Beko launches four new 'A+' rated washing machinesNew Beko 'Excellence' washing machines unveiled
18 July 2009
Beko has unveiled four new machines, each with a 50 minute quick programme cycle and claiming low energy use.
The 7kg and 8kg capacity Beko washing machines are part of the manufacturer's Excellence range and start at £249.
Although 'A' is the most efficient officially recognised energy rating for a washing machine, Beko claims these models are extremely low energy users, hence their A+ billing.
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Beko washing machines
The Beko WME8227 (£289), WME7267 (£299) , WME7247 (£289) and WME7227 (£249) washing machines all feature Beko's ‘Daily Quick Programme.’ This fast wash programme for full loads of lightly soiled laundry can be run at a range of temperatures and, according to Beko, save over an hour compared with a normal cotton wash.
Other special programmes include 'Dark Care,' which Beko says helps protect dark coloured clothes from fading and detergent deposits, and 'Baby & Toddler' which performs four rinse cycles.
Which? washing machine expert Katie Waller, said: 'Beko machines tend to clean well in our tests although none of our current Which? Best Buy washing machines are Beko models.
'The slightly larger than average 8kg capacity of the WME8227 means you can wash more in one go and the mixed program will appeal to those who prefer not to separate their cottons and synthetics.'
Washing machine features
LCD displays on all the washing machines enable users set the wash temperature and spin speed, as well as set a time delay of up to 24 hours, see the remaining time of their chosen cycle and add any extra functions like anti-crease or quick wash.
The WME8227 8kg washing machine also has a duvet programme and capacity to fit a standard double duvet thanks to an extra large porthole door.
Beko is the UK’s third largest washing machine brand and the new line up is available now.
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