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Samsung wf1802wfws 8KG Washing Machine
on 8 January 2014
I shopped around for a new washer with a budget of £300-£350 for a decent washing machine.
I also wanted 8KG minimum wash load.
With me and my wife having full time jobs, wash day was an all day affair with the old 6KG washer.
The Samsung wf1802wfws had just come down £100 to about £350 and everything about it seemed to fit the bill.
The only concern I had was the 1200 spin speed - most other brands were 1400 at this price.
But it looked nice - so I bought it.
Easy to install, the cold water feed and drain pipe were just swapped from the old washer, then plug it in and away we go.
(I'll read the instruction book later)
On power on, it plays a little tune. Not important (and it can be turned off) but a nice touch.
No messing, we had lots of dirty clothes - I had 8 pairs of Levi jeans that were really dirty so I bunged them all in.
They easily fit into the drum and the big door is a great help.
The basic controls were easy enough to navigate. I selected cotton, turned the temperature up to 95 degrees, selected prewash
(The jeans were ingrained with oil and dirt) filled the appropriate slots with washing powder and conditioner and pressed start.
The time the wash will take comes up on the LED screen and away it went.
The LED's first started swirling around and I wondered what this was. I later learned it was calibrating the weight of the wash.
It's nice and quiet. If you have a TV on in the kitchen you won't hear it at all. The time remaining is handy
as you then know when to come back to take the washing out.
As I said earlier, my only concern was the 1200 spin speed (I didn't want very wet clothes when it had done)
but when it went into final spin it built up gently until it was at lightening speed and it stayed there a long time.
I suppose the longer it spins no matter what speed - more water will come out.
When it had finished it played another little tune and unlocked the door.
The jeans were spotless and as dry as any washing machine I have known. 1st wash was a blinding success.
I wondered about the 'gimmick' eco-bubble. Is it a gimmick? I don't know but it washes everything (even heavily stained clothes)
perfectly. (there is a soak option - which seems new) It has an extra motor inside that blows bubbles into the water.
You can hear it between the agitating motor going on and off
and you can see all the bubbles in the water. All I know is, it works.
There are many features with this washing machine (number of rinses being a good one - for sensitive skin)
but all the pre-set wash cycles are perfect for anything you might like to wash.
In fact, my wife now just mainly uses 'daily wash'.
You can even select a vigorous wash which really pounds the clothes.
The large drum and perfect wash are the main selling points for this washer.
After owning a standard 6KG washing machine, I am still amazed how much will go in this washer in one go.
It's bound to save washing costs as more is done in less washes
I would recommend it to anyone.