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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.
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