Despite this great performance, the machine uses very little electricity. The A+++ energy efficiency rating means you can save money, as well as do your bit to look after the environment, with each wash cycle.To improve efficiency even more, the machine weighs your washing at the beginning of the cycle. It then uses this information to change the water and energy usage, as well as tweaking the length of the programme.12 Wash Programmes: This model has 12 wash cycles to get your clothes clean, whatever the situation:Sports wear / Wool / Hand wash (delicates/silk) / Cotton / Cold wash option / Dark colours / Hygiene 60degrees / Intensive 40 / Rapid 14, 30, 44 and 59 minuteThere are 4 quick wash programmes to choose from, allowing you to get small loads clean fast. Select from Rapid 14, 30, 44 and 59 minute programmes, depending how quickly you need your garments and how big a load you have.Take care of your fragile garments during the cycle with the hand wash programme. Rest assured that your favourite silk shirt and delicate lace underwear will be treated with TLC, wash after wash.The porthole is positioned higher than your average washing machine, opens to a 180degree angle and has a 35 cm width to make loading and unloading stress-free.Delay the start of the wash cycle by up to 24 hours, giving you the freedom to wash your clothes at a time that suits you. Selecting the appropriate wash cycle couldnt be easier with the large LCD digital display and control dial.