I purchased this washing machine in December 2011. As I have three children I wanted to purchase a more energy efficient washing machine which had a larger drum. This one fitted the bill as it has a A++ rating with a 7kg drum. I looked around my local retailers and managed to get this washing machine at a discounted price of £299 [compared to other retailers varying between [£400 and £440]. It has been proved to be a great buy. There is a digital timer on the machine which shows how long your washing cycle is going to be then counts down showing how long is there. There is also a rapid wash function on it so washes can be completed in 15 minutes - however they do need to be spun after this time as this did not include the spin cycle. The machine also offers 5 different spin cycles which is very useful - however if you had the washing machine on a wool wash for example the washing machine is set not to spin higher than the wool spin would be.
Short name: Panasonic NA-147VB3WGB