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We’re impressed with the two WashSmart front-loaders on test: the WashSmart WH8560P2 (8.5kg) and WH7560P2 (7.5kg). Their dirt removal performance is very good, but they really shined in the noise test: at 54dBA and 55dBA they’re two of the quietest front-loaders we’ve tested.
Our test is based on the standard AS/NZS 2040:1998, and was completed using machines filled with 3.5kg loads.
Overall score includes:
Dirt removal (50%): Calculated according to a formula in the standard, which reduces the score in proportion to the variability of dirt removal over a range of test swatches in the wash load.
Water efficiency (10%): Based on the amount of water used in the whole cycle, per kg of clothes.
Rinse performance (20%): Based on the amount of detergent residues after rinsing.
Spin efficiency (10%): Calculated from the amount of water remaining (per kg) in the damp clothes.
Gentleness (10%): Calculated from the amount of wear on easily frayed squares of cloth.
23 Jul 2016, Louise C.
Product use: 6 months or more
Quiet, add garment feature, low water use, gentle on clothes including woollens, no tangles, seems to clean well, stable on floor, kid lock, quick and very quick cycle options for small only slightly soiled loads (great for togs), barrel clean reminder. Good clear manual provided - one of the best 'Plain English' manuals I have seen in years, with useful tables explaining cycles and suggested loads. Even explained why you should rinse items soaked in nappy soaks before putting
I hardly ever hand-wash woollens or delicates as this machine seems to take good care of them.
Big footprint. Nervous about longevity given F&P's history on some products.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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