This washing machine has been really great for me. It has many wash settings that you can choose from so you can decide at what temperature to wah at.
To start the washing machine you need to turn the dial to the required wash that you need and then hit the start button on the front of the washer. There is also a delay start button which i haven't used-I am not really sure why i would need this feature to be honest as when i want to wash i wash there and then! The delay start button is also next to the start button and i have hit it by accident on a couple of occasions and had to start all over again which can be a bit of a pain! You need to also make sure that you choose what spin you want to have your washing machine do- you do this by turning a seperate dial. I have found in the past that i have done a load of washing and it has come out soaking wet and then realised my son has turned the spin to zero! In cases like this you can turn the main dial and just set it off on a spin which lasts around 15 minutes.
The settings I have used most often and found to be a brilliant tool are the timed wash settings. If you are in a rush you can do a half hour wash which can be great for things like school uniforms when you are in a rush. There is also an hour setting which I have only more recently used ( I got too reliant on a nice quick wash!). I have noticed with this setting that the clothes come out really quite dry! Wonderful, especially when the weather is quite poor and you are having to dry things inside on radiators or airers.
The washing machine seems to clean clothes well as a rule using just my normal washing detergent and i have a messy 5 year old boy so i often have muddy clothes in there!
The washing machine also is a triple A rating for energy efficiency which is useful in the current climate.
My only negative thing I have found with this washing machine is that occasionally it can smell after a load has been in but this is easily fixed by putting it on a hot wash.
Front Load Drum Washer, Efficiency: A+AA, 13.23 lb / load, Features: Dial Controls, Delayed Start Timer, Time Remaining Indicator / Short name: Hoover HNL6146