The “BetterWay” label marks particularly sustainable products at SATURN. We have selected recommended products from various categories with the sustainability logo for you. For more environmental and climate protection, we have a choice of: washing machine, dishwasher, gaming monitor, keyboard and dryer.
Bauknecht B8 W846WB
Image: © Bauknecht 2022
Die Bauknecht B8 W846WB is a very efficient and quiet washing machine for up to eight kilograms of laundry. The classification of the machine in class A of the EU energy label confirms the economical use of electricity and water. It doesn’t get any better than that. According to the manufacturer, it can save up to 59 percent water and 65 percent electricity with the help of a recirculation pump. The Bauknecht washing machine only needs the amount of water required for one wash load.
Thanks to an automatic dosing system, the machine consumes per wash cycle up to 30 percent less detergent. The so-called direct drive motor allows for low-noise operation at any time of the day or night. Even during the spin phase, the “Extra Quiet Program” remains below 60 decibels. Washing machines are normally between 70 and 80 decibels loud when spinning.
The “Steam Refresh” program refreshes clothes in 20 minutes without washing them. This is enough to get rid of bad odors and there are fewer creases. There is also a large variety of functions: 26 programs and seven additional options ensure clean laundry, no matter what textiles are in the machine. The programs include “anti-stains”, “anti-allergy”, “wool” and “delicates”. Users only have to do without a smartphone app.
The Bauknecht B8 W846WB is from the internet platform EcoTopTen from Öko-Institut recommended. “EcoTopTen-awarded washing machines are top-quality ecological products: they are energy-efficient and water-saving and have an automatic load control,” says the criteria paper to the recommended washing machines.
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Dishwasher: Miele G 7310 SCI AutoDos
Miele G 7310 SCI AutoDos
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It flushes sparingly, carefully and, moreover, quietly Miele G 7310 SCI AutoDos Your dishes. The partially integrable device is one of the few dishwashers in efficiency class C. Normally soiled dishes are clean again in just 58 minutes thanks to the QuickPowerWash short programme. The water consumption per operating cycle is only 8.9 liters, in the automatic program even 6.5 liters are sufficient. And with a volume of 42 decibels, washing dishes is particularly quiet.
Thanks to EcoFeedback, you will find out the expected water and electricity consumption even before the wash cycle. the automatic load detection adjusts the water consumption to the amount of dishes. Thanks to the hot water connection, you save up to 50 percent electricity compared to a machine without such a connection.
It is very convenient to use. So the dish dryer opens automatically at the end of the washing program and the dishes are dried. The door is also very easy to open and close manually and stays in place.
The Miele G 7100 SCU is from the internet platform EcoTopTen from Öko-Institut recommended. In the criteria it says: “The Öko-Institut has decided to recommend devices that, above all, meet the requirements for energy and water consumption, are above all quiet and have a high-quality water protection system, for which the manufacturer assumes liability for the life of the device damage will occur.”
Gaming-Monitor: HP Omen 25
HP Omen 25
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Der Gaming-Monitor HP Omen 25 offers Full HD resolution and a refresh rate of 144 Hertz. Thanks to FreeSync Premium the image output of the graphics card is synchronized with the monitor display – this means smooth gaming without image tears. In addition, the monitor achieves a good brightness of 400 nits and is also equipped for more brightly lit rooms. The TN panel means an extremely fast response time, albeit with compromises in terms of contrast and color reproduction.
The Global Electronics Council brought the monitor with them EPEAT Silver excellent. This means that it meets all the necessary EPEAT criteria in this product category, such as a prescribed proportion of recycled materials, specifications for disassembly, recyclability and repairability, and transparency on the use of conflict materials. Furthermore the monitor scores in other optional criteria such as with a sustainable life cycle, a low carbon footprint and the manufacturer HP achieves the full optional score for the company’s environmental performance.
Tastatur: Cherry KC 1000
Cherry KC 1000
Image: © Cherry 2022
Die Cherry KC 1000 is one cheap and functional keyboard for the workplace with the classic membrane keys. There is a number pad, four hotkeys for calculator, email browser and sleep mode, and three illuminated status LEDs. The keyboard works simply via plug & play via the USB port. The Cherry KC 1000 has been eco-labelled Blue Angel awarded – for low energy consumption, durability and a recycling-friendly design.
Trockner: OK. OTD 7312 A2
OK. OTD 7312 A2
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Of the OK. OTD 7312 A2 is a front loading heat pump dryer. He fulfills the EcoTopTen criteria for tumble dryers from the Öko-Institut, for example Energy efficiency class A++, has humidity control and good condensation efficiency. The capacity is 7 kilograms and the device offers 15 programs, including cotton, delicates, baby clothes, sports and fast. A crease protection is also on board.
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