We are really happy with this product and it has been a new experience for us as it is probably the first top quality washing machine we have ever had, and comes with a whole load of new technology to boot!
We think the quality of the machine is great, we get fantastic washing results and it runs fairly quietly.
Technology wise, the Plus Stream function is great, particularly for office/work shirts and trousers. The auto calibration of washing time that reduces down if you are running a lighter load is also really quite good and obviously environmentally conscious (along with the ECO time function) whilst retaining an effective 'Time Save' option for those occasions when you really do need to rush!
In terms of recommendations, it is worth while spending the time to read the manual as there is a lot in there and a lot to understand within the contents.
Some more critical feedback I would give:
- Some of the push buttons on the screen interface are not responsive enough or are a bit inconsistent. This can be particularly tricky when some settings are changed by pushing both a physical button and a button on the screen simultaneously!
- We have seen the 'E20' error numerous times which indicates a clear out and full manual draining of the water. This seems to be happening too frequently despite the fact we are following the regular maintenance advice around cleaning.
- The plus steam function seems to work best when clothes are retrieved immediately at the end of a cycle, rather than after a few mins delay, perhaps this could be improved further.
- Often we do a wash where we do not want to steam every item, i.e. socks where this would prolong drying. Perhaps it could be worthwhile introducing a function where the wash cycle ends and items could be removed before the Steam function part of the cycle automatically initiated upon closing the door once more when only the 'to be steamed items' are left in.