Best energy efficient washing machine

Washing machines are real energy guzzlers! That’s not good for the environment, nor for your energy bill. If you want to wash more efficiently, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about buying a new energy-efficient washing machine and we’ll show you the best energy-efficient washing machines of 2022.

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What makes a washing machine energy efficient

You will always earn back an energy-efficient washing machine.

Washing machines mainly use a lot of electricity to heat water. Spinning the drum doesn’t take half as much energy. When we talk about an “energy efficient washing machine” most of the energy is saved in heating the water.

You would think that you would also save a lot of electricity with a shorter wash cycle, and that is true to some extent. But often your laundry doesn’t get clean very well on a short program. If you want to wash with less water and less energy, it is better to choose a long wash program at 40 – 60 degrees. The energy and water consumption is lower.

How energy-efficient a washing machine is can be read from its energy class – formerly known as the energy label. 


The energy class of new washing machines lies between energy label A and energy class F. A washing machine with energy class A uses the least energy. Most washing machines on the market today have energy class A or C. We speak of an energy-efficient washing machine when it has energy class A, B or C.

Energy efficient washing machines are usually a little more expensive to buy, but can actually save you money in use. This is because they keep your energy bill considerably lower. The specifications of a washing machine will often tell you how much energy (and money) you will save over its lifetime.


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Best energy efficient washing machines of 2022

If you’re looking for a new washing machine that is economical with water and energy, you’re in the right place. Below you’ll see a list of the best energy-efficient washing machines on the market today. In making this selection we have compared many washing machines with each other.

Of course based on energy consumption per wash, but we also looked at the fill weight, rpm, noise level, the different wash programs and any additional features for ease of use. Is the best energy-efficient washing machine for your household listed here?

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An energy-saving washing machine has energy label A and uses less water and energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient washing machine, you almost always recoup this investment.

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A quiet washing machine makes little noise when spinning the wet laundry. Is your washing machine located near your bedroom or living room? Then consider a quiet washing machine.

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Of course, how much you want to pay for your washing machine is entirely up to the budget you have available. A more expensive washing machine will almost always have a longer lifespan than a cheaper one.

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A large family requires a larger washing machine, and also a higher fill weight. A smaller family will suffice with a washing machine with a smaller fill weight.

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Buying an energy-efficient washing machine: what to look out for

The fact that a washing machine is economical with water and energy is, of course, very important. This is a good thing for the environment, and it keeps your energy bills low. But of course, there are other things to look out for when buying a new washing machine. Here are our tips:

Fill weight

If you really want to save water and energy while washing, it’s important that you choose a new washing machine with a fill weight that matches the size of your household. The wash weight of a washing machine indicates how many kilos of laundry it can hold.

If you buy a thrifty washing machine with too much fill weight, it may take longer to get a full drum. It is important for the life of your washing machine that you wash with a full drum – if you don’t, the washing machine can become unbalanced and there is a chance that parts could be damaged. In addition, you’ll use unnecessary energy and water if you don’t have a full drum.

But you also don’t want a washing machine with too little fill weight. This means you’ll have to wash more often, which also costs a lot of water and energy. Most washing machines last longer if you only use them a few times a week.

To wash as efficiently as possible, we recommend the following load capacities for each household: If you are with 1 or 2 people, it is best to choose an energy-efficient washing machine with 6 kg or 7 kg fill weight. If you have 3 or 4 people, an 8kg capacity is better. If you have a household of 5 people or more, it is best to look at washing machines with a 9 kg or 10 kg fill weight.



The RPM of a washing machine indicates how many rounds the drum spins per minute during the spin. The faster it spins, the drier your laundry will come out of the drum. More rpm, costs more energy. But it also eliminates the need to put your laundry in the dryer, which in turn saves electricity. Most energy-efficient washing machines make 1400 rpm, but 1600 rpm will get your laundry as dry as possible.

Noise level

The noise level of a washing machine indicates in decibels (dB) how much noise a washing machine makes while spinning. If you are looking for an economical, quiet washing machine, you should look for washing machines that produce a maximum of 73 dB during the spin cycle.

