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Eco-Friendly Washing Machines: Are They Worth It?

When I first set up home back in my teens, I decided cheap was the way to go because as long as it worked did the retail price matter? And of course with a very limited budget to play with I placed a lot on the original retail price – probably more than I should have in hindsight.

Bosch WAE24366GB 1200rpm Washing Machine 6kg Load Class A WhiteNow appliances including Washing Machines come with a rating that allows even the most rushed buyer to at least get an idea on if they are buying one that in the long run might cost them the earth or one that might save them a few pennies – as believe it or not it is possible to save £100s over the life time of a machine just by making sure you choose the most energy and water efficient machine.

But the advantages don’t just stop at what they can do for us and our pockets- in the last 50 years we have been becoming more aware of the impact we are all having on our environment, and by looking at the everyday appliances we use such as the washing machine, cooker or toaster and by making a more energy and water efficient choice we can really help dampen the negative effect our daily lives are having on the world around us.

Indesit IWD7145K 1400rpm Washing Machine 7kg Load Class A BlackI’m sure most people think well I’m just one person, but just stop and think if everyone who is thinking that makes a greener choice and chooses to go more eco-friendly the impact could be huge, so perhaps the best way to think is to imagine yourself as a link in the chain, part of a much bigger concept that really can help change the world.

With all that said even eco-friendly washing machines don’t have to cost you the world. Check out this range of pocket friendly from start to finish washing machines at Electrical Discount UK.

What do you think about Eco-Friendly washing machines, are they worth it to you?

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This article has 72 comments

  1. Renae C.

    I agree, you definitely need to think long term when it comes to how much something actually costs!

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      I was awful at it and would get the most cost effective at purchase and then it would have awful running cost – definitely learnt my lesson though over time lol x

  2. sadia

    eco friendly products are better! >3 lovely post!

  3. Pal Raine

    I must agree. Eco-friendly products are way better compared to a non-eco friendly products. However, when choosing appliances it’s not just the stars that count. Eco-friendly are bit too costly, but we can get high impression and better all the time.

  4. Eric Rappe

    I always try to buy the most eco friendly things that I can. Not just washing machines, but all things in and around my house. Great post!

  5. Meagan

    I never really thought about buying an eco friendly washing machine before.

  6. Wendy Bottrell

    I do my best to be eco-friendly. And although I have an older machine all my laundry is done after 7pm, use environmental laundry soap and hang dry a great deal of my clothes. My other appliances, fridge, dishwasher and freezer are all eco-friendly. Best Regards, Wendy UBC

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      I know a few people who only run late at night – I’m on a normal energy supply so its the same 24/7 not sure what would be easier actually I guess if your only around later in the day something that runs on economy 7 would be a lot better. x

  7. Katherine

    I think every little thing we can do, we should do!

  8. Erica Ardali

    I think Eco-Friendly products are worth IF they truly are eco-friendly. A lot of companies have been greenwashing their line to make you think they are eco friendly. I always look for the energy star label on everything from washers to DVD players ( I am not buying a bluray until I have no choice lol)

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      We don’t have a DVD or Blu Ray OH has a games console so we just use that one less thing to worry about at least lol. It’s sad to think that companies do such things :( they are only tricking us out of our world and there future generations as well. x

  9. Nicole Copeland

    We bought a front loader and saw a 15$ change in our water bill!

  10. Tee

    I agree! It only takes just one person to help change the environment!

  11. Metallman

    Hey there Sarah. Yeah, it’s definitely worth it when you start thinking long term savings. We’re a family of 6 and the laudry would be a huge drain on my wallet when I get the water bill. Anything that can be eco friendly, efficient, and money saver is something to seriously consider.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      Definitely it took me a long while to get my head around it – cheap at the start always seemed the best, it’s a shame for those who can’t afford these high bills as they are often the ones who have to buy the cheapest appliances. x

  12. amber whitehead

    thanks for the tips definitely something to remember next time I buy a washer.

  13. Amanda Rodriguez

    It definitely is a long-term decision that has to be made!

  14. Breige McBride

    I didn’t know that eco-friendly washing machines existed but then again I have never had to buy a washing machine. I’ll keep this post in mind for when I do have to.

