"I purchased this in a panic when our "old" Hotpoint…"
I purchased this in a panic when our "old" Hotpoint Aquarius bust its bearings the week before Christmas (after 3 years). The delivery guys said this was the most reliable model on the market and it is quiet and does the job well (e.g. wool cycle leaves wool looking good, shirt collars seem a bit cleaner)and it has a delayed start and a time remaining counter - both of which are great. Theses good features make up for some rather annoying features. Firstly it has no spin only (although there is a 30min rinse and spin). Secondly you cannot choose he program type and water temperature independently - you are stuck with the presets (although these are generally fine - I'm not running a launderette!). Thirdly, the preset ecocycles are generally pretty long (3+ hours) but there is a quick wash (15 mins) or you can do a basic 60 minutes, so not a disaster - and it is quiet enough to run overnight. I would buy again, especially if it had Spin only, but hope not to have to for a while!!Read moreLess