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Hotpoint HTWP1200DWW 3.5 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washing Machine Review

Hotpoint's HTWP1200DWW is a cheap washer that does as advertised.

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Electricity Use

Power consumption is only a small portion of most washers' operating costs. The Hotpoint HTWP1200DWW was no exception. We calculated a yearly electricity bill of $4.

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Water Use

Based their design, top loaders use more water than their front loading counterparts, since they "float" laundry to move it around the drum. The Hotpoint HTWP1200DWW's usage ran from 24.67 gallons on the Heavy cycle to 31.5 gallons on Permanent Press.

Cost Per Wash

We'd like our washers to be spendthrifts, but the Hotpoint HTWP1200DWW was like a trust fund baby with a no limit credit card. Cost per wash ran from 14 to over 25 cents. As you may have guessed, that's on the high side. The whites cycle, which cost 25.8 cents to complete, was one of the most expensive laundry cycles we've encountered thus far.

Yearly Running Cost

If your energy and water costs are close the national average, the Hotpoint HTWP1200DWW will cost about $73.03 a year to run. It surpasses most of its top-loader brethren and the most gluttonous front loaders by about $20.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Efficiency
  4. Washing Speed & Performance
  5. Washing Features
  6. Wash Controls & Use
  7. Conclusion
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