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How does Ebac compare to the top two washing machine brands?

Information correct as of 1st September 2020

80% of former Hotpoint owners prefer their new Ebac washing machine*

83% of former Bosch owners prefer their new Ebac washing machine*

*Based on a survey of 178 washing machine owners June 2020

Ebac

8KG
1600 RPM
RRP £499

Brand

Excellent, 50 years experience making world class products in Britain.

Model

AWM86D2-WH

Manufacturing Location

Made in Britain

Warranty

3 years full parts and labor.

Drum Type

2 piece drum – easy to service, repair, and can even be replaced.

Pump Type

Two separate pumps. Standard drain pump and an extra recirculating pump.

Motor

High quality, inverter driven motor that is very quiet and has no brushes to wear out. Spare capacity included as standard.

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Bosch

8kg
1400 RPM
RRP £529

Brand

Very good global conglomerate with manufacturing locations throughout the world.

Model

WIW28301GB

Manufacturing Location

Various locations throughout the world.

Warranty

2 years

Drum Type

Plastic welded 1 piece drum that cannot be serviced easily or repaired – would need to be replaced.

Pump Type

Basic, single drain pump.

Motor

Standard brushless motor.

Hotpoint

8kg
1400 RPM
RRP £359

Brand

Formerly based in Britain now manufacturing washing machines from around the world.

Model

NM10 844

Manufacturing Location

Various locations throughout the world.

Warranty

1 year

Drum Type

Plastic welded 1 piece drum that cannot be serviced easily or repaired – would need to be replaced.

Pump Type

Basic, single drain pump.

Motor

Standard brushless motor.

Miele

8kg
1400 RPM
RRP £699

Brand

Excellent brand, 50 years of experience making world class products in Germany.

Model

W1 WSD323

Manufacturing Location

Made in Germany

Warranty

10 years

Drum Type

2 piece drum – easy to service, repair and replace.

Pump Type

Two pumps – recirculating pump and a drain pump.

Motor

High quality, brushless inverter motor.

Ebac

8KG
1600 RPM
RRP £499

Brand

Excellent, 50 years experience making world class products in Britain.

Model

AWM86D2-WH

Manufacturing Location

Made in Britain

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Warranty

3 years full parts and labor.

Drum Type

2 piece drum – easy to service, repair, and can even be replaced.

Pump Type

Two separate pumps. Standard drain pump and an extra recirculating pump.

Motor

High quality, inverter driven motor that is very quiet and has no brushes to wear out. Spare capacity included as standard.

Bosch

8kg
1400 RPM
RRP £529

Brand

Very good global conglomerate with manufacturing locations throughout the world.

Model

WIW28301GB

Manufacturing Location

Various locations throughout the world.

Warranty

2 years

Drum Type

Plastic welded 1 piece drum that cannot be serviced easily or repaired – would need to be replaced.

Pump Type

Basic, single drain pump.

Motor

Standard brushless motor.

Hotpoint

8kg
1400 RPM
RRP £359

Brand

Formerly based in Britain now manufacturing washing machines from around the world.

Model

NM10 844

Manufacturing Location

Various locations throughout the world.

Warranty

1 year

Drum Type

Plastic welded 1 piece drum that cannot be serviced easily or repaired – would need to be replaced.

Pump Type

Basic, single drain pump.

Motor

Standard brushless motor.

Miele

8kg
1400 RPM
RRP £699

Brand

Excellent brand, 50 years of experience making world class products in Germany.

Model

W1 WSD323

Manufacturing Location

Made in Germany

Warranty

10 years

Drum Type

2 piece drum – easy to service, repair and replace.

Pump Type

Two pumps – recirculating pump and a drain pump.

Motor

High quality, brushless inverter motor.

Watch Our 3 Part Series with Washing Machine experts

Part 1: Malcolm and Darren take you through every single component of an Ebac washing machine compared to market-leading Bosch. Here they examine the Ebac’s drum, motor and pump.

Part 2

Malcolm and Darren examine the Ebac control panel, door, detergent drawer and door seal and find a few surprises.

Part 2

Malcolm and Darren examine the Ebac control panel, door, detergent drawer and door seal and find a few surprises.

Part 3

Our experts Darren and Malcolm directly compare the Ebac and Bosch components. They make some amazing revelations.

