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I purchased this just over a year ago from Currys paying about £350. My main requiremet for a washing machine was to have a quick cycle, as I prefer to wash things regularly, and often like to put a quick cycle on, so I can leave things to dry while I am at work. This machine has a 15 minute cycle, which is great for a quick freshen up of clothes. Other cycles include an eco cycle (which is one hour). The buttons on the machine are clear and easy to use, so men have no excuse not to use it. For example, there is a cycle for jeans, or for heavily dirty items.
The machine itself is front loading, which fits in my kitchen, as there is a work surface over the top. There is a drawer to put the powder, and a separate compartment for the fabric conditioner. In terms of noise, I do find the machine quite loud when it spins at the end of the cycle. This is probably the main negative about the machine.
Overall I do think it is worth the money. Although I have only had the machine just over a year, I have had no mechanical problems yet. The main positives are the range of cycles, and how easy it is to use. The buttons are so clear, and anybody should be able to work it. It is also easy to change the spin speed. The main negative is the noise that it makes when spinning. However I would be more than happy to recommend the machine for those looking to purchase a reasonably priced washing machine.
The Whirlpool AWOE-8748 Washing Machine offers the choice of 14 programmes including a pre-wash, quick-wash, half-load and anti-crease option. Additionally, thanks to a gentle wool wash setting, the Whirlpool AWOE-8748 is perfectly suited to washing delicate knitwear.