Ah, well, you can't win 'em all!
And - talking of winning, I am now a happy, smiley, laundry washer. No longer do we have to start up the genny in order to run my power guzzling, 9 year old front loader, a Bosch washing machine - which consumed between 1500 and 2500watts / cycle depending on the programme and temperature I selected, and, on it's quickest programme, required 1 hour 20 minutes of genny noise, petrol expense and waiting time.
It frustrated the life out of me. So I went online to do some research - at both LG and Samsung's websites.
My mission? To find the lowest wattage automatic washing machine available in this country.
The result of a few hours of downloading .pdfs, comparing specifications and writing e-mails to suppliers in this country has resulted in the acquisition of a brand spanking new Samsung WA90G9 9kg top loader. A top loader means that I don't have to bend down so far to get the washing in or out of the machine - all good for a dicky back...
It was cheap too - only R2100.00 compared to the R3500 -> R4900.00 for other top or front loaders.
|This is the Samsung WA90G9 top loader|
washing machine that we recently purchased
It uses slightly more water than the Bosch did, but I have no problem with that as we have diverted the waste water outlet towards plants - so I view it as less gardening watering that I personally have to do.
Using the local Eco-Soft, an enviro-friendly, phosphate free, biodegradable washing powder, ensures that the plants won't be overcome with too many harmful chemicals.
|The washing machine specifications|
The photo's above and below give you a pretty good idea of what programmes the machine has.
Choosing which cycle is easy, and with this detailed information to help me the first time, it is now quick and easy - almost, but not quite - second nature.
We have only connected the cold water supply, so I always choose that setting.
A saving in time, and power / fuel / fuel cost - it's brilliant!