Washing machines: Compare features & prices Indesit IWE81481S review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/laundry-and-cleaning/reviews/washing-machines/indesit-iwe81481s/review/
In keeping with many of Indesit's washing machines, the IWE81481S's wash programs are split into daily, special and sport, with an Eco Time option if you want to use less time and energy to wash lightly-soiled clothes. We wanted to see whether it can get a normal everyday load clean - and how much energy it would need to do it - so we packed it off to our lab to find out.
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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