Washing Programs

Every washing machine offers different wash programs. Because of the composition of your household, you may need a specific wash cycle. So you can wash as efficiently as possible. There are special programs for delicate fabrics, stains, sportswear, baby clothes and shirts, among others. Which wash cycle should your new washing machine necessarily have?

Energy label washing machines explained

If you don’t know what an energy class is yet, you’ve probably heard about an energy label before. These are basically the same thing. Since March 1, 2021, there is a new energy label system, which runs from energy label A to G instead of A+++ to D. The energy label indicates how energy efficient a washing machine is. Washing machines with energy label A, B and C are seen as energy efficient washing machines.

The energy label on washing machines is based on the most economical wash cycle that the machine runs. Often this is an eco wash program at 40 or 60 degrees. The energy label does not cover all other wash programs.

Energy efficient washing machines assortment

Maytag MVWC565FW |

Maytag MVWC565FW

The Maytag MVWC565FW top load washer is built to be the most powerful machine in its class. The 4.2 cu. ft. maximum capacity is enough to take on larger loads including bedding, comforters or jackets. Take care of stubborn stains...


Enjoy washing your laundry with the GE GTW335ASNWW top load washer. With a large maximum capacity of 4.2 cu. ft., it can handle the large loads you throw at it. Consuming just 187kWh of energy per year, this machine is...
Whirlpool WFW5620HW |

Whirlpool WFW5620HW

A wonderful new washing is waiting for you in the form of the Whirlpool WFW5620HW front load washer. This machine can take up to 4.5 cu. ft. of laundry at one time, a large capacity that will allow you to...
Whirlpool WFW6620HC |

Whirlpool WFW6620HC

A fantastic new washing is waiting for you in the form of the Whirlpool WFW6620HC front load washer. Choose from two colors: White or Chrome Shadow. This machine can take up to 4.5 cu. ft. of laundry at one time,...
LG WT7800CW |


Get a great looking top load washer with the LG WT7800CW, available in Graphite Steel or White. The huge 5.5 cu. ft. maximum capacity lets you do more laundry in less loads. Energy Star certified with an efficiency rating of...
Electrolux ELFW7537AT |

Electrolux ELFW7537AT

The Electrolux ELFW7537AT front load washer is just what you’ve been looking for. This washer has a large maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. The energy efficiency rating is evaluated as Tier II, consuming only 85kWh of energy per year....
LG WM4200HWA |


The LG WM4200HWA front load washer comes in two beautiful finishes: White or Black Steel. With an ultra large capacity of 5.0 cu. ft., you can wash more clothes in less loads, so you can spend your extra time doing...
Hotpoin HTW240ASKWS |

Hotpoin HTW240ASKWS

The Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS is a compact top load washer at a great price point. The 3.8 cu. ft. total capacity is enough to handle your every day laundry needs. Its energy consumption is as little as 187kWh per year while...
LG WM9000HVA |


If you need to wash a king~sized duvet, or up to three baskets of laundry, you can save yourself a trip from the laundromat with the LG WM9000HVA front load washer with a massive maximum capacity of 5.2 cu. ft.!...
Electrolux ELFW7637AW |

Electrolux ELFW7637AW

The Electrolux ELFW7637AW is a front~load washer with a maximum capacity of 4.5cu.ft. With an Energy Efficiency Rating Tier II at 1300 RPM and a total of 10 wash cycle options, it's not only economical but powerful, too. Packed with...
Samsung WF45R6100AP |

Samsung WF45R6100AP

The beautiful, platinum color exterior of the Samsung WF45R6100AP high~efficiency front load washing machine is paired with impressive function. Because it has a maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., it can hold enough laundry allowing you to run less wash...
Electrolux ELFW7637AT |

Electrolux ELFW7637AT

This wonderful front load washer with a total capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. is the perfect new appliance you've been looking for. Highly efficient with an Energy Efficiency Rating of Tier II and a maximum spin speed of 1300 RPM....
Electrolux EFLS627UTT |

Electrolux EFLS627UTT

The Electrolux EFLS627UTT front~load washer has an extra~large capacity at 4.4 cubic feet. The tub is made with stainless steel, so it won’t chip, rust or snag. Equipped with the SmartBoost technology, the detergent and water is premixed before a...
LG WM8100HVA |


What more can you look for with the LG WM8100HVA front load washer? The impressive 5.2 cu. ft. capacity will allow to you clean over three baskets of clothing in a single load. This washer has an Energy Efficiency Rating...


