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LazyDog



Joined: 22 Aug 2017
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Location: Pontradyfen

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Washing machine recommendation Reply with quote

Hiya,
Just sorting the kitchen for our first holiday let - any suggestions on make/model of washing machine to install?
Thanks
Stu
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Joanna



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
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Location: Chester, North West England & Sidmouth, East Devon

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ours are both quite old so you wouldn't be able to get the same models now (Tricity Bendix and Hoover for what it's worth). I recommend the simpler the better - guests will inevitably try to use it without reading any instructions.

It won't need a large drum either, unless you're planning on washing the bed linen & towels in it.
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bornintheuk



Joined: 12 Jun 2011
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Location: Southern Charente

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a rental, get the cheapest/simplest with as little "go wrong" electronics as possible !
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Moonshine



Joined: 30 Jun 2016
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My washing machine, a rather basic Bosch, has just celebrated its 21st birthday.
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kyreniagirl



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple, manual one. Guests will not bother to read instructions for digital ones. Small drum as they will only be washing a few clothes.
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rosebud



Joined: 14 Mar 2012
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Location: Steyning, West Sussex

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avoid Hotpoint -as unreliable! One at home broke down in under 2 years (was too expensive to repair) and the Hotpoint in my cottage also packed up ....

I looked at Which reports when replacing the Hotpoint I got as part of fixtures and fittings in my cottage and choose a Bosch ...

It has a large drum as housekeeper uses it for laundry...
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Sherry



Joined: 15 Feb 2017
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Location: Torbay

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I needed a washing machine for my holiday let, so went to Currys and told them I wanted a washing machine that had a good load size, a fast spin, and a reasonably fast wash at 60 degrees, so I could do a few items during changeover. They sold me a Beko saying it had a 9kg load, a 1400 rpm spin speed and a 20 min refresh cycle. It was under £300. Sounded great. Got it home and it does indeed have all of that , BUT
- the 20 minute cycle is only for 1.5kg, and only spins at 800rpm so everything comes out dripping. Turning the spin speed button on the front does nothing to change this.
- The fastest wash at 1400 rpm and 9 kgs load is 90 minutes, according to the manual. In practice itís taking 2 hours.

When you decide which one you want Iíd advise going online and and downloading the manual for that machine to check it does indeed do all you want , before you buy it.

Currys now refuse to do anything ( the reviews on their customer service are appalling) so Iím stuck with an incredibly slow machine that doesnít really do what I want. It will be John Lewis for me in future.
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jazzuk777



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a Bosch Washing Machine that we bought 11yrs ago still going, although the plastics have crumbled a bit in our sun room/utility room. (would NOT however recommend our Bosch dishwasher or oven)

For our holiday cottage we bought a Beko, they have quite a good record for price:reliability ratio and we're working on a very tight budget for friends/family only.
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