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27 minutes

Posted by Allison on September 29, 2009

Do you know how long your washing machine takes to do one load? I will bet you one million lira that unless you are living over seas right now and have a washer from here it’s NOT 2 hours and 37 minutes.  That is the length of time one wash cycle takes in my very efficient European washing machine. I don’t know about you, but I have a family of five and much better things to do with my time than 5 loads of laundry on a Saturday taking up the entire day. The clothes that are hung should NOT be dry by the time the next wash cycle is ready to start.  That is just wrong. Someone suggested that I do a load a day but if you know me or have read the blog for more than a day you know that the likelihood of that happening is pretty damn slim.  However, when you buy a low end washing machine and spend a mere 199 Euros its kind of hard to bitch when the instructions only come in one language.  And it’s not yours.  So the fact that it took me the better part of a month to figure out which of the cycles was the ‘quick’ cycle of 27 minutes doesn’t mean I’m daft.  It means that I have to get some German lessons under my belt and German washing machines have a sense of humor.

2 Responses to “27 minutes”

  1. christina said

    Wow, that’s pretty long. With my German machine it depends on the water temperature since the machine has to heat it up first. A 40° “mixed wash” takes an hour, 40° cotton setting takes an hour and a half and 60° takes two hours. The quick cycle says it takes 30 minutes but it actually takes 40. Doing laundry can be SO tedious here.

    • Allison said

      I’m doing laundry today so I don’t have to do it on the weekend. I’ve discovered there’s a cycle that JUST washes, no spin or rinse. This is very amusing.

      Sent from my iPod

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