just recieved my Electrolux iQ touch washer and
I love it. Its a big improvement over the wave touch 70 series I had, I know that may sound odd, but here's why.
The washer seems to use more water than the wave touch and that's a plus for me, I was worried the loads wouldn't saturate without the jet, but I was wrong. It seems to me that without the jet the iq washer adds more water to saturate the loads, even though there is no add more water option on this iq touch. I used two tide pods on my queen comforter and they were dissolved 100% I was very suprised. The cycles are a few minutes longer than the wave touch, but I can live with that. I think the extra time is needed to fill and make sure the load is completly saturated because there is no jet. So yes the jet does help saturate the clothes faster, but so far I am satisfied with the results vs the wave touch. The spin speed seems the same, even though its a lower rpm. The spin kicks in right away and stays at full speed through the whole cycle, where as the wave touch starts the spin speed slow, the increases, then increases more until hitting full speed which is around 5 minutes into the spin cycle. Vibrations are non existant with the iq touch as with my wave touch sometimes the vibrations would be bad. The color is the blue, its more of a cobalt blue in my garage, very pretty. Other than that I am very happy downgrading from a wave touch 70 series to a 55 iq touch series.