If you paid an extra £50 or even £100 for a more expensive model from a specific brand, will you get a more reliable washing machine? No. You'll get a bigger drum, faster spin, and more options, but the build quality will almost certainly be the same or not substantially different. Manufacturers usually produce a... continue reading.
A collection of articles and resources useful to anyone thinking of buying a new appliance covering many different concerns.
The short answer is no, most are a long way from the quality of the past but I think most of us realise this now. You can still buy high quality washing machines (e.g. Miele washing machines), but they seem very expensive compared with most "normal" ones because dumbing down of quality over the last... 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.
If you want to know which brand available in the UK has the best washing machines it’s Miele (Miele awarded best domestic appliance brand again). They are way above anyone else in build quality and sophistication. They aren’t necessarily the best washing machine for everyone though, there are pros and cons to buying expensive, quality... continue reading.
Is buying an extended warranty on a new appliance worth it? I never take out any extended warranties myself because I prefer to look at the bigger picture. Over a lifetime of owning all my appliances and devices it’s pretty near certain that I will pay out far less if I just pay for repairs.... continue reading.
LG have launched what they call “smart diagnosis” technology on some of their white goods appliances in the UK, which it claims will revolutionise after-sales service. Will it? Or is it pure marketing spiel? How does LG Smart Diagnosis work? According to LG it, “allows customers to solve appliance problems over the phone rather than... continue reading.