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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.
03 Aug 2018, Stephen P.
Product use: 1 month or less
The machine is quiet, washes and spins laundry well. Has a 15 min quick wash (2kg).
The stated 7.5kg capacity is only available on 2 cycles - cotton/eco cotton - these cycles automatically weigh the load and can take up to 4 hours which is not ideal for busy households.
The remaining cycles can only take between 2-4kg, with some relatively long wash cycles (wool 54 mins limited to 800 spin, Outdoor Care 1.28, Dark Garment 1.29, Intensive Cold 2.19, Synthetics 2.24 and Baby Care 2.26).
I would not have purchased this machine if I had been aware of the above. I believe the review should have included this information to allow subscribers to make a more informed decision.
Maybe, it depends on what you're after.