We bought our washer dryer for around £400 earlier this year, after years of buying second hand cheap machines we thought the time had come to invest in one with a bit more durability. In contrast to other washer dryers we have owned in the past, this Hotpoint WDL5290 is impressively quiet when in motion which means we do not have to put up with a loud washer dyer banging around in the kitchen. A feature which confused us at first was the door release method as it does not to open straight after the wash has finished, it does highlight this in the manual but it is extremely aggravating when I am in a rush.
Another feature that is not great when in a rush is the absence of short cycles, we have not managed to find a setting for shorter washes which mean that you either have to wash them by hand or walk around in damp clothes if they are not dry in time for when you need them.
the machine is however very good at cleaning, all clothes that have been through it have come out fresh and clean. My partner complains that the clothes do not have that typical 'fresh laundry' smell, whether that is due to our laundry detergent or the machine, it is hardly a huge fault.
The machine is easy to use which is a benefit when in a rush, it also have a 5 year parts guarantee however the vendor assured me that parts are cheap to replace for the washer dryer.
The Hotpoint WDL5290P Washer Dryer is a perfect fit for the modern family home / With its smart exterior and modern functional design this model has been designed to keep your clothes looking great and feeling fresh / The Hotpoint WDL5290P Freestanding Washer Dryer has a variable spin speed of up to 1200rpm and can hold an impressive 7kg wash and 4kg drying load / It comes packed with 16 programmes choices and has been rated A for its wash and energy efficiency and B for its spin performance / Great news when it comes to keeping those ever increasing running costs down / Programme features include the innovative Set and Forget drying and Crease Care options / The Set and Forget programme uses sensors to monitor temperature and moisture levels of the clothes inside the drum / Based on the drying level you require the machine will automatically switch off once the drying cycle is complete / The Crease Care option is particularly useful as it prevents clothes tangling and creasing by gently rotating the drum in cool air at the end of the drying cycle / Another great feature of the Hotpoint WDL5290P Freestanding Washer Dryer is the straight through Wash and Dry programme / This enables you to wash and dry 4kg of clothing in one go / Hotpoint 1200 spin washer dryer / With 7kg wash load and A grades in energy efficiency and wash performance / making it a great functional and effective buy /