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    • spo2
    • By spo2 25th Jun 19, 10:36 AM
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    Beko appliances
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    • 25th Jun 19, 10:36 AM
    Beko appliances 25th Jun 19 at 10:36 AM
    Just wondering what your views are on these? I had always thought Beko was cheap and nasty - however when buying a freezer for outdoors, Beko were the only make that designed one suitable for outdoor use.

    I was impressed with it so we later bought an undercounter fridge and a dishwasher from Beko.

    The fridge lasted just over two years and the dishwasher less than that (currently being fixed under guarantee).

    Our washing machine currently needs replacing and I was looking at the Samsung Ecobubble as it has a 5 year guarantee, but a couple of people have recommended Bekos at half the price!

    I'm still planning to go Samsung - just wondering what others thought?
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    • sk240
    • By sk240 25th Jun 19, 11:24 AM
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    I have had no real issues, and almost all of my appliances are Beko.
    All were purchased around 2012, and i have just had to change the washing machine.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 25th Jun 19, 12:28 PM
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    • 25th Jun 19, 12:28 PM
    We have some Beko appliances too. So far so good.
    Fridge freezer must be ten years old. Has cost a hinge in the freezer so far.
    Tumble drier is seven I think. No problems there.
    Saw a site only yesterday where Beko were said to be the best budget machines.
    As I've said before, I buy cheaper machines, and replace when anything serious goes wrong.
    • Astuteboy
    • By Astuteboy 25th Jun 19, 12:33 PM
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    Generally a good experience for us with Beko, have a washing machine, dishwasher and fridge-freezer.

    Dishwasher needed a small repair under warranty but still going strong after 7 or 8 years, no problems with fridge-freezer bought around the same time.

    Original washing machine failed after 6 years I think, probably could have repaired but replaced with a newer Beko which has had no issues.
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 25th Jun 19, 12:41 PM
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    • 25th Jun 19, 12:41 PM
    I was same as you, Beko to me were cheap and not for me. But I too had to buy their fridge freezer due to it going in the garage and it being the only make that would work in low temperatures and I think it is the best fridge freezer I've had.

    Still would not buy anŷ other of their products. Lots more choice in the other white goods market.
    Last edited by comeandgo; 25-06-2019 at 12:43 PM.
    • spo2
    • By spo2 25th Jun 19, 1:51 PM
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    Thanks all, we must just be unlucky then!
    • cattie
    • By cattie 25th Jun 19, 2:35 PM
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    Personally I'd never consider buying Beko, as like your initial thought I consider them a cheap low quality brand. I'd always go for something like Bosch or Samsung or Neff/Siemans if integrated. You might pay more but to me quality costs & if you have a problem then they are very quick to respond.

    My neighbour had a Beko washing machine that bit the dust after a couple of years or so & she has replaced it with a Bosch.
    The bigger the bargain, the better I feel.

    I should mention that there's only one of me, don't confuse me with others of the same name.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 25th Jun 19, 2:39 PM
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    I was impressed with it so we later bought an undercounter fridge and a dishwasher from Beko.

    The fridge lasted just over two years and the dishwasher less than that (currently being fixed under guarantee).
    Originally posted by spo2
    I wouldn't accept a 2 year fridge lifespan from any manufacturer.

    My Beko fridge freezer (250) seems much better built than Currys Cheapo (150), which lasted just under 5 years.

    So far so good, fingers crossed etc. I think like many originally cheap-and-nasty brands they've got their manufacturing sorted out and are now producing reasonably quality goods.
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 25th Jun 19, 3:01 PM
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    • 25th Jun 19, 3:01 PM
    https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/washing-machines/8039/best-washing-machines
    That's what I saw yesterday. Scroll down a bit for the Beko.
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 25th Jun 19, 3:22 PM
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    We've had a Beko washing machine and dryer for three years; no issues. It was a toss up for either end of the scale - 200 for a Beko with a years guarantee, or 600-1000 for a Miele with ten. Ended up getting the Beko because it hilariously had a timer function that I couldn't find on the Miele.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 25th Jun 19, 3:36 PM
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    We've been married for over 40 years, and have had over ten years out of most electrical / electronic things.
    The very first washer we had was an Indesit. That did about 15 years, although the door seals used to go every 3 or 4 years. The next one was the one that eventually went "smelly" (another thread) Two since then including this present one. Very little trouble with any of them.

