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Currently on offer for £279 at very.co.uk but I purchased mine for £258 including delivery by opening an account and receiving 10% off. Shop around but factoring in the delivery and 10% it was the cheapest option I found.
Beko is an increasingly popular brand on the market and after speaking to two relatives that had bought Beko washers in the past 6 months and been very happy with them I opted for a BEKO after my old Indesit packed up.
I bought the black washer which is a shiny, glossy type of black. Does require a lot of wiping down as any black appliance does as dust is visible. Being an 8kg it is a very generous size (especially having gone from a 5kg to an 8kg). The door is big and so is easy to load the washing in. For anyone looking like me to upsize I can put almost double in the washer and I haven't needed to use extra detergent or softener.
The washer is very quiet when working which is a great advantage. The controls are very simple and self explanatory. With a digital screen you can go through the different wash options by turning the dial and it will display how long the wash will take. With most of the wash options you can change the temperature and spin requirements. The higher the temperature the longer each different cycle takes. The washer has two quick functions - a daily quick wash which at 40degrees takes only 50minutes but it can be adjusted to different temperatures which can wash the full 8kg capacity. There is also a express super short which will only wash at 30degrees and takes between 14 and 20 minutes depending on the spin. This however can only wash 2kg of clothes.
There are many different cycles - cottons, mixed fabrics, intensive, baby and toddler, woolens, synthetics, cottons eco, freshen up, handwash, eco clean 20, dark care and even its self clean function which is a maintenance wash recommended to be done every month.
The great thing with this washer as well as it looking really nice is the cycles can all be tailored to your needs. With my last washer i was limited as a lot of cycles could only be used on certain temperatures. The spin can be changed from 1200 to 400 in intervals of 200 and temperatures from 20 - 90 degrees. There is also the delayed wash function which again is very specific you can set it up to 24hours in advance at any half hour interval. There is also a child lock function.
As you can tell I am very happy with this washer and having had it a month haven't found a down side to it. It washes everything great and doesnt snag my clothes like my old one did.
Short name: Beko WMB81241LW