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Customer Service Opening Hours - Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

You get all this with every Ebac washing machine

Quiet Brushless Motor
Gives a smoother and more reliable wash

Very Quiet
Cabinet, motor and materials all contribute to a quieter wash

Low CO2
87% of components made in the UK, cutting Carbon Footprint from importing

Easydrain
Drain pipe to empty the machine before you clean the filter

Delayed start
Load the machine and time it to start and finish when you get home or wake up

Extra Recirculating Pump
For better and more efficient washing

You get all this with every Ebac washing machine

Very Quiet
Cabinet, motor and materials all contribute to a quieter wash

Delayed start
Load the machine and time it to start and finish when you get home or wake up

Quiet Brushless Motor
Gives a smoother and more reliable wash

Low CO2
87% of components made in the UK, cutting Carbon Footprint from importing

Easydrain
Drain pipe to empty the machine before you clean the filter

Extra Recirculating Pump
For better and more efficient washing

FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 7kg

Economical washing machine perfect for smaller families.

Economical washing machine perfect for smaller families.

• 1400 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£449 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £36.74 per month.

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FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 8kg

Economical washing machine with a large capacity for busy families.

Economical washing machine with a large capacity for busy families.

• 1600 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£499 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £40.83 per month.

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FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 9kg

Powerful washing machine for larger households or busy families.

Powerful washing machine for larger households or busy families.

• 1600 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£599 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £49.01 per month.

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FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 7kg

Economical washing machine perfect for smaller families.

Economical washing machine perfect for smaller families.

• 1400 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£529 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £43.28 per month.

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FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 8kg

Economical washing machine with a large capacity for busy families.

Economical washing machine with a large capacity for busy families.

• 1600 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£599 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £49.01 per month.

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FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 9kg

Powerful washing machine for larger households or busy families.

Powerful washing machine for larger households or busy families.

• 1600 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£699 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £57.19 per month.

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EBAC 7kg

Economical washing machine perfect for smaller families.

• 1400 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£449 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £36.74 per month.

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FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 7kg

Economical washing machine perfect for smaller families.

• 1400 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£529 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £43.28 per month.

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FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 8kg

Economical washing machine with a large capacity for busy families.

• 1600 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£499 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £40.83 per month.

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FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 8kg

Economical washing machine with a large capacity for busy families.

• 1600 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£599 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £49.01 per month.

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FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 9kg

Powerful washing machine for larger households or busy families.

• 1600 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£599 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £49.01 per month.

Apply at checkout for monthly installments. Credit provided by:

FREE 7 YEAR WARRANTY

EBAC 9kg

Powerful washing machine for larger households or busy families.

• 1600 spin
• Brushless Digital Inverter Motor
• Quiet operation
• Extra recirculating pump
• Easy to use control panel with 15 programmes
• Easydrain pipe for filter cleaning
• Delayed start option
• Easy Iron

£699 (inc. VAT)

Buy from £57.19 per month.

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Preferred by experts
Voted by industry experts as being better than all leading competitors

Outperforms
WHICH?

In tests, Ebac outperforms Which best buys, Quicker, uses less water, less energy and less Microfibres

Preferred by experts
Voted by industry experts as being better than all leading competitors

Outperforms
WHICH?

In tests, Ebac outperforms Which best buys, Quicker, uses less water, less energy and less Microfibres

You get all this with every Ebac washing machine

Very Quiet
Cabinet, motor and materials all contribute to a quieter wash

Low CO2
87% of components made in the UK, cutting Carbon Footprint from importing

Quiet Brushless Motor
Gives a smoother and more reliable wash

Delayed start
Load the machine and time it to start and finish when you get home or wake up

Easydrain
Drain pipe to empty the machine before you clean the filter

Extra Recirculating Pump
For better and more efficient washing

Simple programmes for every purchase

Detergent Drawer

Change temperature setting

Change spin setting

Delay button to delay your wash for up to 24 hours

Intensive wash setting for stain removal

Time saver reduces programme time

Easy Rinse or Easy Iron options

My Wash allows your personal settings to be saved

Start / Pause button

Display showing programme time and time remaining

15 different programmes selected with a simple turn of the dial

Preferred by consumers
Ebac are the highest rated washing machine brand on TrustPilot

Easily Serviceable
If you ever damage your machine, don’t worry it’s been designed to be repaired not thrown away

Preferred by consumers
Ebac are the highest rated washing machine brand on TrustPilot

Easily Serviceable
If you ever damage your machine, don’t worry it’s been designed to be repaired not thrown away

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Here’s what you get when you buy Direct from Ebac

Price Promise

Shop with confidence

Fast Delivery

Delivery from Wednesday 5th May

Money Back Guarantee

Free 60 day return policy

7 Year Warranty

7 year parts and labour warranty.

