mum2oneplustwins wrote:Oh dear. That's a shame. As he's in a flat, my brother was hoping to get an all-in-one.
It's all to easy to recognise the negative aspects of washer-dryers and much has be said on that so far at least. However a washer-dryer is the only possible solution for those that live in flats and apartments. In fact the vast majority of washer-dryers sold in the UK are by those that live in flats.
For a single person they represent the ideal washer solution, an all in one package that does the job ideally. Dirty washing in, fresh and dry coming out, ready to wear or place in the wardrobe or drawer...sorted!
The time it takes and the respective energy consumption is of little relevance to the necessity of such a device in today's get up and go world. Besides there is simply no other possible option due to the confined space, no radiators, washing lines and hardly room to swing a cat never mind putting up a clothes airer.
I speak with some first hand knowledge on the subject as my daughter lives in a one bed apartment. Has a kitchen just large enough for a fridge/freezer, cooker, sink and her much loved Hotpoint (WD62P) washer-dryer.