Thor is selling its AAAAA water rated washing machine, the Lavadora, online at its website

The machine features among all Thor’s other washing machines, which are designed and built in Europe to Australian specifications and offer European innovation, style and quality at bargain prices.

The new on-line range also offers Thor’s legendary reliability, which has made it a household name in many parts of the world, including the USA where the world’s first electric clothes washer, the Thor, was invented back in 1907, according to distributor BT Appliances .

Despite its big 6.5kg capacity, the new Lavadora takes Thor’s reputation for water efficiency to a new level by being one of the very few washing machines in Australia to qualify for the highest possible AAAAA water rating. Good news indeed in these times of increasingly severe water restrictions.

The new Thor Lavadora also has a very stylish and practical design with its striking aqua blue trim and extra large 30cm door, which opens to 180 degrees and is reversible for easier loading and unloading.

Performance features of the Lavadora include electronic unbalanced load control to ensure your laundry is properly distributed in the drum, thereby eliminating any vibration and noise and providing absolute stability during spinning; as well as dual spin speeds of 500rpm and 1000rpm, and an anti-creasing feature to help prevent wrinkles for easier ironing.

The Lavadora also has an adjustable thermostat from 0-90°C, and an automatic water control, which automatically adjusts the amount of water required according to the size and type of fabric being washed. And its sophisticated, semi electronic controls create an extra gentle wash action for the ‘machine washable woollens’ and ‘handwash’ cycles.

In addition to its exceptional water efficiency, the Lavadora has a three star energy rating. And in further environmental initiatives, the machine is 98 percent recyclable and no wood is used in the packaging.

The on-line price of the Thor 6.5kg Lavadora is $945, which is a saving of up to 25 per cent on comparable products at retail. Thor also offers a two year warranty and you can either collect your new washing machine from Thor’s city warehouse or arrange for delivery and installation in your home.