|Choosing a washing machine|
To help you in your search, we have ranked all washing machines on the UK markets in 2006 and 2007, according to water efficiency:
We do hope to continue this work in 2008 and ideally would like to update the lists twice yearly, but Waterwise do not currently have the staff resources to do so.
Many of the 2006 and 2007 models are still available, but if the model that you are looking at is not listed please
with model information and we will do a bit of digging about the model’s water efficiency. Alternatively, you can do some calculations on your own:
To figure out the water efficiency of a clothes washing machine, simply divide the model’s water consumption (in litres per standard cycle) by its capacity (in kilograms). You can find water consumption information on the EU Energy Label that is affixed to all models.
The best models will have a water efficiency of less than 7.50 litres per kilogram, while the very worst can exceed 20 litres per kilogram.
For more information
Check out our At Home - Indoors section
Visit the Energy Saving Trust’s website
See the Environment Agency’s Domestic Appliances page