Do you love your washing machine?

(42 Posts)
napkin Sun 27-Jan-13 19:24:24

Need some help in finding a good washing machine after many bad machines. Any recommendations please?smile

Floralnomad Sun 27-Jan-13 19:25:55

LG Direct Drive , its completely brilliant!

MinnesotaNice Sun 27-Jan-13 19:34:31

Yes, I love my gigantic American washing machine, but it is in storage sad and I'm guessing you want something a little more local. grin I'm not overly familiar with the brands over here, but our rental house has a Bosch that needed one of the paddles replaced and the repairman said if it had been a Hotpoint he could have fixed on the spot as he carries the parts. Just something to consider as readily available parts can make future repairs much quicker.

goodtoesnaughtytoes Sun 27-Jan-13 19:43:52

No I have had to get a washer dryer due to space issues and I HATE it. Creases everything up really badly. Grrrrrconfused

Bearandcub Sun 27-Jan-13 19:44:23

LG 9kg drum direct drive - awesome. Has got us through a minimum of a load a day for the past 3 years. Washed duvets, silks, woollens, sportswear, heavily stained baby clothes.

bootsycollins Sun 27-Jan-13 19:47:36

Miele, absolutely love it, not sure what the maximum load is, 7kg or 8kg. The cycles are fantastic and speedy too.

chickenyummychicken Sun 27-Jan-13 19:51:11

another miele lover
bought ours second hand as could not have afforded otherwise
had it for 14 years!
still awesome and going reliable and strong!

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 12:38:13

Has anyone bought their machine in the last year? What's the model number of your Lg machine Floralnomad?

amazonianwoman Mon 28-Jan-13 13:38:08

Yes, it's an ISE with a 10 year warranty. Got fed up of Hotpoints etc only lasting a couple of years. The retailer I bought it from said I wouldn't see him again (i.e. they don't break down), as did the electrical repair guy I used for previous machines/dishwasher etc. He rated it much more highly than Miele even.

nannyl Mon 28-Jan-13 14:17:30

I LOVE my John Lewis washing machine.....

so much that i bought another (when i moved in with OH I let my house so kept my old JL washing machine with that house..... when his washing machine (it was awful i hated it) died i replaced it with the next model JL washing machine up... its brilliant... and doesnt take forever to do a full 6kg wash either

noddyholder Mon 28-Jan-13 14:18:15

LG direct drive 8kg Even sings a song at the end to let you know its done

valiumredhead Mon 28-Jan-13 14:21:11

Meile - been going strong for 12 years and never broken down. Fantastic machine.

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 19:44:46

What model is your John Lewis machine nannyl? Anyone with a new machine which uses a decent amount of water when washing?

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 19:47:21

t model number is your ISE amazonianwoman?

notMarlene Mon 28-Jan-13 19:48:48

i love mine too. It;s a miele and has a 'extra water' button.

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 19:48:57

Sorry was meant to say what's the model number of your machine?

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 19:52:24

Do you know how much the cheaper Miele's go for?

Iggly Mon 28-Jan-13 19:54:09

Miele which cost around £500 4 years ago. Love it!

notMarlene Mon 28-Jan-13 19:55:17

I don't I'm afraid, I'm not in the UK either. Second had ones are well worth looking at.

MInes 6 now and as good as new, never had the tiniest problem ,toutches wood>. MIll replaced hers when it was 15, not because there was anything wrong with it, just 'cause she's a snob.

hopethesnowgoessoon Mon 28-Jan-13 19:56:38

Lg direct drive here also and its great. So quiet compared to most so great if it is on the kitchen like mine rather than a utility

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 20:32:49

Is any of your Lg direct drives 6kg. Want a smallish drum as find it hard to fill a large one.smile

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 20:34:02

Has anyone got any model numbers for me to have a look at?thanks

Floralnomad Mon 28-Jan-13 20:35:05

Mine is a 7kg ,and I don't think they make the exact model anymore ( just looked online) . I know they do 6kg ones ,and I agree they are very quiet.

