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Zanussi ZWJ14591W review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £369
inc VAT

Consistent running costs, decent wash performance and a low cost all make this a great choice for an 8kg washing machine


Drum size: 8kg, Spin speed: 1,400rpm, Rated efficiency: A+++, Wool wash: Yes, Silk Wash: No, Hand Wash: Yes


To find out how good the Zanussi is at cleaning clothes, we put it through a series of tests using our stain strips. View our gallery to see all of the cleaning examples: dirty cloth is at the top of each sample; the clean one is at the bottom.

Cleaning performance was generally very good, with the 40C Cotton wash having the slight edge over the 30C Cotton wash. In particular, we noticed that more of our red wine stain was removed when washed at 40C than 30C.

Zanussi ZWJ14591W Cotton 30 - Cotton soiled with red wine Zanussi ZWJ14591W Cotton 40 - Cotton soiled with red wine We found that the Cotton 40C cycle (bottom) removed more of the red wine stain than with the Cotton 30C cycle (top)

Blood mostly came out in both of these cycles, although close inspection showed slightly more staining and trace amounts of the material left than the same test with some more expensive machines.

Switching to the 40C Synthetic cycle, we saw similar performance to the 40C Cotton wash. Again red wine removal was very good, but our blood sample left behind trace amounts of stain when examined closely.

Zanussi ZWJ14591W Synthetic 40C - Cotton soiled with blood Close inspection shows some blood staining left when using the Synthetic 40C cycle

We have seen slightly better wash performance from more expensive machines, but for the price we were satisfied with the quality.

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Drum size8kg
Spin speed1,400rpm
Rated efficiencyA+++
Size (HxWxD)600x600x850mm
Wash modes
Auto half loadYes
Delicate washYes
Wool washYes
Silk WashNo
Hand WashYes
Quick washYes
Reduced creasingNo
Super rinseYes
Time remaining indicatorYes
Annual water consumption10,450L
Annual electricity consumption185kW
Buying information
WarrantyOne-year onsite
Part CodeZWJ14591W

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