Last updated on February 3rd, 2017 Since writing this article energy ratings have moved from A+ to A++ and even A+++ but I don’t expect this to affect the principle of the points made here. In fact I would expect the difference between an A++ and A+++ to be even less than the differences described […]
Buying advice & tips
A list of articles with advice and tips on the subject of buying appliances by an engineer with 40 years experience in the white goods trade.
Last updated on February 6th, 2017 I haven’t written about renting washing machines before because I’d come to think of it as something from the past and no longer relevant. You can buy new ones so cheaply, but these days washing machines and other appliances often aren’t lasting very long, and they are less repairable […]
Last updated on February 6th, 2017 As with most things you can buy very cheap white goods appliances online, often from people who have no physical shops at all. All the well known retailers have online stores but there are also many companies selling appliances online who you might not have heard of, and who […]
Last updated on February 6th, 2017 Here are five pieces of advice for anyone buying a new appliance. As an engineer with over 30 years in the trade I give serious consideration to how easy it will be to get repaired, and to the quality of aftersales service and spare parts costs. I also attach […]
Last updated on February 7th, 2017 Integrated (or built in) appliances are common in many UK homes. They are desirable for many people with fitted kitchens. But they have a lot of downsides compared to free standing appliances. They look great because they hide behind cupboard doors. There is no other advantage to them apart […]