UK Aftersales

All sales and support team based in the UK.

Spread The Cost

Flexible payment options available.

Here’s what you get when you buy Direct from Ebac

Price Promise

Shop with confidence

Fast Delivery

Delivery from Wednesday 5th May

Money Back Guarantee

Free 60 day return policy

7 Year Warranty

7 year parts and labour warranty.

UK Aftersales

All sales and support team based in the UK.

Spread The Cost

Flexible payment options available.

Customer Service Opening Hours - Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

We care about every little detail

The only washing machine made in Britain
Over 80% of customers prefer Ebac to Hotpoint & Bosch

7 year warranty

Every component backed by a full 7 year parts and labour warranty.

Digital Controls

Longer lasting digital control dials ensures minimal wear and tear.

Durable Plastics

Stronger handles, detergent drawers and buttons.

Strong Cabinet 0.6mm Thick

Strong, robust and durable – also reduces noise.

Plasma Welded Drum

Guarantees durability with strong steel plasma welded together for a solid bond.

Inverter Driven Motor

Powerful inverter driven motor for efficiency and control. Very quiet and no brushes to wear out.

Very Quiet Operation

Thick steel, insulation and our brushless motor reduces noise considerably.

Large Door Opening

30% larger door opening than most other brands makes loading and unloading easier.

Two Piece Drum

Repairable and serviceable unlike other brands single piece welded drum.

High Quality Bearings

Higher quality than other brands provide greater reliability and durability.

Highest Rated on Trustpilot

Rated by hundreds of customers on independent review site Trust Pilot as the best washing machine.

Extra Recirculating Pump

Two pumps ensure your washing gets powerfully cleaned.

We care about every little detail...

The only washing machine made in Britain
Over 80% of customers prefer Ebac to Hotpoint & Bosch

7 year warranty

Every component backed by a full 7 year parts and labour warranty.

Durable Plastics

Stronger handles, detergent drawers and buttons.

Strong Cabinet 0.6mm Thick

Strong, robust and durable – also reduces noise.

Plasma Welded Drum

Guarantees durability with strong steel plasma welded together for a solid bond.

Powerful Brushless Motor

Spare capacity, brushless motor with no wear and tear and extremely quiet.

Highest Rated on Trustpilot

Rated by hundreds of customers on independent review site Trust Pilot as the best washing machine.

Digital Controls

Longer lasting digital control dials ensures minimal wear and tear.

Very Quiet Operation

Thick steel, insulation and our brushless motor reduces noise considerably.

Large Door Opening

30% larger door opening than most other brands makes loading and unloading easier.

Two Piece Drum

Repairable and serviceable unlike other brands single piece welded drum.

High Quality Bearings

Higher quality than other brands provide greater reliability and durability.

Extra Recirculating Pump

Two pumps ensure your washing gets powerfully cleaned.

Ebac vs. Which? Best Buys

We tested Ebac washing machines against two of Which’s Best Buys. A Samsung and LG  machine. Watch the video to see how well Ebac washes. 

Ebac vs. Which? Best Buys

We tested Ebac washing machines against two of Which’s Best Buys. A Samsung and LG  machine. Watch the video to see how well Ebac washes. 

Great Features In Every Machine

Let us show you all the great features that come standard in every Ebac  washing machine. From the drum, motor and pump to the controls, sound and programmes. We really have through of it all.

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Customer Service Opening Hours - Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Fine English Engineering and Craftsmanship for 50 years.
Fine English Engineering and Craftsmanship for 50 years.
Ebac have been crafting, designing, engineering and manufacturing the very best products for almost 50 years.
It's in our culture.

Ebac products are all Made in England to some of the most stringent design and manufacturing standards in the world. No corners are cut, no compromises are made. When you purchase an Ebac product you can rest assured that it was designed, engineered and built correctly and will last you a long time.

