Fashion Review: Cotton On – Daily Bruin
There is a certain allure about European fashion megastores. I cannot seem to walk into Topshop or H&M without catering to my inner Kate Moss and throwing wads of cash at more outfits than I can usually carry from the store. Cotton On, an Australian megastore that has found its way to Los Angeles, is no different. While it lacks the whimsical glamour of stores like Topshop, it also lacks the pretentious prices, and is a mecca for everything from cotton basics and playful sundresses to sleepwear.
While I like my wardrobe to be eclectic ““ a Coco Chanel meets sugar plum fairy kind of feel ““ every wardrobe needs basics. Just look at the popularity of American Apparel’s basic attire to understand that a tank top is not merely a piece of fabric, but a life necessity. Cotton On takes the casual mindset of American Apparel and makes it accessible to everyone, not just wealthy hipsters.
At the Santa Monica Cotton On, I found $4 leggings to pair with my Urban Outfitters tunics, and tight-fitting gathered sleeve tops to pair with flouncy skirts.
My jaw dropped at discovering camel-colored ankle boots and patent leather low heels for $10. (The store’s Rubi shoe line is only available at the Santa Monica flagship store.) While the faux leather on the boots felt thin, it seemed a trivial complaint given the low price for an extremely versatile accessory, considering the last pair of camel boots I bought were more than $200.
Not everything in the store is ultra-basic, either. There are multitudes of flowy dresses and skirts in cheerful floral prints that perfectly fit the breezy style Los Angeles is known for. I also picked up a pair of cabbage rose-printed pink pajama bottoms with a satin bow for $10. Though an impulse purchase, they were too cute to pass up.
This dangerous “what a deal” mindset is certainly exploited throughout the store. Two-for-the-price-of-one deals seem to be everywhere, and the sale rack starts at $2.
For the glamour girl, lacy ruffled panties that rival the style of Victoria’s Secret are a mere $7 and come in a wide array of delicate colors and show no signs of falling apart. Gold aviators I purchased for $4 have held up for the whole summer, and still have a lovely metallic sheen.
There are a few cons to Cotton On’s inexpensive wear. Most of the cotton fabric is not pre-shrunk and will shrink a size or two once it goes through the wash.
For instance, I bought a simple sundress in an adorable periwinkle print only to wash it and find that wearing it in public would result in an arrest for indecent exposure. The same warning goes for leggings, which may become sheer given a good wash or two.
The store’s “cardigans” are also about as thick as tissue paper, and are hardly substantial enough for even a California winter. In addition to being flimsy, they are also too thin to layer with without stretching out to near transparency.
The age range of the line also seems unclear ““ some pieces are well-cut and catwalk sophisticated, while others seem outdated and are more reminiscent of the playground.
As with every bargain fashion megastore, Cotton On does some things well and other things half-heartedly. It is up to the consumer to be wise about their purchases, and, if possible, avoid falling into the trap of buying everything in sight just because it’s inexpensive.
However, with a good, fashionable head on your shoulders, the racks of Cotton On are worth perusing, especially when living in Westwood has convinced you a $30 cotton tee is a deal.
Cotton On Group launch exclusive range that’s more inclusive; Cotton On Curve for women size 16-24Cotton On Curve: Designed exclusively for women size 16 to 24 Cotton On Curve: Designed exclusively for women size 16 to 24 Cotton On Curve: Designed exclusively for women size 16 to 24 Cotton On Curve: Designed exclusively for women size 16 to 24
12th April, 2019
The Cotton On Group’s (the Group) brands pride themselves on listening to the needs of their customers and providing them with what they’re asking for.
For some time Cotton On has released extended sizing ranges with an overwhelmingly positive response. Using this ongoing feedback and customer insight Cotton On Curve was born.
Cotton On Curve is a collection designed for sizes 16-24, launching online this week in Australia and the United States, with South Africa to follow at the end of April. The range includes on-trend fashion from denim, dresses, skirts and essentials for everyday wear without sacrificing price, style or comfort and offers the signature Cotton On trends with the difference of a curve girl fit.
Anchored in Cotton On’s brand DNA and denim heritage, Curve launched with a focus on denim fits. The fit elements of the range were a priority during the design phase, including stretch and recovery fabric, with each size considered for the female shape. Other features include tailored waist bands that come in and hug the hips, longer zips for an easier fit, and extra room in the thigh to celebrate the natural curve.
Cotton On Curve’s Creator, Bianca Kaoustos says,
“We have been developing the range over the last year making sure that every pattern, fabric and technicality of each piece was deliberate. The range offers the signature Cotton On trends with a curve girl fit so that she not only feels comfortable but is also on trend.”
The Cotton On Curve collection will also be available to shop from Australia and New Zealand’s largest online fashion retailer, THE ICONIC. Mareile Osthus, Chief Category Management Officer says “We’re thrilled to welcome Cotton On Curve to THE ICONIC family as we continue to create the best and most inspiring product assortment for all our customers.”
The Cotton On Curve collection is now available online via cottonon.com.au, as well as theiconic.com.au
Cotton On’s new plus size range has mum’s excited
After a year in the making, Cotton On has finally dropped its plus-size range for women.
While hoards of devotees have flocked to social media to praise the fashion retailer for the collection of 50 pieces for sizes 16-24, there are many fans who are less than happy about what’s on offer.
Just like the regular 6-16 size range, there are slip on skirts, on-trend animal prints, graphic tees, stretchy and t-shirt dresses, as well as basics such as crisp white shirts and long sleeve tees.
