Bosch Washing 6kg washing machine £269 @ John Lewis - HotUKDeals
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Reduced to clear at John Lewis, usually £349. Extremely energy efficient. Also gets excellent reviews on the John Lewis website.
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#1
2 years warranty too!
banned#2
I'll get the wife to collect one when she's finished the shopping.
#3
How does this compare with the LG on offer at Curry's for £299?
3 Likes #4
Hot for the price, but 6kg drum? That's a couple of pairs of my gf's knickers...
#5
If some tool didn't pull out just before exchange this would have been ideal. Hot.
#6
mossy3
Hot for the price, but 6kg drum? That's a couple of pairs of my gf's knickers...
Ooh, get you boasting about your skinny missus. Wish I could fit more than the one pair in mine...
1 Like #7
skippy12002
How does this compare with the LG on offer at Curry's for £299?

£30 less. ;)
#8
skippy12002
How does this compare with the LG on offer at Curry's for £299?

The LG is a direct drive system with a 10 year warranty, and quidco works on currys so that helps the price a little bit too (paid for fitting for me).
#9
Superb machines.
#10
Good price
Have some heat
#11
No Delay Start :(
#12
hot
#13
c4ff
skippy12002
How does this compare with the LG on offer at Curry's for £299?

The LG is a direct drive system with a 10 year warranty, and quidco works on currys so that helps the price a little bit too (paid for fitting for me).
Warranty may be useful (if it's got fewer holes in it than the drum of the machine), but direct drive is an irrelevance.
#14
A 6kg drum is pretty small. Mind you, I have 4 sproglets and I think my 10kg drum is tiny, so horses for courses I suppose.
#15
c4ff
skippy12002
How does this compare with the LG on offer at Curry's for £299?
The LG is a direct drive system with a 10 year warranty, and quidco works on currys so that helps the price a little bit too (paid for fitting for me).

Isn't the 10 year warranty only on the motor?

I was researching options for a new washing machine a few weeks ago and went with a Bosch.

What put me off the LG and Samsung machines was after speaking to a couple of repairers who said they always had delays and wrong parts delivered for the LG and Samsung machines due to not very accurate inventory system for parts ordering.

Edited By: aleem on Jul 01, 2014 15:32
#16
I have the LG machine (only difference is its the 1400 spin model) its on around three times a day and we have had it around two & a half years. Can't fault it, direct drive makes it a very quiet machine. I cant comment on the Bosch, only that I have a Bosch oven, dishwasher and condenser dryer and I am very happy with all of them, but I would still buy the LG machine every time, hope this helps

Edited By: therudders on Jul 01, 2014 17:29
#17
therudders
I have the LG machine (only difference is its the 1400 spin model) its on around three times a day and we have had it around two & a half years. Can't fault it, direct drive makes it a very quiet machine. I cant comment on the Bosch, only that I have a Bosch oven, dishwasher and condenser dryer and I am very happy with all of them, but I would still buy the LG machine every time, hope this helps
Again, direct drive does not mean quiet, induction motor means quiet, and there are plenty of non direct-drive machines which are just as quiet as LG ones because they use induction motors.

Edited By: pibpob on Jul 01, 2014 17:46
#18
Direct drive does mean quiet. I install these for a living and I own an LG. Mines a washer dryer but they have the same style motor. The pump on my machine makes more noise than the spin. While true that induction motors are cheaper this bosch machine, and anything less than £600 probably does not have an induction motor. Examples of induction motors include hotpoints aqualtis range which have terrible longevity issues. Bosch generally are good however unlike their ovens, (which all share the same chassis and have similar hinges and controls) or their dishwashers (which again share a chassis, hinge mechanism etc) their washing machines definitely have a cheap end of the scale. Their build quality will be good but will suffer low capacities, low specs, or lack of features.
#19
Almost bought this after my washer packed up this morning. Went for a samsung with 5 years warranty instead, hope I don't live to regret it!
#20
You're confusing me - you said that it's unlikely that anything less than £600 has an induction motor and then you named a range costing considerably less that does. Yes, direct drive is guaranteed to contain an induction motor - one considerably larger (and hence more expensive) than if it were hanging off a belt, putting more weight on the drum bearings and reducing the depth of the drum. As the article I've already linked to explains, a belt is a very unlikely point of failure, and yet LG is still trying to sow FUD about it as you can see from the opening posting. If they had more credible claims, why are they resorting to this? And as the article also says, if direct drive was so marvellous, everyone would do it.
#21
pibpob
You're confusing me - you said that it's unlikely that anything less than £600 has an induction motor and then you named a range costing considerably less that does. Yes, direct drive is guaranteed to contain an induction motor - one considerably larger (and hence more expensive) than if it were hanging off a belt, putting more weight on the drum bearings and reducing the depth of the drum. As the article I've already linked to explains, a belt is a very unlikely point of failure, and yet LG is still trying to sow FUD about it as you can see from the opening posting. If they had more credible claims, why are they resorting to this? And as the article also says, if direct drive was so marvellous, everyone would do it.

Pibpob, that is the power of marketing and it will confuse many. A manufacturer will spend a lot of resources on nomenclature with the intention of using it in a beguiling manner. The consumer, without even having any knowledge as to the definition of the terminology, is absolutely convinced that a device specified with such terminology is a technical marvel. Furthermore, in many cases, the terminology may have no definition, yet some will continue with their misinformed praise!
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Of course, but that proves my point really - direct drive is a gimmick.

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