  15. Chavonne H

    Eco Washing Machine are definitely worth it because it saves so much in the long run especially with the environment.

  16. Christine @ Mama Papa Barn

    That is a good question! When we got our new washer I thought it was the best thing ever, until I realized my cloth diapers were not getting cleaned and the repairmen claimed we were using too much detergent…which I wasn’t…

  17. Giveaways 4 Mom

    This is a great post and to think I had never heard of eco friendly washers until now.

  18. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    I’m not sure how I feel about this. Older appliances were less efficient, but were so much more durable, which is also more eco-friendly. I wish I could find an appliance that would last me more than a few years.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      I have to agree with that – I remember my parents washer lasting for years but since that one they have been through 2 or 3 in as many years x

  19. Caryn B

    I have an HE washing machine and dryer and I LOVE that it saves water, energy, and detergent. Totally worth the investment and they make doing the laundry so easy and practically effortless!

  20. Ronnie

    I always consider the savings from eco-friendly tech products.. it’s so worth it when you take into account long term-expenses!

  21. Cinny

    I look for efficiency and energy savings when I buy appliances but sometimes they come with the place so it depends.

  22. Mama to 5 Blessings

    I personally do not have one but my cousin does and have nothing but problems with it.

  23. Arla DeField - SayingNoWithoutFeelingGuilty.com

    I am moving into my RV full time in August, and have been looking at possible washing solutions, so it was fun to read your blog. I found a (small) portable clothes washing machine that is non-electric. You put the clothes in, (up to three pair of jeans, it says) add soap and warm water. Tighten the air tight lid, and agitate with the handle for 3-5 minutes. Let it sit for 10-15 and then drain the water, rinse and then haul your clothes out and dry. The reviews say it works well, and I am excited. I will be able to wash anywhere, no electricity necessary!

    Plus the amount of soap is said to be minimal since the cleaning is accomplished with the pressure created by the warm water.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      Oh wow that sounds like a great way to wash – that takes quite a bit then when you think about how heavy jeans get when being washed. I hope if you do get one it works out as well as it sounds it will :) X

  24. Bella Vida Letty

    Yes, eco friendly is one good reason to chose to buy a product.

  25. michele d

    I would love to own a eco friendly washing machine. The money that we could save on water alone would be great. There are so many brands out there that offer great machines but this looks like it would do the job in my household. Thanks for sharing your review with us.

  26. Rosey

    I agree that if everyone did their part collectively huge differences could be made!

  27. Autumn B

    I would love a new washer and dryer! I love Eco-friendly products

  28. Melinda Dunne

    I am always looking for high efficiency products when I have to replace something. It is better in the long run for me and the environment.

  29. Pam

    I love my machine. It was one of the best purchases I ever made when it came to appliances.

  30. Holly

    Anything that helps you save money in the long run is worth an investment. Washing machines included. I use to work in a furniture store and I’ll tell you so many people wanted cheap furniture that last for 20 years, guess what you have to spend to get a good product, you don’t always have to spend a lot, but you need knowledge in order to make a price decision that works for you.

  31. jheylo

    Those are gorgeous. We have the old fashioned ones. I would love to have something like this, hopefully in the near future when we have enough budget to upgrade our washer and dryer.

  32. Diane @ Philzendia

    When I was younger, I never really thought much about it, but now that I am older and own a home, I do think about stuff like eco-friendliness, and value when purchasing things like appliances.

  33. Ashley

    Very interesting. I didn’t realize that they made “eco-friendly” washing machines. I will definitely be on the look out for them when it comes time to buy my own washing machine & dryer. We live in an apartment that supplies a washing machine & dryer for us so we didn’t get to choose the brand or model that we have.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      Its a shame when you just have to use what you get given – though I guess sometimes they will be a great choice anyway so really swings and round abouts x

  34. shari

    if it works as great as it looks – that is amazing. Looks so sleek.

  35. Shela

    I loved my 1 year old HE red washing machine and reliable too! Best washer and dryer I’ve ever have so far :)

  36. Lauren Ivy Chiong

    Great article–it’s so important to consider energy efficiency when making an appliance purchase. Thank you so much for the vital reminder!

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