“ Brand: Indesit / Weight Capacity: 5.99 Kg / Washer Type: All-in-One Washer / Dryer / Load Type: Front Load / Volume Capacity: 1.84 cu/ ft / Wash Presets: 16 Wash Presets / Energy Consumption per Wash: 1.12 kWHrs / Water Consumption per Wash: 13.74 Gal. / Energy Efficiency: B „
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Hi me and my fiance desperately needed a washing machine in our flat, and after thinking about it we both decided that it would be annoying in a flat to wash our clothes and find places to dry them after (big pain), so i thought it would be alot better and quicker to give a washer dryer a go.
After talking to some family members about washer dryers and their experiences, they have mostly said that they do not trust them and they break easily, and the electric bill would be through the roof ect. Although this all sounded quite grim, i chose not to listen and try it out for myself.
We ended up purchasing it for just under £300 which was the best deal i could find.
When it got delivered i was so pleased with it, it fitted perfectly in our small kitchenette, and matched the kitchen perfectly.
The instillation only took the man about 10 minutes to complete, and left no mess.
It comes with a very handy instruction manual which gives details on all the different settings it has and how to combine them for what you are trying to do.
There are 13 different settings although depending on what you normally use everyday, most of them you will probably never use. For example, there are setting for things like sports and special shoes which i have and never will touch.
It also has a knob for setting the temperature, and one for setting the drying time/ how dry you want it at the end. (You may want it ready for hanging strait up, or slightly damp to iron it better).
There are useful settings like jeans, silk, and synthetics too. Having a different setting for jeans is useful because new jeans tend to run and if you put them with other jeans it will be fine, and the instructions will say what temperature is best anyway so you dont have to be a wahing wizz to manage it all.
The setting combination i use most is:
number 3 which is coloured cotton, alongside the recomended 40 degrees, and lastly i choose the wardrobe symbol on the drying knob, which is used to hang strait up, this takes about 3 hours altogether.
You can also do a handy 30 minute wash and dry on number 13 for just a few garments in that doesnt weigh much, this is good for being in a rush.
The only down side to this is i have yet to work out how to end up with non creased clothes, even with the wardrobe symbol, or maybe thats just me, hopefully you'll find a way.
enjoy your new appliance hope you dont have trouble with it, i havnt yet and hope it stays that way .
This machine is fantastic at washing although the soap drawer is prone to clogging particularly on wool and silk settings. The buttons are simplicity itself and even a novice washer (i.e.: student....) should be more than capable of figuring out what cycle to use. It uses words rather than the older style 40 double underlined although within the settings you manually vary the temperature. It has a delay timer but only offers three preset delay times but appropriate for a budget washer.
The only real negative is the dryer. I am aware that most combination washer/dryers have the same problem but the reality is that the dryer is absolutely useless. If for some strange reason you wanted your clothes wet but very, very hot then this would be your dream machine. Alternatively if you wanted to get one pair of socks dry and put the dryer on for say, four hours they might be dry but you could have dried them on a radiator with the heating on at lesser expense and probably more quickly.
Lose the dryer and this is as good as a budget washing machine gets.
As a busy working wife and mum of 1, I needed a new family size washing machine (which at 6kg capacity I personally feel this is) that was cheap and reliable as soon as possible when my previous one broke. As a family we chose to go to Very.co.uk as the price was extremely reasonable at £199.99 plus £5 for taking away our old machine they also offered a 10% discount on our first order, along with buy now pay in 9 months interest free credit so we only paid £173.00 but I have since seen some other good deals on the internet.
The washing machine it's self was easy to install and I did this myself following the instructions provided. As with most new washing machines these days it only needed to be connected to the cold water tap saving on gas bills and the drainage pipe just needed placing in the outlet I already have fitted.
The machine it's self offers a 16 wash cycles including a quick wash of 15 minutes, intensive, easy iron, jeans and wools and delicates along with normal cotton and synthetic cycles. With most of the main wash cycles there is the option to use up to 40% less water by choosing the Eco time cycle which also reduces the wash time, thus saving yourself electrical consumption.
On most cycles you are able to choose the temperature of the wash you require and we personally find a maximum of 30 degrees is sufficient for our washing needs but the washer does have a maximum temperature of 90 degrees and also offers the opportunity to select a more intensive wash and delayed wash with 3, 6, 9 and 12 hour delays.
As well as the standard washing features the machine offers numerous spin settings ranging from no spin to a maximum of 1000 spin cycle and an extra rinse cycle option.
