Washing Machines

Washing Machines last updated: July 2017

Criteria

Washing machines are divided into three sub-categories, by load capacity:

  • 7kg or under
  • 8kg
  • 9kg or over

In order to be featured on Topten, washing machine models must comply with EU Energy labelling regulation No 1061/2010 as well as with the following energy efficiency criteria:

  • have an Energy Efficiency Index rating of < 46 (corresponding to the A+++ label class)
  • have a spin cycle efficiency class of A

Ecodesign minimum rating

The current minimum energy rating of a washing machine that can be placed on the market is the A+ class.

Best available technology

The most efficient washing machines currently on the market achieve the A+++ class.

Glossary

Annual energy consumption: the energy consumption per year, based on 220 average cycles, in kWh.

Capacity: the maximum capacity of the washing machine for dry laundry in kg.

Construction: free-standing or built-in (integrated).

Energy consumption per cycle: energy consumption per cycle in kWh for the 60°C programme at full load.

Energy label: the energy efficiency class according to the EU energy label. The classes range from A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient).

Energy Efficiency Index: the basis for the determination of the energy efficiency class. The lower the value, the more efficient is the washing machine.

Noise level on wash/spin cycle: the noise emissions during wash and spin cycles in decibels (dB), according to the EU energy label.

Spin efficiency class: the spin-drying efficiency class according to the EU energy label. The classes range from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

Spin speed: the maximum spin speed in revolutions per minute (rpm) according to suppliers' declarations.

Water consumption per cycle: the water consumption for the standard cycle according to suppliers’ declarations, in litres.

Featured Products

  • Integral GU10 Glass PAR16 4.4W
    • Energy rating: A+
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 4.4
    • Luminous efficacy (lm/W): 85
    • Power (W): 4.4
  • Shark Lift Away NV340UKR
    • Energy rating: A
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 23.2
  • JVC LT-32C365
    • Energy rating: A+
    • On-mode power: 31
    • Standby power (W): <0.5
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 46
    • Energy efficiency index: 0.2183
  • Samsung UE50J6240
    • Energy rating: A+
    • On-mode power: 70
    • Standby power (W): 0.3
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 97
    • Energy efficiency index: 0.2202
  • Bosch KIN85AF30G
    • Energy rating: A++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 232