Washing machine 1600 rpm
Do you want your laundry to come out of the drum as dry as possible? Then a 1600 rpm washing machine is the right choice for you! Find out everything you need to know about 1600 rpm washing machines here!
1600 RPM washing machine
Dries laundry best before the tumble dryer dries it completely
Before we tell you more about this type of washing machine, let’s go a little deeper into what a RPM is. The RPM of a washing machine indicates how many rounds the drum spins per minute during the spin cycle. The higher the RPM, the faster the drum spins, the drier your laundry will come out of the washing machine.
If you want your laundry to come out of the drum as dry as possible, choose a washing machine with 1600 rpm. This is what we call a ‘high rpm’ washing machine. 1400 rpm is also considered a high number of revolutions, but it means that your laundry stays slightly wetter. A 1600 rpm washing machine has a residual moisture content of 44%, while a 1400 rpm washing machine has a residual moisture content of 50%.
In both cases you will still need to hang your laundry or put it in the dryer, but at 1600 rpm (rounds per minute) this is less time. Also, your dryer will not have to work as hard to get your laundry completely dry.
Most washing machines have a 1400 rpm speed. Therefore, this option is the most commonly chosen. But if you don’t have a dryer, a 1600 RPM is very nice.
If you don’t care about the RPM of your washing machine, you can also choose 1200 RPM or less. This may be an option for you if you put your laundry in the dryer anyway.
Best washing machine with 1600 rpm 2022
Want to know what the best washing machines of 2022 are with 1600 rpm? We have compared several washing machines that all run at 1600 rpm, to come up with a list of the best models at the moment.
We have taken into account the fill weight, the noise level, the different wash programs, the energy class and the customer reviews. Is your new 1600 rpm washing machine on the list?
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Buying a 1600 rpm washing machine: what to look out for
Washing machines are very sophisticated machines, with lots of options and specifications. RPM is important, but there are of course many other things to consider when buying a new washing machine. See the overview below to find out exactly what you need to consider.
Washing machine type
There are 2 different types of washing machines: the front loading and the top loading washing machine. The front loading washer is the most common and most popular. It has the door at the front of the drum, so you can place a dryer on top of the front loading washer.
The top loading washer has the door on the top. These models are also often a bit narrower and higher, so you don’t have to bend over as much. Washing machines with 1600 rpm, however, are almost always a front loading washing machine.
If you want to save on your energy bill, choose an energy-efficient washing machine. These are definitely also available with a 1600 rpm speed. Of course, a washing machine uses more energy the harder the drum turns. However, most energy is consumed in heating the water. This is therefore what washing machine manufacturers cut back on when making their washing machines more energy efficient. The terms “energy class” and “energy label” are often used interchangeably. But they mean the same thing. If you want an energy-efficient washing machine with 1600 rpm, you should look to see if they have energy class A, B or C. Of these, a washing machine with energy class A uses the least energy per wash. Efficient washing machines are often more expensive to buy, but in use they save you money by keeping your energy bill low. In addition, they are also much better for the environment. Win-win!
How many kg of laundry fits in the drum is indicated by the fill weight. This is also called the capacity of the washing machine. Exactly how much fill weight you need depends on several aspects, but the number of people you share the washing machine with plays the biggest role – i.e. the size of your household. For this reason, the fill weight is one of the most important things to look at when buying a new washing machine.
If you are a 1 or 2 person household, it is best to choose a washing machine with 6 or 7 kg fill weight. If you are with 3 or 4 people, an 8kg fill weight is better. Do you have a household of 5 people or more? Then we recommend looking at washing machines with 9 kg or 10 kg fill weight. Other reasons to go for more capacity could be because you do a lot of sports or wash more often due to an allergy.
The noise level of a washing machine measures how much noise a washing machine produces when the appliance is at its loudest – during spinning. This is indicated in decids (dB). You would almost think that a washing machine with a high rpm automatically falls under the group of “loud washing machines,” but this is not necessarily true. There are several reasons why some washing machines are quieter than others. Indeed, this can be due to the RPM, but also to the type of motor, the quality of the materials and whether the washing machine has dampers.
Loud washing machines produce 78 dB or more. 74 dB to 77 dB is considered “normal” for a washing machine. Appliances that produce 72 dB or 73 dB fall under the category of ‘quiet washing machines’ and if they generate 71 dB or less of noise, they are ‘extra quiet’. Most 1600 rpm washing machines have the ‘normal’ or ‘extra quiet’ noise level.
If your washing machine will be in a shed or in the attic, you don’t have to pay as much attention to the noise level. But if you put it in an open kitchen or in a room next to a bedroom, you’d rather not have your washing machine be louder than 73 dB.
Washing programs and ease of use
Washing machines are offering more and more options to make washing easier – so that every wash is a snap. These include a load sensor, delayed start, add wash, a self-cleaning detergent drawer, automatic detergent dosing and control via an app. Do you want to make washing a breeze? Then choose a washing machine with (one of) these features.
Because everyone wants something different, there are many different wash programs. If you need certain wash programs, make sure the washing machine you buy actually offers them. There are special wash programs for delicate fabrics, stains, sportswear, baby clothes, extra hygienic washing and shirts, among others. Be aware, however, that the high RPM of 1600 can often only be used for cotton laundry programs. For other laundry, it is better not to use high rpm, otherwise your garments may not last as long.
Advantages and disadvantages of 1600 rpm
If you are considering a 1600 rpm washing machine, the only competitor is a 1400 rpm washing machine. Most washing machines sold now have such a high rpm. But what exactly are the differences? And which RPM is better? We’re happy to explain the advantages and disadvantages of the 1600 rpm washing machine for you.
- The main advantage of a 1600 rpm washing machine compared to 1400 rpm is that your laundry comes out drier. At 1600 rpm you have a residual moisture percentage of 44%, while at 1400 rpm it is 50%. In either case, you can continue to let your laundry air dry. The difference isn’t huge, but at 1600 rpm your laundry won’t have to hang around as long. In addition, if you do decide to put your clothes or bedding in the dryer, your dryer doesn’t have to work as hard to get it completely dry. Which is nice, because dryers generally use more energy than washing machines. Therefore, this allows you to save energy and therefore money.
- Another point: if you want to wash at a lower speed, you can always do that. Most washing machines allow you to set the rpm per wash.
- Because the washing machine has to work harder during the spin, it uses more energy. How much more energy this is varies from washer to washer. There are also plenty of 1600 rpm washing machines with energy class A, B and C. Energy class C already counts as an energy efficient washing machine.
- In addition, your laundry often has more wrinkles if you wash it at a higher rpm. At 1400 rpm or lower, this will be less.
- And finally, there are more washing machines with a maximum 1400 rpm. So if you go for a (slightly) lower rpm, you do have a lot more choice immediately. The number of washing machines that can run at 1600 rpm is increasing.