Many washing machines are no longer made by the companies shown on the logo. They have been taken over by bigger companies. Often these companies have a different ethos, and different quality standards. The result is that many famous washing machine brands, with a longstanding reputation for quality and longevity, are now very different appliancesread the full article..
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LG have launched what they call “smart diagnosis” technology on some of their white goods appliances. They say it will, “revolutionise after-sales service”. How does LG Smart Diagnosis work? According to LG it, “allows customers to solve appliance problems over the phone rather than call out an engineer”. All a customer has to do isread the full article..
This subject is relevant to white goods because it’s now used as a well established marketing tool employed by all manufacturers and it shapes how many of our household appliances are designed and marketed. Although I haven’t written a direct article on this topic before I’ve long since been a sceptic about man-made climate changeread the full article..
For some reason the recycling costs imposed by the government (designed to force manufacturers to reduce the amount of waste they create) penalises all the appliance manufacturers that make high quality appliances the most. This seems contrary to the ethos of the WEEE directive.read the full article..