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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.
Noise (dBA) is the loudest reading (spin).
Wash cycle time (min) is the normal or regular cycle on the cold setting.
Annual running cost ($) assumes one “normal” wash cycle per day and electricity at 26c/kWh.
Price is from a December 2018 survey.
27 Oct 2018, Gael M.
Product use: 6 months or more
You can customize cycles to your own requirements. I use the Wool Cycle for my hand-washables, using a cooler water temp and a wool wash-type liquid soap. Have had no problem at all. You can also set a ‘favourite’ cycle that the machine will remember.
Other than not being able to add anything after the cycle starts, none.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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.