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Top 10 energy efficient washing machines

By Maha

Updated: August 23rd, 2018

Want to conserve energy and save on bills all at once? Take a closer look...

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Now, popping your dirty laundry into the washing machine isn’t something that many of us necessarily experience a ton of guilt about. But, frequent machine washing isn’t great for the environment and also accounts for a whopping 7% of your total energy bill. In fact, according to UK power, each laundry load could be costing you 50p.

Surprised? Fear not, there are ways to conserve energy and save on bills too.

Swapping your inefficient (no offence intended) washing machine for an energy efficient one could save you £££ in bills and be less harmful for the environment. You’ll have to invest more upfront, but you’ll recoup the cost back over time.

Here’s a list of 10 eco friendly washing machines for more conscious (and wallet-friendly) clothes cleaning:

Miele WDB020

Perfect for smaller households, the Miele WDB020 has a 7kg drum capacity but packs a super efficient cleaning punch. Side note, it’s not the most silent washing machine in the world, but is simple to use and does the job.

Energy rating: A+++

Hotpoint WMBF763P

If you’re looking for exceptional spin power, the beautifully white Hotpoint WMBF763P delivers impressive results. Great for those on a budget.

Energy rating: A+++

​​​​LG TrueSteam FH4G1JCS2

Looking for a greater drum capacity and excellent steamy washing abilities? The ​​​​LG TrueSteam FH4G1JCS2 is great for larger families as it can hold a generous 10 kg.

Oh, and you can control it using your smartphone. Perf for those times when you leave the house and forget to set the wash on (we’ve all done it).

Energy rating: A+++

Siemens WMH6Y790GB

If you fall under the category of a ‘medium-sized’ household the 9kg drum capacity of the Siemens WMH6Y790GB makes a good choice. There’s also an app which selects the perfect washing programme for you, and allows you to manage your washing remotely.

Added bonus – the waterPerfect Plus system knows just how much water is needed for each wash and won’t use a drop more. Kinder to the environment and to your wallet.

Energy rating: A+++

Samsung AddWash WW80K6414QW

The Samsung AddWash WW80K6414QW not only lets you control your wash on the go, the AddWash door means you can pop in any forgotten dirty laundry left behind at any point during the wash. Let’s face it, there’s always that one stray stock..

Energy rating: A+++

Hotpoint Aquarius WMAQF621P

Live alone or in a couple? The 6kg drum size of the Hotpoint Aquarius WMAQF621P could be ideal for you. And if you suffer from stubborn stains, you’ll love the Anti-Stain abilities in this one.

There’s also a great Time Saver feature which means you can reduce the duration of a cycle by upto 50%, saving time + energy.

Energy rating: A+

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​​Samsung WW80J5555FW Ecobubble

The hint is in the name. The Samsung WW80J5555FW is kitted out with special ‘ecobubble technology’ to rid your garbs of pesky stains. The technology basically creates a bubbly mixture of detergent, air and water that removes dirt with ease at lower temperatures. Sold.

Energy rating: A+++

​​Bosch WAW32450GB

Got sensitive skin? The ​​Bosch WAW32450GB has a unique special allergy setting to get rid of up to 99.9% of allergens that weasel their way into fabrics.

And if you can’t bear the sound of your washing machine spinning, this 9 kg drum capacity Bosch model is designed to operate in silence. Perfect for open plan homes.

Energy rating: A+++

Zanussi Lindo100 ZWF71463W

This dependable and well priced model from Zanussi is compact but super efficient, and its 30 minute QuickStart program is perfect for when you need your clothes in a hurry. With 21 programmes to choose from, you’ll easily find the best one for your specific laundry needs.

Energy rating: A+++

Siemens iQ300 WM14N200GB

Want a quality and high powered machine to get the grit out of your clothes for the next decade? The Siemens iQ300 is an investment that will stand the test of time – it comes equipped with a motor that has a 10 year guarantee. The volume levels are also low with this one.

Opt for the ecoPerfect function to conserve the most energy.

Energy rating: A+++

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Maha

I love iced coffees, baby alpacas and far-flung adventures.

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