Hotpoint Aquarius WDL5490P

Summary

User Score

Pros

  • Washes clothes very well
  • Range of wash programmes
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Long cycle times
  • Creases clothes
  • Can’t set the dryer to run less than 40 minutes

Review Price £420.00

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Key Features: B Class energy efficiency rating; 16 different wash programmes; 7kg drum capacity

Manufacturer: Hotpoint

Hotpoint Aquarius WDL5490P

Boasting a selection of ratings, the Hotpoint Aquarius WDL5490P has been awarded a wash efficiency of A, meaning that it’s brilliant at removing smells, getting out stains and generally cleaning clothes well.

On top of this, the units boasts an energy efficiency rating of B, so it won’t use bags of energy whilst washing and drying your clothes and should save you money on your energy bills. Finally it has a spin efficiency rating of B, which means the clothes are fairly dry when they come out of the machine and you don’t have to spend as much time or energy drying them.

As it’s a combined washer-dryer, it’s good for people with small kitchens or limited space as you don’t have to worry about getting two appliances to wash and dry your clothes independently — the Hotpoint Aquarius WDL5490P does it all in one. It’s also a condenser dryer, so you don’t have to worry about a vent pipe.

Fully programmable and customisable, the Hotpoint Aquarius WDL5490P plays host to a total of 16 different wash programmes, including a quick wash and a wool setting, so you can always find the right setting for your load and ensure that you wash your clothes in a way that is right for them.

Adding to this there’s also a half load feature for the times you don’t have a whole basket of washing to put on — and the Hotpoint Aquarius WDL5490P senses when it needs to use this programme automatically, a handy addition that helps cut down on the near endless cycle times that can see full loads takes almost three hours. Annoyingly, you are also unable to set the dryer to run for any less than 40 minutes at a time.

With a drum capacity of 7kg, you can fit an awful lot of washing inside the Hotpoint Aquarius WDL5490P — you’ll certainly notice the difference if you’re upgrading from an older machine. The clothes come out of the washing machine almost dry and then if you use the dryer as well it’s very effective, although it creases clothes easily so they’ll need ironing.