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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.
30 Jan 2017, Jane S.
Product use: 1 month or less
Right now not much because the main way we normally wash clothes is not available i.e. normal wash with cold water.
Just bought this and most disappointed to find that the only way to do a cold wash is on the woollen or delicate cycle. This should massively downgrade a washing machine as surely we want to be encouraging people to save energy that doesn't need to be used.
Maybe, it depends on what you're after.
Miele won the Top Brand award for washing machines along with LG. Miele was the standout brand for reliability and satisfaction for front loaders.
Total number surveyed: 3056
Again, Miele is the stand-out brand in our survey. Last year, 84 percent of Miele owners were very satisfied with their washing machine. This year, the figure has grown to 92 percent. That must be helped by the brand achieving 97 percent reliability.
LG and Fisher & Paykel are the other brands to have above-average reliability, scoring 92 percent and 89 percent respectively. LG also scored highly for satisfaction, third of all brands behind Miele and Bosch.
For more on washing machine reliability, see our survey.
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