Bosch WAB28162

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The Bosch WAB28162 washing machine has the following ease of use features:

1. Tactile features

  • This machine has a dial and raised buttons for start/pause, pre-wash, SpeedPerfect (faster but uses more energy), time, and spin speed.
  • The dial to select the programme clicks into place.
  • The detergent tray has raised markings to indicate compartments. There are no raised markings to indicate fill lines.

2. Audio output

  • The buttons do not make audible tones when pressed.
  • This machine makes a series of beeps when the cycle is done.
  • There is no audio output when an invalid selection is made.

3. Visual contrast

  • There are LED lights to signal when the start/pause, pre-wash, and SpeedPerfect buttons have been pressed.
  • There are no touchscreen elements.
  • The digital display shows the time remaining throughout the cycle. It also shows the time and spin speed when setting the machine. The digital display uses large red font on a black surface.
  • A red mark on the dial matches up with the programme selected. The programmes around the dial are written in black on a white background. The font size is acceptable.

4. Simplicity

  • You switch on this washing machine by turning the dial to the desired programme and pressing the start/pause button once.
  • The buttons are large and well spaced.
  • The control interface is manual.
  • It has 15 programmes.

5. Verification

  • The digital display shows the time remaining in each cycle.
  • There is no audible verification for either the dial or the buttons.
  • The dial clicks into place and the buttons are tactile, but not very protruded.
  • You can pause the cycle using the start/pause button.

6. Maintenance

  • There are no auto-cleaning programmes or settings.
  • The detergent tray is not very easy to remove and clean. The compartments are small and not easy to wipe down.

7. Smart features

  • There are no smart features.