I was given this machine from AEG to use and give an open and honest review, so here goes...
I have previously used AEG products so I am aware that they are of a high quality spec and I wasn't disappointed this time. We have used the machine more or less every other day for the past 2 weeks and it is exceptionally easy to use which isn't something I would say unless I was being completely honest.
I love the fact there is a digital display so you know exactly how long each function can take and it also displays what part of the cycle is taking place. This has been great as I can plan my day and know exactly how many washes I can do in the day before the clouds come out.
As a mother of 3 young kids, we have mainly used the 48min super economic cycle as their clothes are changed daily but are not incredibly dirty. The output of the clean clothes is great and they look nice and fresh. What amazed me the most was how quiet the machine was up until the spin at the end obviously. I actually had to go and check a few times that it was still on. Also the buzzer at the end was very useful as having a noisey and hectic household means I usually forget the machine has finished. My clever husband managed to find an additional 12 min spin/drain function without even using the manual which meant the clothes came out a lot dryer and we didn't have to rely too much on the few hours of sun we have to dry the clothes on the washing line.
I also tried the 20 min 3kg cycle which was useful for washing the bathroom mats and tea towels in separate washes as I didn't want to mix them with the other laundry and still feel happy about the fact I hadn't wasted too much energy and water.
What impressed me was that apart from being able to control the temperature and spin as well as delaying the start so the clothes are washed overnight and a time save function, which I'm used to with other machines, this machine had lots of functions I wasn't aware of before like an 'anti crease' and 'refresh' function as well as one just for jeans and duvets, how amazing is that!
Before I try to think of any cons with the machine, I can honestly say that the pros would definitely outweigh the negatives even though I have only used the machine for a limited time and have a lot more exploring to do.
As everything isnt perfect, the only cons for me were the fact that I did manage to use the refresh function for some damp smelling baby clothes, and I expected the clothes to come out a bit more fresher but that maybe my personal opinion and they definitely did smell slightly better. Also if I was to ever choose another AEG again then i would probably go for a bigger drum like a 9kg because having a few children means lots of laundry to do and no time for tea. So anything to save time is great.
Overall I am exceptionally pleased to product test this machine and I have no hesitation in recommending it anyone. Hopefully you won't be disappointed!
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