Updated 9 Aug 2017

Fisher & Paykel

WashSmart WH8560P2

Snapshot: The Fisher & Paykel WashSmart WH8560P2 front loader has a 8.5kg capacity and hot + cold connections. How well does it clean your clothes?

WashSmart WH8560P2
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1899

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Test results

Overall score
81
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Very good dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • OK gentleness.
  • Good water efficiency.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.

But

  • Has no hand-washable or machine-washable woollens cycle.

Review

We’re impressed with the two WashSmart front-loaders on test: the WashSmart WH8560P2 (8.5kg) and WH7560P2 (7.5kg). Their dirt removal performance is very good, but they really shined in the noise test: at 54dBA and 55dBA they’re two of the quietest front-loaders we’ve tested.

How we test

Our test is based on the standard AS/NZS 2040:1998, and was completed using machines filled with 3.5kg loads.

Overall score includes:
Dirt removal (50%): Calculated according to a formula in the standard, which reduces the score in proportion to the variability of dirt removal over a range of test swatches in the wash load.
Water efficiency (10%): Based on the amount of water used in the whole cycle, per kg of clothes.
Rinse performance (20%): Based on the amount of detergent residues after rinsing.
Spin efficiency (10%): Calculated from the amount of water remaining (per kg) in the damp clothes.
Gentleness (10%): Calculated from the amount of wear on easily frayed squares of cloth.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1899
Type
Front-loader
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
Not stated

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Capacity (kg)
8.5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 65
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
30
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
65
Noise (dBA)
54
Wash cycle time (min)
126
Water use (L/wash)
63
Coldest wash (°C)
20
Annual running cost ($)
20
Test cycle
Cottons, Cold, 1400rpm, Normal, 1:57 to go

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Cottons, 40°C, Eco
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
320
Energy label - stars
★★★★☆☆
Water label consumption (L)
73
Water label - stars
★★★★

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
Hot + cold
Auto-sensing water level
Lint filter
×
Fast wash
Extra rinse
Wool cycle - machine washable
×
Wool - hand washable
×
Out-of-balance correction
Yes
Add items
-
Child lock door
-
Child lock controls
-

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Notes
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