Bosch Classixx WAB24262GB Freestanding Washing Machine - White A.O.com £249 delivered!
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Bosch Classixx WAB24262GB Freestanding Washing Machine - White A.O.com £249 delivered!

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Found 29th Nov 2014
As seen on TV! The WAB24262GB washing machine from Bosch gives you superb cleaning results with an excellent price tag. It boasts a VarioPerfect™ function that lets you choose a faster wash using more energy or a longer wash using less energy. The 6kg capacity makes it ideal for a couple or a small family and you get a whopping 15 programmes to choose from, including a handy 15 minute Quick Wash. You’ll also love the Sportswear programme that gives clothes an extra rinse to get rid of stains such as sweat, mud and grass.

10% Quidco for the next day too, thanks Davenkim!

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6KG and 1200 rpm spec is a bit outdate.

free delivery and extra 10% via Quidco

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davenkim

free delivery and extra 10% via Quidco



oops forgot about Quidco, will add that thanks!

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ro888

6KG and 1200 rpm spec is a bit outdate.



For small families/couples/single people, 6kg is plenty and it's what most people had until very recently. 1200rpm is also plenty. I have a 1400 machine and really don't notice the difference. Anything more than 1400 leaves the washing horribly creased and crumpled, so for non-ironers like myself 1200 is perfect.

6kg? Hardly worth the bother by the time everything's wet weight.

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wolf47

6kg? Hardly worth the bother by the time everything's wet weight.



What a ridiculous comment. Until about five years ago, most machines were 6kg. My last machine was 5kg and could fit a double duvet set with bottom sheet and two bath sheets.

10 kg is the way to go, available for the same money, brand machines just as good with parts from same factories.

wolf47

10 kg is the way to go, available for the same money, brand machines just … 10 kg is the way to go, available for the same money, brand machines just as good with parts from same factories.



Care to post a link? (not being sarcy.. I'm genuinely interested)

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wolf47

10 kg is the way to go, available for the same money, brand machines just … 10 kg is the way to go, available for the same money, brand machines just as good with parts from same factories.



10kg is not the way to go most of the time if you live alone or a couple, etc. it would take you weeks to save enough washing to fill a whites load, a darks load, etc. I have an 8kg machine and really it's bigger than I need but I chose it so I could wash duvets. Most people don't want dirty washing hanging around for long, never mind not being able to wear those items while you wait for a full load. Re your comment about getting a 10kg machine for 249, where?

I'm actually getting sick of people making stupid posts such as yours, just opening your mouth and letting your belly rumble. It's no skin off my nose whether or not you think this is a good deal, but talking rubbish / lying is frankly irritating.

Edited by: "therealslimkaty" 29th Nov 2014

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Thanks everyone that's voted on this, I still think it's a great wee deal for a washing machine with these specs, whatever brand it is

The cheapest 10kg I can see is this argos.co.uk/sta…htm

Edit: Actually, this one is even cheaper: rgbdirect.co.uk/Pro…D23

However, as Candy/Hoover are no-go brands (at least nowadays) I wouldn't even consider it if I wanted my washing machine to last. We all buy what we can afford, though
Edited by: "louiselouise" 29th Nov 2014

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louiselouise

The cheapest 10kg I can see is this … The cheapest 10kg I can see is this http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2756936.htmEdit: Actually, this one is even cheaper: http://www.rgbdirect.co.uk/Products/Appliances/Washing-Machine/Hoover/VT1014D23However, as Candy/Hoover are no-go brands (at least nowadays) I wouldn't even consider it if I wanted my washing machine to last. We all buy what we can afford, though



That candy one is out of stock if you look - unavailable. I was just asking that wolf guy to show me as he is clearly only trolling and being a pain for the sake of it.

I don't call this site Hotuktrolls for nothing (I've had a few people bite me on the bum on here, though there's plenty of nice people). It's a good deal, much better going for Bosch than Hotpoint or Hoover, who are living on past glories.

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louiselouise

I don't call this site Hotuktrolls for nothing (I've had a few people … I don't call this site Hotuktrolls for nothing (I've had a few people bite me on the bum on here, though there's plenty of nice people). It's a good deal, much better going for Bosch than Hotpoint or Hoover, who are living on past glories.



ha yes good name. And I agree re the Bosch, whether it's made in Turkey, Germany or up the Limpopo river.

therealslimkaty

ha yes good name. And I agree re the Bosch, whether it's made in Turkey, … ha yes good name. And I agree re the Bosch, whether it's made in Turkey, Germany or up the Limpopo river.



All set about with fever trees?

louiselouise

I've had a few people bite me on the bum on here



What, literally?

therealslimkaty

ha yes good name. And I agree re the Bosch, whether it's made in Turkey, … ha yes good name. And I agree re the Bosch, whether it's made in Turkey, Germany or up the Limpopo river.



Indeed, my Bosch...can't remember if it probably is 6kg, 1200 spin. Use it on quick wash mostly, it's more than 10 years old and still going strong. Basically it's the same as my machine but this one is all digital display :-)

So £250 for perhaps 10+ years service if it's anything like my machine can't be bad.

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F4STFORW4RD

All set about with fever trees?



haha that's why I still put up with HUKD, random delightful posts quoting Kipling and the like!

Ordered thanks, Heat added

6kg is fine for my family of 5 (including 3 teenagers!)