On the left, the Curve slip dress, $34.99. On the right, graphic tee $19.99 and gathered skirt, $34.99. Source: Cotton On
It’s the denim jeans that have been the most popular so far, and for good reason, too. The denim that Cotton On has used is stretchy recovery fabric that contours to each body shape, meaning they’re designed to fit like a glove. Similarly, the jeggings have tailored waistbands, longer zips and extra room in the thigh.
The graphic tees, meanwhile, have been cut to fit the bust and draw in at the waist to enhance our shape rather than make us look like a sack of potatoes.
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Curve Adriana high skinny jean, $59.99. Source: Cotton On
One size does not fit all
The retailer’s Facebook and Instagram pages have been flooded with comments welcoming the new range and women saying they’ve already placed orders.
“I love the body positive vibes you’re putting out there 💖💖,” Nichole wrote.
There were some, however, who were less than impressed at the collection, which is only available via Cotton On online and The Iconic, and not stocked in stores.
On the left, the bodi con dress, $39.99 with boyfriend denim jacket, $59.99. Right: relaxed tee dress, $19.99. Source: Cotton On
“Yass girl I’m sure cotton on appreciate honest reviews from loyal customers,” wrote jax lala on Instagram. “I still happily purchased 2 items that I did love 💕 just wanting more range to throw my money at haha. I have faith they’ll hear our voices and deliver :)”
“Your curve range is insulting AF,” Mia Jane posted on Facebook. “Just because we’re a bigger size doesn’t mean we can’t wear current on-trend stuff you sell in your standard sizing.”
“I don’t get why it is exclusively online,” posted Instagram user nerinvan. “Are you aware how many curvy girls there are in the world? It’s so worth it to just bring it to the shops. I will never buy something without fitting it first because of my body shape. I’m sure many other curvy girls feel the same.”
The range is available exclusively online via Cotton On as well as The Iconic now.
A medium at Woolworths? You’re actually a XXL at Mr Price. Why SA’s clothing sizes are crazy
- Clothing sizes at different retailers can differ wildly.
- Most SA women are pear shaped, which can make finding clothes more difficult.
- There are no official adult clothing size standards in SA.
Sizing charts of South Africa’s large clothing retailers show wild and confusing differences between the different brands.
Woolworths thinks its women’s size 14 (bust: 100cm, hips: 109cm) is a medium. That makes you a large (bust: 100cm, hips: 108cm) at H&M and closer to an extra extra large (bust: 102cm, hips 110cm) with Mr Price’s RT brand. And at Cotton On, a 14 (bust: 105cm, hips 110cm) is an extra large.
Zara is on its own planet, with its medium requiring a hip measurement of 98cm.
A large bust at Woolworths (105cm – 110cm) is significantly larger than the H&M sizing (100cm – 104cm). As is the hip sizing – an extra-extra large at Woolworths is up to 143cm, while at H&M it only reaches 132cm.
Importantly, many retailers in South Africa do not seem to accommodate the full South African shape.
A number of studies have shown that most SA women are pear shaped.
But at Mr Price and H&M hips are only 8cm larger than bust measurements. Woolworths offers a 9cm difference.
This inevitably means that most women are two different sizes for tops and bottoms, and that finding a dress or suit that fits perfectly is a challenge.
While the SA Bureau of Standards announced that it would introduce new adult clothing sizing standards almost six years ago, this has not happened yet. Business Insider SA asked the SABS to comment on clothing sizing standards, but it had not responded by deadline.
The Woolworths sizing chart
The H&M sizing chart
Each retailer is charting its own course with sizing, says Rory Millam, manager of Figure Forms, the largest manufacturer of sizing mannequins for the South African clothing sector. Sizes are usually based on their own research of their customers.
As retailers move to fewer sizes in order to save costs, this means a greater chance that clothes don’t fit perfectly. This is particularly apparent in men’s trousers, where different lengths for the same waist size are slowly being forced out.
Often, retailers will make clothes smaller to enhance ‘hanger appeal’ – if a garment is too large, it may not look that good on a hanger.
Or, they would make their clothing bigger to fit an increasingly heavy population – but keep calling it a “small” or “medium”. “Vanity sizing plays can play an important role in promoting brand loyalty,” says Millam.
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| Clothing type: Vest |
Closure types: Zipper
Clothing length: Regular
Collar: Turn-down collar
Decorative elements: Zipper
Fabric composition: Cotton
Pattern Type: Solid
Seasons: Spring, Winter
Sleeve Length: Sleeveless
Style: Casual, Classic, Fashion
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How to plant an item from different materials: step by step instructions and recommendations
Various methods can be used to make an item smaller.The technique is chosen depending on the size of the clothing and fabric.
In a washing machine
In order to make a thing smaller, you can use a washing machine, for this you do the following:
- wash clothes at a temperature of at least 60 degrees;
- set the standard spin mode;
- if the machine has a drying mode, a high temperature is selected, if not, things are dried in a warm room or in the fresh air.
It should be noted that the process of reducing things is very difficult to control in a washing machine.
In order for things to be reduced by one size, it is necessary to alternate temperatures of different intensities. To obtain the effect, you must:
- soak the fabric in boiling water until the liquid cools down;
- change water to cold water with ice and place in a wet cloth, leave for 10 minutes;
- Place clothes in a bowl of boiling water and leave until the liquid cools down.
After these procedures, the fabric is laid out on a towel and dried.
Important. Colored fabrics can negatively tolerate this effect and lose their brightness.
Iron and steam
If you need to reduce the size of your garment, you can use an iron. The appliance switches to steam mode. Iron the clothes with steam. Not suitable for fabrics such as silk, delicate fabrics.
Features of shrinkage of clothes from different materials
Depending on the type of fabric, it is necessary to observe some features of the impact on things.
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It is simple to reduce woolen trousers and other products, just follow these procedures:
- Soak a woolen thing in boiling water for 20 minutes;
- rinse in cold water;
- wring out and spread on a towel until completely dry.
