Washing Machines

Washing machines are divided into three sub-categories, to be filtered by load capacity:

  • 7kg or under
  • 8kg
  • 9kg or over

In order to be featured on Topten, washing machine models must comply with EU Energy labelling regulation No 1061/2010 as well as with the following energy efficiency criteria:

  • have an Energy Efficiency Index rating of < 46 (corresponding to the A+++ label class)
  • have a spin cycle efficiency class of A

Ecodesign minimum rating

The current minimum energy rating of a washing machine that can be placed on the market is the A+ class.

Best available technology

The most efficient washing machines currently on the market achieve the A+++ class.


Annual energy consumption: the energy consumption per year, based on 220 average cycles, in kWh.

Capacity: the maximum capacity of the washing machine for dry laundry in kg.

Construction: free-standing or built-in (integrated).

Energy consumption per cycle: energy consumption per cycle in kWh for the 60°C programme at full load.

Energy label: the energy efficiency class according to the EU energy label. The classes range from A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient).

Energy Efficiency Index: the basis for the determination of the energy efficiency class. The lower the value, the more efficient is the washing machine.

Noise level on wash/spin cycle: the noise emissions during wash and spin cycles in decibels (dB), according to the EU energy label.

Spin efficiency class: the spin-drying efficiency class according to the EU energy label. The classes range from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

Spin speed: the maximum spin speed in revolutions per minute (rpm) according to suppliers' declarations.

Water consumption per cycle: the water consumption for the standard cycle according to suppliers’ declarations, in litres.

Featured Products

  • Liebherr IKP1660
    Liebherr IKP1660
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 65
    • Energy efficiency index: 21.9845
  • Siemens iQ500 GI41NAE30G
    Siemens iQ500 GI41NAE30G
    • Energy rating: A++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 188
    • Energy efficiency index: 30.8951
  • Toshiba 55U6663DB
    Toshiba 55U6663DB
    • Energy rating: A+
    • On-mode power: 86
    • Standby power (W): 0.5
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 125
  • Siemens LI69SA680B
    Siemens LI69SA680B
    • Energy rating: A+
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 39
    • Fluid dynamic efficiency class: A
    • Lighting efficiency class: A
    • Grease filtering efficiency class: B
  • Vax Power Pet CCMBPV1P1
    Vax Power Pet CCMBPV1P1
    • Energy rating: A
    • Input power (W): 800W
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 25.9