Thoughts on the Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine

I thought I’d share my thoughts on the Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine. As a twin mum, I seem to be washing all the time!

They’re double the love, the work, the fun, the stress, the smiles, shoes, toys, clothes… double practically everything.

But quadruple the washing load. Oh the washing — no-one told me about that when I was pregnant!

In the early days, our washing machine seemed to be on constantly — one load of vests and babygrows after another.

Then we went through the weaning stage. Bibs, tops and trousers encrusted with an assortment of food after every single meal. More washing.

When the boys started nursery, I thought it would lessen slightly but, no. Cue paint stained tee-shirts and leggings — more washing.

Followed by potty training.

OK, I’ll stop there — you get the picture ;)

The dirty washing has been constant and has almost multiplied with each new stage; a mum of twins definitely needs a washing machine that will be able to cope with the job in hand.

So back in July, when I was asked if I’d like to put  the Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric washing machine through it’s paces, I jumped at the chance.

The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine
The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine

First Impressions of The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine

When we unboxed it, I was a bit taken aback initially. This is one good looking bit of kit.

The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine has space-age good looks and offers an equally futuristic performance.

It was easy to install — we thought we’d have to call in a plumber but my clever boy managed to fit it himself — just remove the transport clips, level the feet and screw the water and waste pipes in.

Really simple.

And since I’ve been using the Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric washing machine for a couple of months now — and have really had time to get to know it — I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine
The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine

The Lowdown

Firstly, it’s an absolute beauty to look at — sleek and minimal — with an ENORMOUS door which makes loading a doddle. And, as it takes a 9kg load, it’s literally cut my washing time too, as I don’t have to do multiple loads of the same kind of washing.

These days I can literally do all the brights — or all the darks — in one hit, rather than having to split the loads because they don’t all fit into the drum at once.

This has massively cut down both our water and electricity bills. The machine is on for less than half the time that our old one was running.

Plus, the spin is so good that the clothes come out of the machine practically dry — which has cut down on the drying time too.

There’s a handy light inside — which illuminates the entire drum — so you can easily see if there are any rogue socks lurking within.

In fact, since I’ve been using it we’ve had less single socks turning up in the laundry basket*.

*A small thing but something that really niggles me, so anything to eliminates that problem is definitely worth a mention!

The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine
The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine

20 Standard Programmes

The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric has a huge LED panel across the entire top of the machine, which is angled upwards, which means that you don’t need to bend down to choose the programme you want. Such a simple feature but invaluable if you have a bad back. And even if you don’t — us mums do enough bending down to pick things up!

It’s lovely to be able to easily see the programmes on offer without having to bend over to do it.

And talking of programmes, there are 20 standard wash programmes and — my favourite feature of all —  you can create and save your own favourite programme. I love this particularly and my regular wash is now generally always done using my choice of time and spin speed.

The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine
The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine

Offering an unbeatable A+++ energy rating, the Avantgarde is incredibly efficient and is aimed at reducing household bills without compromising the standard of cleaning.

It’s engineered using iSensoric technology — hyper-intelligent software that works in tandem with multiple sensors within the machine  — and gives the most incredible results, using as little resources as possible.

If you’ve got a duvet to wash, you can shove it all in — along with some detergent — and it will cleverly work out how much water and soap powder it needs for the job.

It’s the Stephen Hawking of washing machines.

Mega clever.


The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine
The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine

Brains as well as Beauty 

One of the main features of the Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric is the amazing ‘intelligent dosing system’. Clever i-Dos sensors analyse the washing inside the drum, then automatically dispense the right amount of detergent for that particular load. This incredible technology offers maximum efficiency — excellent washing results using the absolute minimum use of resources.

This machine has brains as well as beauty.

And it’s oh so quiet — channeling Bjork — another bonus when you have sleeping babies nearby and a gazillion clothes to wash.

It’s not cheap though.

The Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric washing machine is most definitely one of the more pricey machines on the market. But is it worth the extra expense?

In a word — YES!

The standard of washing is far superior to my old machine; the clothes are much cleaner, using less detergent.

It’s cut our bills, cut the time it takes me to do the washing each week, and gives me a bit of a warm glow to know that I’m helping the planet (without breaking a sweat).

This washing machine is nothing short of brilliant.

The only thing that will make it better is if the clever people at Siemens can work out a way to put the washing away afterwards.

Now that would be magic.

Blue sky day, washing on the line

To see my new favourite friend in action — and hear me yabber on even more about how much I love it (and why) — I’ve made a little film review to go with this post.

