Next, read more Washer-Dryer reviewsAnnual figure based on the average UK household running 200 x 40C 80 max loads and 40 x 40C 40 half loads 50/50 split normal & eco.This A rated energy efficient washer dryer uses direct air cooling technology that draws outside air in during the drying process to cool the condenser. There are four levels of drying to choose from, iron dry, wardrobe dry, extra wardrobe dry and a delicate dry. It is easy to use, easy to load and easy to read. Wash results were a little above average for a mid-price washer and a quite good for a washer dryer at this price, which generally show poorer wash performance than pure washers.
At least the eco wash fared a little better, leaving 1. Over the life of the appliance that is likely to be a higher cost than the machine itself.2kg 80 full load at 1400 spin speed, a 40C cotton wash with 3kg 50 load all the way through to dry, a 40C cotton wash with a 3. The two 40 loads were a bit more accurate with the first one coming in exactly on the time of 1hr 47mins indicated and the second one overrunning by 20mins on the 2hrs 36mins indicated.
Programme options to run a complete wash and dry cycle are also plentiful catering for cotton, synthetic dry, an anti-allergy wash and dry and a straight forward wash and wear cycle. The full wash & dry cycle was actually 57mins quicker than the 4hrs 12mins indicated, curtailed short as our cotton-base test load is fairly easy to dry. All five stains were still just visible after the main 40C wash with non-bio powder, the coffee and wine proving very stubborn to shift for the Beko.SEE ALSO: Best ToastersBeko WDA91440W: What programmes does it haveThis Beko WDA91440W has plenty of programmes to cover a broad variety of washing clothes and requirements.
There is a Daily Xpress for up to 9kg of washing that takes 39mins to complete, and the Xpress Super Short for up to 2kg of washing that is complete in 14mins great timesavers. It offers 16 pre-set programmes to suit different clothing types and it has two fast wash modes for when youre in a hurry.As is common among mid-priced washer dryers, the spin results were generally well below the average when compared to mid-priced dedicated washing machines.
However, as the WDA91440W is quieter than we expected on two out of three of its functions, we are not complaining. Energy and eco is not a strong point either as the power figures show, however It does offer great value at the price for the wealth of features on offer you would be hard pressed to buy even budget separate washer and dryer for less. Alternatively, it can be programmed separately using wet washing and set to 1 of 4 levels of dryness.SEE ALSO: Best Washing Machines Beko WDA91440W: What is it like to useThe main controls are fairly self-explanatory with all the programmes set around a large dial that illuminates your chosen setting.
2kg 33 of water from a 3. With a clear LCD display to keep you informed of your washing progress and a countdown timer, the Beko WDA91440W is a neat all round package. Against other washer-dryers that use cold water for cooling the condenser this can save you up to 95 bath tubs of water per year. Added together with further additional options available including extra rinsing, spins speed and a handy anti-crease function, that will gently tumble your washing after the spin cycle to loosen the fibres and lessen the wrinkles before ironing, this machine is incredibly versatile.
Ironically, the WDA914440W washer-dryer tested here washed slightly cleaner than Bekos own WMB91442 washing machine also tested this month.6 litres than the standard wash.6kg 40 load at 1400 spin speed and a 40C cotton eco wash with a 3.133KWh more than the standard wash therefore costing more electricity.
Do note that the type of clothes and the degree of dryness selected will vary the actual costs. The real winners are the two quick wash options for the busty household. It looks smart with its chrome door surround and the detergent tray is easy to remove for cleaning. This model also features the companys Aquafusion technology, which is claimed to reduce the amount of detergent wasted during a washing cycle by 10.
The choice of an 80 load is more in tune with a genuine load as very few people stuff their washing machine to maximum capacity. A countdown timer and progress bar are on display on the LCD screen, although their accuracy varied considerably. The first load left a hefty 4.Beko WDA91440W: How noisy is itThe Beko WDA91440W measured fairly quiet on a wash cycle 58dB and relatively quiet on the spin cycle 74dB.
Its tumble-drying performance, however, was very good, and if anything we thought some that it dried a little dryer than would be expected from its four described levels of iron dry, wardrobe dry, extra wardrobe dry and a delicate dry. The drying function of the Beko WDA91440W can be programmed at the start of the washing cycle depending on the weight of the washing and how dry you want it before the cycle ends. The wash results were average but with the help of some biological powder this would improve. Moreover, the Beko is not one of the most economical washer dryers for its drying cycle either.
There is also a more detailed LCD screen with touch buttons that allows you to adjust the spin speed and temperature of the chosen programme, as well as access other options such as delay start or extra rinse. We found the actual noise generated during a drying cycle to be miles away from Bekos figures in a good way! We measured an average of around 60dB against Bekos claimed 70dB, which is a massive difference.3kg 60 of water from a dry weight of 7. Beko WDA91440W: How well does it washFor our tests we ran four different wash cycles; a 40C cotton wash with a 7.
In our tests drying a half load added 30p 2kw to the cycle, so If you did 100 x half load drying cycles per year it would add around 30 to your annual running costs. We included a test stain strip in the first wash, stained with dried on ketchup, coffee, blood, red wine and engine oil. The Beko WDA91440W fully dried the clothing in the wash & dry cycle to a comprehensively extra dry state, allowing clothing to be worn straight from the drum. This is never going to be a cheap way to dry your washing, and the cost of this convenience works out around 30p per wash with this Beko.
For best results with eco washes, always use a full load. Premium washer driers like the Samsung WD906U4SAGD will halve that figure. The on/off touch control button is not very sensitive so needs to have a firm finger press to get the ball rolling although there is no such problem with the start button. Specific figures for power and water use are available on the specs page.
The only thing eco about this cycle was that it used slightly less water 10.6kg dry weight although this cycle used 0.The WDA91440W is a feature packed washer dryer from Beko with an impressive 9kg load capacity for washing or a sizeable 6kg load for washing and drying all-in-one go.6kg 40 load at 1400 spin speed.
6kg 44 of water from a dry weight of 3. Apart from the usual cotton, cotton eco, synthetic, woollen and hand wash cycles there is also a dedicated shirts wash. Annual drying figures based on a 40 half load and 100 drying cycles per year. We used a major brand non-biological detergent washing powder.
It is not uncommon for half-load eco modes to use more electricity than a full eco-mode washes, but rarely does that appear in the manual.Should I buy the Beko WDA91440WThis is a simple, does-what-it-says-on-the-tin machine with plenty of programmes.6kg.The timings for all the washes were very inconsistent, with the first wash running over by a whopping 1hr 48mins on top of the 1hr 47mins initially indicated.
Beko WDA91440W: How much will it cost to runBased on an average UK household use 200 x 40C 80 max load and 40 x 40C 40 half load with a 50/50 split on normal and eco programmes, the Beko WDA91440W annual running cost is a fairly stiff 43. This disagreed with Bekos figures in both ways, the published numbers being 55dB for washing and 77dB for spinning.2kg of clothing and the second wash leaving 1.98 on washing alone. Stay tune for the next updates!