This way you can reduce clothes by 1-2 sizes, without harming the fibers.
This type of fabric is most often used for T-shirts. In order for the item to become smaller, it is necessary to perform the following algorithm of actions:
- Soak cotton clothes in boiling water for 15 minutes;
- wring out and dry on an electric dryer.
You can use a washing machine, for this you select the maximum temperature mode.
Important. If after washing the fabric has not reduced its size, the repeated procedure will not give the desired result.
Polyester and other synthetics
Synthetics are difficult to shrink as the fabric does not contain natural fibers. If the garments are made of polyester or nylon, soak the fabric in cold water and ice for 15 minutes and then tumble dry.
A synthetic jacket from such an effect will become narrower, if a more global reduction is needed, it is better to seek help from the atelier.
Denim is dense and keeps its shape, however, if necessary, you can reduce the size of the item.There are several methods you can use to do this.
To make the jeans one size smaller, place the item in a metal basin and boil for 10 minutes. Such exposure will not damage the clothing, only discoloration may be observed. The same result can be achieved by washing clothes in the machine at a temperature of at least 90 degrees.
After washing denim in boiling water, it is necessary to carry out a quick drying procedure. For this, special cameras are used or things are placed on a hot battery. This thermal effect prevents the fibers from returning to their original size and allows the jeans to be made smaller.
How to shrink a certain area
In order to reduce the size of denim clothes, it can be a skirt or trousers, you must perform the following sequence of actions:
- Mix water and fabric softener in equal proportions;
- the resulting composition is poured into a container with a spray;
- things are laid out on a flat surface, the composition is sprayed onto the desired area, the fabric should get wet;
- The fabric is dried quickly in a dryer or on a battery.
Conditioner increases the density of the fibers and causes the fabric to shrink.
Shrink exactly to the figure
Some things need to be done exactly to the figure, it can be leggings or shorts. In order to reduce the size, the following algorithm of actions should be performed:
- it is necessary to take a bath of hot water, however, it is necessary to take into account that the temperature is tolerable for humans;
- put on denim clothing;
- go to the bathroom;
- remain in this position until the water has completely cooled down.
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Dry your clothes in the sun without removing them. For this, a plastic chair is used so that there are no marks on the clothes.
In order to reduce the size of a silk dress, it is necessary to use the manual method. Machine wash can cause damage. A thing made of silk is washed in water of medium temperature so that a person’s hands can withstand it.Then it is hung out to dry in natural conditions, for example, in the sun.
A linen shirt may shrink if washed in hot water at least 90 degrees. Washing is carried out by hand, the fabric is soaked and left for a while. Then it is dried in the usual way.
Important. It is not recommended to add detergents and bleach during processing, this can lead to deterioration.
This type of fabric is very popular, but after a while after wearing it tends to stretch.In order to return to the form, it is necessary to perform the following sequence of actions:
- using the washing machine, set the delicate wash mode;
- using a washing bag, place the item in the washing machine;
- take things out and lay them on a towel, leave to dry completely.
This result may persist for several weeks, after which the procedure must be repeated.
Leather products react quickly to rising temperatures.Therefore, to reduce the size, it is necessary to soak the fabric in hot water for 15 minutes, then wring it out and dry it on a towel. Dry in such a way that the lining does not come into contact with the skin. You can use this technique no more than 1 time per month.
Important. The leather item can be reduced by several sizes. To do this, simply increase the temperature of the water.
Delicate fabrics are demanding to care for, so to reduce size it is necessary to wash the garments in hot water and spread them on a towel to dry.Do not dry things in a dryer or on a radiator, this will damage them.
Summer dresses 2020 made of cotton
What do modern dresses made of cotton in 2020 look like, what styles and colors are in trend?
- The usual lightweight dresses with a flared skirt cut off at the waist, retro hits: “Tatyanka”, trapeze and “Greek” remain in fashion. They are not lagged behind by tunic dresses, shirts, T-shirts and T-shirts, both maxi to the floor and to the middle of the lower leg. If the figure permits, then this summer it is worth looking at mini models with a pleated skirt or a flared sun.
- In addition to the most popular vintage styles, on takeoff, products with a difference in length, asymmetric cut, open shoulders and an eternal French charm – a sheath dress.
- Along with monochromatic things repeating all the colors of the summer, cotton dresses with color, tropical, geometric and blurred abstract patterns will be considered trendy, predatory prints have returned to the catwalk again, things with storylines are still in demand patterns and unique openwork models knitted from fine cotton threads.
How to shrink knitwear
Viscose, which is found in knitwear, is considered a popular type of fabric that can be used to make various products. However, very often jerseys stretch and lose their shape. In order to return things to the required dimensions, the following methods can be used:
- study the information that is indicated on the tag;
- pour water into the basin that is 10 degrees higher than the values on the tag;
- place a cloth there and leave for 20 minutes;
- wring out the clothes and spread them on a towel until dry.
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In order for things to get the desired shape faster, you can speed up drying using a hair dryer or a hot battery.
Fabrics for children
Among all products, children’s clothing made from natural fabrics is especially valued. Cotton, wool, linen and wool are those materials that have the best air permeability, excellent hygroscopicity, are characterized by increased hypoallergenicity and give the most pleasant tactile sensations.Children’s cotton fabrics are in special demand, which in turn have many varieties:
- chintz – light cotton, from which clothes for newborns are sewn, as well as dresses, bedding and underwear, etc.;
- batiste – dresses, light translucent blouses and bed linen are sewn from this fabric for children’s clothing;
- flannel – pile cotton or woolen fabric, also known as “winter cotton”. It is used when sewing warm dresses, romper suits, undershirts and diapers;
- Bike is the most famous fabric for warm baby diapers.
