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A washer / dryer that's any good?

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yummymumtobe Mon 03-Feb-14 09:56:26

We have a washing machine and need to get a tumble dryer too (I just spend far too much of my time hanging socks, vests, babygros on the airer...) but space is a premium. I would love to get a washer/dryer to save space, but have heard people complain about them generally. Does anyone have one that is any good?

Just in general, I am a 40 degree every wash person, don't need an all singing all dancing machine just somethig to wash and 40 degrees then dry!

yummymumtobe Mon 03-Feb-14 09:56:52

Also, it needs to be a condenser...

ouryve Mon 03-Feb-14 10:05:03

Washer dryers do tend to have condensing dryers. We've had some bad experiences with the reliability of AEG in the past 5 years, but now have a lovely (but pricey) Siemens. The only problem we've had was down to a hairball getting stuck in the drainage pump, but it was fixed quickly. Bosch do the same one with their own branding on it.

What I will say is that they do tend to go wrong, to varying degrees, as there's so much crammed in there, so get the longest warranty you can.

MarvellousMechanicalMouseOrgan Mon 03-Feb-14 10:43:18

I'm in the same predicament, we don't have anywhere to put two machines. Are they expensive to run?

MarvellousMechanicalMouseOrgan Mon 03-Feb-14 10:47:32

Just seen this, OP. It's rather discouraging about washer dryers in general, though.

yummymumtobe Mon 03-Feb-14 11:16:19

I've also heard that Bosch are good in general. We do technically have space for a dryer but it would mean stacking one on top of the other. We have an old wc which houses the washing machine and I have visions of lots of lovely shelving units on top of the machine so that I can use it as a utility 'cupboard'! Can't do that if there is a separate dryer on top though.

SeeBoobies Mon 03-Feb-14 11:23:48

We had a Miele one and while it wasn't as good as two separate machines I was very pleased with it. Highly recommended.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Feb-14 12:28:27

I got rid of my meile indeed and got separate ones.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Feb-14 12:28:38


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Feb-14 12:28:58

I meant ONE

yummymumtobe Mon 03-Feb-14 12:36:06

Dame- when you say not very good, not good in what way? Didn't wash / dry properly? Or slow or something?

gobbin Wed 05-Feb-14 21:12:06

The best thing about having the washer/dryer separate is that you can be drying one load whilst washing the next. It takes twice as long with a washer/dryer.

ouryve Wed 05-Feb-14 22:22:06

I would love the space for separates.

averyyoungkitten Thu 06-Feb-14 06:42:33

I only have space for one machine. My last three machines have been washer /dryers. One was second hand when I got it ( from my granddad) Then I got one of my own which was just as reliable and in fact still works but I replaced it with a different one last year as it was hard to get repaired (no parts). Its now a back up machine in my utility room outside. I am not sure they make Ariston anymore and certainly not the old one I had.

I replaced it with a Hotpoint Aquiltas. Large drum. I am told they are not so reliable but I havent had any trouble with it and I like it.

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