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My old faithful Hotpoint, that had lasted me for so many years had finally decided to play up big time, the time had come to get a new washing machine and this time I wanted a more modern one for a more modern age. I had a good look about before stumbling across this little beauty. This machine has got all the bells and whistles and much more(a lot of the stuff I will probably never use though, but it's nice to have them just in case).
The washing machine arrived and it looked even better than it did online, it was beautiful, shiny and white and I couldn't wait to set it up and get some clothes washed, I had managed to accumulate a nice little pile of washing just for the occasion. The set up was nice and simple, just the same as setting up any other washing machine.
Now for the big switch on, oh what setting to choose, there are so many of them....
1) White Cotton 90 - Great setting for items like my old chefs whites or dish towels.
2) Cotton 60 - Nice for getting those whites cleaned.
3) Coloured Cotton 40 - Great for cleaning the colours.
4) Cotton 30 - I own a couple of things that need to go on a 30 degree wash, so I will probably use this.
5) Synthetics 50 - I probably wouldn't really use this setting either.
6) Wool - Having a young child with a lot of woolen cardigans and jumpers, this setting comes in really handy.
7) Silk/Curtains - whatever happened to sticking curtains in a coloured wash or a 60 degree wash depending on the colour?
8) Jeans - I own a lot of jeans but I am not going to save them all up just so I can put a jeans wash on, again I would usually stick them in a coloured wash.
9) Express 15' - I understand the logic of this button, sometimes when you need to stick something in the machine quickly, not heavily soiled stuff a quick wash would suffice.
10) Flash Cotton - No idea what flash cotton is or if I actually own any.
11) Sport Intensive - presumably this is for heavy soiled sports clothes, I have never used it to be honest
12) Sport Light - Presumably this is for lightly soiled sports clothes, another setting I haven't used
13) Special Shoes - I have no idea what special shoes are and I don't think I actually own a pair (Special shoes always makes me think of the shoe I had to help me walk when I broke my foot). This setting usually gets a laugh when my friends come round and they notice the 'Special Shoes' setting on my washing machine.
The machine also has a temperature dial with temperatures ranging from 30 degrees to 90 degrees, and a spin dial with speeds ranging from 400-1400 and an Eco button, presumably to control the amount of water being wasted(a good idea for helping the environment and I'm all for that).
Two things that really annoy me about this washing machine are the delay timer and the pause button. I have never understood in what situation you would need to delay doing your laundry once you've put it in the machine, if it's in the machine then you might as well just push a button and stick it on. As for the pause button, on a dvd you would normally pause the film to either make a cup of tea, have a conversation, answer the door etc, I do not see where any of these situations would make you think "I'd better pause my washing machine".
I stuck my load in the machine, a few pairs of jeans and some other coloured items, and set it to coloured cotton 40(I'm old school, not faffing about with the 'jeans' setting, straight into the coloured wash they go). I pressed the 'eco' button and then pressed start...here we go! The machine started to fill and I was surprised at how quiet it was. When it came to the spin, and I had it up to the max on the spin cycle, it was still relatively quiet.
This washing machine is great, it's reasonably priced, easy to use and wouldn't look out of place in any kitchen. I can't help but think that Indesit went a little bit mad by putting all these settings on that nobody would probably need. I think out of all the settings on this machine, I probably use about half of them, the others are just lying there redundant. I would recommend this machine just for the price alone, definitely well worth the money!!
The Indesit IWD7145 Freestanding Washing Machines in White gives you total control over your laundry, While it has a generous 7kg load, it also has an Eco Time feature that allows you to wash just 3kg in 30% less time and using 40% less water / which will save you money when you don't have a full load.This washer also has an A energy rating to keep your bills low and a quick wash for those times when you need clean clothes in a hurry.It has 16 programmes in total, a delay timer and a spin speed of 1400rpm.This washing machine's wash noise level is 58dB and it is 850mm high, 595mm wide and 535mm deep.