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Happy January to me , I think my washers about to go , am I being naive thinking I can get away with spending under £300 ?

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travellingwilbury Sat 15-Jan-11 18:04:41

I have just been looking at reviews on line and quite frankly there are too many bloody machines to choose from .

So do you think I can get away with not spending a fortune ?

Hopefully the answer to that is yes and if so can you please recommend me one .


Acanthus Sat 15-Jan-11 18:07:07

Get one of the John Lewis ones they have really long guarantees.

RustyBear Sat 15-Jan-11 18:10:10

Which had a thing on budget washing machines this month - though iirc 'budget meant about £400.

Hang on, I'll have a look..

RustyBear Sat 15-Jan-11 18:18:29

Ok, their cheapest best buy is the Beko WME7247W, which is £290 at Argos & Comet. It scores 71% and three stars for reliability and apparently washes as well as the Bosch best buy. In fact all the best buys at £300 or under are Beko - the WM7335W is £300 and the WM6123 W is £240 - but apparently that one takes a long time on it's easy care program.

travellingwilbury Sat 15-Jan-11 18:31:48

Thank you both of you , I just didn't know where to start , I will def have a look at that beko one Rusty

travellingwilbury Sat 15-Jan-11 18:54:29

what do you think ?

This one is on the Which list and I think sounds good .

I can't believe how hard I find this sort of stuff .

LemonDifficult Sat 15-Jan-11 21:20:16

Don't get BEKO! We've just had to throw one out - less than 2yrs old. Replaced it with an AEG (£345 from John Lewis) in November and it came with 5yr guarantee. Love the new one.

BlooKangaWonders Sat 15-Jan-11 21:22:39

AGree with John Lewis - free 5 year guarantee. Which they honoured when ds left a coin in his trousers and it got stuck in the drum. New machine with no problem or delay.

CarGirl Sat 15-Jan-11 21:24:38

I think cheap but with no electronic gadget things - the "brain" in my maching died within 18 months!

I get cheap machine and 5 year warranty.

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