2kg 52. It rightfully deserves its place as the flagship washing machine in the Panasonic range and one of the finest machines available on the market today. The theory is that the steam penetrates the fibres in your washing after the spin cycle so that your clothes do not come out so creased, which in turn helps to reduce the ironing time. Pure cotton shirts yet needed a bit of light run over with the iron to gain them pressed crisp, but the steam action certainly made the overall job a lot easier. To put that in perspective, around 50dB is the background noise in a house environment and 70dB is no louder than most people have their kitchen radios.
The 3D sensor system, combines an accelerometer, load sensor and balance sensor, measures the load placed in the drum and visually indicates the capacity as a percent of the machines maximum load before kicking off the cycle. After a maximum spin the 8kg washing load retained an extra 4.The Panasonic NA-140VZ4 is Panasonics summit-of-the-range washing machine. These can include an easy Ironing option, which will gently spin your washing then intermittently rotate it for up to 30mins after the washing is finished, helping to reduce wrinkles.
The cycle complete buzzer can be turned off for late night laundry runs but, along with the countdown timer indicator, remains a handy reminder that the cycle has ended. 50 T-Shirts, ideal for larger households, and is positively bristling with features to make it cleaner, greener and quieter. The maximum load during the steam action cycle is between 1.Read more washing machine reviews test 30C 1400rpm 80 load 40C 1200rpm 40 load Norm/Eco Annual Power consumption 0.
This is also one of a new breed of machines to feature the option of steam action. To test the steam action we ran a refresh cycle, taking 25 minutes on 1. For the busy consumer there is also a quick 50-minute wash for lightly soiled items and a Rapid 15-minute cycle one of the shortest cycles of any washing machine on the market for a very quick refresh.5kg of shirts.
moreover, 8kg of washing is a huge pile and will be even heavier when damp. There is also a Stain Master function that lets you to choose from 23 different stains ranging from mud to make-up, or blood to beer. Using the steam cycle on cotton shirts that were labelled for a 40-degree wash, we saw no shrinkage or adverse effect of the steam, and got some great crease-free results. Five programmes utilize the Steam function, ranging from a Daily wash, which takes place during the spin cycle that follows the Cotton wash, Shirts wash specifically designed to tackle grimy collars and cuffs, an Allergy Care wash to remove allergens such as dust mites and pollen, a Wrinkle care to reduce wrinkles in spun garments and a general Refresh wash, all using steam to reduce creasing.
EU figures use water at a balmy 25 degrees and are based on 60 degrees wash cycles. Panasonic might not be the first brand you think of when it comes to buying a high-stop washing machine, but the Panasonic NA-140VZ4 should certainly be on your shortlist. More on that later.5 of water from a 4kg dry weight respectively but, true to its name, the eco wash used almost half the amount of electricity.
Using an average energy price of 15p per KWh at time of review, this cycle worked out costing a frugal 14p per wash. It has a huge 10kg load capacity approx. Specific figures for power and water use are listed at the bottom of this review. Even in our free-standing test facility we measured just 53dB on a wash cycle and 72dB on full 1400 spin, pretty darn close to Panasonics own figures of 53dB and 71dB respectively only the Samsung WF90F7E6U6W Ecobubble betters these numbers in our tests.
Not only is it packed with programmes that are useful and labour-saving, it is incredibly energy-efficient and as shy as a mouse in use. The Steam action certainly showed a significant reduction in post wash creases and with some shirts, particularly easy care / easy iron material, you could gain away without ironing altogether.7 Litres 16,932 Time to complete wash 1hr 51mins 1hr / 2hrs 51 mins Noise During Wash 53dB 53dB Noise During Max Spin 72dB 70dB Moisture after max spin 4. It claims to be 30 more efficient than the EUs official A rating, boasts one of the speediest quick wash cycles on the market at just 15 minutes and features Panasonics Sazanami drum an innovative system where the drum skin is formed of mild raised diamond shapes that best agitate the washing and improve spin efficiency.
It is likely to be even quieter crammed into the average space between kitchen cupboards. ALSO CONSIDER: Panasonic NA-148VG4Panasonic NA-140VZ4: How much will it cost to runBased on average UK household use 200 x 30 degree 80 max loads and 40 x 40 degree 40 half loads with a 50/50 split on normal and eco programs, the Panasonic NA-140VZ4s annual running cost is a very acceptable 32. This extends the washing time by