We have had our dishwasher for years, I really do mean years. A while ago the drain light started flashing and the machine didn't empty. A friend our daughters recommend a local dishwasher repairer. He came, had a good check moved the dishwasher and said it could be a twisted outlet pipe. Everything seemed ok after that until the end of last week. No matter how far out I pulled it, the light kept flashing and there was water on floor. It seems that our machine is really broken. I asked the repair man what was the best. He looked at me and showed me his hands and with a big grin he said ladies had good hands for washing up. He said, should I run now??? He is an older man, so he just about got away with it without me getting a wooden spoon to him.
Cheeky chappie! Are you going to buy a new one now? Is it free standing or integral? I use one wash on mine so would go for the simplest you can get as it will be cheaper. I have to hand wash my wine glasses as the stems are too tall for them to fit. I’m the washer upper in our house as my OH refuses to wear rubber gloves and so he can’t use hot enough water to get pans clean! He does do the cooking so I think that’s fair!
White goods definitely do not last as long as they used to. I've heard now that any appliance only has a life expectancy of about 5 years.
I told my husband that I wouldn't have a second child unless I got a dishwasher. He's nearly 27 and in that time I think I've gone through about 5. How many have you lot gone through.
Some years ago it seemed as if we needed a new toaster every few months. Then we just bought the cheapest one we could find and it's lasted ever since. Of course just by saying that I'm probably jinxing it and it'll now never work again.
I don't know about the rest of you but I resent spending money on something I already have.
Magggzz, this is our 3rd dishwasher. We had this one since our daughter was 17, she's now 45. Crumbs, I hadn't realised that we had been using it all that time. It was a Miele, it was expensive we had it from the electricity shop and had it put on our bill. To pay in instalments. The new one is a Bosch, we have a few things of the same make and they have all served us well. Fingers crossed.
Our first one was an AEG. It was a top end one and when it went wrong ( after quite a long time) they told me that it wasn't worth repairing. We made the choice after that not to buy the expensive ones because they're going to go wrong anyway.
So the choice is to buy top end because they're better and will hopefully last longer or go for the cheaper option because it costs less when you inevitably have to replace it.
We’ve been in our house 25 years and have replaced ours only once. We are about to have a new kitchen and the kitchen company recommended Miele products. The guy said they are more expensive but much better built.
It's true that you get what you pay for in general but we've had a couple of occasions with white goods when we've bought the best and been very disappointed. The other was a washing machine. We bought a good Hotpoint hoping it would be good for a long time and it wasn't. On these occasions we've had a repairman out. I think with the washing machine we realised that we could have bought a new one with what we'd spent on repairs.
It's a decision we make every time we have to buy a new appliance. My vacuum is a Dyson. I had an original one for 20 years but the plastic went brittle. I got a cheaper one but it was useless so I've got another Dyson now. I've also got the handheld Dyson. For what I want I think they're the best. I wouldn't pay £300 for a Dyson hairdryer though. I do need a new hairdryer as mine's starting to get too hot but I think I'll go for something a bit more reasonable. Any recommendations?
Gracie, I totally agree with your kitchen fitters. Miele are a cut above everything else, a bit like a basic car and a ? Rolls Royce. I am pleased with our new Bosch, inside it's the same as our old dishwasher. We have always gone with the largest number of place settings, such a bonus when there are more than two of us.
Magggzz, I have also had my hairdryer for years. A while ago our daughter bought one that dried and curled at the same time. Not curled like a curling tongue (are the still called that) more of a lift. I tried it but I will stick with my dryer and round brush.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
I had a dryer that was also a round brush. It was my hairdresser that told me it was pulling my hair out. I've not used it since and my hair is thicker at the sides than it used to be. I use a ceramic styling wand now. Of course in this weather it's a pointless exercise. I can make my hair look nice but if I get too hot or the slightest spot of rain on it then it's flat as a pancake again.
We never stay loyal to any brands, we check out the reviews online and buy the one with the best review. Our dishwasher is 15 years old and has never seen a repairman. Though we occasionally have to lash together the plastic bits with glue..
We usually buy from places that do no questions asked money back guarantess. But after checking out reviews online, we then check out the prices online. Typically we use, the big supermarkets or Argos.