As I have got older I have got more into my home and interiors. I spend hours finding the right accessory to go in a room, trying to decide what colour to paint a wall and I genuinely love it.
My love of everything that comes into our home even includes the basic items that we need, like a washing machine. I can get ridiculously excited about a simple feature on an appliance. It’s also amazing what these kitchen appliances can do now. I’m just waiting for one that does everything for me!
When Beko got in touch to ask if I wanted to test out their new range of washing machines with some exciting new features, of course I quickly said yes.
I was sent the Beko freestanding 12kg 1400rpm washing machine (WY124854M) and its got a few new features that I couldn’t wait to try out.
Being a mum of two young girls it feels like our washing machine is never off and the week our new washing machine turned up it really did get tested. With both Alice on half term and Andy off work I had even more washing than normal.
Let me tell you about a few of the key features it comes with…and one of them might change my life!
Using this new programme means that you spend less time ironing, which is what every parent wants to hear. It uses an intensive steam to reduce the creases by 50%.
Daily Quick Programme
A lot of our washing is terribly soiled and doesn’t need a long intensive wash. When I saw that this machine comes with a programme where you can wash a large load of washing, up to 12kg in just 28 minutes I was amazed. Not only does this save me time, but money too.
Large 12kg Load Capacity
This is great for families, as it means you can wash more clothes in one go. This is something that I also consider when buying a new washing machine. If you wanted to and you had 60 shirts, you could wash them all in one wash cycle. Saving you money on your energy bills.
High Speed Spin
For those times when you need your clothes to dry quickly (I’m looking at you school uniform!), the high speed spin removes more water from the clothes, meaning they need less time to dry.
ProSmart Drive Motor
What is this? This is the bit that any parent who has a child that sleeps in the day will love. Not only does the motor keep energy costs down, it is also quieter and there is less chance of waking your sleeping child. Which means we can do laundry all day long and not just around nap time.
Child Safety Lock
Another feature that I look for since becoming a parent. A child lock which stops children’s little fingers meddling with your washing cycle.
Can you work out which one might actually change my life? Yes, it the daily quick programme. There are so many times as a parent when you are in a rush or your child needs a particular item of clothing and its dirty. Well now I can get it washed really quickly and have it ready for when it’s needed (usually the next day!)
One of the things that I love about this machine is the different programmes it has. Not only is there a programme for everything, but they are called things that actually relate to what you can wash!
You just turn to the dial to the programme you want and the light next to the programme comes on.
It has a large LCD display, where you can select what temperature you want and also the spin speed. One feature I really like is it tells you how long the cycle has left. I find this really useful as quite often I want to hang it up before we leave the house and I know if I will have time or not.
It might seem crazy to look at a washing machine and think how much I love it. But I genuinely do. Being a family of four means that we have a lot of washing and our washing basket is never empty. To have a machine that helps me save time and get more loads done in a day is a life saver.
I’m going to be writing another post about our Beko washing machine in a few weeks to let you know if I still love it as much as I do now.
Disclosure: I’m working in collaboration with Beko and we received our washing machine to be able to write about experience of using it. All photos, views and opinions are my own.