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Advice please, what washing machine with condensing dryer would you recommend?


brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 4:38PM
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 Grin ).

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! Wink )

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janeez e2
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 5:09PM
Bosch. Built to last.
ourdayphotos 2 229 Scotland
13 Aug 2012 5:25PM
I would swear on a Canon 5d MKII with the kit 24-105mm lens..
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 5:37PM
I had one of those, didn't get the clothes dry and didn't like getting wet either! Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Aug 2012 5:45PM
Yep Bosh, never owned a washer/dryer but I swear by there washing machines.
justin c 11 4.6k 36 England
13 Aug 2012 5:46PM
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.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Aug 2012 5:56PM
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 Smile

I found a review here of there washer dryer, looks good.

http://www.appliancesonline.co.uk/bosch/bosch-logixx-energy-saving-appliances.aspx
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 5:57PM
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.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 6:01PM

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
puertouk 3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 6:05PM
Put your foot down and buy a new lens. Be a man and cower in the corner when you tell her though!!!!Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Aug 2012 6:30PM

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 Smile
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 6:45PM
send her down the garden to the river with a scrubbing board Smiletho iv a bosch bout 15 years
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 7:10PM

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 Tongue
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
13 Aug 2012 8:11PM
Bosch.

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'])
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 8:20PM
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 Wink

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