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10 Nov 15 Siemens AvantGarde washing machine


The new Siemens AvantGarde washing machine, the WM14U640 is the touch operated tumble washer with the LED display. The most striking feature of the new Siemens washing machine is the 25° angled black screen for improved readability and ergonomics. Together with the wide black-rimmed porthole, the screen creates a coherent, very modern look.

The washer comes with Siemens proprietary i-Dos measuring system that dispenses the precise dose of detergent, based on the water hardness, load size, type and degree of soiling. This also saves water and energy. Price is around € 1,400. Siemens.


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02 Oct 15 Indesit MyTime washing machine


MyTime is the innovative washing machine from Indesitand is the first washer on the market with 6 Fast washing cycles for everyday use that are completed in less than 59 minutes.

The ‘A +++ -10%’ rated Indesit washing machine is equipped with the advanced Water Balance Plus technology that has a special sensor to measure the weight of textile in order to precisely regulate the flow of water. For small wash loads, the savings are quite high – more than 70% water, 50% energy and 35% more time.

The MyTime is available in 6 kg, 7 kg and 8 kg load models and features intuitive control panel for ease of use. Price ranges from € 410 to € 500. Indesit. Previously, Indesit Moon washing machine.


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28 May 14 AEG OKOKombi Plus washer dryer and OKOMix washing machine


AEG introduces the first ever washer dryer with heat pump technology, the ÖKOKombi Plus, and its most efficient, high performance washing machine ever, the ÖKOMix.

Designed for the most efficient combined washing and drying performance in the world, the ÖKOKombi Plus uses 40% less energy compared to other ‘A’ energy rated washer dryers. It is best in class when it comes to energy and water usage, and the ‘A -40%’ energy rating equates to a saving of up to £70 per year in energy costs alone, compared with an ‘A’ rated model.

In addition to its very high efficiency and performance, the robust yet gentle ÖKOKombi comes with the 9 kg Protex Soft Drum that has tiny rounded holes, enabling it to treat even the most delicate of fabrics, like silk and wool, with the utmost care and attention.

Heat pump technology also enables drying at around 70°C, which is much lower than in conventional washer dryers and tumble dryers that use standard condenser technology. This means that fabrics are handled incredibly gently and are subjected to less heat during the drying process, meaning they are much less likely to shrink and fade. These superb performance and fabric care attributes have been certified with the Woolmark Blue accreditation, meaning that you can safely wash and dry Hand Wash Only garments to an exceptionally high standard.

The ÖKOKombi Plus also features the soft steam programs to deliver fluffy, crease free results, making ironing incredibly easy and hassle free. Steam is also the perfect solution for freshening up worn-once items and for giving delicate garments the attention and care they deserve.

Up to 6 kg of laundry can be washed and dried non-stop in one single cycle. All you have to do is activate the drying program at the start of the wash cycle, and drying will begin automatically when the machine has finished washing. This means that there is no need to separate the laundry or manually start the drying program.

AEG ÖkoKombi Plus L99695HWD 9+6kg washer dryer is equipped with the Permanent Magnet Inverter Motor which is up to 50% more efficient than a standard inverter motor, and is incredibly durable and very quiet. This washer dryer also employs the SilentSystem Plus for incredibly quiet operation.

The OptiSense system automatically adjusts program settings to maximize performance and minimize energy and water consumption, ensuring colours stay rich and vibrant for longer and energy costs are kept to a minimum.

Other features include,
– AutoOff automatically switches the machine off 10 minutes after the wash cycle ends
– intuitive LCD touch control and stainless steel panel
– 1,400 rpm max spin speed
– 5 year warranty
Price for the AEG ÖkoKombi Plus L99695HWD is £1,300.


The new AEG ÖKOMix washer offers an ‘A+++ -50%’ energy rating and Woolmark Platinum Accreditation. This washing machine comes with the innovative Pre-Mixing technology and the ÖKO Inverter Permanent Magnet Motor. You can wash everything from large 9kg cotton loads to the most delicate of Hand Wash Only garments such as silk and cashmere, while keeping a green conscience.

Unlike with the majority of washing machines that mix laundry, water and detergent together, so the detergent takes a rather long time to dissolve and get to work, with ÖKOMix Pre-Mixing technology, the detergent is first added to water to make an instant, concentrated wash mix. Then AEG DirectSpray system delivers the mix directly into the heart of your laundry, where it begins to work immediately. This results in a more thorough, yet gentle wash, that uses less energy and is just as effective at 30°C as it is at 40°C.

A full 9 kg load of soiled laundry can be washed perfectly at ‘A+++ -50%’ in under 3.5 hours, while smaller loads will be cleaned using the optimum amount of time, water and energy, as determined by the ÖKOMix washer many intelligent sensors. In comparison, other models available today promising the same extraordinary energy efficiency rating can take as long as 7 hours to complete the same wash.

The ÖKOMix washing machine comes with the Woolmark Green certificate for its exceptionally gentle care of woolen and cashmere garments. It treats all Hand Wash Only garments, no matter how expensive or delicate, with expert care.

The designated steam program can refresh Dry Clean Only suits and dresses, saving time and money.

The AEG L89499FL ÖKOMix washer perfectly complements the AEG ProSteam dryer, with matching large glass door, control panel and sleek silver frame. The LogicControl touch display is made of high quality stainless steel and has an anti fingerprint coating. Thanks to the intuitive menu guide, the washing machine is also extremely easy to operate.

The ÖKOMix washer features 16 programs including Super Eco, Delicates, Dry Clean Only. Price is £800. AEG.


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31 Jul 12 Haier Mini washer – the smallest washing machine?


The Haier MW-BQ8S Mini is one of the world smallest washing machines, designed especially for the gentle cleaning of undergarments and children clothing. It measures just around 26 x 28 x 38 cm, weighs under 6kg and comes with the transparent acrylic cover, which sits on an internal, concave-shaped filter giving the Haier washing machine a fresh and clean look.


The soft contours give the Mini washer a quiet appealing look, and thanks to the small dimensions, the washer offers a space saving solution. Other key features of this top loaded washing machine are unique ozone sterilisation technology that allows to sterilise and disinfect very thoroughly your laundry, ‘A’ energy efficiency rating, LED display and 3 washing programs. Price is ¥ 1,000. Haier.



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31 Mar 12 Samsung EcoBubble washing machines


More Samsung EcoBubble washers are coming to European markets as early as April. Based on unique EcoBubble technology, introduced in the 12 kg Samsung washing machine, the 2012 EcoBubble washers are available in the 7kg, 8kg, 9kg and 11kg models. These new washing machines will cater to consumers diverse lifestyles, providing durability and efficiency – from 6kg and 7kg washers designed for the folks that deal with frequent and regular wash loads, to the larger 8kg and 9kg capacities intended for families with children. And Samsung 11kg and 12kg washers are designed to perform with much heavier load sizes that help reduce the washing demands of larger families.


The latest Samsung EcoBubble washing machines use less energy than the highest rating of ‘A+++’ within the new energy efficiency label started in 2011, while delivering a great washing performance across the measured 60°C and cooler 40°C cycles of this label. The Samsung washers are equipped with the bubble generator which creates and pumps a large amount of bubbles into the wash by quickly dissolving detergent with air and water. Rich in detergent, Eco Bubbles help the dissolved soap rapidly penetrate into the clothing, an effective function in cooler water where this process can normally take much longer.


Cold water wash uses significantly less energy than a conventional washing cycle that needs to heat the water up, and the EcoBubble cycle matches the performance and time of the warmer wash. This technology also provides greater protection against thermal damage. In addition, the 2012 Samsung EcoBubble washers feature very efficient brushless Digital Inverter Motor, that is more reliable and long-lasting, delivering refined control of the washer drum for high performance spinning with larger loads. Samsung.



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19 Nov 11 Aquila TD302REC – High pressure washing with 95% recycling

Unique high pressure washing in a closed system with more than 95% recycling of the water consumption. Clean the floors inside a building using a high pressure washer, without having to empty it out first. Remove down trotten chewinggum without hassle and remove graffiti without polluting the surrounding environment with toxic paint waste.

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16 Nov 11 De-constructing Samsung Front Loading Washing Machine

as seen on the Science Channel

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08 Nov 11 Tech – Robotic Hair Washing

This film was commissioned for Network of the World’s “Tech” programme to discover what hairdressers thought about robotic hair washers. Written, Produced and Directed by Thom Goddard
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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23 Oct 11 Washing your dishes at dim sum in Hong Kong

Washing your dishes and chopsticks in tea in Hong Kong…who needs dishwashers?

Perfectly placed in the country yet only fifteen minutes from the heart of Murfreesboro… If you want privacy and solitude but still enjoy amenities such as shopping, dining, recreation and the beautifully built Medical Center, you won’t want to miss this… This custom home is aptly called “Sogno” (dream) and this is definitely a dream home. Built in the California Mission style with authentic stucco exterior and sitting atop a hill on 6.58 acres overlooking a wooded valley, you will enjoy stunning panoramic views from every window. Interior offers beautiful hardwood floors throughout lower level. Formal living room with built-in bookcases. Gourmet kitchen has beautiful cabinetry including matching cabinet facing on huge sub-zero refrigerator and two dishwashers. DTC oven, upgraded gas cook top, island with marble slab countertop. Dining room has gorgeous wainscoting with large bay window. Family room has marble surround on gas fireplace. Comfortable and cozy sunroom with ceramic tile flooring adjoining small office/computer area. Upstairs has upgraded carpet and padding, three bedrooms, two with full baths and one with a half bath. Master has jetted tub and shower, adjoins large walk in closet/dressing room. Laundry room includes Bosch washer and dryer. Home features include 10 foot ceilings, crown molding, copper trim, coffered ceilings in the master bedroom, high end energy efficient windows (more than 25k alone), 2×6 walls with R-39 insulation, two heat pumps offer
Video Rating: 0 / 5

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19 Oct 11 Pressure Washing Paving Algae Jet Wash Turbo Nozzle

Cleaning paving to remove slippy algae using a turbo nozzle lance from a Honda Diesel Pressure Washer with a Cat Pump 45, 17 litres per minute. Turbo nozzle is a Suttner 90 Degrees.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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