Written by Rowan

What is an environmentally-friendly washing machine?

If you're looking for an environmentally-friendly washing machine, you need to consider a couple of things. An environmentally-friendly washing machine isn't just energy-efficient. It also has a long lifespan and automatic detergent dosing. Here, you can read what requirements an environmentally-friendly washing machine meets and how they benefit you.

Environmentally-friendly: 3 criteria

Samsung automatic detergent dosing

A washing machine is environmentally-friendly when it meets the following 3 criteria:

  • Energy label: A, B, or C.
  • Build quality: mid-range or high-end.
  • Automatic detergent dosing: always present.

Energy label

Energy label washing machine

For a washing machine to be called environmentally-friendly, it needs to have at least a C energy label. The lower the energy consumption, the less harmful it is for the environment. Generating energy releases CO2, which causes global warming. That's why you should keep an eye on the energy label when you choose an environmentally-friendly washing machine. The good news is that the current models are even more energy-efficient than 10 years ago. That makes buying an energy-efficient washing machine now a good choice.

Build quality

Brushless motor washing machine

In addition to an energy-efficient label, an environmentally-friendly washing machine also has a mid-range or high-end build quality. That means the washing machine lasts longer on average than a basic model. An environmentally-friendly washing machine has sturdy parts, like a brushless motor. The washing machine wears less quickly, so it lasts longer before it needs to be replaced. This is better for the environment, because it doesn't require as much new raw materials.

Automatic detergent dosing

Miele TwinDos automatic detergent dosing

And finally, an environmentally-friendly washing machine always has automatic detergent dosing. The washing machine automatically adds the right amount of detergent and fabric softener. This way, you never use too much and the washing machine doesn't need as much water to rinse your laundry. Do you want an environmentally-friendly washing machine? Choose an energy-efficient model with a mid-range or high-end build quality and automatic detergent dosing.

Average or not environmentally-friendly

Energy label washing machine

If the washing machine doesn't meet the criteria listed above, it's average or not environmentally-friendly. A washing machine is averagely environmentally-friendly when it doesn't have automatic detergent dosing, but it's still energy-efficient and has a mid-range or high end build quality. If the washing machine has a basic build quality, we don't call it environmentally-friendly. That's because the washing machine generally won't last as long and won't be energy-efficient.

Environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient washing machine

9kg load capacity | 1400RPM I A energy label | Build quality: mid-range
599,-
in stock
  • Thanks to the automatic detergent dosing, you don't waste detergent and your laundry looks beautiful for longer.
  • You wash extra hygienically with the steaming program that removes bacteria and allergens.
  • With a 9kg drum capacity, you can do the laundry of 5 people or more.
  • You don't have QuickDrive to wash your laundry up to 2 times faster.


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