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Samsung top-loader washing machine scores 1% for water efficiency

“When we used the default program on this Samsung machine, it used a whopping 199 litres of water to do a complete load – that’s the most water we’ve seen used by a washing machine in quite a long time, so it receives a score of just 1% on that front,” says CHOICE home appliance expert Ashley Iredale. “In fact, it’s only one litre of water away from scoring zero.”


Far OUT! It’s incredible and disgraceful that such a machine was even designed, let alone allowed for sale in this country when we’re experiencing extensive drought. That’s an obscene amount of water for just one load. There must be some Government department who can stop this, @Choice how about writing them a letter and also publishing a name and shame list for appliances like this?

Then again the drink fridges at supermarket checkouts don’t have doors and merrily pump out cold air all day into atmosphere. I guess if folks aren’t outraged about this it’s no wonder machines like the Samsung can be sold legally in 2019.