Hotpoint Integrated Washing Machine
This Hotpoint Integrated Washing Machine is a built-in washing machine that will fit smoothly into your kitchen and your life. It has a large number of programmes and a good energy efficiency rating of A++. But does it provide an efficient wash for your laundry? We review the Hotpoint BHWMD742 to provide you with an objective view of the washing machine’s performance and features.
The size of the drum is important in a washing machine, especially if you have a large family. The average size of a drum for a washing machine is 6kg, this Hotpoint integrated washing machine has a 7kg washing capacity. This means it is higher than average, allowing you to wash a substantial amount of clothes. While it is not the largest load capacity on the market it is still sizeable and sufficient to wash the laundry of a large household. The fact that it has a larger than average load capacity means that it will make it easier on you when washing clothes as you won’t have to split the laundry into smaller loads. This is also energy efficient as you’ll be using the Hotpoint BHWMD742 less than you would a smaller capacity machine. This will also save you money on your energy bills too.
The spin speed is another very important factor to consider when looking to purchase a washing machine. A fast spin speed will remove moisture from clothes and laundry more effectively, making it easier and faster to dry them. This washing machine has a maximum spin speed of 1400rpm. This is a high spin speed and it has been found that this washing machine removes moisture from clothes well. It is not the highest spin speed available but it is rather high up and the spin performance of the Hotpoint BHWMD742 washing machine is very good.
This Hotpoint Integrated Washing Machine has an energy efficiency rating of A++, this is only one rating below the highest available, meaning that this is a very energy efficient machine. The washing machine is part of Hotpoint’s Ecotech range. This is a range of particularly energy efficient models in of washing machines.
This Hotpoint washing machine has 16 washing programmes in all, this is a large amount that provides you with a variety of options when washing your clothes. This allows you to select the right cycle for your laundry as not all types of laundry can be washed in the same way. For example, there is a hand wash programme that cleans delicate items gently and without snagging or tearing them. There is also a Woolmark Platinum care washing cycle that is specifically designed to wash woollen products without shrinking or damaging them. This is important if you have lots of wool items as they are notoriously difficult to wash.
One of the best washing cycles is the anti-allergy wash cycle. It removes allergens and dirt that can be dangerous to allergy sufferers and it deep cleans at a constant temperature of 60 degrees. It has been awarded Allergy UK approval so is ideal for anyone who suffers from allergies.
The many programmes are very useful for washing clothes and provide an effective clean. However, some of the programmes are very long, some almost two hours. This is inconvenient if you need your clothes in a rush and it seems that they could be washed in almost half the time.
Dimensions: 81.5-90 x 60 x 54cm
Energy efficiency rating: A++
Wash performance: A
Spin performance: B
Maximum spin speed: 1400rpm
Variable temperature: Yes
In conclusion, the Hotpoint BHWMD742 integrated washing machine is an effective machine that combines cleaning prowess with energy efficiency. It has some very useful programmes that other machines don’t have, such as the anti-allergy cycle. Plus, it has a sizeable capacity which means you can wash lots of clothes in one go. The only downside of this washing machine is that some of the programmes take a very long time to wash, almost two hours, which seems excessive. However, the fast programme is also very good at washing so this can be used in most circumstances.