Anyone looking for a machine with 5 year warranty, then for just another £50 you could get this Panasonic 7kg 1200rpm for £299 after cashback at the mo... We got one recently and very impressed with how thoroughly it cleans and how much quieter it is compared to our 4 year old Indesit.
Also very impressed by Currys who deliver next day too & take your old machine away for free unlike AO.
Panasonic NA-127VB5WGB
The cashback can be paid back by paypal or cheque, but NOTE that today (Sunday 30th) is the last day to qualify for the cashback.





Edited by: "Rebellion" 30th Nov 2014

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Rebellion

Anyone looking for a machine with 5 year warranty, then for just another … Anyone looking for a machine with 5 year warranty, then for just another £50 you could get this Panasonic 7kg 1200rpm for £299 after cashback at the mo... We got one recently and very impressed with how thoroughly it cleans and how much quieter it is compared to our 4 year old Indesit. Also very impressed by Currys who deliver next day too & take your old machine away for free unlike AO.Panasonic NA-127VB5WGBThe cashback can be paid back by paypal or cheque, but NOTE that today (Sunday 30th) is the last day to qualify for the cashback.




For the sake of clarity you should probably point out that it's actually 350 before claiming cashback, a full £100 more than this machine. Have you posted a thread on this deal? Maybe you should.
Edited by: "therealslimkaty" 30th Nov 2014

therealslimkaty

Have you posted a thread on this deal? Maybe you should.


Wasn't meaning to hijack your deal, just making people aware of other options. I would have gone for Bosch if the Warranty was longer than 2 years.

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Rebellion

Wasn't meaning to hijack your deal, just making people aware of other … Wasn't meaning to hijack your deal, just making people aware of other options. I would have gone for Bosch if the Warranty was longer than 2 years.



No worries. but people might be interested in yours, so consider doing a thread. I've had such bad experiences with Currys going way back that I wouldn't fancy dealing with them with an extended warranty.

OK have done. The warranty & cashback is direct through Panasonic. The good thing about the Bosch from AO is they offer 0% finance,

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Rebellion

OK have done. The warranty & cashback is direct through Panasonic. The … OK have done. The warranty & cashback is direct through Panasonic. The good thing about the Bosch from AO is they offer 0% finance,



oh good then that you wouldn't have to go via Currys. Yes I saw that AO are doing 0% finance - very good deal.

One thing to remember about washing machines and dryers though. Most of the modes you can't put the full load in. If you look at the manual you'll find most of the time you're only supposed to load in about 3kg into the machine.

Bosch Classixx range is the low end stuff that is likely to be worse than budget but reliable brands like Beko. If you want a real Bosch your probably going to have to pay more than £249. If its made in Spain, Turkey or Poland it likely just a re-branded budget offering. If you want a decent Bosch or Siemens you really need to make sure its manufactured in Germany.

Still likely a much better option than indesit/hotpoint though but £249 will likely get a good performance Beko from coop electrical with a 5 year warranty or close to it.

I have done a lot of reading about Bosch over the last few days (inspired by my purchase of an Exxcel). The truth is, the jury is very much out when it comes to the, Is it built in Germany/is it built in Europe? million dollar question.

The comparison I made (and that some on UKWhitegoods Forum agree with) is that some "Swiss Made" or "Japanese Made" watches are sometimes only a certain % made in that country, but still denoted as such. They are always made to, eg, Seiko's standards and quality.

Perhaps the same applies to Bosch. I can't comment on the Classixx range but I have read that Logixx is definitely made in Germany.

Avantixx seems to be advertised as German-made, too, to muddy the waters a little more. bosch-home.com/ae/…tml

wolf47

10 kg is the way to go, available for the same money, brand machines just … 10 kg is the way to go, available for the same money, brand machines just as good with parts from same factories.



Nothing for you here - just move along.

From Which! (though circa 2006, so may have changed!):
"Bosch machines are reliable and often among the top scorers in our tests. There are three ranges: the Classixx, Exxcel and Logixx.
If you're on a budget we'd recommend a Classixx as they nearly always clean as well as the higher-specification Exxcel and Logixx machines and are cheaper.
Exxcel models have a few more features including an LCD display or extra programs. One program, which stands out, is the 15-minute superquick wash for small loads. This works well as long as you don't put many clothes in.
The main difference between the premium Logixx family and Exxcel machines is the drum capacity. Logixx models can take more clothes - up to 8kg or 10kg.
In 2006, Bosch shortened its main programs by 45 minutes to around 90 minutes. As a result, the 40-degree programs are suitable only for cleaning light soils such as sweat.
Choosing programs to tackle dirtier washing at lower temperatures can be tricky.
If you have dirtier laundry or a large load, we'd recommend the wash plus or intensive option. This will increase water and energy use, and the length of a wash cycle"
*There's also Avantixx. Or Maxx (limited models at certain retailers only).

As an aside, as I'm always banging on about how modern machines just don't rinse well (no matter which brand), I do the very un-green "intense wash" and "extra rinse" with every wash :p! Both use extra water, which is crucial, IMHO.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 30th Nov 2014

Great deal,when it comes to washing machines these brands are of higher priority : Miele,Bosch and Panasonic.
Some other brands could deliver too but often hit and miss (Samsung,Lg or even lower quality ones such as Zanussi,Candy and Hotpoint).
I'll stick to the first 3.
Edited by: "Tequila" 30th Nov 2014

Tequila

Great deal,when it comes to washing machines these brands are of higher … Great deal,when it comes to washing machines these brands are of higher priority : