Ours has just given in, it's over 10 years old and has been fixed 3 times in the last 6 months so I'm writing it off.
Need a budget friendly washing machine that performs well as ours is on most of the time thanks to 2 little DCs. Looking at AO.com as they do next day delivery and I'm desperate for it due to the huge pile of washing mounting up.
The Beko I just bought was cheap, arrived speedily from the Co-op and has thus far been a delight. Does so much better in the quick wash than my last Hotpoint, which cost twice as much, and doesn’t seem to have the same insatiable appetite for socks.
It's been a while since I bought my last washing machine, but when I did some research the general consensus seemed to be that decent machines were about the £500 mark, and that to go for one that came with a 5year warranty.
Miele if you can afford it, Bosh otherwise are ok. The issue with newer models is that they are "economical" and the cycles last for hours! A quick 15mn wash doesn't wash properly and doesn't rinse enough, but gone are the standard 1 hour was
We were told to look at how the Bosch doors are hung, the cheapish ones are not built to German standards. We had a Sieman's dishwasher once which was very good, between Miele and cheaper Bosch pricewise. AO were very good when we were setting up our daughter's flat.
Thanks everyone! Ended up going for a HotPoint one, it needed to be a maximum of £400 and it was £369 plus got an extra 10% off as there was an offer code, so I got a new kettle
It's an 8kg vs our old 5kg one and it's 10cm less depth wise so will fit nicely and snug under the worktop - the old one sticks out. It also has some special approved wool setting, I think either way it will be better than what we've had so far.
And it's black so will look a lot better in our kitchen than our beat up rusty white one. It's arriving tomorrow so hopefully won't drown under the mountain of washing by then!