How much value do the eco labels have? If you only compare washing machines using these labels you may make a poor choice. When first introduced, the eco labels were an eye opener and showed up big differences in performance and energy usage between various makes of washing machine. However, after being in operation for... continue reading.
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Part 4 of my in depth look at what all the different ratings on washing machine eco labels mean (Links to the other parts at the bottom of this article). This article covers the last three sections on the labels, spin drying performance, water consumption & Noise levels. Spin drying performance Again this is an... continue reading.
This is my third article about what the individual sections on washing machine energy labels actually mean. It also looks at how useful they may or not be. (Links to the previous articles at the bottom of this article). Washing performance This is a rating from A to G, the same as the energy efficient... continue reading.
The second section on washing machine energy labels shows energy usage of washing machine. Here you can find out the amount of energy (electricity) that the washing machine is likely to use on a particular wash cycle. The figure is based on a 60 degree cotton cycle – even though most people rarely use it.... continue reading.
The energy labels on washing machines have several ratings, which this and related pages explains and comments on. This first page looks at the energy efficiency rating, which is not a good indicator of an washing machine’s environmental credentials at all. Energy efficiency rating We should all know by now that A is the best... continue reading.
If a washing machine measurement states that it is 60cm depth, does this mean that all the piping and electrical wiring at the back will fit under a worktop of 60cm depth, or that it needs just that little bit extra space as well as the 60cm in order to fit? You can never be... continue reading.