Had previous model and loved the 30 minute program. Had to use this Zanussi model again as the only one that will fit (tightly!). This new model doesn't have the 30 minute, but am liking the 20 minute, 3 kg program. Got excited when I saw "Eco 40-60" on the dial, thought this referred to minutes - far from it! Who wants,needs or has clothes that require a 2 or 3 hour wash?!- Not to mention the waste of time, water and electricity in the process. Would never leave the house with the washer on, so I'd be a victim of "tied to the house" syndrome if I used any of the programs apart from 20 minute. My clothes are washed, spun and on the line in 20 minutes, so this is a winner for me. Not so for big families, though, as 3 kg would not be enough. I have used it so far by doing two x 20 minute. Why the designers don't research buyers' needs and ideas is beyond me. In this technologically advanced age, you would imagine that it wouldn't be asking too much for a 6/7kg program that ran for 20/30 minutes. We are all supposed to be "saving the planet". Are people's clothes so dirty that they need to be battered about for hours on end? My electricity and water bills are high enough and I am a bit of an Eco Warrior for savings! Zanussi used to have the slogan "The Appliance Science".
May I suggest a new one- "The Appliance of Sense".