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My new W3240 review


Tessa

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I've had my W3240 for a few weeks now and thought I'd post back some thoughts.

I had a 15 year old AEG with a 900 spin speed, still working but often erratic.

I had particularly wanted a faster spin to save on drying costs and because we're trying to cut energy usage

wherever we can.

I can't honestly say I've noticed the clothes spun at top speed being any drier than they were at 900.

So I wouldn't pay a premium to get a faster spin speed (say 1400 over 1200) again - I think this agrees with Andy's advice in general.

I like having a bigger drum, and the machine feels really well built and is very quiet. It is however as lots of people have said HEAVY.

I'm finding the program selection a bit irritating, I'd been used to choosing a program length/intensity with any temperature I selected. Now I have to try and work out the difference between the various washes at the same temperature to see which is likely to fit the bill. I'm sure it's something you adjust to but at the moment I'm spending a lot of time with the instructions in hand.

The delicate wash programs are excellent and I washed my only cashmere sweater (OK from Tescos !) with a couple of other woolies and was really impressed. At the moment there are still loads of options and features I haven't even got around to reading about let alone using !

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I bought one in the end :)

I can't honestly say I've noticed the clothes spun at top speed being any drier than they were at 900.

So I wouldn't pay a premium to get a faster spin speed (say 1400 over 1200) again - I think this agrees with Andy's advice in general.

I also noticed that my older 20 year old Philips dried better at 1200rpm than the Miele at 1200rpm, but put it down to the length of the spin, the Philips was uncompromising and items did come out a bit creased (but very dry) - the Miele has an anti-crease feature which probably accounts for the wetter result.

I'm finding the program selection a bit irritating, I'd been used to choosing a program length/intensity with any temperature I selected. Now I have to try and work out the difference between the various washes at the same temperature to see which is likely to fit the bill. I'm sure it's something you adjust to but at the moment I'm spending a lot of time with the instructions in hand.

Same observation again, on my old Philips there was a temperature dial and a spin dial and I could select any combination. With the W3240 the temperature and spin combinations are offered as 'presets', there is a certain choice of spin speed, but not full flexibility (full spin is crippled on certain programs) - perhaps it is more appropriate, e.g. it's not wise to spin delicates at 1200rpm, or to wash them at 70 degrees :)

My feedback: http://www.washerhelp.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=320

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