Main site > MoneySavingExpert.com Forums > Shopping & Freebies > Shop but don't drop > Best WASHING MACHINE according to WHICH MAGAZINE?... (Page 1)

IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
Best WASHING MACHINE according to WHICH MAGAZINE??
Closed Thread
Views: 66,541
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 1
WOW Factor 0
Woodyrocks
Old 30-12-2008, 12:48 AM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: outside the Gates of Providence
Posts: 1,877
Default Best WASHING MACHINE according to WHICH MAGAZINE??

I need to buy a new washing machine. I know Which guides are normally on point and so would like to know what the top rated machine is according to the consumers bible(!).

Should I be looking at a particular brand perhaps or is Hotpoint as good as Bosch?

Could you also tell me the top rated combined Washing machine AND Tumble drier.

Lastly, the top standalone tumble drier would be great.

HIANAFTM!

TIA

Woodyrocks is offline
Report Post
# 2
damoderby
Old 09-01-2009, 5:39 AM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 214
Default

Top rated washing machine is Miele W1614
Top rated tumble dryer is Bosch WTB76556 LOGIXX 10 New Dimension
Top Rated WM/Tumble Dryer is AEG-Electrolux-L16850

The best brands for washing machine reliability are Bosch,Miele,Siemens,Tricity Bendix and Zanussi-Electrolux.These allrecieved above average ratings.

Hope that helps.
damoderby is offline
Report Post
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to damoderby For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 3
Nickynoo1
Old 12-01-2009, 12:12 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 366
Default advice on buying new washing machine

Hi. I too am looking for a new washing machine, but the one listed as the best is around 600. A bit above my budget. Anyone know a good one for around 250. My last one was given to me and it was an indesit. I've had it 7 years so am thinking that either indesit are a good brand or I was lucky??

thanks

Nickynoo1
Nickynoo1 is offline
Report Post
# 4
LeeUK
Old 12-01-2009, 12:24 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 4,042
Default

I got a Beko for 160 in July 2007 and it's still going strong. Just because you pay more doesn't been they last longer.
Lee's No More Kebab Club No.1
LeeUK is offline
Report Post
# 5
1carminestocky
Old 12-01-2009, 1:40 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 6,463
Default

Best budget brand IMO is Indesit. Ours cost peanuts and has been going strong for many years (we previously stuck to 'posh' brands with zillions of programmes we never used but they never lasted more than 5 years).
1carminestocky is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to 1carminestocky For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 6
rachbc
Old 25-01-2009, 9:27 AM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LeeUK View Post
I got a Beko for 160 in July 2007 and it's still going strong. Just because you pay more doesn't been they last longer.
I'd hope so thats less than 2 years! We've had our bosch for 8 years, is does at least a load a day and is still going strong - never had a problem with it. Its a fairly low spec one I'm pretty sure is triple A rated.
rachbc is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to rachbc For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 7
Hawksley
Old 31-01-2009, 4:47 PM
MoneySaving Convert
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 53
Default

We have a Bendix washing machine. Still working, though well over 20 years old. Sadly on it's last legs now as it cannot cope with the huge loads it used to. Have to recommend for longevity and reliability though!! I am squeezing the last months of life out of it, so am interested in this thread as we will need to replace it for 250 or less. Was looking at Indesit but the person in John Lewis told me that they were made by Hotpoint, and I think I read some bad reviews about Hotpoint. Also my mum had a Hotpoint recently and it lasted about a year!
Hawksley is offline
Report Post
# 8
oilit
Old 31-01-2009, 4:53 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 227
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LeeUK View Post
I got a Beko for 160 in July 2007 and it's still going strong. Just because you pay more doesn't been they last longer.
There are 3 variables, not just price and length of service. You need to consider the amount of service, ie a machine may last 5 years if you use it once a week, if you use 5 times a day you may find it only lasts 6 months. Typically, the more you pay, the more likley it is that it will cope with more demanding use and therefore last longer in time as well.

eg I have bosch at home which is 5 years old and still going strong with a wash a day on average.

I bought a beko 13 months ago for a rental house - which is apparently doing 2 washes a day!! I had to have an engineer round recently, he checked 4-5 things and said hmm thats strange, all the usual things seem ok, to which I said 'are they that bad? he said well, they all seem to fail at about 13-16 months from what he can see. He has now ordered 3 new items and is having to make 2 visits (thankfully I had it on extended warranty and I have saved my premium for the two visits that are going to be needed and the parts.)

But they are cheap - if i buy a cheap machine like Beko - I woudl take the extended warrenty with domestic general at the end of the 12months. If it was Miele, Bosch, Neff I wouldnt bother.

Last edited by oilit; 31-01-2009 at 5:02 PM.
oilit is offline
Report Post
Closed Thread

Bookmarks
 
 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - MoneySavingExpert.com - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:56 PM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 24 September 2014

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed

profile

Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

TuneChecker Top Albums

  • ALT-JTHIS IS ALL YOURS
  • PRINCEART OFFICIAL AGE
  • ED SHEERANX (DELUXE EDITION)

MSE's Twitter Feed

profile
Always remember anyone can post on the MSE forums, so it can be very different from our opinion.
We use Skimlinks and other affiliated links in some of our boards, for some of our users.