Review of IFB 8KG Front loading washing machine Senator WSS Steam

Review of IFB 8KG Front loading washing machine Senator WSS Steam

IFB is an Indian based company, and it is well known for its FrontloadFrontload washing machines. IFB washing machines offer an ideal combination of design, efficiency, and convenience.

This IFB 8KG Senator WSS Steam is a 5 star fully automated front load washing machine that provides the best wash quality with energy and water efficiency. It uses improvised technologies such as Ball Valve Technology to ensure that no water is wasted and enhance the washing, 4Dwash system, crescent moon drum, high low voltage maintenance, and many more.

It comes with a 4-year machine warranty and 10-year spares support. It is suitable for a large-sized family.

Read our in-depth review to see if the IFB 8KG Front loading washing machine – Senator WSS Steam is the right choice for your family. Our review of this IFB washing machine also includes useful tips, FAQs, a buying guide, and many more.

  • Power Steam
  • 4D Wash system
  • Ball valve technology
  • Auto balance system
  • Laundry add
  • 14 wash program
  • Time delay
  • Aqua Energie
  • Cresent moon drum
  • Foam control system
  • High low voltage protection
  • Child lock
  • Auto-restart

Pros

  • The IFB 8KG Senator WSS Steamwashing machine comes with great features like Steam, Cradle wash, Aqua energize, and a wide range of wash programs. Hence it ticks all the right boxes.
  • The Power Steam feature and hot wash at temperatures up to 95°C and Hygiene/Anti-Allergen keep fabrics 99.99% germ-free and deliver the perfect wash.
  • This built-in device energizes water. The filter treatment dissolves detergent better to give clothes a softer wash, known as Aqua energize.
  • It has an inbuilt heater and comes with 14 excellent wash programs to handle laundry of any type.
  • The 4D wash system is a dynamic wash system for the laundry. It soaks clothes thoroughly to deliver an excellent wash.
  • Smooth crescent moon grooves on the drum surface create a gentle water cushion that prevents damage to fabrics.
  • The float ball valve lets the water out while keeping the detergents in. This Ball Valve Technology prevents wastage and enhances the wash.
  • It provides High Low Voltage Protection by monitoring the voltage and pauses the program when there is a voltage fluctuation and resumes when the voltage stabilizes.
  • It comes with five spin speed options : 400,600,800,1000,1200,1400RPMs. The higher the spin speed, is faster the drying time.
  • This Washing machine strikes the right balance between its price and features.

Cons

  • The IFB Senator WSS Steam does not come with WIFI connectivity and a remote start.
  • The IFB after-sales support is not much appreciatable. It needs to improve its after-sales service support.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsIFB Senator WSS Steam is a good fit for a large-sized family. It comes with a 4-year warranty for the machine and 10-year Spares support. The machine blends technologies like Aqua Energie, 4D wash, Ball Valve Technology, and Crescent Moon Drum for optimal wash quality and damage-free fabrics, Laundry Add option, and programs ranging from Cradle Wash to customized ones for washing all kinds of clothes.

Overall this is a highly recommended frontload washing machine with a combination of great features at an affordable price.

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Video demo of IFB Senator WSS Steam front loading washing machine

An in-depth look at the features of the IFB 8KG Senator WSS Steam front loading washing machine

  • Ease of use – This is a free-standing 5 star fully automatic front loading washing machine with a built-in heater and easy to use control panel. It provides a 14 wash program, which helps in delivering quality wash.
  • Washing capacity – The washing capacity is 8KG, which is very suitable for a medium to large-sized family.
  • Efficiency – The foam control system has a sensor that senses extra foam. Aqua energies is a filter treatment that dissolves detergent better to give clothes a softer wash. These features improve the efficiency of the washing machine.
  • Ball Valve Technology – The float ball valve lets the water out while keeping in the detergent. This technology prevents wastage and enhances the wash.
  • Warranty – This IFB 8KG Senator WSS Steam washing machine comes with a 4-year warranty for the machine and 10-years spare-part support.

