Very disappointed so far with this purchase. We have had a similar AEG washing machine for the last six years and were generally very pleased with it. When it started to sound like a tube train, rather than get it repaired, we decided to purchase a new one instead. After a fair bit of due diligence we went for this one - the main points of interest being a reasonable sized load capacity and 1200rpm+ of spin speed. Given our previous experience of AEG, it had to be another from this manufacturer. Having now had it for about a month it is questionably fit for purpose - only one of the wash cycles is an 8kg one and that takes almost 3 hours to complete. The more useful programs for our family - synthetics and 40-degree - require a much smaller load to operate. This, therefore, means more time spent washing equating to less convenience and more electricity costs. Disappointing given everything identified on the pre-purchase due diligence.