Which kitchen appliances actually last?

Which kitchen appliances actually last?

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Muncher

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11,754 posts

207 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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We've got a whole kitchen worth of matching Neff appliances and quite frankly I'm pretty unimpressed with their longevity. They are all around 6 years old and every appliance has failed at some point, the worst being a combi microwave that has completely rusted through with holes in it and an induction hob that has had 2 zones go bang and fail. I get the impression they are engineered to see them through their warranty period and not much further, despite being pretty expensive.

If Bosch/Siemens/Neff are all ruled out, which brands are the next best? Miele?

grumbledoak

27,220 posts

191 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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I think Miele are your best bet.

Someone will be along shortly to tell you that even they build down to a price now, albeit a bigger one.

Chicken Chaser

6,026 posts

182 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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I've got Hotpoint appliances, I've had one fan motor go at 5 years on the oven, and that's it. It was a fairly simple fix. Considering the cost of Neff or other such premium brands, if I'd binned the oven, I could have bought another and still end up with change from buying a Neff or Miele which id expect through form or fashion would give around 10-12 years service before the user needed or wanted to update it.

PositronicRay

19,889 posts

141 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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I'm an uncomplicated mid range kind of guy, so go for bosch.

Oilchange

6,406 posts

218 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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Modern white goods are terrible imo, I work on keeping (almost) the cheapest washing machine and when replacing (with almost the cheapest) they can take the old (?) one with them.

Contrast that to the Sanyo microwave my mum bought me for when I was a student back in 1992, works fine, it has needed a new light bulb (less than a tenner)

Alucidnation

14,052 posts

128 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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Miele

Sheepshanks

21,588 posts

77 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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grumbledoak said:
I think Miele are your best bet.

Someone will be along shortly to tell you that even they build down to a price now, albeit a bigger one.
You do see that comment quite a bit about Miele these days. I think a lot of people think they're guaranteed for 10yrs but that applies to very few of their appliances.

We buy mid-price Bosch (sometime Neff versions) across our family. Must admit I was a bit astonished the £600 Neff integrated dishwasher we bought recently had a plastic interior. It replaced a 20yr old "Hotpoint" that was made by Bosch for Hotpoint that still worked but was becoming increasingly noisy. The difference in weight between the two machines was ridiculous, the Neff is so flimsy you can almost wobble it, and it doesn't clean or dry quite as well as the old one.

grumbledoak

27,220 posts

191 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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I buy Bosch, too. Aiming for five trouble free years and not too complicated.

That said, the washing machine must have fifteen wash settings I have never used.

Zarco

13,488 posts

167 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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Microwaves.

troika

1,069 posts

109 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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We had a Siemens oven and induction hob (upper range ones). Both failed just outside warranty, Siemens not interested. I will never buy Siemens / Neff / Bosch ever again as a result (very short sighted of them). Buy Miele stuff now, it’s in a different league altogether.

LordHaveMurci

10,323 posts

127 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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Our 14yr old Miele washing machine replaced a worse than useless Hotpoint machine, it's MUCH heavier & as a result is much quieter.

We had a Bosch dishwasher for about 14yrs, sold it in perfect working order & replaced it with a Miele (for aesthetic reasons only).

Our Bosch fridge freezer is less than 10yrs old, pretty sure it's not right as it seems to run far too long & now it's rusting along the bottom of the door & around the bottom hinge, will look to replace it with a Miele when it finally dies.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,275 posts

193 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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hehe

I saw the title and my deffo answer was going to be Neff. Then I saw OP's comment.

I just moved out of my 21 year old house & all the Neff appliances were still working perfectly.

Alucidnation

14,052 posts

128 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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LordHaveMurci said:
Our 14yr old Miele washing machine replaced a worse than useless Hotpoint machine, it's MUCH heavier & as a result is much quieter.
The weight of them has virtually nothing to do with how much noise it makes.

That is all down to the sound insulation and motor design.

The reason they are so heavy is they use cast iron, rather than concrete in the drum balancing.

bogie

14,852 posts

230 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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Panny microwave - seem to last forever, until you throw them out for a new model
Miele dishwasher - 7 years easy so far
Smeg fridge freezer, 12 years so far but all the plastic baskets crack and are hundreds of pounds to replace
Smeg oven - repaired every 3-4 years over 12 years so far
hotpoint washer - cheapest model, lasted 10 years for £300, bought another on offer for £250...bargain
hotpoint dryer - cheapest model, 12 years in, has had a new belt, DIY fit, still going strong

Sometimes buying the cheaper mainstream stuff for a few hundred quid pays off, if you dont need any of the fancy features. I really dont get spending £1500 on equivalent top end stuff and trying to get 10 years out of it. You could buy 4 generic models for that and may get 10 years out each with a bit of luck.

wombleh

995 posts

80 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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Another boscher here. Can usually be repaired if it does go wrong and if not then it's not cost a fortune anyway.

Downward

1,908 posts

61 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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LG American Fridge lasted 12 years. Only got rid because of new kitchen.
Hotpoint washing machine. Lasted 9 years. Got rid to get a bigger one.
Hotpoint Tumble dryer. 8 years. Replaced under the recall where they set fire. Ours was still fine.
Hotpoint Single oven. Lasted 10 years. Replaced heating element twice and a couple of bulbs.
Dishwasher was 9 years old. Cheap make no idea what it was, Replaced when we got a new kitchen.
Kids are 10 and 13 so washer and dryer were used loads.

Had our current Hotpoint washing machine since 2016 and Dryer since 2015.

Welshbeef

41,942 posts

156 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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Parents spent a lot on renovating their kitten

https://www.subzero-wolf.co.uk/

They have Wolf standalone cookers and subzero fridge freezer plus Miele standard double oven.
I don’t think they got much change out of £35k for the ovens job coffee machine fridge freezer. But it’s stunning and will never wear out in their use.

I’d not dream of spending that much £5-7k max

singlecoil

28,894 posts

204 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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I've always used and recommended Bosch appliances and never had cause to regret it.

dazwalsh

5,274 posts

99 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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Welshbeef said:
Parents spent a lot on renovating their kitten

https://www.subzero-wolf.co.uk/

They have Wolf standalone cookers and subzero fridge freezer plus Miele standard double oven.
I don’t think they got much change out of £35k for the ovens job coffee machine fridge freezer. But it’s stunning and will never wear out in their use.

I’d not dream of spending that much £5-7k max
35K! st the bed! In 2015 i bought an entire 3 bed semi with gardens for 37K.

As for appliances i have been broadly happy with the bosch stuff i have.

uuf361

3,057 posts

180 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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I have a Neff dishwasher in a rental house, that I presume doesn’t necessarily get treated well.

It’s 23 years old now and as far as I know, has never had any issues.....