I took delivery of my new machine 3 days ago. so this first review is based upon my first impressions as I haven't used all the wash cycles yet.
The appearance of the machine is one of understated elegance (think of an Apple Iphone), The classy brushed alloy cover on the detergent dispenser tray sits beautifully alongside a very simple programme dial and easy to read touch screen display. The front loader door has a nice dark inset which supports an overall impression of an expensive and well built machine. The control panel layout and programme dial is intuitive to the user (even for a guy).
The first wash - mixed coloured cotton - 60 deg C was followed by steam cycle ... could I really get away with less ironing ??
At first I thought there was a fault or I had done something wrong as there was none of the usual noises coming from the utility room.. a quick look confirmed that the wash was indeed going through its cycle, this really is the quietest machine I have ever used, my mum would love it !, it also became apparent that there appeared to be more soap bubbles in the drum and yet the amount of detergent used was less than my old machine, the soft water technology clearly giving rise to more bubbles. At the end of the cotton wash cycle some 3 and a bit hours later , I tried the steam cycle and bingo .. exactly what I wanted .. less creases meant in most cases I didn't even need to iron and where I did iron it was much easier .. so in a nutshell I'm super impressed with my new machine, the only shame is that it's in my utility room... it's pretty enough and yes quite enough to go in my living room ... well done AEG
Paul recommends This Product