Ebac products are used all over the world. Shipped directly from our factory in County Durham to South Africa, USA, France, Germany, Spain and many other countries.

  • We supply massive industry products to major infrastructure projects, where conditions are tough.
  • We partner with global brands to bring joint venture products to their customers
  • Millions of customers all around the world use an Ebac product every day.
Highly Skilled Workforce in County Durham
  • Employing Local People
  • Investing in the local community
  • Exporting around the world
Here at Ebac, we love making things. We'd like you to meet our team who manufacture our washing machines.
Watch how an Ebac Washing Machine is actually made, from start to finish
7kg, 1400 spin
Hot & Cold Options
8kg, 1600 spin
Hot & Cold Options
9kg, 1600 spin
Hot & Cold Options
"Our passion lies in designing, engineering and manufacturing world class products"
John Elliott MBE DL
1.5M

Dehumidifiers Sold

100%

Based in the UK

97

Global Patents

60%

Products Exported

Over
200

Employees

High

Vertical Integration

Global

Customer Base

Over
2M

Watercoolers Sold

Ebac is owned by a Charitable Foundation
Protecting British manufacturing jobs in the UK forever.
"Our passion lies in designing, engineering and manufacturing world class products"
John Elliott MBE DL
1.5M

Dehumidifiers Sold

100%

Based in the UK

97

Global Patents

60%

Products Exported

Over
200

Employees

High

Vertical Integration

Global

Customer Base

Over
2M

Watercoolers Sold

Ebac is owned by a Charitable Foundation
Protecting British manufacturing jobs in the UK forever.
The Best of British - Watch Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP's visit to our County Durham factory
The Best of British - Watch Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP's visit to our County Durham factory

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Customer Service Opening Hours - Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Quieter Washing on Every Programme.

We’ve taken great care to reduce the noise pollution created by our Washing Machines and our machines will be some of the quietest on the market today.

Ebac's Quiet mode reduces agitation speed to reduce noise and stops the wash cycle at the rinse phase until the user intervenes. The clothes are left submerged to prevent odors forming. This means 80% of the wash cycle is complete when the machine's operation is at its quietest.
7kg, 1400 spin
Hot & Cold Options
8kg, 1600 spin
Hot & Cold Options
9kg, 1600 spin
Hot & Cold Options
Why Ebac washing machines are so quiet
Quiet Mode

Specific programme to reduce noise

What does this mean?

Reduces agitation speed to reduce noise and stops the wash cycle at the rinse phase until the user intervenes. The clothes are left submerged to prevent odors forming. 80% of the wash cycle is complete when the machine's operation is at its quietest.

Brushless Inverter Motor

The motor is a key part of the washing machine. Ebac uses a brushless inverter motor that is more expensive than standard motors.

What does this mean?

A brushless motor lasts much longer as there are no friction brushes and it makes less noise, so your machine is quieter.

High Quality Plastics

Ebac manufacture all our own plastics. We are plastic moulding experts. We have engineered highly durable plastic compounds and create these parts on site to very high specifications.

What does this mean?

Strong plastic components are key to ensuring your machine is durable and reliable. For example - we pull out the detergent drawer hundreds of times a year – it’s important that this is very strong.

Strong Pump System

A strong and durable pump is essential to move water in and out of the machine. Ebac use a high quality generation 2 pump mechanism.

What does this mean?

A pump has to do a lot of work and it’s important to have a strong and reliable pump like Ebac’s.

High Quality Bearings

The drum rotates on bearings. The bearings in your Ebac washing machine are the highest quality.

What does this mean?

Bearings are under a huge amount of force and need to be strong to prevent noise, movement and improve reliability.

Thick Metal Frame

Ebac uses thicker steel - 0.8mm to be exact, in all our machine casing and structures.

What does this mean?

Having a strong casing ensures there is less vibration, less noise and ensures the machine lasts longer.

Silent Night...
Silent mornings, afternoons and evenings too.

With an Ebac washing machine every part of the day is quiet. Our inverter driven, brushless motor combined with a strong and thicker housing means all Ebac machines emit just 61dB washing and only 73dB spinning. Quiet enough to ensure we don’t disturb the pets.

Shushhhh...
Have you seen our amazing Quiet Programme, great cleaning with very very low noise.

Designed to run during the night and then the spin is activated when everyone is awake in the morning.

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Customer Service Opening Hours - Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

When it comes to the cleanliness and hygiene of your washing, Ebac leaves nothing to chance.

Our science based approach using spectrophotometry ensures your washing machine cleans your clothes exceptionally well.

When it comes to the cleanliness and hygiene of your washing, Ebac leaves nothing to chance.

Our science based approach using spectrophotometry ensures your washing machine cleans your clothes exceptionally well.

Our testing protocol analyses the cleanliness of clothes after being washed by your Ebac washing machine.

We analyse bio-molecules such as Nucleic acids - dsDNA, ssDNA or RNA and test for purity or concentration. We analyse for proteins at 280 nm – proteins are excreted through perspiration.

All of these tests are done to ensure your clothes are spotlessly clean.

Spectrometer Specification

Wavelength Range:
190nm - 1,100nm

Photometric Accuracy:
±0.01A

Wavelength Accuracy:
±1.0nm

Path length:
0.1mm - 1.0mm

Resolution (Toluene in Hexane):
>1.7

Stray Light (KCI 198nm):
>2

Some of the common stains we test...

Baby Formula
Tea, Coffee or Juice
Wine, Beers or Spirits
Blood
Rust
Foundation
Lipstick
Sweat
Deodorant
Candle or Crayon Wax
Mud or Dirt
Grass
Bodily Fluids
Pen Ink
Soiled Clothing
Watch how clean an Ebac Washing
Machine can get your laundry
A+++
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7kg, 1400 spin
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A washing machine that cleans
exceptionally well
A washing machine that cleans
exceptionally well
We're extremely fussy when it comes to hygiene
and we have 2 dogs. The Ebac machines cleans
everything - even pet hair - so very very well
We're extremely fussy when it
comes to hygiene and we
have 2 dogs. The Ebac
machines everything - even
pet hair - so very very well
I work in construction and my clothes get
pretty dirty. The Ebac washing machine
cleaned everything great
I work in construction and
my clothes get pretty dirty.
The Ebac washing machine
cleaned everything great

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Customer Service Opening Hours - Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Hot Fill Washing
Machines from Ebac.

Save Money

£49 per year lower running costs

Less Electricity

29% less energy used per wash

Quicker Washes

Up to 39 mins quicker

Heating Element Lasts Longer

43% longer life

Ebac are the only UK manufacturer of washing machines that let you use hot water already in your home to do your laundry.

Filling your washing machines with hot water - rather than cold - has many advantages. You may wonder that if that's the case - why have all the other manufacturers removed hot fill features? The simple answer is production cost. Other manufacturers removed the hot fill components to reduce manufacturing costs - allowing them to lower prices. These cheap and cheerful machines are a false economy.

Even more expensive machines removed the hot fill features to reduce costs. Ebac hot fill machines allow you to do your laundry with water already heated in your home. This saves time as you don't need to wait on the machine to heat cold water in the machine. It saves electricity as your machine doesn't need to consume electricity to heat the water. It saves money as you are not using the expensive electricity to heat water that you already have heated available.

If you are a solar panel user - the savings are even greater. You effectively have free water that you could be using to do your washing.

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Do you have Solar Panels?

Free hot water to do your washing...

A solar array will give you enough free hot water everyday to complete all your washing.

If you do not have a hot fill washing machine, the machine will bring in cold water and then heat it with an electric heater inside the machine. This is a complete waste of money - not only are you wasting all your free hot water from the solar, you are also using more electricity to heat the water when you already have hot water available. If you use cold water it also takes longer to heat the water in the machine.

Our Founder & Chairman John Elliott MBE DL
answers your questions about Hot Fill Machines

Q. Will a hot fill machine not simply pull in cold water that's sitting in the hot water pipe first?

A. This is a common misconception. In a standard house with the hot water tank or boiler around 10m away from the machine, the pipe will have around 1.3 litres of colder water in it. The first wash uses 20 litres of hot water - hence only 5% of the pipe water is used.

Q. Hot fill machines are £80-£100 more expensive than the cold models, how long till I recover this cost?

A. We estimate that within 28-36 months the additional cost of the hot fill machine will be recovered with lower electricity costs.

