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The very best of everything, Looking for recommendations galore!

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WeepingBicycleMonkeys Fri 29-Jan-16 23:04:37

We are shortly to be putting down roots and I need to start a list of things to buy for the house.
Having only bought cheap and cheerful so far (moved around) this time we are looking to invest in items that will last us a while.
I realise that £££ doesn't always mean best quality so I'm looking for all your best recommendations.
We need quite a lot but let's start off with
Toasters (ones that give crunchy toast & not damp hot bread!)
Large capacity washing machines & tumble driers
Ironing board

ILikeToClean Sat 30-Jan-16 15:28:53

Toaster - Dualit

Washing machine / Tumble - Bosch

Iron - Philips or Tefal steam generator

Ironing board - I have a cheap one but Brabantia are supposed to be good.

Hoover - Miele or Sebo

Hope that helps!

WeepingBicycleMonkeys Sat 30-Jan-16 19:09:13

I've been looking at Dualit toasters, they are so pricey but I guess it means it should last a long time

bookbook Sat 30-Jan-16 19:22:08

Washing Machine /Tumble drier- Miele
I have had cheap and expensive of all the others- none work any better than others ( In fact my very expensive Krups kettle gave up the ghost after 14 months - I have a cheap Philips that looks the same, been going for 4 years now)

SternlyVoice Sun 31-Jan-16 20:48:38

We got a Miele cat&dog vaccuum cleaner following a thread on here. Best vaccuum cleaner we've ever had! Highly recommended.

We've just found out that our LG washing machine of 5 years is not repairable. Our previous ashing machine, Whirlpool, lasted 6 years. This time, we are going to go for a Miele. Someone here posted that they are the best for reliability (although John Lewis and another brand Weren't far behind) - they are also meant to last longer than other machines.

For a toaster, we have a Dualit and love it! We didn't buy new though - got a re-conditioned one on eBay for about £50.

Good luck and hope that helps

Rupster Mon 01-Feb-16 11:53:08

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I've always been under the impression that the inside of every toaster is the same, and that it's just the casing and levers/buttons that are different?

My gripe with toasters is that they're always a bit too small!

My Philips steam iron has a nice long lead and irons well.

We have a Beko washing machine. OK, it doesn't have bells and whistles but they are reliable apparently and the clothes come out clean. What more could you want? :-)

TwigTheWonderKid Mon 01-Feb-16 12:08:40

Definitely Miele hoover. We've had ours for over 15 years and it's still as good as new!

wowfudge Mon 01-Feb-16 15:23:46

Our washing machine is also a Beko and I am impressed with it - lots of flexibility of spin speeds and temperatures with all the programmes you could want.

jamtartandcustard Tue 02-Feb-16 13:41:48

Yup a toaster is a toaster. All exactly the same on the inside. They did a feature on them on tv the other week, you are paying for the casing and extra features so just get whichever you like the look of.
If I was to get a new Vaccuum with unlimited budget id get a roomba.

Sonnet Tue 02-Feb-16 13:55:47

Vaccum - Romba
Toaster - forget toasters and get an Aga - best toast ever
Washing machine - Miele
As for tumble dryers try the new Heat ground source ones - can't recommend but read somewhere they are suppose to be the best.

gasman Wed 03-Feb-16 16:08:00

Washing machines - Samsung are doing really well in which? Tests at present.

Vacuum - Miele

Hoover - dualit - every hospital I ever worked in has had one. They last and last.

wonkylegs Wed 03-Feb-16 16:16:54

We've just replaced our morphy Richards toaster after 10yrs it was only a 2 slot one we wanted a 4, we've picked another MR one.
Hoover - has to be Miele, love mine, had it 7yrs now and it's fab.
I have a fab Bosch washing machine, a fab Zanussi dryer (but it's so old I'm not sure how the new ones are)
Ironing board - don't skimp, we've had a cheap one and I've regretted buying it.

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