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 in the article for A and... continue reading.
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.
I haven’t written about renting washing machines before. I’d come to think of it as something from the past, and no longer relevant. You can buy new ones so cheaply now. However, the problem is they aren’t lasting very long. Appliances are the least repairable they’ve ever been. Many people are spending a lot of... continue reading.
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 don’t have any physical shops. All... continue reading.
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 great importance to the quality of... continue reading.
I can’t help thinking, if my fridge or washing machine is working perfectly okay won’t it damage the environment more to throw it away than to keep using it?... continue reading.
Integrated (or built in) appliances are common in many UK homes. They are desirable for many people with fitted kitchens. However, they do have a lot of downsides compared to free standing appliances. They look great because they hide behind cupboard doors. As far as I can see though there is no other advantage to... continue reading.