Q. Will a ground source heat pump be more efficient than the washing machine?

A. Just like solar panels - if you are using a ground source heat pump to heat your water it will be much more efficient to use this water to do your washing than bringing in cold water and heating it in the machine.

Our Founder & Chairman John Elliott MBE DL answers your questions about Hot Fill Machines

Q. Will a hot fill machine not simply pull in cold water that's sitting in the hot water pipe first?

A. This is a common misconception. In a standard house with the hot water tank or boiler around 10m away from the machine, the pipe will have around 1.3 litres of colder water in it. The first wash uses 20 litres of hot water - hence only 5% of the pipe water is used.

Q. Hot fill machines are £80-£100 more expensive than the cold models, how long till I recover this cost?

A. We estimate that within 28-36 months the additional cost of the hot fill machine will be recovered with lower electricity costs.

Q. Will a ground source heat pump be more efficient than the washing machine?

A. Just like solar panels - if you are using a ground source heat pump to heat your water it will be much more efficient to use this water to do your washing than bringing in cold water and heating it in the machine.

Why a Hot & Cold Fill Washing Machine Can Always Save You Money.

by Jeff Howell

In recent years hot-fill washing machines have been hard to find. Or impossible, if it’s a British-built machine that you’d prefer.

Cold-fill washing machines have been the only ones available, which means that you have to use electricity to heat the water from cold – even if your home already has a tank of hot water sitting waiting in the airing cupboard, or a gas-fired combi boiler sitting in the same utility room as the machine.

Various bits of marketing-speak have been used to explain this. Such as saying that hot-fill washing machines are less reliable, because the rubber hose seals fail quicker. Or that hot-fill machines don’t really save money anyway, because most of the water entering has been sitting in a cold pipe run. None of this is correct.

Some salesmen have even told customers that cold-only washing machines are more “eco-friendly”, or even that there are UK or EU regulations banning the use of hot-fill machines. All nonsense.

There is no law or rule that requires new washing machines to be cold-fill only. Such machines are made purely to save on the manufacturers’ costs. They save by not having to fit a hot-water valve, a hot-fill hose, the wiring and electronics that tell the machine when to open the hot valve, and the internal hose leading from the hot valve to the soap dispenser.

These short cuts might save money for the manufacturers, but they are costing money to householders.

The fact is that heating water by electricity costs three to four times more than using gas or oil (depending on your tariffs). And if you don’t have oil or mains gas, and use Economy 7 (“off peak”) electricity to heat your hot-water cylinder overnight, there is still a three to four fold saving over using the much more expensive day-rate electricity.

Homes with solar hot water panels are even more disadvantaged, as their day-time hot water is effectively free (if you discount the installation costs), and it must be galling for those owners to have to pay for electricity to heat water in their washing machines.

Some industry sources try to argue that hot-fill washing machines do not really save money, because most machines are sited too far from the hot-water source. Their reasoning is that when the hot valve opens, the first water that flows in is cold, because it has been sitting in an exposed pipe run. And then, after the machine has filled, the hot water left in that pipe run will cool down, and therefore be “wasted”.

This argument doesn’t really stack up. Let’s take the case of a washing machine that uses 20 litres for the initial hot wash (the subsequent rinse cycles will all use cold water). If your washing machine is ten metres away from the hot-water cylinder, then the volume of standing water in the feed-pipe is only 1.3 litres for a 15mm copper pipe, or 2.8 litres for a 22mm pipe (the figures for plastic pipes are even lower, as they have smaller internal diameters). By far the greatest amount of water entering the machine will be pre-heated hot water from your cylinder. Even with a combi boiler (where a boiler-full of cold water might have to run off before the hot water flows through) there will still be a saving.

As for the idea that, once the hot valve shuts off, the hot water in the feed pipe is "wasted", this discounts the fact that it will be warming the air in the house (in the winter) just like a radiator. Your room thermostat will detect this contribution, and shut the boiler down to accommodate it.

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Customer Service Opening Hours - Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Reliability Guaranteed

100% no quibble parts and labor guarantee for 7 years

You will not find a better warranty with any other brand

Reliability guaranteed

100% no quibble parts and labor guarantee for 7 years

You will not find a better warranty with any other brand

How We Make A Washing Machine

Watch how we engineer and manufacture the most reliable washing machine you can buy.

