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    • pmartin86
    • By pmartin86 9th Oct 16, 9:29 AM
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    Washing Machine Recomendations?
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    • 9th Oct 16, 9:29 AM
    Washing Machine Recomendations? 9th Oct 16 at 9:29 AM
    Morning All

    Does anyone have any recomendations for a decent quality washing machine? My cheapo £120-6 year old is on its last legs, I've patched up the best I can but now the motor is on its way and a new one isn't cost effective. With a 4 week old baby my washing levels have gone up significantly, and this time around I've got a bit more of a budget to get something a little bit better, I'm looking to spend around the £250-£350 mark, but will go more if I really see the benefit, i'm not intersted in these silly fads like conrtolled by a phone app or a door to add while the wash is running or any of that crap, just want a reasonable quality machine with a good size drum, good wash and prefeably with a reasonable lifespan (and user servicable would be awesome :P)

    Anyone got any ideas where to start?

    Regards
    Paul
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    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 9th Oct 16, 10:47 AM
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    Consider a John Lewis own brand. The one I bought was a Bosch with JL branding.

    And I got an extra years warranty. Still runs like new after 5 -6? years
    • Chrishazle
    • By Chrishazle 9th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
    We're on our second Miele - the first one lasted 23 years and parts were still available to repair it, but I opted to spend £100 more and get a new Miele. That was 8 years ago and it's still going strong and will probably outlast us! Miele design their machines for a 20 year service life and parts are available for 20 uears after they stop producing a particular model!
    • usefulmale
    • By usefulmale 9th Oct 16, 4:37 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:37 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:37 PM
    That 'cheapo' has cost you a miserable 5p a day. Why not do it all over again?
    Originally Posted by MSE Forum Team
    We’ve had to remove your signature because what you wrote was true and sensible and there's no room for that here.
    • usefulmale
    • By usefulmale 9th Oct 16, 4:38 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:38 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:38 PM
    We're on our second Miele - the first one lasted 23 years and parts were still available to repair it, but I opted to spend £100 more and get a new Miele. That was 8 years ago and it's still going strong and will probably outlast us! Miele design their machines for a 20 year service life and parts are available for 20 uears after they stop producing a particular model!
    Originally posted by Chrishazle
    The Miele at work crashed and burned within a year. Two grand that machine cost. Even Miele can make lemons.
    Originally Posted by MSE Forum Team
    We’ve had to remove your signature because what you wrote was true and sensible and there's no room for that here.
    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 9th Oct 16, 4:48 PM
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    I'm on my 3rd Zanussi in 32 years, and only had this one since January this year.
    I paid about £300 for this one, equivalent price for the others - that averages 15/16 years, so about 35p a week over time?

    Never had a problem with any of them and we live in a hard water area.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 9th Oct 16, 5:38 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:38 PM
    You'll get good & bad reports for just about every make so they don't really help much. You're not going to get a Miele with a 10 year guarantee for that budget so go for the best guarantee you can & pray you get lucky. You're right to avoid all the gimmicks.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 9th Oct 16, 6:16 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 6:16 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 6:16 PM
    We ruled out a miele due to the reasonably priced models lacking the basic timer function.

    We picked up a beko for under 200 on offer with curries, and so far, it washes as well as any other machine I've used. Quite configurable, and 100 options I'll never use.
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 9th Oct 16, 6:18 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 6:18 PM
    Bosch - I think mine is about 9 years old now, still going strong.
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 9th Oct 16, 6:32 PM
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    Miele design their machines for a 20 year service life and parts are available for 20 uears after they stop producing a particular model!
    Originally posted by Chrishazle
    If they design a machine to last 20 years as all Miele's promotional material seems to scream it does seem rather odd that when it comes to putting there money where there mouth is there only prepared to give the legal minimum guarantee as standard. The 20 years parts thing isn't true..... read the small print.

    Never understood why people seem so proud that an appliance has lasted X decades. Compare a modern washing machine to a 20 year old one.... you'll get a worse wash, use hugely more water and energy which you'll pay for each time you use it.
    • Chanes
    • By Chanes 9th Oct 16, 9:12 PM
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    Miele. But I was going to buy a John Lewis, I changed my mind because I had set my heart on a Miele, I used to sell them when I was a kid working in a department store and I always wanted one. Still think a John Lewis own brand is a good deal though.
    Last edited by Chanes; 09-10-2016 at 9:15 PM.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 9th Oct 16, 9:19 PM
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    My bosch washing machine and condenser dryer are both 11 years old and still work perfectly. If you live in a hard water area, use a washing machine descaler at least once a month.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 9th Oct 16, 10:14 PM
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    We ruled out a miele.....

    We picked up a beko for under 200 on offer with curries.
    Originally posted by Grenage
    Just worked out that our 15 yrs old Miele has cost us 7p a day.

    True, we didn't get any curries with it, but who needs German curry?
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 9th Oct 16, 11:18 PM
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    short list some criteria and pick one that is on offer with a 5years warranty

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/search?action=search&keywords=washing+machine
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 9th Oct 16, 11:20 PM
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    Just worked out that our 15 yrs old Miele has cost us 7p a day.

    True, we didn't get any curries with it, but who needs German curry?
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Now I really feel like I need to try a German curry.
    • pandora205
    • By pandora205 9th Oct 16, 11:30 PM
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    I bought a Samsung Ecobubble a few months ago and love it. It has a big drum and is very efficient yet economical: the eco programme uses only as much electricity as a light bulb (so the blurb says) though it does take over two hours. The only criticism I have in comparison with my old machine is that the quickest wash is about 52 minutes which is much longer than the quick 15 minutes I was used to but it washes very well even on cool washes. It's also very adjustable (number of rinses, spin speed, temperature) as well as having standard settings.
    somewhere between Heaven and Woolworth's
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 10th Oct 16, 9:18 AM
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    Now I really feel like I need to try a German curry.
    Originally posted by Grenage

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currywurst
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 10th Oct 16, 10:25 AM
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    Yum!

    Those Krauts always make the best from the wurst.
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