Hotpoint RPD9467J Ultima S-Line Washing Machine
This washer receives great reviews and is generally regarded as a cut above average from a cut above average manufacturer. The Hotpoint RPD9467J Ultima S-Line washing machine feels solidly-built from the outset and has a smart, modern look, with a neat control panel and LCD display. The controls are quite minimalist but make the machine simple to use once you get used to them. There is a rotary dial to set the preferred wash program (the programmes are listed on the inside of the detergent drawer), and other options are selected via push buttons that are integrated into the display panel.
The RPD9467J has a 9kg washing capacity which is substantial enough to handle a large family load, or accommodate large items like a double duvet..
This Ultima S-Line machine uses something they call “direct injection technology” which means it pre-mixes the detergent and water into a foam before it is injected into your wash. This helps to lift dirt more rapidly during the wash cycle and also enables the machine to operate at a lower temperature (down to about 20°C which is very low in comparison to other machines). This not only improves the quality of your wash but helps the machine to be energy efficient, and the RPD9467J achieves a very high efficiency rating – in fact it is 20% better than the EU’s maximum A+++ label!
Note however that some wash times – mainly if you need a high temperature wash – can be quite long; as much as 3.75 hours for a full load at 60°C, and 2.5 hours for a half-load at 40°C. However it is probably not often you will need to use these settings as most day-to-day laundry will wash just great at a lower temperature. There are also a good choice of special program settings for special purposes, for example the Anti-Stain Turbo cycle is a 45 minute wash at 20°C that’s able to handle washes that aren’t too badly stained; the Daily Wash setting uses just 30° but is nevertheless designed for everyday use with normally stained loads; the Steam Refresh cycle is a short 20 minute cycle that removes odours and smells to freshen up clothes that have only been worn a few hours; and the Steam Hygiene option adds an extra period of steam at the end of a full wash cycle for a more intensive clean. In total there are 16 programmes available, including some special programmes such as Anti Allergy Plus, Anti Allergy Delicates and a Woolmark Platinum Care.
Hotpoint’s technicians have also incorporated a Super Silent brushless motor and special insulating side panels in order to make the machine quiet during washing, and it manages to be quite quiet even during spinning compared to most washing machines. The spin cycle operates at a respectable 1400rpm.
The appliance benefits from Hotpoint’s standard terms which means its guaranteed for parts for ten years, and any necessary labour costs covered for the first year.
- Capacity: 9 kg
- Maximum spin speed: 1400 rpm
- Energy efficiency class: A+++ -20%
- Spin class: B
- LCD display
- Super Silent
- Direct injection
- Delay start
- Child lock
- Drum volume: 62 litres
- Noise level (washing): 53dB
- Noise level (spinning): 81dB
- Dimensions (H X W X D): 85 x 59.5 x 60.5 cm
- Can be built-under