How We Make A Washing Machine

Watch how we engineer and manufacture the most reliable washing machine you can buy.

The Motor Is The Heart Of Your Washing Machine

In every Ebac machine we use a high capacity brushless motor. See how great Ebac motors are.

The Motor Is The Heart Of Your Washing Machine

In every Ebac machine we use a high capacity brushless motor. See how great Ebac motors are.

A washing machine is the workhorse of the home. Even a single day with an interruption is inconvenient.

Ebac have engineered our machines to be the most reliable washing machines on the market. Guaranteed.

100,000 hours of testing

Lasts 10 years of normal use

Built in extra capacity and durability

Highest rated washing machine on Trustpilot

Made in Britain to higher manufacturing standards

100,000 hours of testing

Lasts 10 years of normal use

Built in extra capacity and durability

Highest rated washing machine on Trustpilot

Made in Britain to higher manufacturing standards

The Drum Is Another Key Component

Having a strong and reliable drum is key. The drum undergoes tremendous forces. See how Ebac drums are engineered to perfection.

The Drum Is Another Key Component

Having a strong and reliable drum is key. The drum undergoes tremendous forces. See how Ebac drums are engineered to perfection.

Two Piece Drum

Having a machine that has a 2 piece drum makes it far easier to service and repair. All Ebac washing machines have a 2 piece drum.

Two Piece Drum

Having a machine that has a 2 piece drum makes it far easier to service and repair. All Ebac washing machines have a 2 piece drum.

Two Pumps Are Better Than One

Every Ebac washing machine has an extra recirculating pump that washes your clothes better than standard machines.

Two Pumps Are Better Than One

Every Ebac washing machine has an extra recirculating pump that washes your clothes better than standard machines.

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Customer Service Opening Hours - Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Buy a washing machine that doesn't over-run.

Save time, save money and save energy.

Many washing machines from leading brands, including Samsung and LG, are designed to over-run in order to achieve favourable scores from Which? Tests.

Ebac washing machines don’t over-run. Over-running causes many problems. It takes longer to wash your clothes, costs more money and uses more water and energy. It also reduces the lifespan on your washing machine.

Wash Time

Ebac

1hr 49mins

Samsung

3hr 20mins

LG

3hr 56mins

Energy Consumption

Ebac

0.342kWh

Samsung

1.001 kWh

LG

1.136 kWh

Water Consumption

Ebac

44.4 Litres

Samsung

80.4 Litres

LG

103.7 Litres

Wash
Time

Ebac

1hr 49mins

Samsung

3hr 20mins

LG

3hr 56mins

Energy Consumption

Ebac

0.342kWh

Samsung

1.001 kWh

LG

1.136 kWh

Water Consumption

Ebac

44.4 Litres

Samsung

80.4 Litres

LG

103.7 Litres

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Machine tests are so misleading.
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Only washing machine to be rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot

Wash thoroughly, don't wash longer.

By John Elliott MBW DL, Chairman & Founder

Ebac washing machines are rated EXCELLENT on TrustPilot and the overwhelming feedback we’ve received from our customers is that they love their Ebac Washing Machine.

There are thousands of Ebac Washing Machines in daily use and this is a far better test than an arbitrary Which? laboratory trial.

We were very surprised when Which? claimed Ebac Washing Machines didn’t wash well. Here’s our view of the how Which? award Best Buys.

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We simply couldn’t believe or understand how our very popular washing machines did not get a Best Buy rating from Which?

We had spent over 100,000 hours developing our machine – testing, speaking to customers and engineering a product to the very highest standards. We know it’s a superb product. But Which? didn’t think so. They said it didn’t wash very well on their laboratory test. A test that is nothing like the washing of most of the population.

When we examined the Which? testing programme we discovered why. Which? do not test normal washing, they only test washing that has a range of very severe stains. The only way to remove or reduce severe stains is to wash for a prolonged period of time – far longer than is required for normal washing.

Our research showed that 97% of people have ‘normal’ washing without severe stains. When they have severe stains they use a pre-treatment product like Vanish or wash the stained garment on its own with a prewash program or intensive stain setting. The majority of people do not wash heavily stained garments the same way they wash normal washing.

Ebac Washing Machines are designed to wash normal washing and not keep running when the wash is complete.

