The Zanussi ZWH7149P is a budget washing machine from a very reliable brand; one buyer of this model said they were replacing a previous Zanussi that had lasted 17 years! Most customers are very pleased with it saying it is an efficient little machine and great value for money. It spins at 1400 rpm, 900 rpm and 700 rpm which means it’s great for your delicate items too. It also has variable temperature meaning you can tailor the wash cycle to suit your load whether it is wool, silk or heavy duty cotton. Please note though, the variable temperature and spin are dictated by your programme choice and you can’t adjust them on different cycles.
This Zanussi washing machine features a 30 minute quick wash which is adequate for most daily needs however the standard cycle for more soiled items takes over 2 hours. It has a large 7 kg drum perfect for the average family or couples. The control panel consists of a dial and touch controls and the LED diplay will countdown to the end of your wash which will help you to plan your time. To this end it also has a 24 hour delay timer meaning you can programme your machine to switch on when it suits you.
The ZWH7149P is of reasonable build quality with a sturdy, wide opening door that will avoid accidents if you have a heavy armful of clothes to load. It has 14 different programmes to choose from including woollens, delicates and a ‘super rinse’. This Zanussi also has an ECO cycle which takes 3-4 hours but reduces your carbon footprint by operating at a lower temperature and using less water. The machine is cold only fill and has an automatic half load meaning only as much water as required is used in the normal cycles as well as the ECO cycle.
This Zanussi washing machine come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty. Take a look at the real customer review video below to get a better idea if this is the machine for you. If you think you might like to buy check our online comparison chart below…
All the programmes you need
Zanussi models tend to have a very long life
Automatic half load feature
Easy to use
1400 rpm max spin speed
Cheap to run
Eco cycle is too long at almost 4 hours
Detergent drawer is not very deep - be careful if you plan to box the machine in under a worktop
It's not the quietest machine on the market so bear this in mind if this is critical to you