The IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (Senorita Smart, white) is priced around 35,000 Rupees. So it’s among the more expensive 6.5 kg Capacity washers on the market. In this review I’ll be explaining what you get for the money and ultimately I’ll be assessing as to whether it’s worth investing in. We’re going to take into account ease of use, wash programs, speed, and many more facets of this model before we make a decision on value. So hopefully by the time you’ve finished reading you’ll have a whole heap of information at your disposal to make your own informed choice about whether or not it’s right for you.
by IFB [IFB]
Price: INR 34,190.00
- Rat Protection
- Laundry-Add Function
- 100 Programs
- Fully Automatic
- Front Loader
- Nice Design
- Mobile Function ( Only machine on the market to have this)
- Auto-Imbalance Correction
- 6.5kg Capacity
- No Smart Energy Saving Technology
People buy Fully Automatics because they want to take the stress out of washing. Although they cost more than Semi Automatics you can set your wash program and then relax. You don’t have to do anything until the wash cycle is complete. With a Semi Automatic you’d have to replace the Tub before drying, fill with water manually, drain, turn off the Tap and do a great many other things during the course of a wash. Hence of popularity of these Fully Automatics. They’re just far easier to use.
Is A Score of Eleven Out Of Ten Even Possible?
Usually washers that are Fully Automatic get full marks from me for ease of use. But here eleven out of ten for ease of use is possible because you get a mobile connection. This is great and it’s the only washer on the market right now that lets you control the wash cycle from anywhere in the country on your mobile or another internet device. You could actually control a wash from anywhere in the world. It’s all incredibly useful and interesting. You go to the App and from here you can set temperatures. programs, wash times, Rinse Hold and anything else you’d be able to do if you where there. Except Loading of course. You have to be there for that.
Here’s three possible uses for this:
1. You’re at work and you just hate coming home to washing that has been sitting in the machine all day. You loaded your washing in the morning, so you pick up your Mobile or Tablet, and set the cycle to start just as you’re leaving work. By the time you get home it’s fresh and complete. No more mildewed clothes.
2. You’re out shopping and you’ve trusted your son to get the washing done. Despite his best efforts though, he always does it wrong. It’s not rocket science, but he just doesn’t seem to get it. So you tell him to put the washing in at a certain time. That’s all he needs to do. Then, while you’re shopping, you go online and set the program and temperature, leaving him with just the responsibility of removing the clothes when the wash cycle is complete.
3. Check on your husband or wife. They do the washing and they say they chose all the specifications you like. But, it just doesn’t smell right. Skip online, and investigate. That’s it!!!!! They’re not setting the spin cycle at a high enough speed. You’re spouse is totally busted, but fortunately you can change their mistake online without ever having to be at home.
So Far it’s Incredible but….
The Capacity here is only 6.5 kg so to get the beauty and ease of Fully Automatic and Mobile washing you’re going to have to put up with size issues. Or are you? If you have a family of four you’ll be fine at 6.5kg. Anymore than that and you’ll probably have to do two loads.
There’s no 6 Motion or any other mechanism geared towards giving you the most energy-efficient wash possible. So you’re not going to get the most energy efficient wash possible here. But, at 0.93 units for a 60 degree wash it’s not inefficient either. If you where looking for major energy savings though, you should look for something else.
Back To The Good News
Man, was this ever needed for Front Loaders. Front Loaders are faster and better at washing than top loaders. They also save you money on water because clothes don’t have to be fully consumed. But they don’t typically allow you to add clothes in during a wash. This one does. Hit the Laundry-Add button and fling those garments inside. It’ll resume washing at whatever programs and temperature specifications you had on before the pause. A real ease of use inclusion
Imagine you put your clothes in and some of them are clumped up together in one part of the Drum. Your machine will usually then do the wash and some of your clothes aren’t going to be washed right. Washing Machines need room to clean and big thick balls of clothing aren’t good for that. Here though, your machine will stop, evaluate the situation and then move clothes around so they’re all in the perfect position for a great wash cycle
This kind of thing covers a lot of ground. and in many cases the Rat protection you get isn’t all that great. Here though you get the entire base of the machine completely covered by a a rather large Panel. As far as paneling goes this is pretty sturdy. It’s made out of thick Composite Plastic and it’ll make sure Rats can’t possibly get in.
There are 100 Wash Programs. This is the kind of thing you see in the 30,000 plus price bracket. And honestly, you’ll never need all of them. Many of them are for specific fabrics and others are for a range of spin speeds and drying times. There’s a hardcore of about 30 programs you’ll use for 90% of your loads.
Being Fully Automatic and a Front Loader this does an incredibly good wash. It’ll get any stain out and there’s 100 programs to choose from in order to get the job done. So it’s about who you are what what you want. If you want major energy savings and a high capacity then this isn’t for you. If you want a machine that is both great at stain removal and the easiest to use model on the market then you’ll love it. The mobile function is amazing and will solve a lot of problems. You can control the wash cycle from virtually anywhere and on any device. It means no more coming home to mildewed washing and it means getting every wash done the way you personally want it done. It’ll save you time and energy. The Laundry-Add function and the Auto-Balance Correction further the ease of use. Add laundry halfway through, which is not possible on many front loaders. Your machine will space it out correctly to ensure perfect results. So what do you want? Ease of use and great stain removal – Buy it. Energy saving and Capacity – Avoid. Either way it’s well worth the money for 30,000 Rupees.