This is my third AEG washing machine (the previous models each lasted 10 years +). The first thing I noticed was the classy new styling, and being a guy, I was really looking forward to the LED touchscreen (sad, I know!). The door opening is a lot bigger than our last model, and the handle has moved up towards the top - so less bending down to open. The machine takes a whopping 10kg (not sure if this is a record?) so having the bigger opening is really handy. I also saw on the dial a "Duvet" setting. When I checked the manual (a bit of a let down given the quality of the machine) you can safely wash your duvets - never seen this before - rather than taking to the dry cleaners (or more likely in our household, just buying a new one!) So I was intrigued and tried it, Really, really pleased with the results. There is also a Pro Steam setting. The website says it reduces creases by 30%. I was a bit cynical but it does actually work!.
I had a steam feature on my previous model and we use it the most just to give jackets a 10 minute dry cleaner refresh. They seem to have improved it quite a bit because no ironing is needed. Last thing. There is a setting which is supposed to improve the effectiveness on the fabric softener. Not sure how it works, but it actually does! Shirts smell so much better out of the drum, and keep it for longer. Very happy with this machine.
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