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best new product – Major Domestic Appliances
H-WASH 500 washing machine HWB 414AMC/1-80, Hoover
The Hoover H-WASH 500 is the brand’s ‘smartest’ laundry collection to-date and the HWB 414AMC/1-80 will be the largest capacity model on the market – 14kg – capable of accommodating more than 70 shirts!
Building on previous success with its former connected appliances, the HWB 414AMC/1-80 features market-leading technology, including compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, via the hOn app.
Utilising the Internet of Things (IoT) specialisms of parent company, Haier Europe, the smart solutions available on the Hoover H-WASH HW 414AMC/1-80 offer the best care for clothes and enhances cleaning results.
According to consumer research*, 70% of people check a washing label before doing the laundry, but 37% don’t understand the symbols and 62% cut them out because they are either irritating or unsightly. The Hoover H-WASH 500 cleverly combats this with its ‘Scan to Care’ functionality – a clever feature which enables users to take a photo of their garment and washing label through the hOn app, store them in a ‘virtual wardrobe’ and the machine will recommend the best cycle. Then the label can be cut out and discarded.
The HWB 414AMC/1-80 has access to more than 40 specialist cycles from the hOn app, where users can also save favourite programmes and settings. The HWB 414AMC/1-80 clever ‘click to wash’ function provides cycle recommendations, too. Simply take a photo of the washing pile in front of the machine though the hOn app and the machine will do the rest!
In addition to providing detergent tracking and tips to optimise washing and reduce waste, the hOn app provides efficiency statistics, real-time consumption figures and maintenance updates & tips, enabling users to get the absolute best and most from the HWB 414AMC/1-80.
Capable of checking the weather forecast and advising the best time to wash, the HWB 414AMC/1-80 has more than 50 stain-removal tips to take ultimate care of garments.
A sturdy and reliable washing machine that guarantees outstanding results, the HWB 414AMC/1-80 features a new generation, brushless Eco-Power Inverter Motor; a long-lasting and powerful technology which enhances cleaning action up to 60 per cent and is four times more durable than a traditional motor, maximising efficiency and performance.
Other performance-enhancing technology built into the HWB 414AMC/1-80 products is Active Balance – a system that optimises spin cycles, allowing more time for washing with reduced vibration.
Complete with multiple quick wash options, an economy programme, high temperature hygiene washes and stain level adjustment, the HWB 414AMC/1-80 alters cycle lengths depending on the wash intensity required.
The LED text display allows users to see all cycle information including the selected programme, options, programme duration and more.
With the capacity to wash a full, mixed load in 59 minutes with Hoover’s All-in-One cycle, other SKUs in the collection also include NFC or WiFi connectivity, steam functionality and CareDose – an eco-friendly technology which delivers accurate dosage for up to 21 washes.
Delivering a brand-new aesthetic, complete with monochromatic style and tactile controls, the HWB 414AMC/1-80 features a high-positioned, wide porthole for easier loading and unloading. It is also available in white, graphite or black colourways.
The product manager’s opinion
Ben Peach, laundry product manager at Hoover, said: “We’ve remained committed to building innovation into our connected appliances since the launch of our first smart collection in 2015 and the H-WASH collection features our latest and greatest technology.
“Laundry has led the charge in smart appliances and products now aim to complement varying lifestyles, supporting creation of bespoke programmes, suggesting best cycles and giving people up-to-date information on product progress and performance.
“Research shows that people can be very formulaic with their washing habits, so modern products are created to add value to people’s individual regimes and make doing the laundry less of a chore by either recommending cycles or updating people on progress.”
Product overview – HWB 414AMC/1-80:
• 14kg Wash Capacity (up to 14 towels or 70 shirts)
• 1400rpm Spin Speed
• Dimensions- 850x600x670 (HxWxD mm)
• WiFi Connected- control the machine remotely through the hOn Mobile app (iOS and Android)
• Total Care – All fabrics and colours together with A rated wash results
• Economic 20°C- Environmentally friendly cycle
• All in One59 minute Full Load- Wash a full load in 59 minutes
• Active Wash – Optimises the amount of Water/Energy consumed
• Rapid Care Programmes- 14/30/44/59 minute cycles
• Stain Level – Choose from three stain levels, which will change the length of the cycle depending on the washing intensity you require
• Intelligent Wash System – The machine will weigh the load in the first four minutes of a cycle and adjust the length and amount of energy and water used.
• Variable Spin and Temperature
• Delay Start
• Also available in black
* Source: IPSOS