So today my long standing bosh washing machine, similar to the one here decided to give up on me. I have had this machine for well over 10 years so it shouldn't come as a huge surprise. I thought it might be useful to share my research in to finding a suitable replacement machine.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I like to always do my homework before purchasing anything. My first port of call as always is to look around on the web and find out whats currently on the market and how they compare.
Most of us only ever need to change our washing machines when they breakdown, and then it's a mad rush to get a replacement before the washing pile gets to high. What most people do not know is that a little research in to the washing machine you are buying can save you a lot of money in the long run. Whilst the best washing machine brand according to this site appears to be bosch these can be a little pricey for some peoples pockets. There are are a number of resources online that allow you to compare the best washing machine to suit all budgets. The first thing you need to decide when comparing washing machines is do you want a fast spin washing machine that make your close dryer or a slow spin which means less creases and easier to iron. You also need to keep an eye on the energy ratings and water consumptions as this can mean higher bills. I'm glad to say that most washing machine you buy now are energy ratings of A or better. All this information was an eye opener to me and it shows how far washing machine technology has come. It's no longer a case of setting it to a temperate and press start. The are all sorts of programmes for anything you could image, hand wash, wool, delicates.
An important feater you might want to look out for is the delayed timer which saves you money by allowing the wash to start over night when electricity is cheaper. There are a number of retailers in the Devon area that offer competitive pricing on washing machines but I founds it's much cheaper to shop and compare prices on line.
The Winning Machine
So after many hours crawl through the internet and reading reviews I decided to go for the Bosch Exxcel WAQ283S0GB. This machine struck a cord with the good brand name and it was reasonably priced to suit my budget. Whilst there are better bosch models out there this one is reasonably priced and had all the features I desired, such as the delayed start, A rated energy efficiency and reliability. Anyway it arrives on Monday, if anyone is interested I may add to this post when it arrives.