To be able to use either the Eco cycle, extra rinse, intensive wash or delayed wash you select the appropriate button which will be highlighted with a small green light.
This machine also highlights how far along the wash is with lights down the right hand side which correspond to the relevant function which are shown as a symbols including wash, rinse, spin, drain, end and door unlocked and when the machine has finished and not been used it will switch it's self into standby mode to which all that needs to be pressed is the On/Off button next to the washer drawer.
I personally use washing liquid that goes within the machine but there is the option of using the drawer with a pre-wash, wash and fabric conditioner compartments, this also pulls out for easy cleaning in warm water.
For anyone who is interested in the energy ratings they are A rated wash and C rated spin and the spin rating is the only downfall i can find with it as it is still a relatively quite spin as long as the feet are adjusted properly on the bottom of the machine making it full flat.
The flat that I moved in two months ago has this washing machine. We are four students, and after a year we still are unused to the 'wash your own stuff' lifestyle. Even more, my flatmates are all guys, so if they can use it, anyone can.
Machine is pretty big, but it's under all the counters so no one cares. Other than that, the display is detailed and really useful, it has 13 programmes and also temperature and drying settings. Another good thing is the Eco-Time function, which I use almost all the time since my clothes aren't soiled and don't need heavy washing. Since it was here when I came, I don't know anything about installing it.
Washing times vary between programmes, but I remember I've read the manual and some are even 4 hours, while the Express wash and dry is 30 minutes, ideal for maybe a few shirt you need next day, or I use it for kitchen tea towels, and bath carpets, so I can use them immediately after. I think you could even wash and dry a shirt you need for going out while you put makeup on/ take a shower.
There is one problem I've come across, but it might as well be my fault. I dried bedsheets with print on them and the print transferred. Ruined 3 sets of bedsheets.
Being a mum to three children (four if you count the husband) I can't say that washing is my all-time favourite household chore, but since my last washing machine gave up the ghost 3 months ago and we brought this one, I've been a lot happier.
Firstly, we got a good deal on it, which did help ease the pain of having to replace the old one. The instructions for installing it were clear and precise, easy enough for my husband to follow and we had it working in less than 10 minutes.
The dials are simplicity itself; you aren't dazzled by a hundred different buttons, you simply select the programme number on one dial, (the programmes are clearly set out on the front of the powder tray) the temp that you require on the next, then finally the speed you require and press start. It has a very handy 15 minute express wash option, which has been a godsend for those manic last minute washings of school uniform the night before, and it does such a good job on that setting that I sometimes wonder why I bother to use the others! It's a lot quieter than my previous machine too, which pleases me as I used to fret that the noise would wake the baby up from his nap.
This is a well-built product, there are no obvious downsides to it and it lets you know when the filter needs cleaning (not that it has so far, in three months of use). I used to find that on occasion the old washing machine would fail to wash the powder down into the machine, leaving clumps of wet washing powder in the tray, but this hasn't happened at all.
Overall, my clothes smell lovely, look and feel clean and fresh, and so far no whites have turned an unsightly shade: a winner in my book.
I used one of these on holiday several years in a row in a cottage on a Scottish Island and we used it day after day for walking clothes and socks very effectively so when I needed another machine and funds were rather tight I searched around for ages on line before finally deciding that this was the one i was going to buy. I have been very pleased with it. It has been used most days and a lot at weekends for two years and it has been better than most of my previously bought cheaper machines. You never know do you, buying cheaply is not usually worthwhile in the long term! However so far so good. Day after day and throughout the wet snowy winters of Scotland it has held its own and performed. The cycles are good, wool is fine and effective and the woollen product is as good as new after many washes. The hot cycles for cotton are as good as one gets, the gentle cycles seem to be just that and it takes sports shoes on a separate cycle. Slightly noisy though but survivable. Good value product and I would buy one again.
The Indesit Washer Dryer IWDC6105 comes in white colour and offers a spin speed of 1000rpm. The IWDC6105 Indesit washer dryer has an impressive A- rating for washing efficiency and comes with a range of useful automatic features that will make your life easier. The IWDC6105 comes with a quick wash programme which will let you save time and money. With the Express Wash & Dry option you will have your clothes washed, dried and ready to wear in just 45 minutes, perfect if you have a busy schedule. And that's not all, to offer you peace of mind, the Indesit IWDC6105 washer dryer comes with a 1 year warranty!