Have been using the machine for a few weeks now and so far very impressed. Firstly the build quality stood out, this is a very solid appliance, evident when the delivery man commented that it’s the heaviest washer he’s delivered. When opening and closing the door there is no bending and flexing of the cabinet as you do so, unlike much cheaper machines. The controls are very easy to use, with plenty of information displayed. The only thing that can be a little confusing are the sheer number of features and options, but this isn’t a bad thing as it means the wash can be customised to suit what you’re putting in. Our house has dogs and a cat so the ability to add up to 3 rinses is great for removing pet hair. The soft plus option works really well for bed linen, it comes out soft and fresh, and needs virtually no ironing. The OKOpower program is great for every day use, it takes just over a half load and will be done in an hour, although adding some of the options means it will take a bit longer, but still very fast. The ÖKO mix feature seems to do a good job of distributing the detergent and softener through the laundry, as it smells cleaner and fresher than it did from my old machine. The steam function is good for refreshing clothes that have been stored away for a while. The pro sense feature warns you if you have overloaded the drum, I think this has a lot to do with why the results are better, as I’ve been removing items to make sure it doesn’t have too much in it. This also has to be the quietest washer I’ve used, even on a full 1600 spin it doesn’t disturb and you can still have a conversation, when not spinning you barely hear it. Ours is in a utility room, but I’d happily use it in an open plan environment, it’s so quiet. Overall delighted with this fantastic washer and it looks really good also, not something you can say about a lot of white goods.
Every fibre cleaned and protected
In a standard washing machine less than a third of fibres are reached by the fabric softeners you use. With ÖKOMix, every trace of detergent and softener is mixed with water, dissolving and activating it completely before it even enters the drum. It’s the first washing machine technology ever to distribute detergents and softeners completely evenly – making sure they reach, clean and care for every fibre.