Updated 9 Aug 2017

Panasonic

NA-FS85G3WNZ

Snapshot: The Panasonic NA-FS85G3WAU top loader has an 8.5kg capacity and hot + cold connections. How well does it clean your clothes?

NA-FS85G3WNZ
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1199

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Test results

Overall score
58
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent rinsing.
  • OK gentleness.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.

But

  • Just OK dirt removal.
  • Extremely poor water efficiency.
  • Just OK spin efficiency.
  • No hand-washable or machine washable woollens cycle.

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
$1199
Type
Top-loader
Agitator style
Agitator
Origin
Taiwan

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Capacity (kg)
8.5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
107 x 64 x 69
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
30
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
60
Noise (dBA)
56
Wash cycle time (min)
60
Water use (L/wash)
170
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual running cost ($)
9
Test cycle
Cotton, cold

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Cotton eco, hot, water level 5
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
575
Energy label - stars
★★☆☆☆
Water label consumption (L)
86
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
-

More Info

Notes
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