Recommend me your washing machine please....

(45 Posts)
napkin Tue 16-Apr-13 17:06:38

Mine has just packed up again. Would love a good machine and need one fast.

popcornpaws Wed 24-Apr-13 11:41:31

zanussi every time! i've had two in 23years, fantastic machines, used everyday, three times on bed washing day. I wouldn't consider any other make.

twintwo Sun 21-Apr-13 19:12:01

I have a 12 year old Bosch classix still going strong. We use it everyday if not 3 times a day! 5 of us in house.

JuliaScurr Sun 21-Apr-13 19:07:25

read 'Which?' in library
buy display model
look at 20yr old Zanussi with affection
2x £40 repairs
pat self on back

napkin Sun 21-Apr-13 18:59:21

Thanks for leeting me know what ones are German machines wink

UterusUterusGhali Sat 20-Apr-13 20:39:07

I went and bought a zanussi after reading this thread this morning! The place I went to only had a basic Bosch.

You can tell if it's german by looking at the side panel. If the indent is top-bottom, in parallel vertical lines, it's NOT german. If the indent is wiggly, it is. (I asked smile )

DewDr0p Sat 20-Apr-13 15:10:55

Another vote for Bosch. Mine is still going strong after 13 years (touch wood!) and I think the cleaning is excellent.

My tumble dryer is AEG and also good BUT the repair man told me they are more expensive to repair.

PigletJohn Sat 20-Apr-13 13:41:22

I find it very difficultto believe that Bosch are turning out substandard appliances from any of their factories. Looking at the Which reliability reports, the BSH brands (mosrly Bosch, Siemens and Neff) are all up in the 94%/95%/96% range, fluctuating a bit from year to year, probably just statistical differences.

If they were turning out bad machines, how could they be at the top of the reliability tables?

I still think this is just a rumour.

VW makes cars outside Germany with a Skoda badge on them; the Mlada Boleslav ones are just as good as the Ingolstadt ones.

napkin Fri 19-Apr-13 14:01:47

I hate Hoover!

TarkaTheOtter Fri 19-Apr-13 13:29:27

I've got a Hoover (chosen by my dh). It's rubbish. I used to have an integrated Beko and it was brill.

themidwife Thu 18-Apr-13 20:42:13

Errrrr - I've just got into bed blush but I will have a look in the morning & let you know!

napkin Thu 18-Apr-13 18:45:04

What model is yours themidwife?

themidwife Thu 18-Apr-13 17:51:12

I was told quite categorically by a washing machine engineer to avoid non German Bosch as they use inferior quality parts & they break down but not a huge amount cheaper

napkin Thu 18-Apr-13 17:08:37

What model is you Bosch machine ItsYonliMe ?

ItsYonliMe Thu 18-Apr-13 16:29:53

John - I was told so by the shop where I bought my (German made) Bosch. They also sold Turkish manufactured ones (which were ever so slightly cheaper)

napkin Thu 18-Apr-13 16:26:17

I don't know if the Bosch one i'm looking at is German!! Really stuck between a Bosch,Lg,Aeg or Hotpoint. Anyone bought any of the newer models and what models of Bosch are made in Germany please? I need to be able to do small washes apart from using the 15min cycle on the Bosch. I heard if you do small washes on the Lg it goes out of balance and don't spin is that true? Please help me decide, it's like a minefield! confused

PigletJohn Thu 18-Apr-13 16:21:01

do you have some reason to believe the design, parts or quality control are different?

ItsYonliMe Thu 18-Apr-13 14:45:18

You have to be careful to get a German made Bosch. They are making them in different countries now (Turkey for example). Make sure it's German made!

themidwife Thu 18-Apr-13 05:09:09

Yes my Bosch does that & my Bosch dishwasher also senses how dirty the dishes are & does an appropriate wash too.

themidwife Thu 18-Apr-13 05:07:09

If its an or chain store Internet special & a fair bit cheaper it's a Spanish Bosch which are lower quality. If you shop at an independent retailer they'll tell you which it is but you can find out the relevant model numbers if you google I think

PigletJohn Thu 18-Apr-13 02:55:48

(that was partly for napkin and her small washes)

It is a bit quicker with small loads as the water heats up faster, not being so much of it.

PigletJohn Thu 18-Apr-13 02:51:59

My Bosch (not a latest model) measures how much stuff you have put in it, and graduates the amount of water it takes in to suit. IIRC it sets itself to one third, two thirds, and full.

I only happened to notice it when looking at the instruction booklet recently.

The "Which" reliability index is very high so I don't believe that there are heaps of rogue machines being turned out from the factories outside Germany.

A bit like Skoda and Rolls Royce cars are good even if manufactured away from VW and BMW's home country.

napkin Wed 17-Apr-13 22:55:08

How do you know the bosch is a German machine or not themidwife?

Springforward Wed 17-Apr-13 21:39:07

We just got a 7kg Bosch and I'm really impressed. We bought it from a local independent/ Euronics place. The bloke who delivered it is also the repair man, and he said he hardly ever has to fix a Bosch. Also we have an ancient Bosch dishwasher which is still going strong after 10+ years.

themidwife Wed 17-Apr-13 21:35:04

German (not Spanish) Bosch!

napkin Wed 17-Apr-13 21:33:12

Thanks everyone for all your advice, very useful.

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