This is part 2 of a series of articles about the dangers of modern white goods appliances and how you can improve appliance safety in your home. Read part 1 first (How dangerous are our appliances?) for a full understanding of these very real dangers. This is not just a shallow list of do’s and don’ts. It’s an in depth look accompanied by reasons and explanations.
This is a category list of all my articles tagged with Whitegoodshelp recommendations. Basically any article where I have specific recomendations to do or not do something will get this tag so it's well worth browsing through them. You might be surprised how interesting or useful some of them are.
White goods appliances come with an inherent risk. We do not need to increase this risk. Bad design, poor quality, user misuse and complacency all increase this risk unnecessarily. You might be unwilling to make the effort to even read this article if you’ve not experienced any incidents, and don’t know anyone who has. The reality is that many of our white goods appliances are potentially very dangerous.
I’ve obtained a list of the top selling appliances at John Lewis. Free (standard) delivery is available on all appliances. There are some good extended guarantee offers on many appliances including a minimum 2 year guarantee on all appliances and 3 year guarantees on all John Lewis Brand appliances. Some appliances also have 5 or even 10 year guarantees. John Lewis are highly respected as the best retailer and win many customer service awards – John Lewis – Best Retailer
Looking for a local tradesman? Which? Local Really Works
The best way to find a recommended reputable local appliance repairman is to use Which? Local which is free for Which? members (join up for just £1). It really works because as a Which? affiliate and member I’ve used it several times myself. Lots of companies offer to find a quality tradesman for us, though most of them need to charge tradesmen to be members so they only recommend those that pay.
You don’t have to register your appliance purchase or send in the guarantee card, but it makes sense to do so. We have statutory rights if an appliance breaks down, has an inherent fault, or fails to last a reasonable time. However, these rights often have to be fought for.