Recommend me a washing machine?

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Tararararara Wed 18-Nov-20 22:54:57

Boring thread alert!

Ours has just leaked all over the kitchen floor. Appears to be a combo of pump and motor electrical faults. It's 4years old and to be honest a bit shit anyway so rather than fix it we're going to see if we can get a new on on a black Friday deal.

So what do I look for? What are your must haves? Do you love yours? Do you have one I should avoid?

Help me please!

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nikosmum2010 Sun 22-Nov-20 14:09:53

Very happy with my Samsung ecobubble. Came with 5 years warranty. I use the daily wash which takes 1:03 . There's also a shorter 15min quick wash. Sings a tune when finished.

Tararararara Sun 22-Nov-20 09:43:58

Though had I seen it before I bought one, I'd have got an ebac. They look fantastic!

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Tararararara Sun 22-Nov-20 09:43:16

Drogonssmile we basically got the 10kg version of that one. It's fantastic! We installed it last night and it did all the washing in 2 loads, including all the sopping wet towels used to mop up the flood from the old one. I'm in love!

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Drogonssmile Thu 19-Nov-20 20:19:07

Sorry didn't rtft! Glad you got an AEG. We're v impressed with ours.

Drogonssmile Thu 19-Nov-20 20:17:16

We got an amazing AEG recently with a steam function. Clothes are almost dry when they come out. We hang them on hangers for a couple of hours and they're ready to put away with no ironing!

Sorry for the massive link blush

Spanielsarepainless Thu 19-Nov-20 20:08:14

I'm on my third Zanussi; the first two lasted over twelve years each. 1400 rpm spin speed and almost instant door opening. It's a good workhorse without needing a mortgage for a Miele.


MadCatLadee Thu 19-Nov-20 19:50:12

Whatever you do, don't get Argos to install it. They left me high and (not) dry!

FuzzyPuffling Thu 19-Nov-20 19:02:38

Oh, and the best thing it that there is no annoying 2 minute delay when the cycle has finished. You can just OPEN THE DOOR! Amazing.

FuzzyPuffling Thu 19-Nov-20 18:58:48

I bought a Bosch last January. It's fine and washes well, an eco wash takes 1 hr 19mins (45 mins on quick) and is very quiet. Spin speed is up to 1400.

I think it was £400 (inc delivery and installation) so not too expensive.

murmurgam Thu 19-Nov-20 18:49:09

Seems like it's too late but was going to say ebac too. 7 year parts and labour warranty

Leannethom85 Thu 19-Nov-20 18:46:10

I have a beko it's good had it 7 years now and touch wood hasn't had a fault

theresagiantonthebeach Thu 19-Nov-20 15:49:32

EBAC! and made in Britain

love mine

myBumJuiceSmellsLikeRoses Thu 19-Nov-20 15:15:42

I bought my last machine for the water consumption.
That was important to me as I'm on a meter.

It's a Zanussi and I've had it over 16 yeas now, as yet, no repairs done either. Hopefully this answer hasn't cursed it, but I'd happily replace with the same.

SageRosemary Thu 19-Nov-20 12:01:35

BIL, who worked in a women's shelter where the washing machines are going practically non-stop, recommended AEG.

The controls initially looked daunting but they are, in fact, very simple to get used to. There is a wash cycle to suit every need. The longest cycles can take 2 to 4 hours - but there is an option to choose shorter cycles and/or reduce temperature and spin speeds. Choosing to do so can affect the amount of energy and water you use. Longer cycles use less water. There are Eco settings too. There is a 20 minute - 3kg cycle which is very handy. The control panel shows the maximum time needed to run the cycle but it often takes less time (some days the cold water is not very cold at all and some days it is icy cold so it takes longer to heat it to the required temperature), this adjusts on the control panel so you can check it mid-way and see if the wash will finish in say, 20 minutes or 47 minutes.

Ismellphantoms Thu 19-Nov-20 11:46:37

My Bosch is brilliant. It has a great 40 degree wash in 20 minutes. My sister's Miele lasted 14 years, but was very expensive. I've had machines that have lasted at most 3 years so will only buy Bosch or Miele.

Tararararara Thu 19-Nov-20 11:38:19

I've bought an AEG, seemed to have the right mix of quality, price and features. I wanted large load capacity, quick wash, child lock and ability to adjust depending on load size, which these all did. Got it on a black Friday deal and bring delivered on Saturday!

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Londongent Thu 19-Nov-20 09:44:13

Bosch - top quality and value for money, you pay for what you get.
Miele - top quality but expensive

SomelikeitHoth Thu 19-Nov-20 09:13:23

Zanussi. Had two and they are fantastic

Lincslady53 Thu 19-Nov-20 09:03:10

We bought a Samsung a year ago. No problems, but wouldn't expect any in the first year. It is very easy to operate, without looking at the manual. Very intuitive and plays a little tube when finished. Some models have a feature that allows you to add items after the cycle has started, handy when you find a sick that has dropped out of the basket. Looks good in dark grey too.

MrsRogerLima Thu 19-Nov-20 08:12:08

I particularly love the child lock and the timer feature.

I fill the washing machin in the evening set the timer and it's done when I get up!

Xiaoxiong Thu 19-Nov-20 08:09:16

I had a new washing machine bought for me - it's a whirlpool 12kg, I never would have considered it in a million years but it's amazing. The quietest machine I've ever heard (or not heard, haha) and uses the least water on the market according to which. The "eco cotton" setting does take hours but it adjusts to the weight of washing, and I just load in the evening and set it to run overnight - since it's so quiet it doesn't matter, no one can hear it spin. There are also 15 and 30 min settings as well as about a billion other special programmes, and a dosage aid which weighs the washing to tell you how much powder or liquid to add so you don't use too much. Also since the drum is enormous it holds two loads so I do half as many loads in a week. It's still somehow the size of a normal washing machine though.

MrsRogerLima Thu 19-Nov-20 08:09:16

I have this magnificent beast

Along with an 11kg tumble dryer.

It's turned the 200million wash a week situation into one wash and dry a day. I love them so much 😍

alwaysthinkingofsleep Thu 19-Nov-20 08:08:52

I wouldn't recommend my Samsung ecobubble, it was top rated on which but I don't rate it! Lots of cycles which Is handy but not amazing at stain cleaning (needs LOTS of pre treatment)

Also small items always get stuck at the front of the machine, leaving them dirtier than before & sodden - yes I regularly clean my machine, filter etc etc

Timeflyin Thu 19-Nov-20 08:03:04

Avoid, in my experience Candy grand o vita. Had my old hoover candy for years it was great had this one for just at over a year and I've had nothing but problems with it

sandgrown Thu 19-Nov-20 07:05:58

For the last 2 years I have had a Samsung Ecobubble. I chose it because it had a short cycle available and good spin speeds. I like it .

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