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Win Report 20 Jun 2008 20:56

Bought my Miele in the January sales 1990, never gone wrong. It is still going strong and looks as good as new. Great believer in Miele products. As each appliance has died replaced with Miele.



InspectorGreenPen Report 20 Jun 2008 20:33

I understand that AEG, Electrolux, Hotpoint and Zanussi are all the same company, although they try to keep their independent brand identity. Quality is ok but then you get what you pay for.

Bosch is the next level up, much better build quality and far more reliable. We have a number of Bosch appliances and they have never put a foot wrong.

Meikle, if you can afford it is on the next rung, but not having owned one, can't speak for their quality of reliabilty first hand, but reports suggest they are good.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 20 Jun 2008 19:37

Lol George..... Your model seems to be the most long-lasting.

Thank you all for taking the time to add your comments. It's all very helpful information.

Maddie.... I'd not heard of that auction site... I'll take a look.
Thank you.



Maddiecow Report 20 Jun 2008 18:21

I have always bought Bosch. I had a Hotpoint that came with the place when I was a lot younger and renting and when I bought my first Bosch the difference in the quality of Washing let alone the machine and lower running costs make it far worth while.

When I had to buy my last machine I didnt think I could afford a new Bosch as was an unplanned emergancy .....

...but then I found the Comet Auction site.

Look online for Comet and follow the links to Auction, any machines thay have that are returned (unused) have a slight dent or show room scratches go up for auction.

I saved £200.00 on the cost of the Bosch I have now and it came with standard 1 year warrentee and a free second year if you filled in the form which I think you do with most Bosch appliances.

I had an engineer out in the second year (free) - only because I had washed a belt by accident and the metal bit snapped and went inside the machine.

Mine had a dent in the left hand panal but other than that was fine. As I have a slot to fit the machine no one couldsee the dent but as it was when it arrived OH unscrewed the panal pushed it from otherside just with his hand and the dent popped back out and he out the panal back on again.

Only downside is I think delivery took two weeks, as on auction you get dont get to pick the best slots but to save £200.00 it was well worth it fora top of the range machine.


ChrisofWessex Report 20 Jun 2008 18:19

Dec 1995 my washer died -OH had jst retired. Remembered Candy had good reputation and were cheap. Took a chance - Last December I bought a Candy washer drier but passed on my Candy washer 12 yrs old and going strong to freecycle.


Kay???? Report 20 Jun 2008 18:17

I also have Miele,,,never had nothing go wrong with it, ,,,,but Hotpoint are the cheapest for repairs,

Bosh are pretty good on reviews,,


Jane Report 20 Jun 2008 18:17

I have a Hotpoint Aqualtis .it is a new model and has a slightly larger drum.It is supposed to take a double Duvet.
So far I have been very pleased with it.Good luck with whatever you choose.It's a real pain to be without one.


George_of_Westbury Report 20 Jun 2008 18:10

Well mine is an exceptional model had it for over 50 years,very expensive to run though, but thoroughly reliable.
Wants holidays on a regular basis.

Shields screen in case she's watching.


Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 20 Jun 2008 18:03

Had a Hotpoint door fell off and flooded the kitchen
replaced with another Hotpoint that leaked like mad now on an AEG which does the job and has a quick wash for stuff that just needs a fast freshen up

McAnne's Gahan-Crazy

McAnne's Gahan-Crazy Report 20 Jun 2008 17:52

Hi Gwyn

I have a secondhand Indesit that i got off ebay

delighted with it - has time delay if needed and does a 'quick' 30 min wash ...........

Have you tried asking a local service man/engineer which they have the most problems with ???


Lindsey* Report 20 Jun 2008 12:10

My 25 year old Hoover twintub belongs in a museum!
Shes called old faithful and has cost me £3 for one belt!

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 20 Jun 2008 11:57

My parents have an indesit and they DISlike it a lot. Make sure you get one with a good spin speed too or it'll end up sopping wet still like there's LOL. Definitely shop around for the best deal though you'll be surprised at how much cheaper you can get it when you do. I got my cooker (a hotpoint) for £120 cheaper from dixons online than it was from Comet...(if you're canny you can find discount vouchers for online shopping) didn't even have to wait as long.

Rosalind in Madeira

Rosalind in Madeira Report 20 Jun 2008 11:55

Have a Whirlpool, seems to do a good job, had it two years now.
Miele are supposed to be very good, some friends have one and a Miele dishwasher, there argument was they did ones that filled from the hot as well, they couldn't see my argument of how far it was between the hot water tank (on the roof, solar heating) and the machines, by the time they have filled up the hot is only just coming through. Our cold water isn't cold anyway, about 20deg so even after a cold rinse clothes still feel warm.


Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 20 Jun 2008 11:48

I have a Bosch Washer, Fridge Freezer and Dish Washer, and (touch wood) they are all very good.

As Ann of Green Gables said Miele is best, but expensive.

Have had Hoover Washers, and Indesit Dish Washers, but like the Bosch best.


Sheila Report 20 Jun 2008 09:58

I swear by AEG myself, but again they are expensive.



AnnCardiff Report 20 Jun 2008 09:51

Bosch - second best - best apparently is Miele, but very expensive
Best in fridges also is Bosch - a refrigeration engipneer told me that

Had my Bosch for three years now - no probs - it's a washer/dryer


Alko Report 20 Jun 2008 09:42

Hi Gwyn, I have a Miele. It has a delay timer and is really quiet. Had it 4 years and it has never broke down on me. There are seven of us.


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 20 Jun 2008 09:37

Thank you for your replies.

I will take your comments on board when it comes to deciding and look out for special offers too.

I really miss the use of a machine. I don't mind hand washing some things but can't cope with bedding and towels etc. for 5.
Old machine has been great but would be uneconomic to spend much on now because at the end of the day it's still an old machine and something else would 'go' before long. I certainly don't replace just for the sake of it.


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 20 Jun 2008 01:50

I saw a Whirlpool on offer somewhere today, was on a tv ad, might have been Bennets.

K bought an Indesit off my friend when she sold her holiday home here, and it works well.


X Lairy- Fairy

X Lairy- Fairy Report 20 Jun 2008 00:01

i think the best is Bosch
but hubby at the time was a hoover engineer so i got the hoover and at a cheeper rate the perks of the job wow pms lol.