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Washing machine needed.

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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.

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.



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.


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.