    Beko seem as good as any we've had.
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 25th Jun 19, 4:51 PM
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    Had a Beko fridge and freezer living in an unheated garage for the last 11 years without problems. Both still work properly
    • Fire Fox
    • By Fire Fox 26th Jun 19, 3:52 AM
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    Some Beko appliances are rated quite highly by Which? in their price bracket. The brands that seem to score highly with the majority of their products are the pricier ones (eg. Dyson, Bosch).
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    • HHarry
    • By HHarry 26th Jun 19, 6:48 AM
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    We had a Bekonwashing machine that lasted 20 months.

    Tried to get a goodwill repair without luck. A replacement motor was 155, so I chucked it away and bought a new machine.

    Beko wouldn't be my first choice.
    • LMS123
    • By LMS123 26th Jun 19, 7:29 AM
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    My previous washing machine, a Hotpoint, has recently given up after 7 years. On looking to replace it, I considered a Beko but both my local white goods shop, member of the Euronics group, and the washer repair guy both said to go for something better if I could afford it. I opted for a Bosch washer which was 100 more than the Beko, Indesit, Hotpoint range and paid 360 for it which was more than I'd budgeted for but thought I'd go for it as I've always had the "cheaper" ones which never seem to last.
    I can now see why it was more expensive as it's built so much better and is more solid. e.g. the fins in the drum are metal and integrated in the drum rather than the plastic ones that clip in. The guarantee is better too. Am really pleased with it so far.
    I'm hoping it will last a bit longer than the 7 year norm (if you're lucky) but time will tell.
    • DeeDee87
    • By DeeDee87 26th Jun 19, 8:39 AM
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    we have a Beko freezer that we use for our dogs food (raw fed dogs) that we got from my parents, its over ten years old and has been moved to 5 different houses in its lifetime, still going strong, there only thing we've had to replace is a couple of drawer fronts (9 each! not bad for 12 years use)


    We bought a Beko condenser dryer when we bought our firs house Aug last year and it works well, no issues at all, we did go for the Samsung eco bubble washing machine, I couldn't find a Beko that was big enough, did what I wanted and good reviews at the time (trust me I shopped around for months)


    When our second hand fridge freezer started leaking after moving in we bought a Beko, the only reason being it fitted in the space left in the utility from the old fridge freezer and the others didn't!
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 26th Jun 19, 10:53 AM
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    I wouldn't say Beko are "cheap and nasty", made to a budget yes but they're generally pretty good if you're after something on a budget. Yes, you could spend 5 times as much on appliance from Miele but would it give you five times the life.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 26th Jun 19, 12:19 PM
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    Grundig(curys only)

    Beko with a 5 year warranty
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 26th Jun 19, 12:52 PM
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    Beko make appliances which are then labelled for other brands. To be honest, it's close to impossible to know who makes what these days as even the 'big brands' often have their stuff made by third parties.
    • Novice investor101
    • By Novice investor101 26th Jun 19, 2:49 PM
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    Mixed bag for me. Had a Beko fan oven that lasted about 4 years before conking out, replaced with an Indesit electric (non fan) oven that's been fine for 2 years.

    A Beko washer replaced a 3 year old Hotpoint washer dryer that broke down & the Beko seems to be going strong 3 years on, never had any problems. I do live alone so it only gets used once or twice a week.

    Fridge/freezer is an Indesit that's been nothing but perfect since I first bought it 6 years ago.

    If the washer & oven both conk out again in the next 3 years then I probably will go up in price/brand when replacing them. As a FTB 6 years ago, I had to buy all appliances from new so wasn't able to splash out. Now, I would consider it (unless they all broke at the same time....)
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