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Summit Ariston ARWL129NA Compact Washing Machine Review

If your home's proportions are more suited to Milan than Minnesota, this might be the washer for you.

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There is a variation of the Summit ARWL129NA called the Ariston ARWL129NA. It is very similar to the Summit ARWL129NA in most respects.

Science Introduction

Every washer that comes through our loading dock undergoes a series of standardized scientific tests. Overall, the Ariston ARWL129NA swept our cleaning performance tests. It also had a strong showing in our gauntlet of efficiency tests.

Cleaning Performance

We used a set of stain strips to test how well the ARWL129NA would deal with grime. Each strip is dyed with common household substances like red wine and carbon. Washed with AHAM approved detergent, after each cycle we place the strip under a photo-spectrometer to see how much of each stain is lifted.

Washing Performance

Efficiency

Efficiency is broken up into two prongs, what goes into your washer and what comes out. About $27 worth of water and electricity will go into the Ariston ARWL129NA each year. We determine this by hooking up each washer we test to a watt and water and keeping track of resource usage after each test.

After a test load has finished we weigh the load to determine how much water is retained. How wet a load is after the spin cycle will effect how much work your dryer will have to do to make your clothes wearable. On average, test loads retained about 67% of their weight in water after their time in the ARWL129NA.

Water Retention

Other Tests

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