We thought if we presented our reasons for designing our washing machine to Which? they would agree with us. They did not. They repeated their position that their members said that removing stains was the most important aspect of buying a Washing Machine. Which? claimed it didn’t matter if a Washing Machine washed normal washing well. Which? were not prepared to even consider changing their position. It is this policy from Which? that has resulted in other manufacturers designing machines that over run in order to win awards from Which? This misleads consumers – costs the consumers time, money and uses too much energy.

Ebac never considered designing a washing machine in order to be awarded a Which? Best Buy. To get a Which? Best Buy award a Washing Machine would routinely over-run. Wasting time, electricity, water and increasing the wear and tear from increased washing/agitation.

Ebac prioritise the needs of consumers over artificial and irrelevant tests. We think a much more accurate view of the performance of our products is the EXCELLENT rating our Washing Machines have achieved from real customers on Trust Pilot.

Which? did award Ebac Washing Machines 5 stars for energy and reported that our machine also “uses less water” and “was quicker and quieter than most”. On these features the Ebac Washing Machine did better than all of the other Which? Best Buys.

For the majority of washing an Ebac Washing Machine will outperform all of Which? Best Buys. You may think this is hard to believe. How can an organisation like Which? be wrong? Ebac has now sold thousands of Washing Machines and thousands of real customers would agree.

Ebac Washing Machines thoroughly wash without over running – giving you thoroughly clean washing in a faster time with less water and energy use and reducing the wear and tear on your machine.

Ebac washing machines are rated EXCELLENT on TrustPilot and the overwhelming feedback we’ve received from our customers is that they love their Ebac Washing Machine.

There are thousands of Ebac Washing Machines in daily use and this is a far better test than an arbitrary Which? laboratory trial.

We were very surprised when Which? claimed Ebac Washing Machines didn’t wash well. Here’s our view of the how Which? award Best Buys.

We simply couldn’t believe or understand how our very popular washing machines did not get a Best Buy rating from Which?

We had spent over 100,000 hours developing our machine – testing, speaking to customers and engineering a product to the very highest standards. We know it’s a superb product. But Which? didn’t think so. They said it didn’t wash very well on their laboratory test. A test that is nothing like the washing of most of the population.

When we examined the Which? testing programme we discovered why. Which? do not test normal washing, they only test washing that has a range of very severe stains. The only way to remove or reduce severe stains is to wash for a prolonged period of time – far longer than is required for normal washing.

Our research showed that 97% of people have ‘normal’ washing without severe stains. When they have severe stains they use a pre-treatment product like Vanish or wash the stained garment on its own with a prewash program or intensive stain setting. The majority of people do not wash heavily stained garments the same way they wash normal washing.

Ebac Washing Machines are designed to wash normal washing and not keep running when the wash is complete.

We thought if we presented our reasons for designing our washing machine to Which? they would agree with us. They did not. They repeated their position that their members said that removing stains was the most important aspect of buying a Washing Machine. Which? claimed it didn’t matter if a Washing Machine washed normal washing well. Which? were not prepared to even consider changing their position. It is this policy from Which? that has resulted in other manufacturers designing machines that over run in order to win awards from Which? This misleads consumers – costs the consumers time, money and uses too much energy.

Ebac never considered designing a washing machine in order to be awarded a Which? Best Buy. To get a Which? Best Buy award a Washing Machine would routinely over-run. Wasting time, electricity, water and increasing the wear and tear from increased washing/agitation.

Ebac prioritise the needs of consumers over artificial and irrelevant tests. We think a much more accurate view of the performance of our products is the EXCELLENT rating our Washing Machines have achieved from real customers on Trust Pilot.

Which? did award Ebac Washing Machines 5 stars for energy and reported that our machine also “uses less water” and “was quicker and quieter than most”. On these features the Ebac Washing Machine did better than all of the other Which? Best Buys.

For the majority of washing an Ebac Washing Machine will outperform all of Which? Best Buys. You may think this is hard to believe. How can an organisation like Which? be wrong? Ebac has now sold thousands of Washing Machines and thousands of real customers would agree.

Ebac Washing Machines thoroughly wash without over running – giving you thoroughly clean washing in a faster time with less water and energy use and reducing the wear and tear on your machine.

Browse our full range.

Find the cold fill or hot fill washing machine thats right for you.

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