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With so many washing machines
in the UK to choose from, it can be difficult to know
what type would be best. Naturally however you'll want to choose the best washing
machine for your needs so to help you decide, this guide explains the five main
things to consider when looking for the best washing machine for you:
Small or large washing machine?
If you have a big family or do lots of washing, a large 9kg or 10kg
can reduce the number of loads you do, which saves time and energy. Hoover's large
capacity Dynamic washing machines also don't take up that much more room than a
standard washing machine because it's the drum inside that's bigger.
If you are however pushed for space, Hoover offers a range of smaller space saving
slim depth washing machines with a 6kg & 7kg load capacity, which is
more than 20 per cent bigger than the traditional 5kg capacity. This enables
you to enjoy all the benefits of a bigger capacity but without taking up any additional
Best rated energy and water efficient washing machines
The best rated energy and water efficient washing machines are fast becoming the most popular
choice. Choosing one of Hoover's best rated energy and water efficient washing
machines means as well as lower energy and water consumption, you'll get better
performance than what you'd expect from a standard washing machine. Hoover's
Dynamic 10+ Steam washing machine for example uses steam technology to give you
the outstanding cleaning results you'd expect with a 60°C wash, but using
water temperatures cooler than 40°C.
To determine if the washing machine is energy and water efficient, take a look at
the washing machine's energy rating. A-rating indicates the best energy efficiency
while ‘G’ indicates extremely poor energy efficiency. The ‘A’ rating can also be
further broken down, with the best rated washing machines receiving an ‘A+++AA’
rating – that's A+++ for energy efficiency, A for wash performance and A for spin
If you want extra reassurance when buying one of the best rated energy and water
efficient washing machines in the UK, look for the Energy Saving Trust Recommended
logo. This logo means the washing machine is guaranteed to save energy.
Front loader washing machines or top loader washing machines?
Front loader washing machines
are the most popular choice in the UK because they
are small and compact, making them suitable for being fitted into a kitchen. Hoover's
best front loader washing machines have a big load capacity and are extremely energy
and water efficient, making them the best choice if you want to reduce your utility
bills and carbon footprint.
Top loader washing machines are less popular in the UK because their unconventional
shape means they cannot be located under a worktop and usually need to be stored in a utility room or garage. Hoover's
top loader washing machine is ideal however if you find bending down to
load front loader washing machines difficult.
Washer dryer machines
If you don't already own a tumble dryer or don't have room for a tumble dryer, Hoover
washer dryer can be a great choice. Washer dryers save space
and the initial cost of purchasing a washer dryer is less than if you were
to buy a washing machine and tumble dryer separately.
Hoover's washer dryers also feature a 3D Dynamic Wash System to give you
a totally redesigned drum that uses increased water pressure, curved paddles and
a raised dome to move your clothes in a 3-dimensional way, ensuring they are completely
clean and fresh.
Spin speed is important because it determines how quickly water will be extracted
from the wash and ultimately, how dry the washing machine will leave your clothes.
Spin speed is measured in RPM and you'll find Hoover washing machines offer ultra
fast speeds, ranging from 1200-1600 RPM.
Unless you are washing delicate fabrics, the faster the spin speed the better. Also, if
you will be tumble drying your clothes, a fast spin speed is important because every
increase of 200 RPM will reduce drying time by 10 minutes. The best rated energy
efficient washing machines have an A-rating for spin performance.
If you regularly wash delicates, make sure you buy a washing machine with variable
spin speed as a slower spin speed will protect your clothes and ensure they stay
in great shape. All Hoover washing machines offer variable spin control.
Some of our Washing Machines