New British made washing machine brand launchesEbac new rival for Bosch, Hotpoint and Samsung
10 November 2015
Ebac, a British brand best known for its dehumidifiers, is launching 15 new washing machines.
With models costing between around £330 and £630, Ebac looks to be aiming for the mid-range washing machine market. It will be competing with similarly-priced and more familiar names, including Bosch, Hotpoint and Samsung.
The washing machines will be manufactured at Ebac's UK factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
We're looking forward to getting our hands on some of the new Ebac washing machines in our test lab to see how they compare to more established washing machine brands. We'll be bringing you the results in the new year.
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Ebac washing machine ranges
In the months leading up to the launch, Ebac’s website prompted consumers to design their ideal washing machine. They were asked to consider drum capacity, spin speed, which programs should be included and how much they would be willing to pay for their appliance. All of this should have helped Ebac to come up with some insightful, consumer-led design.
There'll be three different series launched in the new Ebac range:
- The entry-level E-Series – billed by Ebac as 'Everyday practicality, with all the essential features you need in a washing machine'.
- The mid-range F-Series – The F-Series models come with some added technology, including 'brushless motor technology', designed to deliver more efficient power with less noise.
- The premium S-Series – One of the new pieces of technology for models in the S-Series is the Smart App. Love or loath smart technology, it’s here to stay, and this app will allow you to tailor your selected program as well as control your washing machine from another room.
Best Buy washing machines
When we test Ebac washing machines, they'll be facing stiff competition from the Best Buys that our tough washing machine tests have unearthed.
Washing machines have to give impressive results across the board to earn our Best Buy recommendation, which we'll give only to the models that stand head-and-shoulders above the rest.
The great news is that a Best Buy washing machine doesn't have to break the bank – we've found several that cost less than £400.
Head to Best Buy washing machines to find the models at the top of their game.
Hot-fill washing machines
Hot-fill washing machines have become somewhat of a rarity over the last few years in the UK, but some of the new Ebac washing machines will be hot-fill, meaning they fill up using hot water.
Hot-fill models are able to take in water heated by your boiler or another source, such as solar heating, as opposed to the machine heating it itself.
In March 2015, we tested the Fisher & Paykel WH7060P1 washing machine, which gives you the choice between hot-fill and cold-fill washing. We tested the 40°C cottons cycle on both cold-fill and hot-fill.
Find out how the results differed by checking out our review of the Fisher & Paykel WH7060P1.
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