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Candy Bianca BWD596PH3 9Kg / 6Kg Washer Dryer - White

2.7 / 5 (13 reviews)
Watch Video Review | Read Specification Dimensions (cm): (H)85.0 x (W)60.0 x (D)58.0
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2.7 out of 5 customer rating

6 of 13 (46%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend

Quietness

4.4 out of 5

Features

3.9 out of 5

Ease of Use

2.2 out of 5

Washing Ability

4.6 out of 5

Drying Ability

4.3 out of 5

Build Quality

3.2 out of 5

Product Reviews

I love it

Pros: Quiet, Value for money, Looks good

"It took a few days to get used to it but I love it! I control everything from my phone and it washes and drys brilliantly. "

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

4 / 5

Features:

4 / 5

Ease of Use:

4 / 5

Washing Ability:

5 / 5

Drying Ability:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Just don't - it's not that it's complicated, it's poor quality.

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Poor quality

"Just don't. It looks cool, you might think you're tech savy and can deal easily with this machine. Which to be fair, you might be and we could use it. Your problem comes with the build and the technology.

Candy and this washerdryer are the equivalent of 5 year olds trying to build a NASA Spacecraft. The idea is good. It looks pretty. But the technology that works the machine is weak and get confused and easily broken.

Our drying cycle sticks on 1 minute to go and continues for hours (pretty sure thats a fire risk)

Drying cycle also is letting in more water so our clothes come out wetter than a normal wash.

Programme doesn't know what it's doing - it's setting delay times that we can't remove.

We obviously have had an engineer come out and then a replacement machine. Second machine had error messages after the 2nd load of laundry. We're now on to our third... and last.

Please, save yourselves the time and hassle. Just don't buy it."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

2 / 5

Features:

3 / 5

Ease of Use:

2 / 5

Washing Ability:

5 / 5

Drying Ability:

4 / 5

Build Quality:

1 / 5

Could be great but not done well

Pros: Quiet

Cons: Complicated, Poor quality

"This is the second machine I've had as like a few people here there have been major issues.

Most of the time it still doesn't work properly so I have to keep switching it off and then on again.

Will be sending this second one back as the whole design is obviously unreliable.

Was holding out hope that this would do as advertised but have been severely disappointed!"

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

4 / 5

Features:

4 / 5

Ease of Use:

1 / 5

Washing Ability:

4 / 5

Drying Ability:

4 / 5

Build Quality:

1 / 5

Not worth it

Pros: Quiet, Looks good

"Bought this machine had it two days had to send back as circuit board failed had engineer out told to send back so we did had a replacement this one lasted one hour and same promblem circuit board failed again not happy candy needs to sought this problem as u can tell not happy customer when it works it's a great machine but two machines later with same issue isn't funny so going to change for a different machine"

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

4 / 5

Ease of Use:

4 / 5

Washing Ability:

5 / 5

Drying Ability:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

1 / 5

A step away from brilliance?

Pros: Quiet, Looks good

Cons: Complicated

"The best way I can describe this appliance is like a squad of very talented footballers who are expected to win a league with absolutely no management. That is a very unlikely occurrence. Equally from the use of this washer dryer I have learnt that this machine has an exceptional level of washing and drying features but they cannot be easily accessed or understood because the appliance is crying out for a very friendly user interface that allows one to select, direct and manage the machine's myriad of different settings. It is frightening in fact that the machine came with little to no instruction manual and you are have to in fact install an app on your mobile phone in order to find them (they can be found after clicking an icon in the bottom left corner of the app's home page). This app all also allows you to control the machine using wi-fi which to be fair I was able to set up with some ease. Granted I am comfortable with doing this I could not foresee someone elderly or tech averse doing this at all. However once you do have the app it is a dreadful experience because it is simply not easy enough to navigate the options for your intended wash or dry setting. In the end I actually found little use for controlling the machine using my phone and I found it be a gimmick. The only advantage I could think of is if you were away all day or a weekend and didn't want washed and dried clothes sitting in the machine you could time the machine to finish as you arrive home. I am not sure how much of an advantage that is really save for preventing creasing. That said there is a function on the machine that removes creases from clothes that have sat too long called refresh which appears useful though we have not had the need to use it yet. So that means I struggle to find any advantages of using your mobile phone/app which is already difficult enough. The other way then to set your washing and drying is by directly using the single circular dial with an inset narrow display. This is is a whole other issue with the machine's negative points. You turn the dial to symbols meaning something that is not indicated anywhere in the documents that came with the machine (are on the instructions found using the app) and once figured out you then have to select one option at a time (which also have different meanings that you will need the instructions from the app for - you will have to look at your phone while simultaneously setting!) while waiting for the ludicrously long words to pan across an incredibly short visual display. It's a bit like when you're at the doctor looking at those long health messages panning across display when you're looking out for your name. It's all very time consuming and frustrating to be frank when a larger display or shorter words that can be read instantly would have sufficed. Nobody has time for this especially not I would think a working mum with children and a house to manage. However as I started the review I did say that I believe this washer dryer could be brilliant because of its excellent features such as express washing and drying (called 'Zoom' if you ever figure out how to set it) and the Refresh (as above) to name but a few. In terms of cleaning clothes and drying on the basic settings we required I can state it did the job very well in a short space of time meaning it was both economical and time saving. It is also quite quiet when in operation and is impressive with its sleek and minimalist looks, although perhaps being so minimal it has foregone being friendly to the user. This machine however is simply not intuitive. You cannot just start using it or figure it out as you would many other washing machines and dryers - you may accidentally it but you may have picked the wrong setting or function. Remember after working out how to use it you will then also have to precisely teach whoever else wants to use the machine because of this. I think if one has a lot of time, patience and is tech savvy they will get to grips with it and eventually, but who knows how long, become comfortable with using it. As it stands because it is so difficult to use I would not recommend it to anyone save a maybe one or two people who I think would fit a niche of people that this machine lends itself too.

