If you’re looking for a quality integrated washing machine that delivers on versatility, then the Neff W5440X1GB is a great 7kg model to consider. The user gets all of the standard programmes, plus a few special programmes and it also has a good selection of features. Beyond that, this washer offers good energy efficiency with an estimated energy consumption of 220 kilowatt hours (which translates to an annual running cost of approximately £33.88).
With the W5440X1GB, buyers get a nice medium size washing machine that should be more than adequate for the average family. It has a 7kg wash capacity with a large porthole for easy loading and unloading. In addition to that, it also has load size detection, and it will manage the operation of the machine based on the amount of laundry that is in the drum.
For programmes, the user can choose from two cotton cycles, a 15 minute quick wash, a wools cycle, a cycle for delicates, mixed wash, intensive and more. For special features and options, the machine has a variable temperature control, spin speed control, a less-ironing feature, a prewash and an eco wash setting. The programmed cycles do have preset spin speeds and temperatures, but the ability to make these adjustments can be nice for when you need the added control.
The quality of washing that you get from this machine is outstanding. All of the cycles perform very well and the machine has a range of features that are designed to improve the washing results. This machine comes with the Neff 3D Aqua Spa system and this feature helps the water and the suds to get into the fabric quicker and this makes for a faster and more thorough cleaning. The spin performance of the machine is good for an integrated machine with a 1400 rpm spin which removes 46% of water. In addition the unit comes equipped with the Aquastop system to protect against issues with overflow and leaks.
This model provides a very user-friendly washing experience. The control panel is well designed and very easy to understand, and it comes with a large display screen that provides information like the time remaining in the wash, the cycle progress, the temperature and the spin speed. For cycle selection, the user has a turn dial and then you have some buttons for doing things like adjusting the temperature, changing the spin speed and for feature like eco, prewash and easy iron.
To sum up, this Neff washing machine is well made, offers good value and has received positive reviews from existing buyers. The only real downside is that it’s not the cheapest model on the market, but if you want a quality appliance and don’t mind paying a little more, this will undoubtedly deliver great value in the long-term
• 7kg washing capacity
• Great selection of wash programs
• 15 minute quick wash
• Intensive wash
• Sports wash cycle
• Wools setting
• A cycle for silks and delicates
• Automatic half load with load size detection
• Easy ironing feature
• Variable temperature control
• Spin speed control
• Display screen with countdown timer
• 3D Aqua Spa system
• Overflow protection
• A+ energy rating
• 2-year limited warranty from the manufacturer
• The price is a little high