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how long do these last in your house before needing to be changed?(you can add the make as well)

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Gorionine Mon 09-Feb-09 10:51:13

Washing machine
fridge/frizer
Hoover
livingroom carpet
kitchen cupboard doors
television

Gorionine Mon 09-Feb-09 10:52:02

frizer? blush

girlandboy Mon 09-Feb-09 10:54:45

1.About 8/10 years - Hotpoint
2.Still going after 15 years - Lec
3.Had for 2 years so far - ProAction
4.Been down for 10 years - getting new one soon
5.Forever
6.3 years old now - Panasonic

Is that OK?

IdrisTheDragon Mon 09-Feb-09 10:58:04

1. current one 2 years so far, one before that was about 7 years
2. 4 years so far
3. 4 years so far
4. Only got new one in December, the one before that was here when we moved in and I think had been there for a while smile
5. Have no idea - were here when we moved in
6. About 3 years so far

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Mon 09-Feb-09 10:59:37

Washing machine currently 7 years and going strong
fridge/frizer 10 years & 5 years so far
Hoover over 10 years so far
livingroom carpet been down 3 years will last about another 3 but would probably then need changing
kitchen cupboard doors 14 years so far
television currently 9 years

can I add something to the list

please tell me about your irons
we go through about 1 every 2 years it seems to often.

Aefondkiss Mon 09-Feb-09 11:02:04

washing machine bosch (very basic one) bought in 2000 lasted until late 2008 before it went up in smoke.

fridge (can't remember the make) lasted 7 years

freezer (no idea of make) used to be my mum's about 5 -8 years old now

tumble drier is crap, £30 from a friend 5 years ago, still have it but can't say it works it tumbles but doesn't dry!

vacuum cleaner is a Henry - about 5 years old maybe more, still going strong

no television since ours exploded in 1998

no living room carpet, but our rug is about 6 to 8 months old and showing signs of domestic abuse - burns from wood/embers falling out of the stove.

GentleOtter Mon 09-Feb-09 11:05:39

1. Washing machine is six years old

2. The oldest fridge is an AEG from the late 1950's shock, noisy but runs well.

3. Hoovers don't seem to last long here so roughly every two years.

4. Living room carpet is 25.

5. Television - 10 years old.

6. Microwave is also 25.

I go through a lot of irons so the current one is 2.

ohdearwhatamess Mon 09-Feb-09 11:20:37

1. washing machine - 4years old, Zanussi, still going strong. Previous ones lasted 2/3 years.
2. Fridge/freezer - needs replacing after 3 years. Bosch. Leaks, ripped seal, shelves etc all cracked (was like this after 2 years but keep forgetting to replace it blush).
3. Hoover - 4 year old Dyson still going strong despite a lot of mud and dog hair.
4. Living room carpet - not an option for us. We're just too messy and clumsy. Wrecked the one in this house (that was new) in less than a year. Replaced with good laminate.
5. Kitchen cupboard doors - last forever, don't they, even if they look dated? Mine must be 30 odd years old.
6. TV - 4 years?

ohdearwhatamess Mon 09-Feb-09 11:20:38

1. washing machine - 4years old, Zanussi, still going strong. Previous ones lasted 2/3 years.
2. Fridge/freezer - needs replacing after 3 years. Bosch. Leaks, ripped seal, shelves etc all cracked (was like this after 2 years but keep forgetting to replace it blush).
3. Hoover - 4 year old Dyson still going strong despite a lot of mud and dog hair.
4. Living room carpet - not an option for us. We're just too messy and clumsy. Wrecked the one in this house (that was new) in less than a year. Replaced with good laminate.
5. Kitchen cupboard doors - last forever, don't they, even if they look dated? Mine must be 30 odd years old.
6. TV - 4 years?

ohdearwhatamess Mon 09-Feb-09 11:21:59

Ooops. Don't know what happened there.

Irons last forever because they are rarely used! Think it is a Phillips.

Geepers Mon 09-Feb-09 11:23:52

Washing machine - ours is 3 years old and would expect it to last another 2 years.

fridge/frizer - as above

Hoover - Our Dyson died after 2 years of abuse

livingroom carpet - a couple of years

kitchen cupboard doors - 5 years

television - 5 years

We are hard on things in this house and with four children I expect things to be used and I want them to treat everything as a home. I remember my mum going mad and blaming 'the f'ing kids' every time something broke or got damaged when we were growing up so maybe I have intentionally low standards.

CantSleepWontSleep Mon 09-Feb-09 11:33:34

Washing machine - think we're on our second one in 10 years, and it's going strong. Bosch.
fridge/frizer - 8 years and counting. Maytag. Also have old Bosch one in use in shed - now at least 12 years old.
Hoover - 8 years and counting. Maytag.
livingroom carpet - don't have.
kitchen cupboard doors - whole kitchen replaced 8 years ago. Can't imagine why they'd want replacing again. Nolte.
television - Replaced 3.5yrs ago. Nothing wrong with old one though - was passed on to family. Now have Pioneer.

