Washing machines archive
Online 25 September 2012
Washing machines just got cool, thanks to a new model from Bauknecht that tears up the rulebook on how kitchen appliances should look. Bauknecht, the European brand of Whirlpool, commissioned German designer Arman Emami to come up with something different...
Online 6 September 2012
An LG washing machine emblazoned with a limited-edition Giles Deacon design has gone on sale. The flowery print has been plastered on LG’s 6 Motion washing machine and is available for the tidy sum of £1,199.99. LG is an official sponsor of London...
Online 1 March 2012
NXP Semiconductors, the co-inventor of NFC technology, has used the Embedded World 2012 exhibition in Germany, to show off what it believes could be the next generation in kitchen appliances - a smart washing machine that's NFC and RFID-enabled. The device...
Online 3 September 2009
LG might not be the first brand you associate with laundry, but with an impressive range of innovative releases over the last few years, they are seriously vying for space in your home. The F1443KD washing machine will handle an 11kg wash with a 78-litre...
Online 1 April 2009
Hotpoint have updated their Aqualtis family of washers and dryers for 2009, bringing in some innovative new features. The highlights for 2009 include new models that now give you the option of a steam cycle. There will be two types of steam cycle available....
Gadgets 20 June 2008
So you have absolutely no room in your flat but there's obvious necessities such as, well, sleeping, eating and washing. Romanian designer, Andrei Bojor, has cooked up a concept to solve the space premium problem. The SpaceSaver combines a washing machine...
Gadgets 13 June 2008
In these times of eco awareness, the amount of water our washers use is of concern. Manufacturers are trying new designs that use less and less water, but scientists in Leeds have come up with a radical rehaul - a washing machine that cleans clothes by...
Gadgets 14 May 2008
You know the scenario – you wake up face down on your mate’s sofa after a heavy night and you stink. Luckily, said mate has an LG Steam Direct Drive washing machine. You jump in the shower, yesterday’s clothes jump in the washing machine on Refresh;...
Gadgets 9 May 2008
It's gadgetry like this musical, vibrating washing machine alarm clock that makes us want to block up our USB ports with Blu-Tack. It's $19.00 if it doesn't quite have the same effect for you.
Gadgets 16 July 2007
Whirlpool and designer Antonio Berardi have launched a clever gadget - the Pret a Porter, that offers do it yourself dry cleaning, of sorts. The device can de-wrinkle and refresh two items of clothing at a time. It's around £2000, available at Harrods,...
Gadgets 29 January 2007
Samsung has brought out a snazzy new washing machine complete with designer name endorsement. The machine features a red background on the front decorated with gold flowers and fines, while the door has an interesting gold crest on it with Andre Kim,...
Gadgets 2 June 2006
The limited-edition version of LG's Steam Direct Drive comes in four designs—Cloisonne, Imperial Flower, Sevilla, and Ribailagua—courtesy of Designers Guild. The Steam Direct Drive itself is a wonder of modern technology, featuring a Dual Spray system...
Gadgets 4.5 out of 5 5 January 2005
Is a washing machine really a gadget? Does it warrant a place on pocket-lint? Of course it does - when it’s the Hotpoint Ultima. Hotpoint has been synonymous with washing machines for more years than I can remember, and it’s a fierce market, considering...