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The Haier HWMSP70 (7kgs) is a great performer for the price ($809). It’s good at removing dirt and is very good at rinsing (which means no residue left on your threads), but its water and spin efficiency are just average for a top-loader, while its gentleness is below average. It lacks extra features, with no ability to change the spin speed.
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.
26 Aug 2017, Ian M.
Product use: 1 month or less
Good variation in wash rinse spin settings. Washes well -no complaints there. Make the effort to pre-dissolve the wash powder then add as a solution not straight in as powder. Lint filter works well but needs clean-out every second wash. Good value for money - not the cheapest but less than half the price of other machines with the same features.
Washing tends to clump up and stops the spin cycle so you have to move the washing around to get it to spin again. Can be a bit annoying.
Maybe, it depends on what you're after.