HI steven.. there is a new model top load from Electrolux which u can consider coz it's a new technology which Brandt n THomson they dun have at the moment. Same thing Made In France, 5.5kg 1100RPM n another model 1300RPM. Price more affoardable then Thomson n Brandt.
My 5 years old 5kg whirlpool is giving off some eee-eee sound. I'm planning to get a new dryer before it dies on me. I intend to get a new washer as well since I'm changing the dryer (I'm using stacking method, so if I only change dryer now, it may be troublesome to get the ppl in to do the stacking when I change my washer later).
I'm looking for a washer which can finish washing 1 full load within 1 hr. My current 5kg Whirlpool is using 1.5hrs which I feel is too long. Seems that there's not much choices in market now?
well the opti A 45 actually if you really look inside the manual it is indeed only for 4kg of load.. instead of 8..
but then again if your clothes arent really that soiled i guess its 8kg should be much of a problem.
hmm well a bigger drum will give a better wash quality as well as a bigger drum dryer would give ideal drying to be really fast.. but of course.. if you are washing 4 kg all the time then it might not be really fully using the consumptions to its optimum..
actually for the question on 8kg is very big.. seriously speaking the 8kg of brandt.. isnt really that big.. cos of the volume of the drum...something like..57 litres... for 8kg..
this as compared to miele 6kg thats 55 litres.
and electroluc 8kg as 63litres.
and anyway thats for the washer.,..
then on to the dryer.. for a 6kg dryer.. the consumptions is higher per kilo than a 8kg dryer..
I think 45mins and 57mins are not much difference.
How about dryer? Should I get a Brandt 8kg dryer??
Or smaller like 6kg or 7kg? If get smaller means I have to monitor how much clothings I put into washer in order not to overload dryer. But 8kg dryer like very taxing on electric bill.
Can I check how many times one need to do laundry when using a 8kg washer? For a family of 2 adults and 2 kids.
WFK 1018A, if you are comparing it with any of the Whirlpool washer, then i must say this..... DONT THINK ALREADY!!!!!
This is a thru and thru mismatch in terms of features and product capabilities. Just the CHINA made understanding will be enough to chase most customers off when you are gonna get a front loader at slightly below or above $1000/-
Pricing for most departmental stores should be similar throughout. Perhaps what you should do is to ask for some discounts(even if its $50/- off also better then nothing). I can assure you the price of BEST and COURTs will definitely not match those of GAB. However, if you gonna purchase EXTENDED WARRANTY, then its definitely the BEST place to go.
I dun think GAB has extended warranty? If so, I'm not going to get from them. From my IL's experience, as well as my own, washer and dryer usually start to have some minor faults during the 2nd or 3rd year.
I'm not comparing. In fact, I'm a happy customer from Whirlpool, BUT then I'm not sure how's their product now. Mine are 5 years ago. Just like Electrolux, they used to be premium many years ago, but not now, but their prices are still on the higher side.
Yes, prices in departmental stores should be the same, only need to see how much discount or vouchers they are giving. I'm likely to get from Best Denki. Courts extended warranty is too ex.
Many many years ago (maybe about 15...), I used Maytag washer and dryer (separate one). Heard they're same as Whirlpool??? I agree with you it was a premium brand then, but don't know about the product now either. I was also a happy user of Maytag then.
Anyway, my last washer cum dryer (2 in 1 type) was Turbo and it served me well for about 8 years. So when it started getting noisy this year, I decided to change to a new Turbo washer cum dryer again, instead of repairing it.
I got 8kg washer/dryer at GAB as I didn't think I needed the safety 5 base on my previous experienece. After reading the threads, I can only cross my fingers...
I'm also sourcing for washing machine, and cannot decide among the models below:
1. Bosch WAE12060AG ($869 with $100 courts voucher)
2. Bosch WAE16060AG ($979 with $100 courts voucher)
3. Bosch WAE24460AG ($1399 with $100 courts voucher)
4. Brandt WFH08771A ($915 from Goh Ah Bee)
5. Brandt WFh10771A ($1200)
6. Brandt WFK1018A ($1099 from Goh Ah Bee)
7. Brandt WFK1248A ($1220 from Goh Ah Bee)
8. Electrolux 984 ($890 from a neighborhood shop)
Any recommendations or sharing? I'm using top-loader before so no idea about front-loader. The message from various salesman are so confusing and contradicting.
Some saying Bosch is made in Thailand, latch is plastic so no good.
some says Electrolux uses more water and electricity.
Some says Brandt is not reliable and prone to failure.
I don't have much requirement, just cater for 4 adults (2 now, but my parents may stay with us soon), probably 2 kids in future. Basically I just need a reliable machine and I don't want to change it every few years.
Try best denki this weekend.Takashimaya having 15% sale,dunno whether it applies to the best at taka. If so, I will source for the new Miele washer/dryer package there! Been waiting for mths for the package!
Are you looking to expand family soon?
And of course do you mind washing with partial load till expansion becomes progressive. And thence it will allow for more frequent washing with full load.