In addition to cotton fabrics, linen and cotton are also widely used in the manufacture of clothes for children.
It will be useful for you to read about materials for children’s bedding in a separate article on our website, we will tell you the names, types, advantages of all canvases.
What to do with knitted garments
Hand knitted garments require delicate care. If the knitting has stretched over time, you can fix this problem.
For the knitted garment to return to its previous size, it is necessary to soak the garment in boiling water for 10 minutes.After that, the knitted product is placed in a cold one and left for 10 minutes, after which it is rinsed in warm water. This will reduce the density of the fibers.
Using an iron, you can shrink the woolen garment by one size. To do this, the product is laid out on an ironing board, sprinkled with water and, using steam, is carefully ironed.
How to reduce the width, not the length
Very often knitted items are stretched in width.In order to eliminate this problem, you must perform the following procedure:
- after washing, spread the wet product on a towel to dry;
- using pins to give the product the required width and pin it to the towel;
- Correct the width every 30 minutes, the procedure is carried out until the product is completely dry.
Using this method will correct the width of the product by one size.
Correcting individual stretches
A very common problem that wearers of woollens may encounter are stretched parts such as elbows or knees.To eliminate such a problem, you must:
- spread the product on the ironing board;
- pour water into the sprayer and spray the required area; Iron
- until dry.
The same result can be achieved using an iron with steam functions.
How to restore stretched sleeves
In order to correct stretched sleeves on a sweater, you must perform the following procedure. In order to return the shape to the sleeves, you must:
- Boil water in a basin;
- lower the sleeves in sequence into boiling water for 5 minutes;
- Spread the sweater on a towel and leave to cool completely.
The effect of this procedure lasts for several weeks, after which the procedure must be repeated.
If the product is combined from different materials
If the product, which is stretched, consists of a different type of fabric, it is necessary to evaluate the components. If it is necessary to change the size, a technique is used during which the thing is soaked in hot water and left for a while. If individual parts are needed during the restoration process, only part of the product is soaked in hot water so as not to harm other fibers.
Using simple techniques will allow you to quickly return your favorite things to the necessary shape. Exposure to hot water on some types of fabric allows you to quickly return to the desired shape without harming the fabric fibers. However, before carrying out this procedure, it is necessary to study the marks on the tags.
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Proper care of cotton requires adherence to certain rules. All natural fabrics must be washed and ironed at a certain temperature so that they do not lose color and shape. For clothes made from natural fabrics, it is also recommended to use special detergents that help maintain the vibrant color and density of the fabric. To make your favorite cotton T-shirt look attractive even after repeated washing and ironing, it is enough to follow a number of simple rules.
Natural cotton items are popular all over the world and are in demand at any time of the year. A variety of garments are sewn from cotton; one of the most common wardrobe items that literally everyone has is cotton T-shirts. They can be of any color, some modern models of T-shirts are complemented with beautiful designs and appliqués. The more complex the decor on things, the more delicate and careful care it requires. In the latter case, it is necessary to ensure that not only the cotton itself, but also the decor on the fabric is not damaged during the care process.
Features of the care of cotton products
Before talking about specific recommendations for the care of things, it is worth noting that cotton is one of the most versatile and durable natural fabrics. It is resistant to high temperatures, and also has a high hygroscopicity, so cotton items after washing can dry a little longer than synthetic ones. One of the main disadvantages of natural fabrics is the tendency to crease.After washing, things must be ironed to make them look attractive.
Cotton care advice
Speaking about how to care for cotton, it is worth noting that the quality of clothes depends entirely on the quality of the linen from which it is made. If the cotton cloth is of high quality and has been properly processed, then things made of it will not deform after washing, they are resistant to rubbing and tearing. Surely many have had to deal with an unpleasant situation when, after the next wash, the thing is warped, such troubles are the first sign of poor-quality linen.In the process of caring for clothes made from natural fabric, it is very important to achieve two goals: to maintain the shape of the thing, and also to avoid its fading.
Cotton Clothes Washing
Clothes made of natural cotton tolerate washing well even at high temperatures; properly processed material does not shrink and does not lose density. An important rule to apply when washing cotton items: do not wash them with too strong and concentrated powders. Such products can be used only for white things, devoid of any decor, colored things from such washing can shed.
Depending on the degree of soiling of the garment, you should choose the lowest possible washing temperature. White and plain cotton clothes can be washed even at a temperature of 90 °, but for clothes with a color print, it is best to use a washing temperature of no higher than 60 °. If the thing is made of thin cotton, then it is better to refuse machine wash at all. Delicate items must be washed by hand, the optimal temperature in this case will be 40 °.
How to properly dry cotton items
As noted earlier, cotton is much more prone to wrinkling than synthetic fabrics.For proper and gentle care of cotton products, it is best to refuse intensive machine drying; after washing, the clothes should remain very damp. Drying them on a regular clothesline using clothespins is not the best option, special installations for drying things in this case will not work either.
From ropes and clothespins, strong creases can remain on things, which later will be difficult to smooth out. In this case, drying using a hanger would be the best option; for cotton T-shirts, this option would be the most suitable.Some people simply lay things out on a flat surface, such as an ironing board. After proper drying, there will be no need for intensive ironing, which can also damage the quality of the fabric and contribute to the rapid fading of things. It is also worth considering that proper drying will avoid unnecessary stretching or shrinking of things.
