I live in a shared house and this is the washer that is available to use. So far we have had no problems with it and I have always been impressed with how clean my washing is....am sure that is a little to do with the products I use too though :-)
The washer has a variety of settings including:
*cotton 40-95 degrees
*synthetics 30-60 degrees
*delicates 30 degrees
*wool 40 degrees
*handwash 30-40 degrees
*spin/ gentle spin
*rinse and spin
I think these settings are fairly general for washers but the positive for this machine is that they are easy to use as. I tend to use the 40 degrees cotton setting for most of my washes, unless I am doing a white wash and then I tend to use a higher temperature, and have been pleased with the wash results. I find that the time taken for a wash is dependent on how big the load is (the max it takes is 5kg)...this can be a bit frustrating when I am in a rush to leave and think it'll take 1hr 40 (as the previous wash) and turns out taking nearer 2 hrs!
It has 1400rpm spin speed, I have found this to be good as it really removes the water from your washing and thus reducing drying time which is a bonus :-)
The only downside is that the machine can be pretty loud and so trying to do the washing over night seems to disturb my sleeping housemates :-(
Having a very quick look on the internet- this washer retails at around the £295 mark.
This Whirlpool AWOD4605 1400rpm spin speed washing machine offers a large 5kg load along with an A+ Rated energy and A Rated wash performance / It also features a multitude of programmes to suit your wash requirements, including automatic half load for smaller loads, 30 minute quick wash when time is of the essence and a wool programme so there''s no need to wash by hand / Short name: Whirlpool AWOD4605