Happy New Year career26! Wow, on the face of it, I can understand why it's a tough choice between the two. The Beko is cheaper and has blanket wash. The Sharp model is cheaper because it's a 7.5kg whereas the one in my initial
recommendation was 8.2kg with a blanket wash program.
I don't know much about the Beko but from the manual, which is downloadable by keying in WTL 70019 G here
, it looks impressive even stating the expected time in which the course would finish at the given load. The spin 760RPM is the similar to the Sharp's 730RPM.
The Sharp's manual
is simple enough. The plus point about the Sharp is the auto clean feature which can be toggled on or off by holding down the [Water Level] button for 3 seconds. This will invoke a tub clean on the final rinse/ spin. This in addition to the Tub clean function which is greatly aided by coating the washing part with silver ions.
Washing programs is about the same except for the heavy, eco and esp blanket wash that the Beko has. Not to say the Sharp can't do it as its just a one piece cloth which you have to tweak the soaking, washing and dry cycle which the Beko neatly packaged in a button. The 7.5 and 8.2kg are the same LxW dimension but the latter is taller by 30cm and has a blanket wash program.
Researching further on the holeless tub, I would say that this is a compelling deal breaker in my opinion. It's not a new feature as it was introduced at least 12 years or more, [update:1992
] going by this user's sharing here
(find the specific posting by searching/finding using the keyword "holeless"). She was using the ES-S800. I find the advice of her aunt quite compelling.
Going by that, the ES-U is probably at least the fifth iteration of this product line. Previous iterations or generation model are: ES-A - 2011 higher endES-N
(2012 4 wash programs for 7/8kg)
ES-P (Thailand also 4 wash programs)ES-QES-R
By the looks of it, the ES-U has slimmer outer shell for the 7-8kg as well as improved the water usage per kg of laundry. If going by the gentler fabric care whilst washing, perhaps this is the one to go by having read what the user in the other forum had shared. In SG, there is an equivalent model ES-S equipped with a tempered glass top for 7.5kg/8.5kg model.