The ultimate test for a washing machine in our home (and I think many others) is the holiday test, so that exactly what I have done to put this new to the market Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric washing machine through its paces.
If you missed my last two posts on the Avantgarde iSensoric washing machine from Siemans, you can read them both here –
Case – Samsonite Cosmolite Spinner 69cm in Pearl £339 Boots both Kurt Geiger.
Post holiday, you really give your washing machine a good work out. Not only do you have cases full of washing to catch up on, but what about all that bedding you changed just before you left and the towels too? So I decided to see how efficiently and well I could get though this washing using my new machine. They needed to be washed well, but as I had 6 loads to do in one day, I didn’t want to be hanging around!
With three loads of dark clothes and the same of lights and whites, I set about working what programme to use to wash them. The great thing I found is that even if I choose a cotton wash which usually takes nearly three hours, I could then also use the ‘speed’ function which cuts the time down to an hour. Using the speed function I found you could use on nearly all of the programmes and its perfect for scenarios like this when you need to get on top of the washing.
Did it wash well though? Yes it did, even though I lowered the temperature of every wash to 30 degrees too, this programme was perfect for freshening up clothing and in just over three hours I was down more than half of the washing I needed to do. Bedding I decided to try the Hygiene cycle, as I’d not used this before. It had a longer wash cycle, but gets fabrics hygenically clean, and is especially kind to sensitive skin. This washed the bedding brilliant, and because the drum is such a good size (9kg) once spun the bedding came out fairly wrinkle free and dry.
I had a very small wash left, and this I did on a delicate wash, it was quick, and washed the items without harming them at all.
The more I use this machine, the more impressed I am by it. I like that it leaves the clothes very clean and fresh smelling, I can actually smell the detergent/fabric softener. Items I had be struggling to get clean like white school socks, now come out much better than they ever have before. I love that filling the machine with detergent is something I rarely think about. I know its going to measure out the correct amount depending on how soiled and how full the wash is. Perfect, and another thing I don’t have to worry about.
Overall this machine looks and feels well made, built to last and has exceeded my expectations. I’d actually love to try the same model machine but as a drier!
Some of my favourite features :
The avantgarde iSensoric washing machine has a range of different features to make the entire laundry process smoother and easier to manage.
- 20 different wash programmes
- DrumClean with reminder function
- Reload facility
- hydroSafe – 24 hour anti-leak protection
- Drum interior light
- Self cleaning detergent dispenser
- Acoustic signals: Multi-tone
- Magnet door lock
- Electronic child safety package
- Sound insulation by additional noise reduction material
Branatia – Double Laundry bin : £81 Sleek design, easy to use and a great aid to doing laundry quickly with the quick drop smart lid. A removable, washable cotton two-compartment laundry bag, so its easy to carry the laundry downstairs. The laundry bag has velcro strap closure – easy to put on and take off. Ventilation holes – allows the laundry to breath, a 10 yr guarantee, and is finger print proof. I love that I’m able to take one less job out of the laundry, now its stored separately. I just need to educate the kids!
So to summarise :
- Auto Dose
- Automatic Load Adjustment
- Delay Start
- Delicate Wash
- Digital display
- Dimensions – H84.5cm x W59.8cm x D62cm
- Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning – 0.39kWh/cycle
- Energy Rating – A+++
- Estimated Annual Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning – 98kWh/year
- Estimated Annual Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning – 11 220L
- Hand wash
- Load Capacity 9kg
- Maximum Spin Speed 1400rpm
- Noise Level- Spin Cycle -71dB
- Noise Level- Wash Cycle – 47dB
- Overflow protection
- Programme time (60°C cotton cycle) 315mins
- Program Sequence Indicator
- Quick wash
- Time remaining indicator
- Variable temperature control
- Wool Programme
If you have any question at all about the Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine by Siemens, I would be very happy to answer them, just let me know in the comments below.