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Zanussi 9 30.00%
Hotpoint 4 13.33%
Indesit 2 6.67%
Creda 2 6.67%
Bosch 9 30.00%
Beko 1 3.33%
LG 2 6.67%
Whirlpool 1 3.33%
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The Appliance of Science

My old Zanussi washing machine went wrong for the first time but terminally last week... so I need a new one.

The old fella was about 17 years old and I was mighty impressed with it.. but all the new washing machines in the shops just look completely different.

Anyway, I need a new one. Does anyone know what the best bit of kit out there is, or should I just go for another Zanu'?



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Re: The Appliance of Science

We only have LG, Indesit, Whirlpool and Bosch, between them I would go with Bosch
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Hotpoint never let us down, my mother-in-law has a Bosch and thinks ot is good.
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From the list I'd go for Bosch too

I like LG stuff - love the price and features included - but have found that their stuff tends to go wrong on a regular basis !! (We have an LG TV - dodgy freeview guide, LG HDD DVD - dodgy cooling fan and LG mobile phone - dodgy everything )
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Re: The Appliance of Science

No vote for me as it's not on the list but Miele is the way forward. You may baulk at the initial price but the quality & service has to be seen to be believed.

Our washer dryer is now 5 years old, has had one minor issue where Miele sent an engineer (one of their own) to us the same day in a 1hr time window who fixed it under warranty and updated all the software/programs.

Still runs silently and efficiently and just waiting for our old dishwasher to give up the ghost so I can replace it.

And no I don't work for them - just one of many satisfied customers (see Which for many more)
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Agreed on the Miele thing Kelvin but Ralf hadn't included that !!

NEFF would be another brand consideration in our household too !!
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Gotta' Bosch, Washing Machine now, Boo! Have had an Indesit dishwasher, 12 placer, since 1989, still works fine: The infiltrator, Bosch washing machine, replaced the Ariston machine(circa 1979) that was twenty seven years old,approx. when it finally gave up the ghost! Beat that. Oh! the Ariston incorporated a tumble dryer, good, weren't it?
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Re: The Appliance of Science

I saw an interesting (no, really) discussion about this a few months back.
A lot of people were saying Miele or Bosch, because they'll last you 10 years.
But someone pointed out this:
Say a Miele has a 10 year lifespan, while a Hotpoint has 5. Well the Miele costs twice as much (at least). So you're even. Except that, in the intervening 5 years technology will have moved on, and the new washer you buy will be more water/detergent/electricity efficient.
I bought an Indesit Moon in the end:
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/way-o...-giugiaro.html
A lot of very neat ideas, good looking, in as much as a washing machine can be, and a very good price.
And it's got these cool blue LEDs which I'm thinking of removing and fitting to my *****

And to back up my argument, it's a £250 washer replacing a 5 year old £250 washer, and it is massively quieter, does the wash quicker, uses less detergent, less electricity and less water.

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See! told yer' so! Indesit and Ariston were both Italian, weren't they?:
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Those 'moons' are really looking things too Bazza
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We needed a new door latch on our 10 year old Zanussi washer and the local repairman came out and sorted it. He said if it hadn't been a Zanussi we probably would have had to sling it. He reckoned they were the only mainstream brand which built washing machines and driers to be repaired rather than thrown. I was certainly chuffed with a 50 bill rather than 300!
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Those 'moons' are really looking things too Bazza
And sounding.
When you switch them on, they do "boobedoo"
And when you switch them off they go "doodeboo"
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We should of got one instead of that Bosch.: She liked the salesman!
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They don't build Zanussis like they used to. We had one for 20 years and it was almost bombproof. The modern ones are built down to a price.

Be carefull 'cos many of the lower priced machines now on the market are actually badge engineered (i.e. all built by the same factory and and badged up as different manufacturers).

Should be ok with the higher priced Miele and Bosch stuff though.
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And sounding.
When you switch them on, they do "boobedoo"
And when you switch them off they go "doodeboo"
Will you be entering for next years X factor then

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Reckon our Ariston was tops in the main, because it used a capacitance start, brushless motor. Not like the rubbishy Hoover ones, that my daughter kept clapping out. What sort of motor has this 'ere Bosch thingie' we have now got in it chaps??:
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I saw an interesting (no, really) discussion about this a few months back.
A lot of people were saying Miele or Bosch, because they'll last you 10 years.
But someone pointed out this:
Say a Miele has a 10 year lifespan, while a Hotpoint has 5. Well the Miele costs twice as much (at least). So you're even. Except that, in the intervening 5 years technology will have moved on, and the new washer you buy will be more water/detergent/electricity efficient.
I bought an Indesit Moon in the end:
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/way-o...-giugiaro.html
A lot of very neat ideas, good looking, in as much as a washing machine can be, and a very good price.
And it's got these cool blue LEDs which I'm thinking of removing and fitting to my *****

And to back up my argument, it's a 250 washer replacing a 5 year old 250 washer, and it is massively quieter, does the wash quicker, uses less detergent, less electricity and less water.
But my Miele came with a 10yr guarantee and the facility for regular updates to use less detergent/electricity/water. It's also not yet done the trick of walking across the kitchen floor which all my other washers appears to have done over the years.

Suppose in the end it's like comparing Audi to Alfa but my view is that a discounted Miele with a long warranty will do the job.

Now don't even get me started on vacuum cleaners
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No idea what we have and dont want to know......if i get caught looking at the machines she will assume i'm interested in doing the laundry, washing etc.... so i'm staying away
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My mum was in the market for a new washing machine about 3 months ago, she saw an 8 month old 2nd hand Miele for sale in the paper, and got it for £100. Bargain. Still has warranty for just over 4 years, and is brilliant, pretty much silent running, no vibrations, quick.. We also sold our 3 year old Hotpoint for £50 so the upgrade barely cost us anything.

I'd advise trying to find a 2nd hand Miele on eBay or whatever, they have hardly any value second hand so as long as it still has the remainder of the warranty its a safe buy.

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If you were happy with the old one then get another Zanusi...

Alternatively tell the younger Mrs S to do the washing by hand
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any italian brand will make a really passionate washing machine that looks great and stirs the soul, but isn't very well made and prone to reliability issues although the new ones look to have improved in that department. ultimately though, it'll fall short of the perfect germans on build quality and dynamic ability. there should also be a punchy diesel variant

sorry, i've been reading auto express again
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I'd go for a Bosch. we had one years ago when the kids were small and it was in use every day. Mind in the end it caught fire and Mrs S had to get the fire brigade in!!! but it was used and abused for about 5 years.

Don't go for a Hotpoint, ours sound like Concorde when it starts spinning!!

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Just done some research on this as our Italian Candy machine finally packed up after 20 years of around 2 washes per day.

Miele seems to get the vote in many reviews, though we bought another Candy at half the price as a reward for the last one's longevity.

Bloomin' excellent it is too. Technology really has moved on in 20 years. Sips energy in comparison to the old one, has a massive capacity and the clothes come out almost dry with the high spin speed.
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That is exactly my argument for extreme longevity not necessarily being such a good selling point.
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