“ Brand: AEG / Weight Capacity: 5.99 Kg / Washer Type: All-in-One Washer / Dryer / Load Type: Front Load / Wash Presets: Delicates, Soaking / Extra Settings: Mini Load / Spin Speeds: max. 1400 rpm / Washing Method: Drum / Control Features: Digital Display / Control Features: Delayed Start Timer / Control Features: Fuzzy Logic / Additional Features: Anti-Flooding Device / Energy Consumption per Wash: 4.85 kWHrs / Water Consumption per Wash: 22.19 Gal. / Energy Efficiency: B / Wash Efficiency: A / Spin Drying Efficiency: B / Exterior Color: White / Overall Depth: 54.1 cm / Overall Height: 81.99 cm / Overall Width: 59.99 cm „
As we have a service plan with Domestic and General when our old washer dryer broke we were offered an upgrade to a new machine. We decided to wait a month for the new AEG L12843VIT and pay the additional £200 to upgrade rather than taking an older model as this one had a slightly better capacity. There was such a limited choice on good integrated washer dryers that it was difficult to chose but we decided on the L12843VIT in the end because:
1. We trusted the AEG brand.
2. It is an integrated machine (fits behind one of our cupboard doors neatly in the kitchen).
3. Is a washer dryer (useful when you have a baby!). Although we have an additional dryer so we were more concerned about the washing machine element.
4. It had a good spin rate of 1400rpm.
5. It had a large capacity of 6kg for washing and 4kg for drying.
6. The A wash energy rating and B energy class. (good at the time for an integrated washer dryer with this capacity)
7. The energy saving mode only uses the amount of water it needs to based on the load size.
Having been without a washing machine for several weeks I was absolutely in love with my new machine when it arrived in September 2008. The washing machine part is great and as well as having all the programmes you would expect (cotton, delicates, synthetics etc at each of the temps 30,40 60 degrees etc), I loved the additional functions which you can adjust on each wash. These extra functions include for example; the super quick option (for lightly soiled clothes) or the stain action option which means you can put vanish in the prewash portion of your machine, the length of the programme and the tumble dryer time.
I also love the LED display which countdowns the length of time the programme has left and helps when you want to adjust the time of a wash or the time you have the dryer on.
One of the other very cool features is the delay start button which is great for me as I can time it to go on as my son wakes up at around 7am and then whilst I am busy with him it completes the programme. This saves waking him up with the spin and also forgetting about clothes which end up smelly and having to be washed again.
The only issues I have with the machine are:
1. The noise of the spin (you feel like the cupboard door is going to come off!).
2. The dryer is not great and you have to put it on for a set time so it doesn't dry automatically which means clothes can still be wet/or be over dry and wrinkled. But then lots of integrated washer/dryers have not great tumble dryers and I knew this before I bought the machine.
3. The machine broke last month as the door lock burned out which killed the machines LED display. It was however fixed under the manufacturers warranty very quickly.
4. I am not sure I would pay £700+ for this machine which is the current price on the net.
The AEG L12843VIT Integrated Washer Dryer has a 6kg wash load capacity and a 4kg drying capacity / Ideal for those with limited space, the AEG L12843VIT allows you to wash and dry your clothes in one efficient machine / Packed with programmes, this condenser washer dryer ensures you get good results no matter what the fabric type / You can choose from numerous cotton, synthetics and delicate programmes; or select the easy-iron setting for minimum creases / The AEG L12843VIT Built-In Washer Dryer also features Fuzzy Logic load adjustment, which senses the amount of detergent you have in your wash, and adjusts the rinse to suit / Dimensions: H820 x W600 x D541mm.