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ElviraCondomine Thu 25-Dec-14 23:14:25

After 10 years of sterling service my Dyson washing machine has finally got to the point where it can't be repaired economically (as Dyson no longer service them.) So I am now looking for a large drum machine that is fairly flexible with programmes: what I loved about the Dyson was the lack of set programmes and the ability to choose temp, spin speed etc individually.

We previously had a fairly basic Bosch that was great but that's a long time ago.

My main problem however is money. Having coughed up the best part of £1,000 for the Dyson all those years ago, I'm not in a position to pay anything like that now, sadly (I could justify it when I had a baby in cloth nappies!)

At the moment I'm thinking in terms of one of the cheaper Bosch models, maybe the Exxcel Vario Perfect 8 kg which is around £400.

But does anyone have any other ideas? I'm open minded on make etc.

Willdoitinaminute Thu 25-Dec-14 23:19:31

Miele in the sales they really do last forever. We have basic one and it has more than enough functions. Failing that a Bosch with the highest spin speed you can afford. The drier you get them in the spin cycle the less time/energy they take to dry.

madwomanacrosstheroad Thu 25-Dec-14 23:25:37

Yes, miele or Bosch/neff/siemens. Just make sure it is one of the "made in germany" machines. personally I would go faster r less programmes and a miele. I have a miele vacuum, dish washer and washing machine, all quite old now and never any trouble and we are a big family.

ElviraCondomine Thu 25-Dec-14 23:42:33

I'd love a Miele but just can't afford one, sadly. The Dyson was a major major purchase (£1,000) and I just don't have that sort of money.

The Bosch is looking quite likely at the moment.

LL12 Fri 26-Dec-14 09:35:38

I love my Siemens washing machine,

Snog Fri 26-Dec-14 16:09:15

AEG from John Lewis has been good for me - around £400

Trazzletoes Fri 26-Dec-14 18:06:12

We have a Bosch. It was like a revelation after years of crappy machines.

nightswift Fri 26-Dec-14 18:18:01

My Bosch took forever to wash clothes ( hours per wash) and the quick cycle only worked at 30c. My Vanussi is wonderful - all main programmes can be turned into a quick wash but they still retain the 1400 spins - 40 c takes 50 mins and 60 1 hour. I always use these washes and clothes are always clean. On a sunny day i can get 3 large load washed in a morning and up on the line - can you tell i love it! Was ~£350 in JL a few years ago.

wowfudge Fri 26-Dec-14 22:04:00

We have a Beko which takes a large load and you can vary the temperature and spin speeds for the programmes. I've been really pleased with it. It cost about £250 four years ago.

fussychica Sat 27-Dec-14 17:41:54

My AEG is a star - just having kitchen done but not replacing it. It has variable everything so I just make up my own programmes grin.

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