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5 Reasons For
Only Released Seven Months Ago
This Bosch washer dryer is one of the latest washer dryers to be released. As such it is likely to have better features than some of the older washer dryers.
Has a Load Balancing System
Unlike most of the other washer dryers that were launched in the last 12 months which do not have a load balancing system, the WKD28541 has a load balancing system.
Has a Reversible Door
The Bosch WKD28541 has a reversible door, unlike most of the other washer dryers that were released in the last year which do not have a reversible door.
A Washing Energy Efficiency Class
This washer dryer has an A washing energy efficiency class, which is typical of many washer dryers that have been around for around the same time as it.
Very Low Drying Noise Level
Medium washing capacity washer dryers that have been on the market for the last year have drying noise levels of between 60dB and 65dB, and the average drying noise level is 62dB. At only 60 decibels, the WKD28541 has a fairly low drying noise level compared to most of the other newly released washer dryers.
9 Reasons Against
Very Small Drying Capacity
The WKD28541 has one of the smaller drying capacities (only 4 kilograms) amongst similar spec washer dryers of this age. The drying capacities of medium washing capacity washer dryers that have been available for around the same time as the WKD28541 range from 4kg to 7kg, and the average drying capacity is 5kg.
If this washer dryer drying capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the AEG L16850A3[plb_3189425_price] (5kg and cheaper).
Only Has Six Washing Programs
The Bosch WKD28541 has a greater number of washing programs than most washer dryers that were launched in the last year. This washer dryer has a Hand/wool washing program, which is the most frequently found washing program found on latest similar spec washer dryers. The washing programs "Allergie", "Mix", "Night", "Quick" and "Sport" are also found on this washer dryer.
Very High Washing & Drying Annual Energy Consumption
When compared to other recently released medium washing capacity washer dryers, the washing & drying annual energy consumption of the WKD28541 of 1,100 kilowatt hour is one of the highest. The average washing & drying annual energy consumption of medium washing capacity washer dryers that are a similar age to the WKD28541 is 880kWh, and the washing & drying annual energy consumptions range from 500kWh to 1,100kWh.
Very High Wash Noise Level
With a wash noise level of 57 decibels, the Bosch WKD28541 has one of the highest wash noise levels amongst washer dryers of this age. The average wash noise level of recently released washer dryers is 51dB.
+6 More reasons against
Very Low Maximum Spin Speed
The WKD28541 has one of the lower maximum spin speeds (only 1,400 revolution per minute) amongst medium washing capacity washer dryers of this age. Across all the recently released medium washing capacity washer dryers the maximum spin speeds range from 1,400 RPM to 1,600 RPM.
Very High Connected Load
Across all the medium washing capacity washer dryers that came out around the same time as the WKD28541 the connected loads range from 2,000W to 2,300W. With a connected load of 2,300 Watts, the Bosch WKD28541 has one of the highest connected loads amongst medium washing capacity washer dryers of this age.
Very High Per Cycle Energy Consumption When Washing
The average per cycle energy consumption when washing of similar spec washer dryers that were launched in the last year is 0.96kWh. The WKD28541 has a very high per cycle energy consumption when washing (1.25 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec washer dryers.
High Running Costs
This Bosch washer dryer has an energy efficiency classification of B, and the WKD28541 is one of the less economic to run washer dryers that have been available for the last year that we have looked at for 3 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 3 year running cost of the WKD28541 is £2,728.
Very High Annual Energy Consumption When Washing
When compared to other new similar spec washer dryers, the WKD28541's annual energy consumption when washing of 10,200 kilowatt hours is one of the highest. The lowest annual energy consumption when washing of washer dryers that have been around for a similar time to the WKD28541 is 140kWh and the highest is 11,000kWh.
1 Other reason to consider the Bosch WKD28541
Bosch Washer Dryers Have OK Reviews
Washer dryers manufactured by Bosch are fairly ok washer dryers according to average user and expert reviews.