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  • SteamCare Washer and Dryer From Kenmore

    Kenmore. The 4.2-cubic-foot-capacity SteamCare washer features Smart Motion technology, a direct-drive motor that creates a customized combination of five wash motions to custom clean each garment type. The Energy Star-qualified unit includes a Cold Clean cycle that cleans as effectively as...

  • Energy-Saving, Large-Capacity Washer From Electrolux

    Electrolux. The Wave-Touch (EWFLW65H) full-size washer is rated at a 2.31 MEF and 3.9 WF (28% and 92% better than current minimums, respectively), resulting in energy savings of 83% and water savings of 56% compared to conventional machines. The large-capacity (4.7-cubic-foot) tub allows larger and...

  • Water-Saving Top-Loader From Fisher and Paykel

    Fisher and Paykel. The advanced top-loading, 3.7-cubic-foot-capacity washer (model WA37T26GW2) delivers an MEF of 2.0 and a WF of 5.96, or 11% and 26% better than current thresholds, respectively. The machine features three spin cycles up to 1,000 rpm and a load-sensing feature that automatically...

  • Time-, Water- and Energy-Saving Washer and Dryer From Whirlpool

    Whirlpool. The Duet full-size washer offers 4.4 cubic feet of capacity, is CEE Tier III qualified, and achieves a 2.46-MEF and a 3.8-WF rating, or about 37% and 97% better than current minimum thresholds. With spin speeds of up to 1,300 rpm and smart moisture sensors in the dryer, a wash and dry...

  • Auto-Adjusting Washer and Dryer From GE

    GE. Profile series SmartDispense full-size washers and dryers achieve an MEF rating of 2.23 and a WF of 4.0 (24% and 87.5% better than 2009 thresholds, respectively) and feature steam technology. The 4.2-cubic-foot-capacity, stainless steel–tub washer automatically senses the load and adjusts the...

  • Large-Capacity, Energy-Efficient Washer From Miele

    Miele. The 3035 series of large-capacity (2.52-cubic-foot) washers are rated at 2.31 MEF and 4.4 WF, or 28% and 70% better than minimum Energy Star standards. The washer offers 11 wash-cycle options and six spin settings up to 1,300 rpm. A honeycombed stainless steel tub treats clothes more gently...

  • Energy-Saving Top-Loader From Maytag

    Maytag. The Bravos line of top-loading equipment offers a 5.0-cubic-foot capacity, a built-in heater, and a 1,100-rpm spin cycle to wash more clothes more efficiently. The unit is rated with a 2.25 MEF and a WF of 4.3, or 25% and 74% better than current thresholds. Bravos is also the first...

  • Auto-Sensing, Energy-Saving Washer From Fagor

    Fagor. The FA-5812 full-size washer offers an MEF of 2.07 and a WF of 6.7, or about 15% and 12% better than current Energy Star standards, respectively. Sensors in the washer analyze the fabric type and the garment quantity and automatically set the temperature, spin speed (up to 1,200 rpm), and...

  • Product Review: Windows

    Spot-specing windows based on their orientation--rather than installing a houseful of the same model--can have a significant impact on efficiency and homeowner comfort.

  • Product Review: Windows

    Spot-specing windows based on their orientation--rather than installing a houseful of the same model--can have a significant impact on efficiency and homeowner comfort.