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Ikea kitchen appliances any good?

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Doomhutch Sun 29-Oct-17 20:23:33

I'm planning on an Ikea kitchen in the new year, and want to incorporate a dishwasher, which it would be easiest to get from Ikea too.

Does anyone have any experience getting appliances from Ikea? I wouldn't normally go to them for white goods.

mousemoose Sun 29-Oct-17 20:38:45

Eh... I adored my IKEA kitchen and would get another now we’ve moved in a heartbeat if we moved... but all the appliances were crap. Light went on extractor fan almost immediately, oven started making a weird noise although still worked, dishwasher left awful residue taste in everything. I was so shocked as I really am ikeas biggest fan. But really don’t do it (I did it for ease and because they looked pretty together like the brochure). Also it was hard to sort out, Ikea batted us to whirlpool or whomever it is who makes them, was really hard to get through to them and gave up in end.

mousemoose Sun 29-Oct-17 20:39:09

Sorry if we could afford it I meant at the beginning!

PigletJohn Sun 29-Oct-17 21:44:51

there's no particular reason to buy appliances from a furniture shop.

Buy them from an appliance shop. Wider range, usually better value, more price competition.

lalalonglegs Sun 29-Oct-17 22:16:57

If you want an integrated dishwasher you are more or less obliged to buy it from Ikea as the "normal" integrated dishwashers can't open with the extra long Ikea door fronts. (They used to sell adaptor kits to convert regular dishwashers but no longer do.)

Doomhutch Sun 29-Oct-17 22:43:51

Ugh, that's helpful but disappointing!

I'm also replacing my fridge and washing machine, but I don't want/care for them to be built-in so I will be scouring the Which? Report as usual for those!

It's just because I would prefer the dishwasher built-in sad

PigletJohn Sun 29-Oct-17 22:44:33

Doors too long?

Sweetpea302 Sun 29-Oct-17 22:54:23

We got our dishwasher from IKEA for the reason mentioned above about door sizes. We really didn’t want to, but it was just way too much of a pita not to. In the end we were really happy with it. There did end up being a slight problem with it after a while, but it was repaired quickly and efficiently. I really wouldn’t worry about getting the dishwasher from them, it’s made by one of the big electrical companies anyway (Whirlpool maybe?) and at least with IKEA you get a long guarantee period and decent customer service!

fucksakefay Sun 29-Oct-17 22:56:37

I had a bad experience with an IKEA integrated dishwasher. Had to replace pump once in warranty then broke again after warranty expired - lasted under 3 years. Wasn't worth repair
Also the top shelf of the dishwasher was the most annoying design ever and we constantly broke glasses and mugs that wouldn't sit right. Glad to see the back of it

cakesandphotos Sun 29-Oct-17 22:58:36

We have an Ikea kitchen that was here when we bought the house. I think it went in in 2011. Integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer, cooker etc. Never had any problems with any of them

whiskyowl Mon 30-Oct-17 06:08:06

Many Ikea appliances are now reviewed on Which?

The reviews vary a fair bit. The cheaper end tends not to be that good, but some of the mid range stuff does very well - the Smaklig hob, Kulinarisk pyrolitic oven and the stainless steel £250 microwave all get excellent reviews.

Mrsladybirdface Mon 30-Oct-17 08:18:46

We have all ikea appliance including dishwasher and they have been great and you get a 5 year warranty with them too. My dishwasher takes some abuse and it's still going strong at 4 years.

mousemoose Mon 30-Oct-17 14:06:23

Coming back to reassure you really that actually the dishwasher wasn’t that bad on reflection, it was mostly extractor and oven. We hadn’t chosen top of the line for those as couldn’t afford it. I think you’ll be okay.

Eryri1981 Mon 30-Oct-17 14:16:41

I had an Ikea kitchen and appliances installed in my last house in 2006, I don't live there any more but still own it as a BTL. Had a fan oven, integrated fridge and halogen hob fitted and as far as I know all are going strong 11 years later (I'm sure I'd hear fairly quickly if they weren't!).

fucksakefay Mon 30-Oct-17 14:43:58

My dishwasher only had a 2 yr guarantee from ikea (I know as it broke just after this!) but it was the cheapest one they do as we knew we were moving in near future after new kitchen

Doomhutch Mon 30-Oct-17 22:22:24

Thanks everyone! My old dishwasher broke and flooded everywhere (some of the reason for getting a new kitchen!) so I am a bit wary, but I'll check out the models and guarantees etc.

PigletJohn Mon 30-Oct-17 22:53:37

the newer Bosch and Siemens dwrs have a cut-out leak detector on the water supply hose. I don't know if this is common on other appliances.

Frontstep Mon 30-Oct-17 23:05:42

We had all Ikea appliances except oven and microwave, for which we thought we’d go for something ‘better’ from John Lewis. Both JL things have been rubbish. All Ikea stuff, however, still going strong! grin

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