Best quality kitchen poll

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  • Neff seem to more specialise in integrated appliances moreso. The Siemens, Bosch and Neff stuff all seems to have very similar features and I believe are all made at the same factories

    Its purely a branding exercise IMO and I am sure all will give similar quality of use. Miele will be a step up from any of those although you will pay for it in initial cost (although maybe not lifetime cost)

    As far as kitchen is concerned - ours was from a local independent and is very nice (previous owners installed). A kitchen carcass is a kitchen carcass, its the doors and work tops you want to choose carefully as these are the bits you see for years ahead. We have solid wood doors and granite tops both very nice. As chaddy above says its the fittinga nd finish that really makes any kitchen look better

    Integrated appliances look nice but are more expensive and are more prone to going wrong as everything is crammed into a smaller space to fit behind doors

    Good luck
  • MrsH78
    MrsH78 Posts: 36 Forumite
    Thanks to everyone for all that. I think we are going with Jewsons and possibly sourcing appliances elsewhere. Are current kitchen is jewsons and there's actually nothing wrong with it at all except we've done building work around it and so there are lots of gaps where there could be storage and you can't get the units anymore. Shame really 'cause it'll end up on a tip or being sold by the fitter without us knowing!!!!?!!!

    Good luck to every one else in the same situation. Thanks again.
  • My experience so far - kitchen from B&Q was £2000 and lasted me 2 years before it all started going horribly wrong. I then purchased from Moben which I notice has not been very popular with people on this thread. But it cost £7000 in 2001 and has been brilliant. They literally stripped back the kitchen and re-plumbed and wired everything. All Neff/Bosch appliances and all going well even though well out of warranty now. It is like a brand new kitchen still some 9 years later. Best money I've ever spent. Just had 2 new bathrooms put in "on the cheap" using a local supplier and realise the terrible mistake I've made. You pay for what you get. Cheap kitchen/bathroom = short-term solution. Proper job = 9 years and still looks new. I would also say the same for my (expensive) Staybrite windows, but they've gone out of business now so not much point. I love money-saving ideas but would never go cheap on bathrooms and kitchens and would certainly not go to a store like B&Q again!!!
  • sorry chaddybear but if you rate magnet as right up with the best you need to start fitting better kitchens, there are much better units than theres out there much cheaper, try DIY-Kitchens for one, I take perhaps 10 kitchens a year off them, rigid carcasses colour-matched with 3mm pvc edging on seen edges and iron on all unseen edges, glued and dowelled units as opposed to cam and dowel.
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