Feature-packed, easy-to-use and energy efficient - what's not to like?
Bosch is one of the leading brands when it comes to white goods, and this Bosch WAW32560GB is an example of just how fantastic their washing machines can be. Boasting a sleek, white and silver veneer, as well as a large LED screen and an easy-to-use dial, it operates quietly and efficiently – the A+++ energy rating means you can rest assured it won’t be gobbling up unnecessary amounts of expensive energy. Featuring a variety of programmes as well as nifty additions like the AutoStain feature, it’s a washing machine that ticks all the boxes.
This Bosch appliance has no fewer than 14 programmes, allowing you complete control and peace of mind when it comes to different types of washes. Silks and woollens will benefit from the delicates setting, there are super-speedy settings for when you need things cleaned in a rather impressive 15 minutes, and there’s even a special duvet programme which makes maximum use of the machine’s very generous and family-friendly 9 kg capacity.
It’s the little extras that make a big difference with this machine. Take the ActiveWater Plus technology, which nimbly avoids water wastage by using a sensor which alters the exact amount of water used depending on the quality and quantity of various fabrics. The water flow is then optimised so your clothes are soaked quickly and evenly. Is some of your laundry particularly smudged with mud, grass or – perish the thought – red wine? You can rely on the special AutoStain setting to blast 16 of the most common and stubborn stains. It’s heaven sent for those with young kids forever coming home covered in splodges.
The Bosch WAW32560GB may have plenty of bells and whistles, but it’s also been designed to be as user-friendly as possible. The LED display is large and clear, presenting you with all the salient information at a glance, and the self-cleaning detergent drawer means never having to worry about cleaning up any goop. There’s even a special DrumClean programme which automatically cleans and maintains the inside of your machine, making it a doddle to take care of. An added perk of this Bosch is anti-vibration design, which allows for greater stability during vehement cycles, and also helps keep the noise levels to a minimum.
- A wealth of programmes
- Some clever additions
- Easy to use
- Could do with better temperature control
- Quite pricey for what it is
- No spin-only cycle
Why you should buy it: This good-sized machine from Bosch is packed with features, but this doesn't impact on how user-friendly it is. It's more expensive than some, but worth a good look nonetheless.