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  • Best of Year 2014

Hotpoint HSWP1000MWW Washing Machine Review

The past meets the slightly younger past in this stalwart top loader.

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Science Time

The time has come...for science! Every washing machine that comes through our doors receives a battery of standardized tests. If you ever wondered how we test our machines, then you've come to the right place. With the HSWP1000MWW it's a matter of good news and bad news. The good news is that it uses time tested methods for stain removal. The bad news it saves no water for the fishes, or the ocean for that matter.

Cleaning Performance

A washing machine should be able to clean your laundry. To test cleaning performance, we use standardized stain strips that are coated with common household substances such as blood and sweat. These strips are placed in eight pound test loads. In a top loader like the HSWP1000MWW, the strips are placed in the same location relative to the pole agitator every time. After the strips come out, they are placed under a photospectrometer and beams of light determine how much of the stain is removed. It did very well against our sweat and cocoa stains. That shows range since these two substances lie on opposing sides on the pH scale.

Efficiency

Efficiency comes in two forms: what goes into a washer and what comes out. We measure what goes in by hooking a washer up to water and watt meters. That's how we learned that the HSWP1000MWW is a thirsty machine. We estimate that it'll probably cost you around $73 a year to run this washer—a very hefty sum.

What comes out of a washer are wet clothes. These clothes either dry by air or by dryer. Time and energy is ultimately what is needed. The drier the clothes come out of the washer the better. In this regard, this Hotpoint did alright, but not great. It averaged around 72% of test load's weight in water. The ideal number is around 50%.

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