One other thing and I'm not sure if it is a safety feature but at the end of cycles, particularly dry, you can't just open the door and have to wait an inordinate length of time, which is very impractical. If one was in a rush to get their clothes out for any reason this could be very problematic. "

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

4 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

1 / 5

Washing Ability:

3 / 5

Drying Ability:

3 / 5

Build Quality:

3 / 5

Candy Bianca Washer Dryer BWD596PH3 Review

Pros: Quiet, Good build quality, Value for money, Looks good

Cons: wifi not reliable, Complicated

"I have had this washing Dryer now for a few days so i have had time now to get used to how it works and all the functions of the machine itself. The Candy washer Dryer itself looks very attractive, it is very minimalist and good looking with just one large blue illuminated dial on the right hand side of the machine the door is also quite large.

The main functions of the machine took a bit of getting used to as there was no instruction manual that came with it, i have to download it via the candy simplyfi app.

Once i had figured out the main wash functions the machine was very simple to use and was very very quite in operation. Clothes themselves washed very well and with the added option to use the steam function aided in the clothes coming out less creased.

The dryer side of things also worked very well, it dried clothes to a good standard and in good time.

When it comes to the wifi option this was a bit more complicated. I download the app from the google play store and installed, it then had a little trouble scanning the devices QR code to register the machine, but after a few attempts it eventually worked. Wifi was setup really easy. When it came to using the app you would select your wash options via the app click start and it was off, keeping me informed throughout the cycle. BUT this did not happen every time sometime the app would not even realise that the machine was there and connected to the same wifi network. For me the app is an added extra i probably wont use. Overall the machine is fantastic and i would recommend it to everyone that like the minimalistic look. THanks"

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

3 / 5

Washing Ability:

5 / 5

Drying Ability:

4 / 5

Build Quality:

4 / 5

2.7 out of 5 customer rating

6 of 13 (46%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend

It took a few days to get used to it but I love it! I control everything from my phone and it washes and drys brilliantly.

 

Candy BWD596PH3 specification

Product Detail  
Dimensions (H)85.0 x (W)60.0 x (D)58.0
Brand Candy
Colour White
Category Washer Dryers
SKU BWD596PH3_WH
Dimensions With Packaging (H)89 x (W)65 x (D)60 cm
Weight With Packaging 75 Kg
Annual Energy Consumption (Wash, Spin) 234 Kwh
Annual Energy Consumption (Wash, Dry) 1224 Kwh
Brand Candy
Product Overview  
Childproof Lock Yes
Control Type Smart Ring
Delay Timer Length 24 Hours
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Noise level (Drying) 61 dB
Noise Level (Spin) 79 dB
Noise Level (Wash) 51 dB
Number of Drying Programmes 6
Number of Wash Programmes 720
Sensor Drying Yes
Max Drying Load Varies Per Programme Yes
Max Spin Speed Varies Per Programme Yes
Max Wash Load Varies Per Programme Yes
Max Wash Temperature Varies Per Programme Yes
Wash Load 9 Kg
Energy Rating A
Weight 71 Kg
Wash Performance A Rated
Spin Performance A Rated
Max Spin Speed 1500 RPM
Delay Timer Yes
Drying Load 6 Kg
Fuzzy Logic Yes
Large Porthole Yes
Time Saver Function Yes
Time to End of Programme Yes
Variable Spin Yes
Variable Temperature Yes
Wide Opening Door Yes
Display Type LED
Annual Water Consumption (Wash, Spin) 13600 Litres
Annual Water Consumption (Wash, Spin, Dry) 26000 Litres
Hinge Position Right
Manufacturer Warranty Domestic Use Only Yes
How Well Does It Perform?  
Annual Energy Cost Using 15.40p/Unit - Wash/Dry £188.50
Annual Energy Cost Using 15.40p/Unit - Wash/Spin £36.04
Standard Programmes  
Anti Crease Programme Yes
Cotton Programme Yes
Easy Iron Function Yes
Intensive Cycle Yes
Mixed Load Yes
Quick Wash Time 30 Minutes
Spin And Drain Yes
Sports Programme Yes
Synthetics Yes
Economy Wash Yes
Half Load Function Automatic
Hand Wash No
Pre Wash Yes
Quick Wash Yes
Rinse Hold No
Silk Wash No
Super / Extra Rinse Yes
Wool Programme Yes
Delicate Wash Yes
Features We Love  
Reverse Action Yes
Inverter Motor Yes
Mix Power Jet+ System Yes
Simply Fi App Yes
Zoom (59 minute wash) Yes
Installation  
Requires Own Furniture Door No
Water Supply Cold Only Fill
Wireless Connections  
Talking Bianca Yes
WiFi Yes
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