Written on: 08/06/2011
Very good product. I've had it over 4 years and its used, on average, every day.
I've had no problems at all with its reliability. It's lasted longer than my previous Hotpoint Aquarius (3 years). I bought it online from John Lewis so had an extra year's warranty. I didn't need it though.
On the downside, the dryer takes ages, 30 minutes with a small load. I wouldn't recommend a washer/dryer but was limited with space. I'm going to get a separate dryer.
I use the 40 and 60 super quick settings. I don't understand the Eco settings. How can it be economical or ecological when it takes nearly 3 times longer?