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Good quality washing machines.

WARNING:Overloading your machine can cause serious operational problems

The bosch brand of washing machines is the perfect choice should you wish to step up in class and quality. This is a wise choice for many people, after many years of disappointment from using inferior washing machines.

I am a firm beliver in that if you buy cheap you will get rubbish in terms of washing machines. If you think you wash more than 8 loads per week and want to stick with bosch then you should step up to the logixx range.

The standard clasixx range can be bought for under 300 and in my openion is the best value for money washing machine that can comfortably handle between 5 and 8 loads per week. At this wash rate, wear and tear will require maintanance at around 6/7 years old. The cost to further increase the lifespan is normally minimal.

Getting the best from a washing machine is realy about making the right choice. As a service engineer, the brand that I am least likely to be called out to fix within a 300 price range is Bosch.

Year on year bosch washing machines have proven to be extreamly reliable and are very good investment. The Bosch classixx (standard) Exxcell (additional features) and Logixx (premium) are all superb washing machines.

Stick to manufacturer's guidelines and these machines are likely to serve well for many years. This means wash within the loading guidelines. In my view, what really kills a washing machine in this category is the constant washing of heavier than recommended loads day after day

If you are only interested in a good basic washing machine from a brand that is environmentally friendly and robust enough to do your washing, my recommendation is up to that task. Ideally, it should have a drum size of 5 or 6kg, very good on energy efficiency, above average water consumption (40 - 50L) and 1200 -1400 spin.

That machine is the:

Bosch classixx .

I have compiled a list of top online stores that stock this machine so that you can compare prices


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1200 - 1400 spin.
5/6kg drum size.

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A+, A, and B:

  • Energy class
  • Wash performance
  • Spin efficiency
  • For around 300

    Extended warranty

    Extended warranties are a bit of a buffer against things going wrong.

    The cost varies with the brand of appliance you buy and is a good indicator of what is reliable and what is not so reliable.

    The cheaper extended warranties obviously reflect the more reliable appliances.

    Go to any good online shop and make comparisons before you buy.