I've had this washer dryer for a week now, catching up on the back log of washing. My previous machine was a direct drive and was quiet, the AEG is even quieter on the wash cycle (had to check it was still on), on the first wash the final spin was exceptionally quiet, since then the final spin has got a little louder (guess the machine has bedded in) which is why I've given it 4*'s.
The wash cycles whilst long (which is probably why it has such fantastic washing results, old stains came out), aren't too much longer than most decent machines. You can shorten some of the programmes significantly. You can also add some additional rinses (on cottons you can add up to 5 additional rinses). The choose of programmes is good (I had a machine that had a lot of programmes and used 4 of them). The dryer is no longer than my previous washer dryer (and dries more than my old one) so I'm pleased with that, if I dry the same amount as my old machine it's an hour quicker!
The stain option I have found to be useful, especially with having dogs that like to jump up on you with filthy paws.
The is also a fluff removal programme which is handy after drying my towels as it stops fluff from getting on to my clothes (it's also handy after I've washed the dogs bedding).
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