When I was asked to test out the Hotpoint RSG964JW Smart + Washing Machine, I was really excited, especially with the fact that it boasted a 9kg drum.
With two very messy boys and a Matt, my previous washing machine was always on the go and I never seemed to be able to get through the mountain of washing in my kitchen. Whilst I must admit my previous washing machine was an absolutely brilliant machine, the drum on my old washing machine was only a 7kg. This meant when the kids were ill at night and their bedding needed washing, I had to wash their duvets by hand in the bath. They took forever to dry, even if left to dry on the radiators.
Over the last month, I have really put the Hotpoint RSG964JW Smart + Washing Machine through its paces and I am please to say that it has truly exceeded my expectations. It was easy to install and I didn’t need to read the instructions.
There are 14 different wash programmes available for every type of clothing. I’ve mainly used the Anti-Stain Turbo 45, Cotton and the Duvet programmes.
I found that all my washing was washed perfectly first time around. Lucas has a habit of wiping his mouth on his sleeve especially after eating so his sleeves are always covered in food like spaghetti sauce. Cameron also fell over and gashed his knee really bad. His trousers were covered in blood. The washing machine managed to get these tough stains out with ease. This wouldn’t have happened with my old machine.
I must say here that the wash programmes are a lot longer than I am used to even using the time saver. However this is outweighed by the fact that you can wash a lot more clothes in this machine than my previous washing machine.
You can customise these programmes further using the display panel.
The display panel allows you to add an extra rinse, change the speed of the spin, change the temperature, delay the wash for up to 24 hours and reduce the time of the of the wash using time saver.
You can also lock the display panel to stop little fingers changing your wash halfway through the cycle through their love of pressing buttons!
It also has the button for Direct Injection
Direct Injection helps remove more than 100 stains at just 20 degrees. Direct Injection is a premix of water and detergent that is injected directly into the wash as a cleaning foam. This results in detergent enzymes activating faster, penetrating fibres better and therefore delivering a deeper clean even at low temperatures. You can turn this feature on when you have heavily stained clothes.
One thing I also really love with this machine is how quiet it is. Apart from filling up and when it’s about to spin, you wouldn’t even know it was on. For the first few washes I found myself going back into the kitchen to make sure it was working.
The Hotpoint RSG964JW Smart + Washing Machine is a cold fill washing machine that still boasts a A+++ (-10%) energy rating. It also comes with a 10 year parts guarantee for your peace of mind.
The washing machine also has a self cleaning function and turns off after 30 mins of inactivity.
Overall the Hotpoint RSG964JW Smart + Washing Machine is fantastic value for money at only £399.99.
The only problem I have now is finding the space to dry all the clothes.
You can find out more about the Hotpoint RSG964JW Smart + Washing Machine here.
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