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Washing machines: Rant 2 – machines enter bizarro-world

Friday, January 8th, 2010

OK so after the crap I got from Argos, I am buying a new washing machine. And so, looking at the available machines, I am going for a brand I know and trust, not just the cheapest.

And so I settle – initially on the Hotpoint WDL520. Seems OK, except for – wait a minute…

  • Wash Load Capacity – 7kg
  • Drying Capacity – 5kg
  • What the – after a wash you are supposed to take 28% of the wash out of the machine and drop it on the floor or something while the rest dries… WHY WHY WHY would they make a machine that has such a stupid problem.

    But it gets better. Looking at the advanced technical information:

  • Water consumption – wash, spin and dry: 180 litres/cycle.
  • Water consumption – wash and spin only: 62 litres/cycle.
  • Are you SERIOUSLY telling me that it takes 118 litres of water to dry clothes, but only 62 to wash them. HOW can it use water to DRY things. Even some kind of heat exchange wouldn’t take that much water! IT MAKES NO SENSE!!!