Wash programs of the IFB 8KG Senator WSS Steam front load washer

Wash programs of the front-loading washing machine

The IFB 8KG Senator WSS Steam front loading washing machine comes with 14 excellent and ease of use wash programs and some additional wash options. They are :

  • Cotton/Cotton Eco Plus – This wash program is suitable for handling colored cotton and linen garments. You can also choose extra wash courses along with this wash mode, such as intensive and pre-wash.
  • Synthetic/Daily – Garments made from Polyester, Acrylic, or polyamide.
  • Mixed soiled/Mixed Soiled+ – The mix wash program will be the one you use the most. Can wash various types of garments like cotton, synthetic, etc.
  • Cradle Wash – The Cradle wash cycle is for handling delicate laundry that needs extra care. Use this mode for washing soft material that is prone to damage while washing.
  • Wollens – The wool wash mode enables to wash wool fabrics.
  • Express 15′ – Ideal for your gym clothes and everyday wear, the Express Wash feature is programmed to wash lightly soiled clothes.
  • Bulky – This mode is for washing large items such as bedsheets, curtains, etc.
  • Babywear – This program will have a high-temperature wash and extra rinses to ensure better rinse performance for baby wears and delicates.
  • Anti-allergen – Use this washing mode to wash cotton and linen fabric in direct contact with the skin, such as linen, bed, pillows, towels, nappies, etc.

Other features of the IFB 8KG Senator WSS Steam front load washer

Other features of the front-loading washing machine
  • Child Lock – This option prevents children from tampering with machine options. You can activate the child lock by pressing the Spin and the Options buttons simultaneously. When the child lock is on, all the touch panel functions become inaccessible.
  • Power Steam – This uses a combination of steam and water to clean fabrics. The steam can help to remove wrinkles, make detergent work more efficiently, and sanitize fabrics.
  • 4D Wash System – A revolutionary wash system, dynamic water jets, and showers from paddles thoroughly soak clothes and optimally dissolve detergent for the complete wash.
  • Tub Clean – Eliminates any impurities, scaling, bacteria, and unpleasant smell from the washing machine.
  • Spin speed selection – This washer spins its drum with a top spin speed of 1400 RPM. Each wash program has a pre-defined spin speed limit. This Washing machine comes with the following spin speed: no spin, 400,600,800,1000,1200, and 1400 RPM.
  • Water Temperature selection – Depending on the wash program, you can select the desired water temperature for washing clothes. This washer uses an inbuilt heater to raise the water temperature for washing your laundry. You can choose the water temperature up to 95 C.
  • Delay Start – Use the time delay function to set the expected completion of the washing cycle. You can set a time delay from 30 minutes to a max of 24 hours.
  • Laundry Add – This option allows you to add laundry even after the wash cycle has started.
  • Air Bubble Wash System – Millions of bubbles released in water refreshes it with oxygen to activate the detergent enzymes and remove the most stubborn stain particles.

Specifications of IFB Senator WSS Steam front loading washing machine

General
RPM1400
Net Weight (kg)75
Size (W x D x H – mm)598 X 606 X 875
Warranty4 years
Performance
Energy Rating* (* As per BEE Energy Rating)5
Water Consumption (L)8.9
Energy Consumption (Cotton / Eco 60°C – kWh)0.089
Technical Specification
Water Supply (Bar)0.3 – 10
Power Supply (V, Phases, Hz, A)220 – 240, Single Phase, 50, 16
Aesthetics
Body ColourSilver
Door ColourDouble tone – Chrome/Black
Display7 segment LED
Program Selector KnobSmart Encoder – Multi Position
Controller TypeTouch
Key Features
SteamYes
Aqua EnergieYes
Wash System4D
Ball Valve TechnologyYes
Crescent Moon DrumYes
Other Features
Quick/Express WashYes
Save in memory/Program memoryYes
Safety Features
Self DiagnosisYes
High low voltage protectionYes
Auto Imbalance Vibration ControlYes
Child LockYes
Protective Rat MeshYes
Wash Programs
Power SteamYes
Hygiene/Anti-allergenYes
RefreshYes
Fabric
CradleWash ®Yes
Baby WearYes
Woollens/Hand WashYes
Bulky/Bedding/Curtains/DuvetYes
Cotton NormalYes
Saver
Cotton Plus/EcoYes
Quick/Express WashYes
Rinse + SpinYes
Spin Dry / DrainYes
Special
Tub CleanYes
Time SaverYes
Wash Program Options
Temperature Options20 °C, 30 °C, 40 °C, 60 °C, 95 °C, Cold
Spin Speed Options (RPM)400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1400, No Spin
AnticreaseYes
PrewashYes
SoakYes