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03/01/2013 at 08:26
Currently I have a pantaloons machine that works but does not rinse very well, if I use powder I see bits in the tumble drier. For my birthday/Christmas pressie from my parents they are offering to donate a large propotion of the cost to me a machine so planning on getting a lg direct drive as mum has one and it is fab so for £40 extra I get a 7kg or £70 extra I get a 8 kg machine?
Current machine is a 5kg is it worth the extra £30 for the bigger machine?
03/01/2013 at 08:39
Yes definitely, we have an 8kg drum and its great
03/01/2013 at 08:41
I'd say so, you don't have to do your washing quite so often.
Our old one was 7kg, and when that died last year (it was 11 years old) we replaced it with an 11kg Hotpoint one.
My old one was an LG, they really are good machines.
03/01/2013 at 08:45
We have the Hotpoint Aqualtis, which is 11kg (same as yours Deedee?), and definitely benefit from having a larger drum, especially when we have all 4 kids here.
So definitely get the larger drum capacity.
03/01/2013 at 08:59
Yes, same one AK!
03/01/2013 at 09:05
We've just bought an Indesit 9kg washing machine. It is brilliant. Definitely get a large drum.
03/01/2013 at 09:08
Hell yeah big drum and fast spin are very important.
03/01/2013 at 09:23
For me, it would depend.. How do you dry your clothes? If they all go into the dryer and you have only a 5kg dryer - what will you do to dry the rest? If you hang them, do you have sufficeint hanging space to hang up to double what you do now?
Assuming both the above aren't a problem, I'd go for bigger the better, if it isn't full you can always do a half load anyway? But imagine there might be times when a sicky baby could mean stripping 2/3 sets of bedding, clothing for you, LO etc and it'd be good to get them done in as few washes as possible.
03/01/2013 at 17:08
Thanks ladies sorry have not responded earlier will go for the bigger machine, was thinking in the summer we have the garden and we dry in the winter in a tumble for some things and clothes rail and dehumidifier for the rest. I suppose £30 extra over the life of the machine will be pennies!
03/01/2013 at 17:13
We have a 9kg machine and i love it. We have no tumble dryer but still manage ok in winter
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