Energy efficiency is the holy grail of large appliances. Everyone wants the convenience of having them, but most people would also like to reduce their ecological footprint and get machines that will save them money in the long run. Bosch has made some interesting claims about their super-ecological washer and dryer they call Vision.
Bosch has just released information about its Vision washers and dryers. They are touted as the most energy efficient washers and dryers available in the US. There are a bunch of figures that are available. The EcoAction programs reduce by 10% the energy consumption for dryers. For washers, it's 20%. Also, each load uses 64% less water than traditional washing machines.
There is anti-vibration technology integrated in these machines which makes these the lowest vibration washers and dryers on the market, as well as filters that will remove 99% of the bacteria. Naturally, they are Energy Star compliant. Both of these machines are filled with sensors to optimize each load. There is an automatic detergent dispenser, which always uses the right amount of detergent.
They are also stackable, meaning that if you don't have the space for both machines, you can just stack them up to reduce their footprint. The website says that you can save up to $200 when buying a washer or a dryer from Bosch. They are available in white, silver, anthracite, sky, and sepia. The MSRP of these machines is quite high. They cost between $1,000 to $1,550.
[via Appliancist, photos by Bosch]