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Following on from my thrilling thread yesterday, I now need a new washing machine. Last time I wandered around Currys and just went - that'll do.

This time I am choosing properly. So what do I want?

Do 8kg drums actually cope with a heavier load? Do they have quicker washes these days - my old 40 cycle took 2 hrs shock

Do I need at least 1400 spin? Anything else to consider? Budget is more Aldi than Waitrose.

I know it's dull.

Indulge me.

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Fri 23-Aug-13 12:40:22

I have an 8kg and a 9kg and yes they do cope well with the larger loads. They are both Bosch, I have had several AEG but think the Bosch are better value. One is a 1400 and the other is a 1600 spin. The difference in the clothes coming out is noticeable, I would go for the highest speed possible. The 9kg does a 40* wash in 1hr ( speed wash). 8kg does it in 1hr 20 mins but has the higher spin speed. They both have lots of programmes I rarely use.

thanks, will have a browse.

Vivacia Fri 23-Aug-13 13:42:19

We've just got a Candy CDB754D/1. Firstly, it's our first washer dryer, and the drying option is great (think it will be even better in winter). Secondly, the programme options are great. I don't know about you, but with our old one we just got in to the habit of using the same programme for everything. I love the candy's options to do with spin speed, level of soiling and temperature of water.

We did our research on Appliances Online, first filtering using their menu and then comparing our final 3 side-by-side. Also did this with the other appliances.

I will have a look at Appliances Online for browsing, I am hoping to buy from JL as I like their guarantees/customer service. Don't want a washer-dryer though, just bought a dryer at Christmas.

Although I think I only ever used occasional quick wash, 40 wash and occasional 60.

nappyaddict Fri 23-Aug-13 17:29:04

I would never get less than 8kg 1600 spin nowadays.

Floralnomad Fri 23-Aug-13 17:32:31

I have an 8kg LEG direct drive , you pick a programme and then can adjust spin / temp etc to suit . Its only 1200 spin but TBH I do lots on 1000 and its plenty dry enough . The quick wash is about 40 minutes .

duchesse Fri 23-Aug-13 17:40:57

We have a new 9 kg Samsung eco-bubble and so far it is pleasing. The 40C cycle takes 1 h 46 mn

Weelady77 Sun 25-Aug-13 21:48:56

I've had loads of washing machines and the best by far is my Bosch! Touch wood never had a problem with it in 4 years! Family of 5 and at least 2/3 washings a day smile

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Wed 28-Aug-13 10:11:46

I've not long ago replaced my old 6kg hotpoint with a new one. I got 8kg and I can fit so much in it. it has really saved me a few loads a week. longest cycle is over 3hours but shortest is 20min. so it really has a good variety of cycle lengths. it's a 1400 spin and us very quiet smile

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Wed 28-Aug-13 10:12:15

forgo to say the new one is an indesit.

I'm still here and still not bought one smile!prettyPhoto
9kg and 1400 spin for £280 looks pretty good to me, any thoughts?

JKSLtd Sat 07-Sep-13 10:15:34

Just bought a hotpoint - 8kg futura, very happy so far, loving the bigger drum.

No idea about spin speed stuff. Cost me 330.

Molecule Sat 07-Sep-13 10:20:19

I have a Siemens and it's the best I've ever had, and I've had a lot, most lasting 18 months. It replaced a John Lewis one that died whilst under warranty, and so far (3.5 years) has never had a problem. Its washes take around 1 hour 20 mins (cotton at 40degC), much shorter for synthetics, and I love it. Family of 6, so it works really hard, esp as we live on a farm so clothes are properly dirty.

PigletJohn Sat 07-Sep-13 10:54:06

Bosch, or Miele if you can afford it.

napkin Sat 07-Sep-13 14:55:56

What Siemens model have you got Molecule? Looking at the Siemens machines myself.

2old2beamum Sat 07-Sep-13 15:38:56

We have just bought a Hotpoint Aqualtis 11k machine large family.
Problem takes nearly 2 hours for a wash 1400 spin washing comes out like rags-----duvet and pillow cases need ironing eeeeek

napkin Sat 07-Sep-13 16:03:10

Hotpoint are not that great anymore.

napkin Sat 07-Sep-13 16:04:07

Hotpoint are not that great anymore.

Molecule Sat 07-Sep-13 17:02:04

Napkin, it's an S12.38. 8kg load and 1400 spin which seems adequate to me. It probably gets grossly overloaded, as does my Miele dryer, but never complains. Very simple to use as well, only has programmes you actually want to use, including a pretty good 15 minute wash, and excellent wool ones. I love it.

napkin Sun 08-Sep-13 13:57:19

Sounds good smile

cashmiriana Sun 08-Sep-13 19:37:22

Can I be really cheeky and hop in here and ask you some more questions? Apologies if a new thread would have been better etiquette (just tell me... )

My wonderful 11 year old dual drum Dyson washing machine is slowly giving up the ghost. It's been repaired a few times but Dyson stopped making them, and then last year withdrew the parts and engineer service (as compensation they sent a substantial money off voucher - £150 - for Comet, just before it went bust. Great...)

I have read this thread through and although I would love a Bosch - have had one before - I don't have the funds for one, so am probably looking at a Hotpoint. What I can't tell from the online specs is whether you have total freedom to put together your own programmes e.g. select temp, fabric type, spin speed etc individually or whether you have to use set programmes. Can anyone help me out? I tend to use very short washes at low temps if possible but have 2 DDs in white school shirts, and a fair amount of grubby PE, gym, trampolining and dance kit that needs 'help'. Some idea of the extent and flexibility of the programmes would be fab, thank you.

ArtemisatBrauron Mon 09-Sep-13 07:54:15

I just bought an 8kg Miele and I am in love with it - it is amazing. It has loads of options for washes (temp, spin etc) and is almost silent.

I bought the 9kg Hotpoint from the Co-op in the end, just arrived today so first load is in now.

It is really quiet so far (not got to the spin yet)

It has loads of programmes and you can adjust the spin and the max temp each time too. It has a baby cycle? Not quite sure what that does confused will have to have a look through all the booklet.

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