Faded and washed out colours have long been a major frustration on laundry days, but Whirlpool has now addressed the age-old problem with its new WWCR 9230 6th Sense Colours washing machine.
The WWCR 9230 washing machine ensures long-lasting colour preservation and unparalleled fabric care for a superb cleaning performance even at ultra-low temperatures. This is achieved by the clever combination of the machine’s 6th Sense Colours technology, the special Colours 15ºC option, and Wave Motion technology.
Whirlpool’s patented 6th Sense® technology offers an outstanding eco-friendly performance. The intelligent technology automatically senses the size of the load, adjusting the resources accordingly and realising savings of up to 50%¹ on energy, water and time.
Wave Motion technology is a unique asymmetrical drum movement that maximises detergent effectiveness when combined with 6th Sense® technology. The movement distributes fabrics thoroughly around the drum and allows detergent to be perfectly absorbed. This means the washing temperature can be reduced to an absolute minimum, with the Colours 15ºC option, whilst ensuring the same cleaning performance for washing cycles at 40ºC. This represents a highly significant new way to guarantee long-lasting colour fidelity and fabric care, as tested and confirmed by the German research institute, WFK.
For even better results, the Colours 15ºC option works in concert with the 6th Sense Colours programmes, which are adapted to different colour choices to ensure outstanding colour preservation. Each 6th Sense programme optimises washing performance for a specific colour set composed of assorted fabric types. The Dark Colours programme protects black and dark items from fading. The Light Colours programme washes light colours with no colour transfer, while the Mixed programme washes an assortment perfectly.
The intuitive control panel and layout on the A++ energy rated WWCR 9230 is designed to match consumers needs and includes 14 programmes such as the time saving Speed 15 which is designed to wash a 3kg load in just 15-minutes. The Super Eco programme saves up to 40% energy using a combination of reduced tumbling and increased soaking within an increased cycle time; when run with the delayed start option it is ideal for night time operation to maximise the use of lower energy tariffs. The Daily Load programme is perfectly designed to cope with the everyday wash load in just an hour, while the Big Item programme for cumbersome duvets and the dedicated Jeans and Sports programmes are invaluable to any busy household.
A significant selling point on this freestanding feature-rich machine is its 9kg, offering 80% more room than a standard 5kg machine, so washing more laundry in a single wash saving time, energy and money! Whirlpool’s Detergent Dosing Recommendation system is another benefit, which recommends exactly how much detergent to use, saving money and protecting the environment.
Whirlpool’s Product Marketing Manager, Freestanding, Dean McKelvie comments: “The Whirlpool WWCR 9230 is a genuinely ground-breaking addition to our home laundry portfolio with its great solution for preserving the colour and integrity of fabrics and its ability to combine different technologies to maximum effect. Our on-going research and development programme is geared to constant improvement and this great machine is another important ‘first’ for Whirlpool.”
Key features and benefits of the WWCR 9230 freestanding Colours washing machine:
A++ energy class with AB wash and spin rating for excellent energy and wash results
Extra-large 9kg drum capacity in standard footprint – 80% more room than a 5kg machine
Next generation patented 6th Sense technology for extended savings of up to 50% for water, energy and time¹
New 6th Sense Colours technology to preserve the colour and integrity of fabrics
Special Colours 15ºC option combines with 6th Sense Colours technology and Wave Motion technology
Wave Motion technology is a unique asymmetrical drum movement that maximises detergent effectiveness when combined with 6th Sense® technology
The Colours 15ºC option works in concert with the 6th Sense Colours programmes, which are adapted to different colour choices to ensure outstanding colour preservation and fabric care
6th Sense programme optimises washing performance for a specific colour set composed of assorted fabric types
Dark Colours programme protects black and dark items from fading. The Light Colours programme washes light colours with no colour transfer, while the Mixed programme washes an assortment of colours perfectly
The Mixed programme option offers energy savings of 70% while the Dark and Light programmes save 85%²
Intuitive LED control panel and layout is designed to match consumers’ needs and includes 14 programmes
Detergent Dosing Recommendation System saves cost and protects the environment
Super Eco programme for 40% energy saving
Speed Wash – 3kg load in 15-minutes
Daily Load 60-minute programme for quick and excellent wash performance for the everyday mixed load
Start Delay to wash at a time to suit the household and to access less expensive energy tariffs
Additional options including: pre-wash, easy ironing setting for releasing creases in garments to save time and effort ironing; intensive rinse, rinse hold and variable spin
Maximum spin speed of 1200 rpm to reduce drying times
Large 440mm wide porthole door with 172° opening angle for easy access
Low wash/spin noise levels of 58 and 77dB(A)
Dimensions : H 850 x W 595 x D 600 mm