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My Bosch WFL2260 machine was delivered a week ago. There are four basic programmes -- cotton and linen, easy care, delicates and woolens. The temperature selection varying from 30 to 90 degrees. It has variable spin, from 1100 to 600, with a rinse hold option. Select a temperature for water within the four basic programmes, then select the spin speed and start the machine. There are three extra buttons: reduced ironing, which tumbles the clothes gently in the last cycle, extra rinse, and quick wash. So far, I love the machine! With the higher spin speeds, the clothes come out almost dry -- very useful for jeans. Permanent press shirts come out really clean, although I don't notice any difference in ironing them. The drum is larger than usual, and I washed a heavy quilt in it. It got the quilt really clean. I washed a load of normally handwash stuff, following Bosch's directions, (much smaller load, slow spin) and the clothes came out very well. On the down side, the Bosch takes forever to do a load of clothes.
I suppose it can be hard to rave about a washing machine but if you use yours like I use mine (i.e 24 hours per day!!) then you must consider this machine. The Bosch Maxx received best buy from Which? magazine which is why I bought it really and now I know why. The drum is 30% bigger than other machines which is good news if you have a family - less washing. You can fill the drum to its capacity and it will still clean the clothes very well. The rinse cycle is very good and you get no powder residue on your clothes as with other machines. With a 1100 spin rpm the clothes come out nearly dry which can be economical if you use a tumble dryer too. The machine is quiet and has a self balancing mechanism so that is doesn't bouce around if the wash load becomes unbalanced. It has a quick wash button which can be used for lightly soiled clothes. There is a reduced ironing button which spins the clothes gently during the final spin and doesn't leave them stuck to the drum (good for net curtains). The only drawback is that there isn't a rinse hold button, so you cant soak clothes, but I can live with that. An allround good family washing machine that is reliable too.
We have had our Bosch WFL2000 for over 3 years now and it has never once given us any cause for worry at all. We stuff far too much washing into each load (and know that this is the quickest way to damage a washing machine) and it just doesn't seem to care. It was at the slightly more expensive end of a range of washing machines that we looked at in Currys. We decided to wait until the January sales before we bought one (I would recommend this to anyone as the savings can be huge) and even though this was a dearer machine, it still only cost £340. I think it was worth every penny. Having had very unreliable washing machine hand-me-downs in the past, and having my kitchen floor flooded regularly and my clothes chewed up even more regularly, it is lovely to have a really reliable machine. It does 1000 RPM, has a high water level feature for stuff like bath towels and jeans, has an easy iron feture, an economy load feature and very easy to follow instructions on the facia of the soap drawer. I would recommend this machine to anyone whose highest priority is not budget as there are chaper machines around.
I was a little bit wary when the sales man down at Comet persuaded me that this was a very good machine. i had always purchased Hotpoints. Even though we had years of good troublr free use from these, i was put off from all the bad publicity, at the time, of them supposidly chewing clothes on a regular basis. So after finding out that buying a washing machine was no easy matter, i took on the advice of the young chap at the shop and bought the Bosch. The first thing that struck me when I put the first load into it, was that it didn`t shake the house down. This is the most quietist machine i have ever heard up until that point. For those of you who like gadgets and lots of buttons to press, this machine has them. Although I wouldn`t say that it is gimicky. There are controls to wash your clothes programs such as Coloureds, Easy-care, Whites, and Wool. Also the usual half-load, heavy soil and delayed start. What i really like is the the fast spin speed can be controlled. You can vary it up to a maximum of 1000RPM. This high speed comes in handy when you realy want the clothes to come out fairly dry, although they can be stuck together. (Nothing a crow-bar wouldn`t solve !!) On the whole I have been using this machine three times a week for the past three years and not a problem yet. Fingers crossed !!!!
A hard worker. I have had this for over 3 years and it hasn't gone wrong once. I have used it seven to ten times a week for all of this time. The only problem we had was not the machine's fault. A bra wire got caught in the drum, and my husband was able to fix this fairly easily. The detergent drawer gets a bit mucky, but it is easily removed and cleaned. The spin cycle is good, so the clothes come out fairly dry. On a woolen wash it automatically reduces the spin speed, so if you forget to turn it lower, it doesn't ruin your clothes. It is also not as noisy as other washing machines. I researched which washing machine to buy through Which? Magazine, and I am very happy with my choice.
Short name: Bosch WFL 2000