Whirlpool has won a UK Water Efficiency Product Award at the Waterwise Awards 2017, the appliance manufacturer has revealed.
The Waterwise UK Water Efficiency Product Awards recognises products and technology that contribute to water efficiency that benefit the economy, society and environment. The judges considered the extent to which the nominated appliance demonstrated noteworthy achievements such as water savings and changes to water-related attitudes and behaviours.
The Whirlpool WIO 3T123 6PE Supreme Clean dishwasher took home the accolade thanks to its low resource consumption. The water consumption of just six litres is achieved by saving the water from the final rinse in a dedicated tank, Whirlpool says, where it is stored and recycled for use at the beginning of the next programme. For hygiene purposes, should the dishwasher not be used for three days, such as when a consumer goes on holiday, the water is automatically drained to prevent bacteria formation.
Further resource savings are achieved by Whirlpool’s 6th SENSE® technology, the brand says. Sensors measure the level of soiling and then adjust the wash programme accordingly, so each wash cycle is tailored to the type and size of the load. The Whirlpool 6th SENSE® dishwasher washes as resource efficiently as possible, with the benefit of up to 50% savings on water, energy and time, Whirlpool says.
Waterwise managing director Nicci Russell commented: “Congratulations to Whirlpool for sweeping the board in the Kitchen/White Goods Category. Whirlpool’s award-winning washing machines and dishwashers will make it easier for its customers to waste less water. This is really important – we need to make the water we do have go further, as the population grows and climate change bites.”
Whirlpool brand manager Samuel Johnson added: “Whirlpool invests heavily in technology that is intuitive, makes life easier, and saves resources. We are thrilled to receive this award as it certifies Whirlpool’s efforts in developing technology that reduces resource consumption.”