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The Gorenje washing machine came as part of the furniture in my flat when I moved in a few years ago. I was thrilled to discover this, as the machine looked as though it had hardly been used, and also I was relieved that I would not have to go shopping for a new one.
The machine measures 850 x 600 x 600mm and is white in colour. It is hardly ground breaking in terms of appearance, but neither is it an eye sore. Its neutral appearance means that it fits in nicely with most kitchen designs, and the black and silver colour scheme in my kitchen compliments the washer quite well. The machine has an LED display screen, which is reasonably easy to navigate through and understand. However, I am a bit old school in terms of machine controls, and ideally I would have preferred purely manual controls as they somehow seem more trustworthy. Having said that however, I have never had any problems with the LED display going wrong or interpreting any information in the wrong way.
The washer has an energy rating A, and while it is quite efficient, some of its programmes do seem to take much longer than might be necessary. A wash at 60º, for example, takes well over an hour, while a 30º wash takes around sixty minutes. I tend to wash on a lower temperature, as I am keen to be as environmentally friendly as I can be. In this respect the machine is excellent, as even when I have used washing powders of a relatively inferior quality the Gorenje has left my garments well cleaned and fresh.
The WA72145BK has a number of features, including 3D shower system, overflow control and foam control. I will confess to having used few of these programmes, as I prefer to set the machine to a simple colour or white wash on as low a temperature as possible. If your requirements are more complex however, you may appreciate these additional features.
The washer has a 7kg capacity, which is perhaps best suited to a household of two or more. I should mention, on a different note, that I have had a few problems with the door of the machine sticking, but this has never been so serious that I have had to have the door repaired. Simply tugging at the door has been sufficient to release the mechanism, but still the movement of the door has not quite met my standards.
The Gorenje washer has always been reliable for me, although I still believe there are a few design aspects that could be improved upon. For around £300 however, this is a good quality washing machine and offers a variety of options to suit your requirements.
It's been awhile since my family bought this washing machine. Honestly, some friends told us Gorenje is a good washing machine manufacturer so we said "Okay let's buy it". However, despite a reasonable price and some good power capacities, I am still a little unhappy with some things regarding this product and I'll sum up a few good points and some problems.
First of all, I am pleased with all the features, including the size of the vat, the manual washing program or the capacity and the 1400 rpm. Also, it's now a regular thing to have an energy class A, as well as a centrifugal efficiency class A, which this product provides. The water consumption / wash is 49 liters, not too good but still alright.
Well, Gorenje WA72145BK also has some problems which make me believe that maybe this wasn't the best choice. The machine makes a lot of noise at fast speed, having powerful vibrations which don't allow you to put anything on top. The noise is definitely unpleasant and one other problem is the size of this machine. 60x85x60 is too much when you live in an apartment and you don't have enough space (I wasn't aware of when the product was bought and we had problems with placing it in a proper space).
At the and of the day, however, Gorenje WA72145BK remains a good but not great product which can be an option for some customers out there in the market.
Short name: Gorenje WA72145BK