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14-08-2020, 17:27   #1
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Preferred brands for kitchen appliances

if you were buying a home, say, where you had to buy all of the kitchen appliances yourself (as opposed to a complete kitchen renovation where you can customize a lot more), are there particular brands you’d look for for certain appliances? Or features/functions that you’d want them to include?

Our current rental house has a Samsung fridge freezer and we’ve had loads of issues with it, so I know I’d stay away from that brand in the future for instance! But I love an American style fridge freezer, and I like the idea of a water/ice dispenser.
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14-08-2020, 17:32   #2
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I think it could be just down to luck sometimes, we have a Samsung American fridge and never had any issues. We also have a Samsung hob and oven and again no issues 11 years on.

I couldn't tell you the name of the washing machine and dishwasher as we're on our 2nd maybe third in the same time frame.
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Had you asked a few year back I would have said Zanussi ...but I honestly don’t think the brand is what it used to be. Never had any issues for years with the older appliances.
New kitchen a few years back with everything new and again Went with the trusted Zanussi but unfortunately out of all the appliances the oven is only thing we haven’t a problem with. So many brands now being made by the one company and I don’t think brand name matters as much it used to.
Unless of course you are going to the very top end brands .. neff and the likes would want to top class for the price you will pay.
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New house 7 years ago, so had to buy everything, all Bosch appliances except the fridge freezer(not American) which is Samsung which is the only thing we've had problems with (twice).
If we were flush we would have possibly gone for Miele, have one of their hoovers and it's way better than a Dyson.
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Siemens for all but the Liebherr fridge for me. Great ovens and hobs!
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14-08-2020, 19:59   #6
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Bosch. Reliable, serviceable, good parts supply. Decent warranties of up to 10 years based on price.

Siemens is Bosch rebadged - used to be a joint venture but Bosch bought them out. Bosch Serie 6 is going to be as good as the Siemens if not better but without paying the name licence fee
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I'd buy another Electrolux oven.
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My washing machine, hob and dishwasher are Bosch and I'm very happy with them. I think this is my third Bosch washing machine. At the moment I have an Electrolux double oven (I had two Bellings before that) and I'm really happy with that too. I have a huge Fisher & Paykel fridge freezer the size of an American one, it's almost 13 years old and still perfect. It doesn't have the water/ice dispenser though. Something to bear in mind when buying a fridge/freezer is to make sure it's a frost free one because you never have to defrost the freezer, plus the fridge part never gets smelly. They're a bit noisier though.
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I'd buy another Electrolux oven.
I've an electrolux gas hob,and it's brutal , I have to bang it to get the flame lit , and the metal pot stands crack ..
I have an ancient zanussi washing machine , 20 / 25 years old ,works perfectly ( looks rough out ) ,
Ancient Miele dishwasher , I miss my dishwasher ,ex-wife has it ..
And the cheapo philips hoover is way better than the corded dyson it replaced..( cordless dysons are handy but suction is poor and what a price )
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if you were buying a home, say, where you had to buy all of the kitchen appliances yourself (as opposed to a complete kitchen renovation where you can customize a lot more), are there particular brands you’d look for for certain appliances? Or features/functions that you’d want them to include?

Our current rental house has a Samsung fridge freezer and we’ve had loads of issues with it, so I know I’d stay away from that brand in the future for instance! But I love an American style fridge freezer, and I like the idea of a water/ice dispenser.
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I've an electrolux gas hob,and it's brutal , I have to bang it to get the flame lit , and the metal pot stands crack ..
I have an ancient zanussi washing machine , 20 / 25 years old ,works perfectly ( looks rough out ) ,
Ancient Miele dishwasher , I miss my dishwasher ,ex-wife has it ..
And the cheapo philips hoover is way better than the corded dyson it replaced..( cordless dysons are handy but suction is poor and what a price )
Just watch out... what a brand was like 20 years ago can often bear no relation to its current quality.
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Also a lot of brands are produced by the same overall company, can't remember the list now but I was thinking of buying a dryer lately and was given the list to avoid by a friend in a related business. Bosch definitely wasn't on it though as that is what I have decided on.
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16-08-2020, 08:14   #13
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Normally Bosch is the first place I'd look. Had a bit of a gamble on a Hisense washing machine which hasn't skipped a beat for 3 years now so we'll see how long that lives. I would go as far as to completely avoid Samsung (for everything, TVs included) and having spoken to a local repair guy, he says the same.
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if you were buying a home, say, where you had to buy all of the kitchen appliances yourself (as opposed to a complete kitchen renovation where you can customize a lot more), are there particular brands you’d look for for certain appliances? Or features/functions that you’d want them to include?

Our current rental house has a Samsung fridge freezer and we’ve had loads of issues with it, so I know I’d stay away from that brand in the future for instance! But I love an American style fridge freezer, and I like the idea of a water/ice dispenser.
Instead of a combined fridge freezer, we put in a tall larder fridge and tall larder freezer side by side.
Both are Siemens, and were 1500 for the pair. Very happy with the look and the functionality. Much better than a single combined unit.

When it comes to appliances like dishwashers and washing machines, I place a significant value on how quiet they are.
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16-08-2020, 10:43   #15
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For the most part it doesn't matter too much anymore


A lot of them are just re brands of the other and for the most part the technology the same.


Like anything you might get unlucky and get a "Friday" one.


If you're getting a new kitchen some of the kitchen places have deals with some brands that you can get discounts on while buying the kitchen.
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