£ 179 oven and £ 41 per year fridge-freezer among the most ecological white products awarded by Which?
An oven for Â£ 179 and a fridge-freezer costing just Â£ 41 a year are among the 60 home appliances awarded the Eco Buy award.
The honors were awarded by the Which? who evaluated white products with the best ecological references.
Which? said more than half of consumers now see sustainability as important when buying and using home appliances.
Last year, it introduced the Eco Buy program to meet the demand for information on energy efficiency and because the difficulty and high cost of repairing appliances generates huge amounts of waste.
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The group found that many consumers believed that environmentally friendly devices would cost more.
But the Beko Aeroperfect Electric Oven is the cheapest Eco Buy product at just Â£ 179.
It costs just Â£ 44 a year to run on average, which is Â£ 16 less than the most inefficient ovens.
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The Â£ 530 Blomberg double electric oven has also been awarded the Eco Buy label.
Refrigerators and fridge-freezers are some of the most expensive appliances, but millions are thrown away every year.
Which? found that there was a 10-year difference between the models with the shortest and longest lifespans.
Since they operate around the clock, fridge-freezers consume a lot of electricity and can add up to Â£ 163 a year to energy bills.
But which one? said the Â£ 471 Eco Buy Liebherr fridge-freezer costs Â£ 41 a year, saving over Â£ 120 over the more energy-hungry versions.
He also endorsed a Â£ 328 Hotpoint full size refrigerator.
Clothes dryers increase your carbon footprint and add around Â£ 100 a year to energy bills.
Consequently, which one? changed the way it tested and reviewed dryers, and only the most energy efficient heat pump dryers are eligible for green shopping.
While heat pump dryers tend to be more expensive, a Samsung Eco Buy dryer, priced at Â£ 599, only added Â£ 30 to energy bills per year, saving Â£ 60 compared to capacitor models.
The Â£ 649 AEG tumble dryer is also an eco-friendly buy.
The government is set to introduce new rules this summer that will require manufacturers to make spare parts for electrical devices such as refrigerators and washing machines available, in order to combat premature obsolescence and reduce carbon emissions.
Michael Briggs, Sustainability Manager at Which ?, said: âWe know consumers want to reduce their carbon footprint and make more sustainable choices.
âThat’s why we are evolving the way we test products, taking into account their lifespan and energy efficiency, to help consumers reduce their environmental impact and save money.
âThe government is set to introduce new regulations this summer that will require manufacturers to make spare parts available for certain products.
“These rules should be extended to cover more devices such as dryers and ensure the availability of spare parts throughout the life of each product.”