Ironing of cotton clothes
Correct ironing can also significantly extend the service life of things; almost all garments have a special tag on which the optimal ironing temperature is indicated.It largely depends on the thickness and density of the fabric, the thicker the cotton fabric, the higher the temperature it can be ironed. When ironing, you should follow these simple rules:
- it is better to iron all things from the inside out;
- if the laundry is dry, use a steamer;
- areas of clothing with decor should be ironed especially delicately;
- iron thin items at the lowest possible temperature;
- It is easiest to iron cotton when it is still damp.
Exposure to high temperatures contributes to intensive fading of the fabric, therefore, when ironing, you should not use too high settings unnecessarily. For a similar reason, cotton items should not be dried in the open sun. The washed and ironed items must be stored properly; it is best to carefully roll them into rolls after ironing and put them in the closet. So, with long-term storage, creases and dented areas will not appear on things.
Remember that one of the main “enemies” of cotton and other natural fabrics is acid, so you cannot use products that contain acids for washing and rinsing things.If taking care of cotton clothes is not a big deal for you, you love and actively wear things made from natural fabrics, then be sure to study the catalogs of the World of T-shirts store. We offer our customers a huge selection of quality natural cotton T-shirts that, with proper care, will delight their owners year after year.
Review of the very compact washing machine Candy Aqua 114D2-07
Miniature washing machines are an excellent choice for small apartments with cramped bathrooms and kitchens, for installation under the sink.Those who often move or live alone will find their charm in them.
We got acquainted with the Candy Aqua 114D2-07, which we considered one of the smallest models on the market. But despite its modest size, this machine provides excellent washing quality and high efficiency. How much it will save you, what are its strengths and weaknesses and is it convenient to use – read our review.
|Model||Aqua 114D2-07 |
|Type||compact front-loading washing machine|
|Country of origin||Russia|
|Life *||7 years|
|Energy efficiency class||A|
|Drum material||stainless steel|
|Maximum load of cotton, kg||4|
|Hatch opening direction||right|
|Maximum spin speed, rpm||1100|
|Delayed start||to 24 hours|
|Noise level during washing, dB||56|
|Dimensions (W × H × D)||510 × 700 × 450 mm|
|Power cable length||1.4 m|
* Contrary to common misconception, this is not the time after which the device will necessarily break.However, after this period, the manufacturer ceases to bear any responsibility for its performance and has the right to refuse to repair it, even for a fee.
The car arrived to us in a technological packaging made of polystyrene, which was reinforced with wooden inserts and covered with plastic wrap.
Inside the package, in addition to the machine itself, we found:
- water supply hose
- drainage hose (installed on the machine)
- bracket for fastening the drain hose
- user manual
- warranty card
At first glance
After unpacking the car, we were amazed at its small size: compared to full-size models, it looks like a toy.This impression is reinforced by the proportionally reduced main parts: manhole cover, drum, control panel and detergent drawer.
Despite its size, this model has a familiar layout: in the upper part of the front panel there is a compartment for detergents, a control panel with a small display and a program selector.
There is a light decorative stamping on the white walls, which gives the body additional rigidity.
The back wall is smooth.In its upper part there is a fitting for connecting the inlet hose, it is equipped with a removable mesh filter that protects the machine from rust and dirt if they suddenly appear in the tap water. A non-removable corrugated drain hose of traditional design comes out of the bottom. Where are the usual shipping bolts holding the drum?
Glass in the small hatch cover, transparent, single. The lid itself is fixed on a metal hinge and opens to the side unusual for most users: to the right.The latch is silumin, the counterpart is plastic.
The drum is evenly perforated, there are no embossings on its walls designed to improve hydrodynamics – a simple mesh surface. The design of the straight plastic loopers that mix the linen is also straightforward.
The filter, the hatch of which is located in the lower right corner, looks familiar and is habitually arranged.
The compartment for detergents is divided into two parts: one half for detergent or gel, the other for rinse aid.Candy Aqua 114D2-07 does not have a pre-wash option, so a third compartment is not required.
The inlet hose is not equipped with an AquaStop / AquaProtect valve.
Following the established tradition, we make an incomplete disassembly of the unit and see what is inside it. We remove the top cover (in this model, unlike most of the familiar to us washers, it is made not of plastic or chipboard, but of steel) and we see a clearly foreign element.
Between the lid and the steel spacer that stiffens the body, we found a foam / cardboard spacer.Marveling at such an unusual shock absorber, we continued the inspection, but hurried: later, from the installation manual, we learned that there are two shipping bolts under the gaskets. They hold the drum in the stowed position and must be unscrewed during installation. Thus, the Candy Aqua 114D2-07 installation requires its partial disassembly, this is the first time we have encountered this.
In addition to this funny moment, the inner structure of the washing machine did not present us with any surprises: all other technological solutions are standard.
User’s Guide printed on thin, yellowish paper of rather poor quality. Printing is also unimpressive: although the text of the instructions is easy to understand, some illustrations could be clearer.
27-page brochure written for several washing machine models at once. A number of features mentioned in the documentation did not work quite as expected, some features were missing in Aqua 114D2-07, and some of the available ones were not described in the manual.
Information about the seller and the date of sale is entered into the instructions on the corresponding page. There are also stickers with the full model index and serial number of our copy.
Machine control is intuitive, and during operation it is rarely necessary to refer to the manual.
The package also contains a warranty card, a list of service centers, a mandatory sticker with information about the energy efficiency of the device and a small color booklet with tips on clothing care.
The control panel consists of four mechanical buttons, a circular program selector and a red LED display. The screen displays information about the expected duration of operation, the selected spin speed and, if the delayed wash is set, the time until it starts.
The “Start / Pause” button starts and stops washing. The delayed start option allows you to delay the execution of the selected program up to 24 hours in one hour increments.
The spin speed is selectable in the range from 400 to 1100 rpm in increments of 100 rpm.
