Washing. It’s never ending in this house. With 4 kids there are always school uniforms, football kits and pyjamas. Then there are my everyday uni clothes and my work uniform. Then there’s Kevin’s work uniform (which is often covered in oil). Add in bed sheets and towels and you can imagine just how much washing we do in an average week!
Our previous washing machine had a 6kg drum – which sounds big, but really isn’t. I couldn’t fit all the bed sheets in one load, and it meant doing a lot of separate wash loads – multiple times a day. So you can imagine my delight when Beko offered me a washing machine with a 9kg capacity – and a 28 minute wash time.
Now, I will say that installation wasn’t a breeze – not because the washing machine is difficult, but because Team KnowHow proved pretty tricky to deal with. Finally, after 3 cancelled appointments and a chat with a senior manager, we finally managed to get the machine in and running, and I couldn’t wait to try it out!
We chose the WX943440B freestanding washing machine for our utility room, and went for classic black. It is also available in white and red. Billed as the perfect option for big, busy families, this washing machine allows you to wash a large 9kg load in just 28 minutes. An LED time remaining display shows you how long your cycle has left, and the durable motor comes with a 10-year guarantee. Which all sounds pretty perfect so far, right?
It’s really easy to get going; everything is self explanatory. There are several different washing options – a daily cottons for everyday wear, which also has an eco option for energy saving. Then there are specific programmes for wool and hand wash items, a hygiene wash (ideal for a cloth nappy rinse) and an anti allergy setting, which features an extra rinse to remove any traces of washing powder etc. This is something we have found really useful for Max, with his sensitive skin and eczema. There is a child lock too, so no little fingers can change the cycle halfway through, or open the door and flood your kitchen.
Of course, the cycle I really wanted to try was the Daily Quick. I was dubious I’ll admit – is it really possible to get stuff clean in just 28 minutes?
Yes. It is.
We tried a white load first – school shirts (some covered in pen and grass – thanks Jacob), PE tshirts and light coloured home clothes. I was really surprised with how efficient the 28 minute cycle was – everything came out exactly as I would have expected after a longer wash cycle. There were no marks or debris left, and everything was ready for the tumble dryer. I had the same success with a coloured wash. The only thing it didn’t really work for was Kevin’s oily work uniform – but I can’t say I am surprised there as this often needs a hotter wash anyway. I have been using the Daily Quick for everything except work clothes (mine too, as it gets covered in all sorts and needs to be washed at a high temperature for hygiene) and bedding/towels.
There is also a Super Short option, which washes 2kg of clothing in just 14 minutes – amazing for when you need something really quickly! This washing machine automatically reduces water levels for half or smaller loads, so you don’t have to worry about wasting water if you just need to get something clean in a rush.
I really like the freedom of the Daily Quick wash. Combined with the larger drum capacity, this means I can get all our washing done more quickly – and that’a huge bonus in my book! I didn’t really appreciate just how big the drum was – until I managed to get a double bedding set and 4 single bedding sets in all at once!
There is nothing we don’t like about this washing machine. It sounds silly to say something like this has changed our lives, but it really has. It has taken away the amount of time we spend doing laundry, and is helping us to more eco friendly too – which has the added bonus of reducing our energy bills!
The lovely Beko team have offered one lucky reader the chance to win their very own Beko washing machine featuring the 28 minute Daily Quick programme. To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, enter below – best of luck!
Terms and conditions. Open to UK residents only, giveaway ends 27/01/2018. Winner will be randomly selected from all correctly completed entries and contacted by email. Winner may choose any Beko washing machine featuring the 28 minute Daily Quick wash from the Beko website (subject to availability). Prize will include delivery and standard installation.