Hotpoint Aqualtis AQ113D697E
The AQ113D697E has one of the largest drums on the market, and at 11kg it’ll hold up to 55 T-shirts. It’ll fit the largest duvets or 7 large bath towels in one go, making it great for a large family. There’s a dedicated cycle for those too, just look for the duvet button or the bed and bath option.
It has a rapid 1600 rpm spin – one of the fastest on the market. This significantly reduces drying time because it squeezes out excess water. Another great time saver is the easy iron function. At the end of your cycle the drum gently loosens your clothing and reduces creases - saving you a chore in the process.
There are 16 separate programmes in total, each one is designed to tackle a specific type of load. The silk wash uses low temperatures and gentle spin speeds to look after your silks. The delicate wash is great for your lacy underwear and there’s even a clever refresh option. It uses steam so you don’t need detergent or fabric softener, and it’ll remove odours such as smoke or food smells - great for freshening up garments that have only been worn once.
You’ll be able to protect your colours too, as Hotpoint have included their unique Colour Care cycle. It gives you a really thorough wash without draining the colours from your bright clothes, or letting colours run. It’s great for mixed loads, as you can throw everything in without worrying about your clothes changing colour.
Rated A+++ for energy efficiency this model is 30% more efficient than standard A models. By helping you reduce your electricity bills, it’s a great choice if you’re looking to save money on your family’s washing. And during its wash phase, it has a noise level of just 51dB – about the same as a low conversation. This is thanks to the super silent motor that has no brushes – which is often the cause for noise in washing machines.