EldonAve Mon 09-Feb-09 11:43:18

Washing machine - bosch currently 3 years old, previous one (smeg) came with the house so was about 6 years old when it died

fridge/freezer - bosch 6 years old doing fine

Hoover - morphy richards 5 years old, have replaced various bits due to wear and tear (heavy handed cleaners)

living room carpet - don't have one

kitchen cupboard doors - about 9 years old, have seen better days (John Lewis)

television - just got a new one (impulse purchase by DH but old one was still fine (8 years old Toshiba?)

iron - 9 years old, barely used (Tefal)

ThingOne Mon 09-Feb-09 11:43:21

Washing machine - is seven years old and beginning to struggle (LG)

fridge/frizer - freezer is eight and fine. Fridge is seven and bust.

Hoover - also seven - not used much as have hard flooring

kitchen cupboard doors - last house had a three year old kitchen when we moved in and was still fine condition three years later. Current house has a similar style of door so expect c seven years old. Doors fine but units suffering a bit form damp due to dodgy extension.

television - years and years

Need a new dishawasher.

Gorionine Mon 09-Feb-09 11:54:44

Ok thanks everyone!

I can now fess up:

Washing machine Had if for 5 years still work ok, Dh did a few minor repairs on it

fridge/frizer (beko) was here when we moved 5 years ago was not good then and is still not good now ( I have to defrost the fridge every other week)

Hoover had this one for 2 years (hoover make) had previous on for 7 years (elecrtolux) and passed it on because I wanted bagless but still worked fine!

livingroom carpet was here when we moved and like ohdearwhatamess, we are very clumsy and I feel like setting fire to the thing so I do not have to see it anymore! even with a twice a year "rugdoctor" intervention!

kitchen cupboard doors started peeling off about six month after we moved in, they looked reasonnably new when we moved in though, DH and I suspect they are "faulty", probably B&q value range.

television Had it since before we got married 13 years ago (grundig)

CantsSleepWontSleep, where is that make from, Maytag. Is it German?

almeida Mon 09-Feb-09 11:56:21

irons - about one a year. They never last.

RubyRioja Mon 09-Feb-09 11:57:38

Washing machine
3-4 years

fridge/frizer
7 years

Hoover
2 years

livingroom carpet
no carpet - floor lasted 10 years

kitchen cupboard doors
10 years

television
10 years - it looks antique grin

littlerach Mon 09-Feb-09 11:58:56

Washing machine last one was 6 years, can't remember make.

fridge/frizer - had this one for 4 years. Leg

Hoover - Dyson last time, still owrking 6 years aletr. replaced as got freebie. smile

livingroom carpet - needs replacing as is cream (inherited with house 4.5 yrs ago)

kitchen cupboard doors - never had ot replace.

television Had this Phillips one for 6 years.

littlerach Mon 09-Feb-09 12:00:18

Our toaster sused to always break, no matter what make they were.

And we went through 3 microwavesin 2 years, but they were repleced by Argos each time.

TrulyMadBadandDeeply Mon 09-Feb-09 12:07:55

Washing machine - About 6 years now. Was something cheap sold to us by slightly shifty repair man but goes well!
fridge/freezer - Both about 10 years old. One Bosch, one Miele (can't remember which way round)
Hoover - 12 year old Bosch and 6-month old Vax bagless (new toy, am saddo)
livingroom carpet - 14 years. Is vile. Will join OP in carpet arson!
kitchen cupboard doors - Look dated and one was damaged when DH attached a child-proof catch and screw came through to the other side, but otherwise in good nick after 14 years. Magnet's cheapest range.
television - Hitachi, about 5 years. Predecessor lasted 20 years.
Irons - Seem to explode every 4 years or so. Currently a Phillips.

peachface Mon 09-Feb-09 12:13:30

washing machine (AEG)- used a lot - lasted 8yrs
fridge freezer(Bosch) - 9yrs still going strong, although we've had to have 2 sets of new handles on it (!)
Hoover - 6 years so far and no sign of any problems
living room carpet - didn't last long but potty trasining took its toll. That aside, they are pretty long lasting and a decade is perfectly reasonable to expect
kitchen cupboard doors - pretty indefinetely depending on quality (and cheap to replace, compared to new kitchen - dh put new doors on last kitchen which was large and it only came to £300)
television - 20 yrs easily possible

lizziemun Mon 09-Feb-09 12:52:26

Washing machine
fridge/freezer
Hoover
television

The above will only be replaced when they stop working.

livingroom carpet - Needs changing, but will only be changed when we have cleared the credit card and have saved up to pay for it.

kitchen was replaced in july 2004 and probaly won't be replaced for another 10yrs.

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