The “Anti-allergy” button turns on the washing mode with increased water consumption. This function is designed to be gentle on the fibers of the fabric and is also recommended for people with sensitive skin.
The “Cold water” option completely turns off the heating – while the water level, time and mode remain the same. The manufacturer recommends this mode for fabrics that cannot withstand high temperatures, colored materials, curtains and delicate synthetics, small rugs and lightly soiled items.
The program selector not only allows you to select the desired scenario for the respective fabric type, but also controls the temperature. By turning the knob, you can select one of four temperature settings for cottons (30, 40, 60 and maximum) and one of three for mixed fabrics. Delicate fabrics – wool and silk – can be washed at 30 ° C.
In addition to the standard programs for cottons, mixed fabrics, delicates and wool, this model, like most Candy washing machines, has three signature modes for quick wash – 14, 30 and 59 minutes.
In the table below we list the default values for each of the programs and the possible range of manual settings.
|Program||Program duration||Spin by default, rpm||Ability to change the spin speed, rpm|
|Cotton 60 ° C||3:05||1100||0-1100|
|Cotton 40 ° C||3:00||1100||0-1100|
|Cotton 30 ° C||1:47||1100||0-1100|
|Mixed 50 ° C||1:59||1000||0-1000|
|Mixed 40 ° C||1:59||1000||0-1000|
|Mixed 30 ° C||0:59||1000||0-1000|
|Rapid 14 ′||0:14||1000||0-1000|
|Rapid 30 ′||0:30||1000||0-1000|
|Rapid 59 ′||0:59||1000||0-1000|
The preparation procedure for Candy Aqua 114D2-07 differs from the usual one: as we described above, instead of the four traditional transport bolts on the rear wall, before the first start, unscrew the two hidden under the top panel.The panel is fastened with two screws, which will help to cope with the 7 mm socket. The foam and cardboard spacers between the cover and the cross stabilizer should also be removed.
After that, tilting the machine, you need to pull out from under the bottom two foam pads fixing the drum.
In other respects, the connection of the device does not differ from analogs: the inlet hose is connected at one end to the cold water outlet, the other to the connection of the washing machine, and the drain hose is discharged into the sewer.
The design of the drum cover seemed to us not very successful: despite the steel hinges, which are so appreciated by many of our readers, the hatch lock can wedge. After examining the problem, we realized that the reason for this is the front panel, to which the hinges of the heavy glass cover are screwed. At the slightest distortion, the too thin metal from which it is made is deformed, and the lock loses its clarity of work. Strengthening this wall would solve the problem.
For programs whose duration is not indicated on the selector, the “Kg Check” function is activated.With its help, the machine evaluates the amount of laundry loaded into the tub and the cycle time corresponding to its weight. Although the Candy Aqua does not have a separate half load wash function, Kg Check allows you to shorten – sometimes quite dramatically – cycle times as well as reduce water and energy consumption. Before starting, the display shows the expected duration of operation based on the full load of the tank, and within a few minutes after pressing the “Start” button, the machine determines the weight of the laundry and adjusts the time.After measurements, the “Kg Check” indicator goes out and more accurate numbers appear on the screen.
Estimated times, however, are often slightly shorter than actual times. The rinsing and spinning stages in reality take much more than the washing machine promises. This is especially noticeable in the last half hour. Below we will show how this looks in practice.
Between the end of the final spin and the unlocking of the drum, the machine maintains a long pause: about 2 minutes from the moment the rotation stops and the pump is turned off.
At the end of the wash, the machine remains in standby mode. End remains on in the display until the program selector is returned to neutral.
Use a damp cloth to clean the outside of the cabinet. As with most machines, do not use abrasive cleaners or solvents.
It is recommended to regularly clean the tray from residues of detergents and additives. To do this, the cassette should be completely removed with a slight force, rinsed under running water and put back in place.
It is also necessary to monitor the condition of the outlet filter, cleaning it if necessary. Before turning it inside out, it is recommended to put a cloth under it or substitute a convenient container so that you do not wipe the puddle later. Then the filter is turned counterclockwise, removed and cleaned.
We decided to at least roughly estimate the drum capacity of washing machines. Its shape is not strictly cylindrical, so you can estimate the volume by presenting the drum with the correct shape.In this case, we have a cylinder with a radius of 18 cm and a depth of 24.5 cm. Its volume is 24,938 cm³, that is, approximately 25 liters.
As an experiment, we decided to track the operation of the main program with a stopwatch in hand (we used the standard Cotton program with default settings). Here’s what we got.
|Actual time to end||Countdown on display||Action||Total water consumption, l|
|1:56||3:00||start of the program, start of the water gulf|
|1:55||2:59||start of drum rotation||6.1|
|1:50||2:58||topping up water||7.1|
|1:48||1:40||the weight of the laundry has been determined, the program run time has been calculated, the start of the wash is|
|0:30||0:25||water drain, spinning|
|0:23||0:24||water bay, rinse||10.5|
|0:17||0:17||water bay, rinse||13.8|
Energy and water consumption
Unfortunately, these parameters are not clearly given in the instructions, so we offer you the results of our measurements for those programs that we used in the testing process.
|Program||Amount of water, l||Electricity consumption, kWh|
|Cotton, 40 ° C||13.8||0.68|
|Wool, 30 ° C||49.2||0.12|
|Mixed, 30 ° C||21.4||0.11|
|Rapid, 14 ′||15.4||0.08|
Thanks to the small volume of the drum, the washing machine has demonstrated excellent efficiency: a small amount of water in the tank does not require significant energy consumption for heating.
