Snapshot: The Fisher & Paykel WashSmart WH8560P2 front loader has a 8.5kg capacity and hot + cold connections. How well does it clean your clothes?
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Only ever had one other washing machine (F&P GW601), which lasted 22 years! This new one is supremely quiet, even when spinning at 1400rpm. Washes very well, with several spin speed options.
Contrary to Consumer data, has a "Handwash" cycle, which manual states is specifically for woollens. This cycle uses more water than others, a smaller load and low spin speed. Works absolutely fine.
Low water usage, great for summer when we regularly face water restrictions.
The ONLY BRAND suitable for LOW WATER PRESSURE - F&P machines are the only ones which allow 30psi.
Excellent time delay function.
Capacity is larger than my toploader was, yet I can't fit as much into the machine as previously.
After only 10 days of use, I have noticed more pilling on previously undamaged items. With a full load, this is exacerbated owing to the fabrics rubbing against each other all the time. The toploader used more water and had less friction between items, so was gentler on clothes.
Cycle time is a lot longer than for toploader.
Maybe, it depends on what you're after.
Very quiet. It does have a Handwash option for Woolens. Excellent results, very effective spin dry, and Add Garment feature works well.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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