Washing Machine Comparison

Front loading washing machines

Did you know that a front loading washing machine uses 30-50% less electricity than a top loading washing machine of the same brand?

You can also save up to 70% electricity by using the cold wash option instead of warm wash or hot wash.

What washing machine size do you need? That depends on your household size.

2-3 people : 5kg

3-4 people : 6kg

5-6 people : 7 or 8kg

The energy efficiency of a washing machine is determined by how much electricity is needed to wash a kilogram of dirty clothes, which is shown in the table below in the column "Electricity/kg".

Larger sized washing machines tend to be more efficient compared to smaller machines.  Technically, you could buy a larger machine and wash your clothes on alternate days instead of every day. However, the difference in purchasing price is not balanced by the electricity savings.

So purchase the size of washing machine you need such that you can do a load of laundry every day. And then choose the most energy efficient washing machine in that size.

Check out the washing machine comparison below. We have only shown those machines available in Pakistan that gave at least some electricity usage information, e.g. electricity per wash, electricity per year, or Efficiency Class.

The electricity bill calculations assume that the washing is done once a day. The electricity rates assumed are those typical for middle class households (using less than 300 units a month), i.e. Rs. 13.71 + tax.

Washing Machine Brands Capacity Model Series Price Spin Speed Electricity/cycle
for Cotton 60º
Electricity/kg Annual Usage Efficiency Class Annual Electricity bill
kg     Rs RPM kWh kWh/kg kWh Rs
Haier 5 HMS1000TVE Front Loading Fully Automatic 40,000 1000     A
Samsung 5.5 WF8558NMW/XSG Front Loading 44,500 800 0.85 0.15 310 A+ 5051
Samsung 6 WF8590NHW/XSG Front Loading 48,000   0.95 0.16 347 5645
Sharp 6 ESFL62M Front Loading    800   0.16 356 5794
Haier 6 HWM60-10866 Front Loading Fully Automatic 50,000 1000     A
Sharp 7 ESFL72M Front Loading    800 1.04 0.15 405 6596
Sharp 7 ESFL73M Front Loading    1000 1.04 0.15 405 6596
Samsung 7 WD0704REW/XSG Front Loading 105,000 1400 1.19 0.17 434 B 7071
Haier 7 HWM70-10866 Front Loading Fully Automatic 56,000 1000     A 
Panasonic 8 NA-148VG3 Front Load 82,990 1400 0.68 0.09 248 4041
Sharp 8 ESFL82H Front Loading    1200   0.10 296 4813
Siemens 8 WM14S790GC Front loading automatic      1.04 0.13 380 6180
Samsung 8 WD8704CJZ/XSG Front Loading 105,000   1.19 0.15 434 7071
Siemens 9 WM14Y791EU Front loading automatic    1400 0.98 0.11 358 5824
LG 9 F1480FDS5 Steam Washer     1.17 0.13 427 6953
Sharp 9 ESZ100MN Front Loading   1400    
Panasonic 10 NA-140VG3 Front Load   1400 0.95 0.10 347 5645
Panasonic 10 NA-140VX3 Front Load   1400 0.95 0.10 347 5645
Haier 10 W100-HB1297NZP Front Loading Fully Automatic 175,000 1200     A+++
LG 12 F1495BDS Steam 6 Motion DD  1400 1.43 0.12 522 8498