We were also interested in the real efficiency of the extraction, which we measure in grams of water per gram of cotton according to the formula: ( pressed weight – dry weight ) / dry weight . Ten white terry towels from Ikea with a total weight of about 1.8 kg were used as reference linen.
|Spin speed, rpm||Remaining water per gram of dry laundry, g|
We measured the noise level in a room where washing machines are often installed – a bathroom.The sound level meter was located at a level of 1 m from the floor and at a distance of 1 m from the device, in the center of the front panel.
|Operating mode||Noise level, dBA|
|General indoor noise level||30|
|Final spin 1100 rpm||74|
The maximum power consumption of the machine in practical tests was 1534 W.The washing machine consumes 0.6 W in standby mode and 0.4 W when it is off.
To evaluate the main function of the washing machine, we took a set of the already mentioned white terry towels and applied to them frequently encountered and difficult to wash organic stains. Let’s see how standard programs deal with them.
Cotton, 40 ° C
We poured red wine, soy sauce, ketchup, vegetable oil, blood and cocoa onto a set of five towels (each towel has its own substance).The contaminants were dried at room temperature for a day, after which a test wash was loaded.Red wine Soy Sauce Ketchup Cocoa Blood
We used powder for white linen from one of the well-known manufacturers both in Russia and in the world. The dosage was calculated according to the instructions on the package.
The soiled laundry was washed using the standard Cottons program with a temperature of 40 ° C.The operating time of the washer was determined automatically: approximately 1 hour 48 minutes. The result can be seen in the photos below.Red wine Soy Sauce Ketchup Cocoa Blood
Stains from cocoa and ketchup were removed without a trace, and red wine, cocoa and blood left barely noticeable traces.
Cotton program, maximum temperature
We renewed the stains on the towels with the same substances as the last time, and also left them to dry for a day.Red wine Soy Sauce Ketchup Cocoa Blood
The laundry was washed with the Cottons program at the maximum temperature (75 ° C). After washing, no matter how hard we tried, we did not find traces of blood, cocoa, ketchup and soy sauce. Red wine stains (the most persistent contaminant in our experience) were still faintly visible.Red wine
To get rid of the stains from this and previous tests, we washed the fabric again with bleach.
To test how Candy Aqua 114D2-07 copes with delicate fabrics, we took a large woolen blanket weighing about a kilogram and loaded it into the machine, selecting the desired mode.
We were completely satisfied with the result. The machine washed and rinsed well the woolen cloth, which took up almost the entire volume of the small drum. We did not find any tissue damage.
The Candy Aquamatic 114D2-07 compact washing machine has demonstrated excellent consumer qualities during practical testing. Despite the toy size, it is not inferior to full-size models in terms of washing quality, and significantly surpasses them in efficiency.
Candy Aqua is one of the smallest washers on the market. It is perfect for a small apartment in which a single person or a young family lives, it fits perfectly under the sink in a combined bathroom, and its low power consumption will allow it to be used even in old houses without major overhaul of the power grid: it will not create a heavy load.
The relatively low spin quality can be forgiven for the miniature size of this model. The only significant drawback that we found during practical testing was the poor design of the drum cover. Her lock requires careful use and gentle handling.
- one of the smallest washing machines on the market
- excellent washing quality
- excellent economy
- low power consumption
- maximum spin speed 1100 rpm
- unsuccessful design of the drum cover
Clothing Sizing Guide
MEN’S SIZE TABLE *
| Chest coverage ||33 “- 36”||36 “- 39”||39 “- 41”||41 “- 43”||43 “- 46”||46 “- 49”|
| Waist ||27 “- 30”||30 “- 33”||33 “- 35”||36 “- 38”||38 “- 42”||42 “- 45”|
| Hips ||33 “- 36”||36 “- 39”||39 “- 41”||41 “- 43”||43 “- 46”||46 “- 49”|
MEN’S SEAMLESS AND SPORTS UNDERWEAR *
|S / M||M / L||L / XL|
| Waist ||31 “- 33”||34 “- 36”||37 “- 39”|
| Hip Coverage ||39 “- 41”||42 “- 44”||45 “- 47”|
* Measurements refer to body measurements, not clothing models
WOMEN’S SIZE TABLE *
| Chest coverage ||31 “- 33”||33 “- 35”||35 “- 37”||37 “- 39”||39 “- 42”|
| Waist ||24 “- 26”||26 “- 28”||28 “- 30”||30 “- 32”||32 “- 35”|
| Hips ||34 “- 36”||36 “- 38”||38 “- 40”||40 “- 42”||42 “- 44”|
| Standard Inner Seam Length ||30 “||30½”||31 “||31½”||32 “|
| Extended inner seam length ||31½ “||32″||32½ “||33″||33½ “|
SPORTS UNDERWEAR *
|S / M||M / L||L / XL|
| Waist ||26 “- 30”||30 “- 32”||32 “- 35”|
| Hips ||37 “- 40”||39 “- 42”||41 “- 44”|
SEAMLESS SPORT BROTHERS AND SHORTS *
|XS / S||M / L|
| Chest ||32 “- 35”||36 “- 39”|
| Waist ||25 “- 28”||28 “- 31”|
| Hip coverage ||35 “- 38”||39 “- 42”|
* Measurements refer to body measurements, not clothing models
SPORT BROWS RECOMMENDATIONS (depending on your body size and type of physical activity) *
| ASICS® Lock Zip Bra ||32C, 32D||34C, 34D||36C, 36D||38C, 38D||40C, 40D|
|ASICS® Adjust Bra||32B, 32C||34B, 34C||36B, 36C||38B, 38C||40B, 40C|
FIGHTING TRICO SIZE TABLE
| Chest coverage ||19“-20.5 “||21″ -22.5 “||23″ -24.5 “||25″ -26.5 “||27″ -28.5 “||29″ -30.5 “||31″ -33 “||34″ -36 “||37″ -39 “|
| Waist ||17 “-18”||19 “-20”||21 “-22”||22.5 “-23.5”||24 “-25.5”||26 “-28”||29 “-31”||32 “-34”||35 “-36”|
