Which kitchen appliances actually last?

Which kitchen appliances actually last?

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Blib

35,332 posts

144 months

Wednesday 9th October
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We had a dishwasher fitted last week that worked for less than 2 seconds.

Fitters spent an age fitting the Beko. Switched it on, the lights flashed, then died.

They tried to find the fault, then gave up and called for an engineer. He arrived the following day, gave it the once over and declared it a dud.

We get our new machine on Friday.

I cannot remember previously buying an electrical good that failed to work perfectly, out of the box.

Trustmeimadoctor

4,850 posts

102 months

Wednesday 9th October
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We have a sage kettle its nice enough fast and quieter than the last bosch one.

Toaster Pilot

12,122 posts

105 months

Thursday 10th October
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So said:
We generally buy the cheapest appliances that will fit in the holes. All ours are fully integrated, so I don't care if they're CDA, Electrolux or Miele. So long as the fridge keeps things cold, the freezer keeps things frozen, the washer makes clothes clean and the dryer dries them I am quite happy.

In terms of longevity I think the White Knight dryer is winning at about 8 years.
Generally agree apart from one point - CDA.

The most diabolical waste of energy and resources I have ever seen are CDA appliances. Just binned a 6 month old washer/dryer and dishwasher because they were fking absolutely useless from new and the “warranty” “support” was even worse. Their “engineer” was an unqualified useless arrogant ahole.

Issues not isolated - every house in the development has problems with them.

RizzoTheRat

18,401 posts

139 months

Thursday 10th October
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Blib said:
We had a dishwasher fitted last week that worked for less than 2 seconds.

I cannot remember previously buying an electrical good that failed to work perfectly, out of the box.
I had an oven that lasted even less time than that, although to to be fair I can't blame the manufacturers (Stoves)... the delivery guys dropped it in the road getting it out of the lorry. biggrin 12 years on its replacement is still working fine and showing no inclination to throw itself in to traffic.

DJMC

2,555 posts

50 months

Thursday 10th October
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Miele washer has just gone wrong after 8 years. Still under warranty so a service call, however there's a 10,000 hour limit on use, not just 10 years, bit like a car with mileage or age. Previous one started smoking but managed to get fire brigade out before any damage done.

Had 11 Miele appliances in the previous house. Ovens went wrong numerous times, dishwasher too. But when they're working they are good to use.

One Miele engineer took an oven out, fixed it, then couldn't get it back in again saying "that could never have fitted in there" when he took it out! Had to get kitchen fitter in to replace it.

dhutch

4,248 posts

144 months

Thursday 10th October
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geeks said:
About 2 years I think, maybe three
Fair do. Thanks.

Toaster Pilot

12,122 posts

105 months

Thursday 10th October
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DJMC said:
One Miele engineer took an oven out, fixed it, then couldn't get it back in again saying "that could never have fitted in there" when he took it out! Had to get kitchen fitter in to replace it.
I think that bd now works for CDA - how the mighty have fallen.

Podie

45,601 posts

222 months

Thursday 10th October
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Saw "Toaster Pilot" had commented on this thread, and was expecting an insight into some fancy bread based appliances.

Disappointed.

V40TC

1,169 posts

131 months

Thursday 10th October
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Miele washing machine over 25years old now
just needed new pump motor as a seal started to weep
and seal no longer available.

I will buy another one when we next Move as ot has been superb

Miele fridge
utter rubbish made of cheap plastic
handles broke after 1 year
freezer draws all cracked or broken

will never buy another

Prohibiting

975 posts

65 months

Thursday 10th October
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I think I've been luckily with appliances apart from one:

Neff dishwasher lasted 3 years. Had their engineer out and even he couldn't fix it despite replacing multiple parts and several visits. My Dad has had loads of problems with his Neff appliances...

I'm on an 11 year old Bertazzoni professional range oven (bought second hand), 3 year old Samsung fridge freeze, 5 year old Samsung washing machine, and a second hand Bosch dishwasher which is probably 5 years old. Everything working great.

