Eighteen free standing and built-in appliances were rigorously tested and of the six built in models, the CDA one beat off competition from Whirlpool, Indesit, Bosch and Smeg to emerge the pick of the crop.
Described as ‘a great built-in option with particularly strong results in the washing tests”, the testers praised the fact that the drying capacity is the same as the wash load, alleviating the need to remove wet garments at the end of the wash cycle. It was also the only machine that did not use water as part of its drying cycle. Which? says it’s the best model for homeowners whose water consumption is metered. CDA’s five year guarantee was also highlighted.
Grease, ink, cosmetics, milk and olive oil were just some of the ‘stains’ that Which? used to test the cleaning performance of the eighteen appliances whilst the drying programme was evaluated for energy consumption and for thoroughness throughout the load by weighing individual items at the end of the ‘iron-dry’ programme. Water retention can vary from as little as 3% for a sheet to more than 20% for jeans or a towel.
CDA’s Marketing Manager, Sally Stothard, says “We are thrilled to receive such recognition for the quality of our appliances. CDA stands for great designs and high performance at affordable prices and this independent report endorses that magnificently.”