Bigger drum capacities on washer dryers are better because the extra space helps to give your clothes a more thorough wash and dry. A model with a 10kg wash capacity and above is ideal for larger households. Typically with this appliance type, the drying capacity will be slightly lower than the amount you can wash. For example, if it can wash 9kg, you’ll be able to dry 6kg.
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Most machines let you adjust the spin speed to help care for more delicate fabrics such as linen and silk. A higher spin speed gets rid of more water at the end of a wash. This leaves your clothes feeling damp rather than soaked. Most models have a spin speed of around 1200rpm which means the drum spins 1,200 times per minute. Look out for a spin speed of 1600rpm if you often wash bath towels, as this will remove more of the excess water.
Quick wash programmes are great for busy households as they can refresh outfits in less than 30 minutes. And, to make life even easier, there are anti-crease programmes too, which are perfect if you want to cut down on ironing. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, then a model with an anti-allergy cycle is perfect for you. There are also cycles dedicated to delicate garments that will take gentle care of your clothes. And intensive cycles get to work on the toughest stains, leaving clothes spotless.
We sell washer dryers with energy ratings between A and B, with A being the most efficient. The higher the energy rating, the more money you’ll save per wash. This won’t just help you save money, as you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment thanks to reduced energy wastage. Also look out for clever sensors that assess the both the washing and drying load to save energy, by working out exactly how much time or water is needed. Not only do you save water, time and energy but your clothes get the best treatment too.
The handy reverse action cycle uses a special drum motion that prevents your clothes from tangling. So, they don’t crease as much, meaning there’s less ironing for you! Cottons get the best treatment with cotton dry cycles and synthetics with synthetic dry programmes. There are also intensive dry cycles for robust fabrics and gentle dry programmes for delicate items. And thanks to fluff removal cycles, any fluff left behind from your towels or throws is easily removed.
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