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 20:36:51

Thanks for having a look for me Floralnomad.

DoItToJulia Mon 28-Jan-13 20:42:55

My Bosch machine beeps at the end of the cycle. It is SO ANNOYING. Check whether any machine you plan to buy does this, I wish I had. Other than that great machine.

Also, key features for me are being able to have any programme run at any temperature. I had a machine once that had a separate temperature setting and I loved it.

I think that hotpoints aren't great, and candy is the same machine essentially.

Subscribe to which? For one month (it's free and you can cancel before charges kick in) to see what they recommend?

napkin Mon 28-Jan-13 21:03:16

I looked at which but rather know what people think and their personal opinion but thanks for the advice.

Jenijena Mon 28-Jan-13 21:08:18

I loe my Miele washing/dryer, but the price it cost, it better last 15 years!

OrangeLily Mon 28-Jan-13 21:12:17

Can't recommend a particular model but get one with a time delay function, so very handy.

Don't get a washer/dryer if you want to dry clothes. I've had four or five and they all without fail crease clothes. Makes me a bit ragey.

oooggs Mon 28-Jan-13 21:27:44

love my LG 8kg direct drive - fantastic bit of kit - especially as there are 6 of us!!

schilke Mon 28-Jan-13 22:07:14

I bought Samsung eco bubble last year. I love it

6 of us and it's great.

SanityClause Mon 28-Jan-13 22:17:53

My Miele is going strong after over 10 years. We had someone come and look over it as it had a leaky seal, while it was still in its 10yr parts and labour warranty (free!). He looked at the information stored on the chip, and told us it had done as many cycles as they would expect for a 20 yo machine.

The cycles are really useful with lots of variables, and you can have a buzzer, if you want, or turn it off if you don't want it. It was expensive, but has lasted me so long, and been so reliable.

notMarlene Mon 28-Jan-13 22:23:16

My miele beeps at teh end of the cycle, but only if you want it to. It's lovely and quiet, like a deep purr.

notMarlene Mon 28-Jan-13 22:24:12

yeah, the variables on the cycles are excellent.

chickenyummychicken Mon 28-Jan-13 22:27:23

Dont worry
the miele will last bt least 15 years!

fussychica Tue 29-Jan-13 13:19:11

Yes - an AEG with 7kg load, 1400 spin and variable time/temp/spin - worth every penny. Mine beeps at the end of the cycle but this can be disabled on my machine - have you checked you instruction DoIt to see if yours does too?

jeee Tue 29-Jan-13 13:21:56

As the proud owner of a Miele, I can say with truth that I am passionate about it. I've had it for around 5 years and still stroke it affectionately everytime I use it. Indeed, I tell DH that should we split up our primary custody battle would be over the washing machine.

napkin Tue 29-Jan-13 14:29:38

Has anyone bought a Miele in the last year? Everyone is saying they are good but these all seem to be later models not the most recent models? Has anyone got a 6kg Lg direct drive? People have said the Lg's are good but all have been the larger machines.

notMarlene Tue 29-Jan-13 14:37:24

I think if you started a thread asking about newly bought miele's you'd get plenty of replies, the thing is they last so damn long that the majority of owners have had them a good while.

Also, any old washing machine - however shitty - is more than likely to perform just fine for the first year...

maisiejoe123 Tue 29-Jan-13 14:54:24

I have a Miele, nearly 10 yrs old. I got it at a discount and it is good BUT - I wouldnt buy one again. They are just too expensive... Heard lots of good things about John Lewis machines.

We are a family of 4 so is being used alot. When I next buy I will buy one with a bigger drum as well......

napkin Tue 29-Jan-13 15:00:15

What's the model is your Aeg fussychica?

napkin Tue 29-Jan-13 15:00:56

Will have a look at john smile

napkin Tue 29-Jan-13 15:01:34

John Lewis rather!

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