Newest Review: ... enjoyed this function, as quite honestly, our clothes are never more than superficially dirty. I did wash my nephew's filthy football ... more
A good machine for the money
Member Name: BunnyGoddess
Date: 07/11/11, updated on 03/12/12 (327 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use
Disadvantages: None really
This was my old washing machine and I had it for 3 years and then gave it to a friend, who was pleased.
I did this because I had an offer on a different model.
This has a top spin speed of 1200, which is not the best- many machines now have 1400.
I found this machine a bit noisy( my floorboards probably), but reliable. It had a quick wash cycle which I like, as I can get a small load done in 26 minutes.
I really enjoyed this function, as quite honestly, our clothes are never more than superficially dirty.
I did wash my nephew's filthy football kit and I used a strong washing pwder and a 60 degree wash and it came out beautifully.
As with all Zanussi machines the drum is very well made and strong and the seal and door hinges built to last.
It does not have the largest drum in the world, other machines are more capacious for family loads.
It emits 3 beeps when your load is finished, which is handy.
It functions well on the delicates cycle and washes woollens fairly gently, although I still think handwashing is best and safest.
The machine functions well on a cooler wash, which is good for energy saving.
I used about 40 degrees as I do not think my powder dissolved well in this machine at 30.
The build quality is fine as good as any machine I have owned, if not a bit better.
The controls are well placed and easy to find and use.
I did clean out the filter from time to time as all sorts gets stuck in the trap.The trap is easy to access and open, which is not true of my new machine.
A free handy hint ( actually from the Zanussi engineer): To keep your element limescale free: put in a load of Calgon straight in the drum on a boiling hot wash with the drum absolutely empty. Do this once a month and your machine will last loads longer and you will keep your electricity bill down!
I have also been told using washing soda on a hot wash does much thesame job.
Summary: A good sturdy machine
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