Product Type: Bosch washing machines
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Fastest washing machine I've ever owned!
Bosch 1200 Classixx
Member Name: Mama-Q
Bosch 1200 Classixx
Date: 22/08/11, updated on 22/08/11 (263 review reads)
Advantages: energy efficent, saves time and money, washes clothes effectively.
Disadvantages: Very noisy.
I'll start off the review with my personal experience of this washing machine. So we're all moved into our new place, have been here for around about a month, and this machine was installed in our kitchen. The first thing I noticed was that the drum seemed bigger than our previous machine (which I have reviewed.) Our previous machine held 5kg of washing. Not enough for our needs and I'm pretty sure I crammed in way above the limit on that on a number of occasions.
So, basically, this machine holds a shed load of washing - although I wouldn't take that literally. We're a family of three; one grubby husband, one grubby 18 month old boy and one wife whose constantly never on top of the washing. Because of this, I need a machine that has a big enough drum. I need a machine that I can load to the gunnel's when I get behind on the laundry - or correction, my husband needs a machine to fill to the gunnel's.
I've looked this product up on-line and have been informed that it holds 6kg of washing - 1kg more than my previous machine, but I think it looks massive in comparison. To look at the machine it's a bog standard white goods machine and is only available in white. The drawer where you put detergent is a three slot drawer; one for fabric softener, one for detergent - and to be honest I have no idea what the third drawer is for! I haven't tried to take it out yet so can't comment on the ease of washing.
There are the usual controls you'd expect to see on a washing machine; different settings for different washes (or programs) temperature control and a start button. The machine is front loading and gets an A+ energy - probably due to the many time saving options you can choose.
The shortest cycle you can put it on is 55 minutes - the longest is 135 minutes. I always wash on 40 degrees but it allows for cold washes (30 degrees) and higher temps of 60 degrees. Personally I don't feel the need to wash anything other than washable nappies at 60 degrees - and even some of my brands only require a 40 degree wash, so it's about personal preference.
I have found this machine to be the fastest I've ever owned. And I haven't found myself having to wash clothes again due to powder build-up or the machine not getting the job done - like I have with other machines. The great thing is that the machine also makes a repeated beep noise once it's finished a wash. Downside is that it's quite noisy when it goes into a full spin cycle so I wouldn't fancy doing a wash over night or during nap-time.
Over all I really don't feel I can fault this machine - yes I would like it to be quieter but given the fact it washes quickly, does the job it's intended for and saves on energy then I give it the Mum's Thumbs Up!
Summary: Gets the job done.
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