I bought this washer-dryer as a relpacement for my previous one. I was so impressed with the quality and efficiency of my original Zanussi that I wanted to replace it witht he same model but it had been discontinued and replaced with this one.
The primary reason for choosing a washer-dryer is lack of space. I don't have room for two separate appliances but as a mother of two young boys in a small house I need to be able to dry clothes quickly. The fast spin speed is also a draw as this vastly reduces drying time.
I have to say that I have been less impressed by this model than I was with my previous machine, bought 5 years earlier. Although the washer washes well, the spin is just as effective and the drier is very good it has some elements that I find a little irritating.
Firstly, within its 1st year (in fact the day before the guarantee ran out, luckily for me!) a chip in the machine went, rendering it useless until the engineer fixed it. One day later and I would have been forking out for parts and labour on a 12 month old machine. The previous model had lasted a full 5 years, with some pretty heavy use, two babies (washable nappies), hairdressing towels and a couple of washes and drys a day.
The programming is also less simple if you want to wash and dry straight after there is a bit of faffing involved.
Ther are however some great features to this machine. I like the fast wash option on many of the programmes and the drier is much more efficient than the old one.The filter doesn't need changing anywhere near as frequently as that in my old model, but is still too close to the floor to clean without at least spilling some of the water.
In short, a good machine, suitable for my needs but not as convincing as its ancestor!
Attractively designed in white, the Zanussi ZKG7165 Washer Dryer will fit beautifully into your kitchen and your life, and boasts a range of useful features designed to make laundry management easy! Offering a versatile selection of 21 programmes, you can be sure of getting exactly the results you need time after time with the Zanussi ZKG7165 Washer Dryer / Some of the other highlighting features include a delay timer, a quick wash cycle, a handwash cycle, and two selectable drying programmes / Its capacity of 6kg for washing and 4kg drying is ideal for the average size household / Everything you need for care-free, high quality laundry processing is present in the Zanussi ZKG7165 Washer Dryer / Type: Freestanding / Wash load 6 kg / 13.2 lb / Drying load: 4 kg / 8.8 lb / Maximum spin speed: 1600rpm / Drying system: Condenser / Energy rating B / Wash performance: A / Spin performance: B / Noise Level: 56 dB(A) / Number of programmes: 21 Washer Variable temperature No Wash programmes 21 (including hand wash, wool programme) Wash functions Easy iron Dryer Number of drying temperatures 2 Cycle options Drying time option Features Variable spin Yes Spin stability Yes Loading Front loading Controls Display Digital Programme selector Mechanical Delay timer Yes Environment Consumption per cycle, with dryer 4.85 kWh / 89 litres Consumption per cycle, without dryer 1.02 kWh Annual consumption, with dryer 970 kWh / 17800 litres Annual consumption, without dryer 204 kWh / 17800 litres Physical Colour White / Dimensions: 850 x 600 x 580 mm (H x W x D) / Short name: Zanussi ZKG7165