy costs. Estimated annual water consumption is 12,800 litres. Delayed start option of up to 24 hours, and a 1400rpm maximum spin speed. Around £600

Hotpoint Aqualtis AQ113D697
This free-standing machine from Hotpoint is available either silver, polar white with tungsten door or plain white. It has an A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing performance and a A for spinning performance. It washes up to 11kg of laundry at a time and has 16 different wash programmes, including a 30-minute quick wash, 20-minute steam refresh, ultra-delicate wash, anti-allergy programme, duvet wash and bed and bath setting. Its estimated annual water consumption is 13,609 litres. It offers a delayed start option of up to 24 hours, to make the most of Economy Seven, and has a super fast 1600rpm maximum spin speed to reduce drying time. Priced around £800

LG F1495BDS Steam Direct Drive 
White, free-standing machine from LG has an A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing and for spinning performance. Can take a massive 12kg of laundry and has 14  wash programmes, inc a 30-minute quick wash, steam refresh cycle, allergy care programme, dark wash and sports wear wash. Use of steam gets filthy clothes cleaner faster and with less water usage. Estimated annual water consumption is 12,735 litres, although with such a large drum you will probably find you need fewer washes than with smaller machines. In fact, the machine was the first to be awarded the Waterwise Recommended marque for its water efficiency. Delayed start option of up to 19 hours, and a 1400rpm maximum spin speed. Around £1,199

Samsung Ecobubble WF1124XAC
This white, free-standing machine from Samsung has an A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing performance and an A for spinning performance. It washes up to 12kg of laundry at a time and has 15 different wash programmes, including a 15-minute quick wash, 15°C wash, outdoor clothing, denim, bedding and handwash. Ecobubble technology dissolves detergent more quickly and forces it through fabrics, washing more effectively. Its estimated annual water consumption is 17,160 litres. It offers a delayed start option of up to 24 hours, to make the most of Economy Seven, and has a powerful 1400rpm maximum spin speed to reduce drying time. Priced around £750. 01932 454 358. samsung.com

Siemens i-Dos IQ700 WM14Y890GB
Siemens white, free-standing machine has an A+++ for energy efficiency, combined with an A for washing performance and a B for spinning performance. Up to 8kg of laundry, 14  wash programmes, inc a 15-minute quick wash, lingerie, outdoor wear and handwash settings. Estimated annual water consumption is 10,500 litres, and its VarioPerfect system allows you to choose between the fastest or the most eco friendly way of washing a given load. Automatic dosing system holds detergent and softener for 20 washes internally and doses the appropriate amount for the size of each load and hardness of the water, saving money and avoiding water pollution. Delayed start option of 1-24 hours, 1400rpm maximum spin speed. Around £1,140siemens-home.co.uk

 
 

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