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My wife has suddenly decided we need to replace our Hoover Washer / dryer machine (I don't know why, its only about 38 years old and still works fine ).
I need one like our current maching, with a condenser dryer so it doesn't need external venting and they all look to be in the £400+ mark, so I don't want to goof and buy a dud.
Any recommendations, either buy or avoid would be gratefully received.
(I knew I should have never told her about the money I made selling my canon kit! )
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Bosch. Built to last.
I would swear on a Canon 5d MKII with the kit 24-105mm lens..
I had one of those, didn't get the clothes dry and didn't like getting wet either!
Yep Bosh, never owned a washer/dryer but I swear by there washing machines.
Unfortunately most modern washing machines (like a lot of other things) aren't built to last like they once were. Fifteen or twenty years use seemed to be the norm once upon a time, but it's probably closer to four or five years use nowadays, at least according to someone I know that repairs them. I believe you'll get a better quality and longer lasting machine if you step up from the likes of Hotpoint, Ariston, Hoover, etc. etc and go for something like a Bosch or Miele, but obviously that increases the cost quite significantly.
My last Bosh lasted a good twelve years, and that was with three kids at home.
I bought a new one thinking it was knackered, turned out the hose from the pump had simply become clogged with detergent and what not
I found a review here of there washer dryer, looks good.
I've been quite happy with the cheaper hotpoint models in most "white goods".
Normally I buy from comet, but also just bee recommended appliance direct and appliance online.
Quote: but it's probably closer to four or five years use nowadays, at least according to someone I know that repairs them
the lad that maintains our "oldie but goodie Hoover" has all the spares needed to completely rebuild it (and the model is over 40 years old!) and says the same.
don't seem to be getting a positive reaction when I remind "the boss" of this though
Put your foot down and buy a new lens. Be a man and cower in the corner when you tell her though!!!!
Quote: don't seem to be getting a positive reaction when I remind "the boss" of this though
Look at it as helping the environment and saving water
send her down the garden to the river with a scrubbing board tho iv a bosch bout 15 years
Quote: Look at it as helping the environment and saving water
That's what I tell her when she complains I've been wearing the same clothes for a week
Consistent quality verified by Which? magazine across all their 'white goods.
Our Dishwasher is 25yrs old!!! (The Washing machine is 10+yrs old and the fridge-freezer is brand new [and Which? 'Best Buy'])
Hmm, thanks for all the input so far, much appreciated.
What I'm struggling with now is:
a) should I just ignore my wife and say we will replace our 38 year old Hoover, if / when it ever fails
b) if we go for a new one do I want to spend a bucket load of dosh on a machine that will probably outlast both of us or
c) do I buy one that will do for the next few years, invest the money I save in new lenses and worry about getting a newer one later
depending upon whether:
d) we are still able to live in our own home and do the washing
e) we are living in one of "God's Waiting Rooms for the Elderly" with someone else doing the washing
f) we have been used as fertiliser for the familes roses
I never thought buying a new washing machine could be so complicated
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