Long time reader, first time submitter, so please be gentle! ;-)
Our washing machine has packed up, so have been looking for a new one, and this machine in the current John Lewis sale seemed like a good deal. Here's the bumpf from the listing:
The Indesit WIXL143 washing machine offers a versatile array of programmes is and A-rated energy and wash performance. Theres variable temperature control, a 45 minute no-iron Sport wash for synthetic gym clothes and a program specifically for sports shoes without the noise, where shoes remain attached to the basket walls, and therefore do not knock, scrape or fall over each other.
The WIL143 washing machine is economical too, using 'soak and rain' in order to use less water when filling the machine and with automatic water control. Its detergent save feature ensures you dont waste washing powder by its getting stuck in the sump, and if youre in a hurry theres no delay at the end of the cycle before the door unlocks.
Theres a programme progress LED display and a delay start option to fit the washing cycles around your lifestyle. For heavy soiling, the WIL143 washing machine features a pre-wash function, but if you want to just freshen up a few items, then the light load setting saves you time and energy.
Other sites list the same machine around the £250 mark, and the RRP is £299, so this seems like a bargain to me!