If you are looking for a new washing machine, the beautiful GE GFW850SPNRS front load washer might just be the right one for you. Wash more clothes at once with a substantial 5.0. cu. ft. maximum capacity. Consuming just 158kWh...


The GE GFW850SPNDG delivers form and function. This machine is a front load washer with an extra~large maximum capacity of 5 cu. ft. That’s volume that will save you time and effort by allowing you wash more clothes with fewer...
Electrolux EFLS627UIW |

Electrolux EFLS627UIW

Another Amazing washer from Electrolux comes in the form of the EFLS627UIW front load washer. Decently sized with a total maximum capacity of 4.4 cu. ft., it allows you to wash more clothes in less loads. The exterior is coated...


From long trusted American company, General Electronics, the GE GFW550SSNWW is a front load washer has a large total capacity of 4.8 cu. ft. Its Energy Efficiency Rating is Tier II, consuming about 158kWH/yr. Powerful, with a maximum spin speed...
Maytag MVWC465HW |

Maytag MVWC465HW

The Maytag MVWC465HW is a large capacity top load washer capable of handling up to 3.8. cu. ft. of laundry. It consumes just 254kWh of energy per year while delivering the most powerful cleaning in its class. The 12 wash...
LG WM3900HWA |


The LG WM3900HWA front load washer comes in either White or Graphite Steel. With a particularly large capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., it’s big enough to take on the large loads you throw at it. Enjoy a powerful machine with...
Whirlpool WTW4816FW |

Whirlpool WTW4816FW

The Whirlpool WTW4816FWis a top load washer with a maximum capacity of 3.5 cu. ft., perfect for your everyday laundry needs. The yearly energy consumption is clocked at 274kWh per year and offers a total of 12 different wash cycles....


From the long trusted, all~American company, GE, comes a brand~new washing machine. Introducing the GE GFW650SPNSN. This front load washer has a large maximum capacity of 4.8. cu. ft., perfect for a growing family. The beautiful satin nickel color covers...


The GE GTW500ASNWS is a top load washer with a maximum load capacity of 4.6 cu. ft., enough to fit in bulky items like beddings. It is Energy Star Qualified, consuming only 152kWh of energy per year. With a maximum...
LG WM3400CW |


The LG WM3400CW front load washing machine has a total maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., giving you more room to do more laundry with fewer loads. The Energy Efficiency Rating is marked Tier II, and it uses just 100kWh...
Maytag MVW6230HW |

Maytag MVW6230HW

The Maytag MVW6230HW top load washer has an ultra~large maximum capacity at 4.7 cu. ft. Available in classic colors of White and Metallic Slate, it will look great in many laundry room setups. It consumes 341kWh of energy per year....


The GE GTW720BSNWS is a high efficiency top load washer featuring a massive 4.8 cu. ft. maximum load capacity. Get savings on your electricity bill because this washer is Energy Star qualified and only uses 165kWh of energy per year!...
Samsung WF45R6100AC |

Samsung WF45R6100AC

The Samsung WF45R6100AC is perfect for your home. This high~efficiency front load washer has a substantial maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. Impressively economical with an Energy Efficiency Rating of Tier I, consuming a measly 80 kWh/year. It comes with...


Introducing the GE top load washer model number GTW465ASNWW. It has a large maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., enough to fit in bulky items like beddings, comforters and jackets. It delivers a maximum spin speed of up to 750...
Samsung WA50R5400AW |

Samsung WA50R5400AW

The Samsung WA50R5400AW is a top load washer featuring a maximum load capacity of 5.0 cu. ft. It uses just 165kWh of energy per year while delivering a maximum spin speed of 750 RPM. Have freedom of choice with 12...
Samsung WA50M7450AW |

Samsung WA50M7450AW

The Samsung WA50M7450AW is a top load washer featuring a maximum load capacity of 5.0 cu. ft. It uses just 165kWh of energy per year while delivering a maximum spin speed of 800 RPM. Experience the choice of 11 special...