Anyone who has children knows what it is like to have a never ending pile of washing, whether it be in the corner of the bedroom, piled high in the bathroom or stacked on that one chair in the bedroom – it is always there!
My old washing machine was a teeny 5kg one with the capacity for a handful of items at best, towels had to be washed one at a time as they got too heavy for the machine to spin around and forget bedding! With Amelia at nursery now there isn’t a day goes by where she isn’t covered in paint or mud so her ‘to wash’ clothes stack up really quickly. Put those with both Evies and Ethans school uniforms and I could be doing 3 loads a day just to get through the small amount that was there!
We now have a new washing machine and the star of the show is the new Beko Freestanding 12kg 1400rpm machine in white. I expected it to be so much larger than the 5kg machine it was replacing but to be honest they fit it in exactly the same position as my old one, there is possibly an inch on each side larger but certainly nothing that stands out as excessive. When I opened the door to the drum I was actually shocked at the sheer size! Today I have 3 days worth of washing in there and there still isn’t enough to warrant a wash! lol
The first wash I did with the new machine was a full load of bedding for all 3 of the children, that includes fitted sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases and 2 small blankets that the girls use. Everything fit in the machine with lots of room to spare and thanks to the Daily Quick Programme of 12kg in just 28 minutes I had all of the bedding washed and on the radiators in under half an hour! This programme is amazing especially when you need something in a hurry, in turn this saves time and money instead of waiting hours like I use to!
The large capacity drum is ideal for large families and since I will have 12 here for Christmas this is something that will be essential, you can wash up to 4 double bed linen sets, 21 towels or 60 shirts in one cycle! I am constantly having to wash towels as the children seem to think they belong on the floor rather than hanging up and there really is nothing nicer than climbing out of the bath and getting wrapped in a freshly washed towel!
I love that this machine also offers a high spin speed, meaning it removes even more water and thus taking less time for the clothes etc to dry. Getting things dry this time of year is awful as there is no chance of hanging items outside so the radiators are always covered! Another great programme is the SteamTherapy, this uses intensive steam to reduce creases in the clothes by up to 50%. I am all for less ironing so this was a huge tick for me!
As well as all the fabulous features listed above there is also a child safety lock, automatic water level reduction for small or half loads, silk care programme and Anti Allergy programme. This is just the tip of the iceberg and to be honest I have been so many features on this machine it really is one of the best kitchen appliances I have ever owned!
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GOOD LUCK and happy washing!
We were sent this machine for the purpose of the review and giveaway. All views and opinions are my own and genuine.