| Hip coverage ||19“-20.5 “||21″ -22.5 “||23″ -24.5 “||25″ -26.5 “||27″ -28.5 “||29″ -30.5 “||31″ -33 “||34″ -36 “||37″ -39 “|
| Inner Seam ||2.75 “||4″||5.25 “||6.25″||7.25 “||8.25″||9 “||9.75″||10.75 “|
| Weight ||40-55 lbs.||55-75 lbs.||75-95 lbs.||95-115 lbs.||115-135 lbs.||135-160 lbs.||160-190 lbs.||190-220 lbs.||Over 220 lbs.|
ADULT SOCKS SIZE CHART
| US Men’s Shoe Sizes ||7 – 9||9.5 – 11.5||12+|
| Women’s shoe sizes (USA) ||4 – 5.5||6 – 7.5||8 – 9.5||10+|
| Shoe Sizes (EU) ||34 – 36||37 – 39||40 – 42||42 – 44||45 – 47|
|Caviar capacity (inches)||13 “||14″||15.5 “||16.5″||18 “|
CHILD SOCKS SIZE TABLE
| US Men’s Shoe Sizes ||4 – 4.5||5 – 8|
| Women’s Shoe Sizes (USA) ||3 – 6||6.5 – 9.5|
| Kids’ Shoe Sizes (US) ||K9-K12||1-5||6-9|
| Shoe sizes (EU) ||27 – 31||32 – 37||38 – 41|
Suorin Elite Pod KitReview
Recently, few vapers have tried to use POD systems and sub-mods, which are gradually replacing powerful devices and sub-ohm atomizers, designed to receive a large amount of delicious steam.And the desire to try compact pod-mods or pods is not just a tribute to modern trends, but an opportunity to get a small device that will be productive, versatile and (importantly) tasty. Suorin is considered one of the leaders in the production of POD systems – its devices in this format are rightfully considered exemplary. For a long time, the company produced only POD systems, but it came to her turn to release its own version of the sub-mod, so the Elite Pod Kit saw the light.The device turned out to be quite interesting and practical, but, alas, not devoid of certain flaws and shortcomings.
GeneralSuorin Elite Pod Kit
The design of the new device can hardly be called innovative, since a lot of similar devices have been released, but due to the small size and the time-tested form factor, the sub-mod fits perfectly in the hand.The installed proprietary chipset is very simple – the vaper only has the varivatt mode, but this is enough for most vapers. The device uses two types of evaporators – on a mesh for a loose one, and on a standard spiral for a tight tightening. The Suorin Elite Pod Kit is available in five colors – blue, red, silver, gold and black.
It cannot be said that Suorin has always bundled its devices in a special way, and the bundle of a new device will also come as no surprise.The vaper will find in the box:
- Battery pack Elite mod;
- Removable cartridge;
- Evaporator Elite Replacement Coil 0.4 Ohm;
- 1.0 Ohm Elite Replacement Coil Evaporator;
- USB cable for charging;
- Warranty card;
- User manual.
Battery pack Elite mod
If you ask most vapers what are the most popular POD systems, then many will say Suorin without hesitation.And it will be difficult to argue with them, since it is the devices of this company that have become exemplary in this class. But not all vapers like the fact that the devices do not have any settings, and their autonomy is always far from the highest level. Therefore, the appearance of the Suorin Elite Pod Kit sub-mod is logical and understandable. Naturally, the device turned out not without remarks, but at the same time it is interesting, stylish and productive.
The design of the Suorin Elite Pod Kit did not become innovative, as it is made in the traditional form factor for such devices – a rectangular case with a drip tip sticking out from the side.At the same time, it is compact – 79.2x36x18 mm and easy to use and carry. The company’s designers have done everything to make the device stylish as well, since the body is made of zinc alloy with resin side panels and reminiscent of carbon.
The maximum power of the Suorin Elite Pod Kit is 40W, provided by a built-in 1100mAh medium capacity battery. The battery is charged using a micro-USB connector located at the bottom of the device with a current of 1A (full charge time is about 40-50 minutes).
The manufacturer does not indicate which chipset is used in the Suorin Elite Pod Kit, but the vaper will not only receive a full set of protections, but also the ability to use the power mode up to 40 watts. The device is equipped with a small color display, where you can find information about the operation of the device – battery charge level, power, evaporator resistance, time and number of puffs. It is possible to change the color scheme depending on the preferences of the vaper.
Elite Pod Cartridge
As with most pod-mods, the Suorin Elite Pod Kit uses a removable cartridge for replaceable vaporizers. The cartridge is held in the battery pack by magnets, so the process of replacing the evaporator or refueling is as simple and convenient as possible.
The manufacturer currently offers two types of vaporizers – a 0.4ohm Elite Replacement Coil on mesh for free tightening and a 1.0ohm Elite Replacement Coil on a standard coil for MTL.It is not yet known whether evaporators and a serviced base will still be produced, but I would like to hope so. Airflow adjustment is not provided.
In order to refill the cartridge, you must remove it from the battery pack, turn it over, open a small silicone plug and pour in 3.1 ml of liquid, which is not so little for a device of this size.
Conclusions and impressions
The fact that Suorin decided to release a sub-mod cannot but rejoice, since vapers have the least questions about their devices.The Elite Pod Kit is a bit damp, but overall it gives a very good impression, successfully complemented by a decent board, ease of use, and two types of vaporizers.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Only two types of evaporators;
- Lack of airflow adjustment.