I get lots of feedback from people who’ve read my washing machine reviews, which is great. I received one the other day from Paul who’s given me permission to quote him. After reading my Miele W 3740 washing machine review Paul decided to buy one and these are his thoughts.
Hi Andy. Just to let you know we have the W3740! Bought last Thursday and installed last Friday! And it’s absolutely great. The only criticism I can find is something you just have to get used to: the door won’t open unless the machine is switched on… You just have to get off your butt and empty the machine as soon as it’s finished… But otherwise, it’s a dream! [I mentioned this minor inconvenience in my review]
Operation couldn’t be easier, everything feels sturdy, high quality, very very very quiet (we sometimes can’t tell the difference between the washing machine and the baby) and the
technology that’s hidden behind the ‘traditional’ facade is impressive.
I wouldn’t really call it ‘traditional’ but rather ‘no frills’. I can’t believe I’m getting so excited about a washing machine… Thanks again for your website, it was a great help!
I emailed Paul back and asked if I could use his email as a users review –
Not at all! Do go ahead, he replied. There’s another two strong points in favour of the Miele and other quality brands which you have mentioned, but I would like to emphasise: first of all, the false economy of the cheap option.
Our washer/dryer was somewhere in the region of £350. It died on us after not even four years. The Miele is built to last at least five times as long, but only costs a bit more than double the price of the Hotpoint.
And then there’s the one that most people don’t get: awareness of using this planet’s resources. I won’t get on my high green horse, but… just think of what you’re throwing away with five cheap washing machines, compared to just the one ‘dear’ one. All the best and keep up the good work, Paul.