Have a look and if you like the film, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Caro Davies editor of The Listed Home
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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.

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34 thoughts on “Thoughts on the Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine”

  1. This looks fab, I have had all new appliances in my house when I moved and my washer is very similar to yours. I am so in love with it, its really sad! I kept saying to everyone the first week I had it “Have I told you about my amazing new washing machine” I have started reviews on all of them… must get them finished! #HomeEtc xx

  2. Now THIS is genius!!! Ugh, we may not have the children’s washing that you have but now we’re getting into winter I spend most of my time mopping up after the muddy dog and pretty much get through a towel a day. This would be the best washing machine to get through the backlog and I love all the nifty modern bits! X #HomeEtc

  3. It so good to have a good large drum washing machine. In a house full of boys I’m inundated! I swear they must put stuff in the laundry basket thats clean! Good job you’ve cut down on your washing I bet its heaven!

  4. This does sound like a great machine – what a bonus being able to do more in one load and the fact they come out drier too. As someone who spends far too much of my life washing clothes, it sounds ideal! Philippa x

  5. Wow, what a swanky bit of kit! It honestly sounds amazing – we have plenty of washing going on in our house too – the fact that it’s quiet would be a big winner for me, ours is pretty loud at times. And anything that can stop the dreaded unpairable sock problem sounds too good to be true! #HomeEtc

  6. I NEED THIS MACHINE – having Grayson means we have more washing than so many people, due to his disabilities he has 3 changes of clothes on a good day and bedding is every other day, I ahve a 7kg machine but a 9kg, wow what a dream.
    I love the light in the drum as well, amazing.

    I am going to start saving this is the machine for me xx

  7. Wow, it looks like and sounds like an impressive washing machine! Love all of the functions that it has and the fact that it is quite, a god send quite frankly. I’d definitely consider upgrading to this, when our one finally gives up!

  8. Ooh it looks so fab, our washer is always on usually with sports gear, and Jack can change 3 times a day at the moment, and don’t even get me started on towels when he is currently having 3 showers a day!!! So yes a great washer is essential x

  9. That looks amazing! I couldn’t bring my much loved washing machine with me when I moved into this flat, as it had a built in machine already, and it’s rubbish (cycles which last hours, and a spin cycle that actually breaks items on the kitchen worktops with its rattling!) So I dream of a washing machine like this, such clever features, fab!

    • I had my old one for 18 years — and it’s replacement was practically new when this opportunity arose. I wondered why it was so expensive — I don’t think I’d have ever wanted to part with so much cash but it’s SO worth it!!! Best thing ever.

  10. A glowing review! It sounds great and I can imagine anything to make all that washing easier is a success in your house! Our machine broke recently, the husband ‘fixed’ it (99% sure he broke it in the first place) but I’m half expecting it to fall apart just as baby arrives! So I could well be referring back to this post in the not too distant future! #HomeEtc x

  11. Sounds great! Washing doesn’t decrease as they get older – I still have mountains of the stuff. A bigger drum would be very nice – mine is pretty small. Gah, I just wish I could afford one of these bad boys!

  12. Great review Caro. I can imagine how much of a life saver and investment this is with two little people. I guess you have to weigh up several factors here don’t you in terms of value for money and it sounds as though there are lots of after purchase benefits. Thanks for hosting #HomeEtc

    • Thanks Nicky. I probably wouldn’t have ever bought one to be honest — I’d have thought it was too expensive. NOW, I would definitely shell out the extra cost. It’s SO worth it!! I wish they operated on a ‘try before you buy’ scheme!!

  13. The Stephen Hawkings of washing machines! Hahaha I love that.
    Definitely something you don’t think about when buying a washer though. And then you become a mum, and BAM. The washing never ends. Plus this one looks pretty stylish which is always a plus!

  14. What a fab review! It sounds like a genius little washing machine. One that I would definitely be considering if we were looking for a new washing machine. Loved the little video to go with it too, nothing short of fabulous ;-) Emily #HomeEtc (sorry im late commenting!)

  15. It looks great Caro and being able to do all the wash in one load must be a blessing. I love the timer function on my washing machine, I (sadly) time it to end for when I get home from work so the washing is not sitting in the drum creasing during the day. Such a good feature. Thanks for hosting #homeetc xx

    • It’s absolutely amazing to be — literally made my life so much easier. I WISH that you could try these things out on loan. I think they’d sell so much more if people realised that they were worth the money!!


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