Edited by Prohibiting on Thursday 10th October 16:11

dhutch

4,248 posts

144 months

Thursday 10th October
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V40TC said:
Miele washing machine ...seal no longer available.
What does the seal look like, might well be a stand size o-ring or lip seal?

V40TC

1,169 posts

131 months

Thursday 10th October
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dhutch said:
What does the seal look like, might well be a stand size o-ring or lip seal?
https://www.sparesonweb.com/shop/drain-pump-miele-...
shows the seal
(this is on a replacement pump I have used)

The seal was only "possibly" available from Italy
but the cost and likelihood of it not being
I went with the new pump

dobly

555 posts

106 months

Thursday 10th October
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As has been said many times before - Siemens, Bosch, Neff and Gaggenau are brands of the same company. Only the appliances built in Germany are worth buying - the lower ends of each's range are made elsewhere and are simply not as robust / reliable, even though they may share some components.

dhutch

4,248 posts

144 months

Thursday 10th October
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Fair enough, if you can get the pump for a reasonable price, life goes on.

Fridge wise, I can recommend the Liebherrs. Only 15months in but they look and free great, keep everything fresh, and are very quiet. With the optional fan off I can't hear the fridge, the freezer you can hear but it's a lot quieter than most.

We wanted basic plan white, no ice box or whatever, but large and ended up with the below.

Bought locally, price matching AO.
K 4310 Comfort £849
GNP 4355 Premium £949
or
SBSef 7242 Comfort £1694


Daniel

Barry Homo

2,345 posts

109 months

Thursday 10th October
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dhutch said:
Fair enough, if you can get the pump for a reasonable price, life goes on.

Fridge wise, I can recommend the Liebherrs. Only 15months in but they look and free great, keep everything fresh, and are very quiet. With the optional fan off I can't hear the fridge, the freezer you can hear but it's a lot quieter than most.

We wanted basic plan white, no ice box or whatever, but large and ended up with the below.

Bought locally, price matching AO.
K 4310 Comfort £849
GNP 4355 Premium £949
or
SBSef 7242 Comfort £1694


Daniel
How big is your kitchen?! That’s a lot of fridge/freezer space.

dhutch

4,248 posts

144 months

Friday 11th October
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Barry Homo said:
How big is your kitchen?! That’s a lot of fridge/freezer space.
Pair of 1850x600 units.

Kitchen proper, up to far side of peninsula is 4x2.6m total room inc table area 4x5m. Fridge freezer pair are maybe about 20-25% of the cupboard space?

There is only two of us although it's speced for growth, but it's great to have a load of fridge space, we both live busy lives with my partner working lates/nights as per of her oncall rota, so the freezer is full of meal we have made excess of and frozen. Saves eating microwave pizza all the time!

Daniel

Barry Homo

2,345 posts

109 months

Friday 11th October
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Sounds properly nice. Wish I had that much space for beer and wine biggrin

Sebastian Tombs

1,390 posts

139 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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As well as CDA another brand to avoid is Lamona, the Howdens own brand. Very cheap brittle plastics which break. I had a 2 year old cooker hood basically disintegrate as so much of its construction used this crappy plastic. It never worked that well either.

I also ordered some new Baumatic appliances for a flat I was doing up to sell. I fitted the oven, turned the electricity off to do some other work and when I turned it back on the oven didn’t come back on. Since ordering and fitting Baumatic had gone bust and the guarantee was worthless, and I had a flat to hand over in about a week, so the only option I had was to buy an identical one off eBay and hope this time it worked.

wisbech

1,194 posts

68 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Maytag top loading washing machines. Take up much more space than a side drum, and can’t be stacked, so need a separate utility room. But top loaders are a much more robust design than European/ U.K. style machines.

Toaster Pilot

12,122 posts

105 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Urghhh every time this thread resurfaces my hatred for CDA bubbles to the surface again. fk them, seriously.