Washing machines: Compare features & prices Beko WM5121S review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/laundry-and-cleaning/reviews/washing-machines/beko-wm5121s/review/
The WM5121S washing machine in Beko's small 5kg-capacity range is slimmer than a standard machine, at just 45cm, which could make it a good fit if you're short of space. Its 16 programs include a setting to wash lightly soiled clothes at 30°C for 30 minutes, and a feature to cut water use for smaller loads. But how good is it at getting everyday loads clean? We sent it to our lab to find out.
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- Launch date: May 2011
- Type: Freestanding
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Capacity (cotton, kg)
The maximum load of washing that the machine can take (generally varies between 5 and 10kg).
Size, hxwxd (cm)
Includes the space taken up by hoses and attachments.
The manufacturer's energy-efficiency ratings for energy use, washing performance and spin drying, based on 60oC wash setting. 'A' indicates that little energy is used.
Length of the free warranty for parts and labour. To receive the full period of the warranty you may have to register the machine with the manufacturer soon after making the purchase.
An easy iron cycle will reduce creasing and make it easier to iron clothes after washing.
Hand wash program
A hand wash program will simulate hand washing and treat clothes in a gentle fashion.
Extra rinse cycles will rinse clothes for longer.
Whether starting the washing machine can be delayed useful if you want to take advantage of cheap-rate electricity. If the machine will be turned on while unattended, make sure a smoke alarm is fitted nearby.
Time standard cotton (hr:mm)
Time taken to run an everyday cycle
Time remaining display
Whether the time remaining is displayed
Energy costs (£)
The cost of using the machine on the cottons wash program four times a week for a year