Appliance repairs are expensive – but should you buy an extended warranty? Extended warranties have changed over recent years. They no longer give the type of cover most people would expect. But how many people realise? Washing machines have been decreasing in price (and quality) for decades, but spare parts prices and repair costs haveread the full article..
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.
Washing machines on sale in supermarkets and other daft places At the end of one of the isles in Asda there it was, a solitary Servis washing machine at a dirt cheap price. As I opened the door and looked disdainfully at its flimsy build I couldn’t help thinking what an inappropriate place this wasread the full article..
In a recent blog entry I complained about how modern washing machines take too long to wash and explained the reasons why (Customers want much faster washes). I also complained that a lot of “quick washes” have become only relatively quick, and they are actually long washes as opposed to very long washes these days.read the full article..
Mitsubishi have produced “the world’s quickest washing machine” (currently only available in Japan). Most people have erroneously reported it as the world’s “fastest” washing machine (which implies spin speed) whereas this washing machine washes in world record time (quickest). It’s reported to be capable of washing nine kilograms (20 pounds) of clothes in just 35read the full article..
Coloured washing machines were once very fashionable. All types of appliance were available in green, blue, black and even red. White or silver are by far the most common these days but fashions are usually cyclical. You can still buy coloured appliances, but they are very much in the minority. I have to say Iread the full article..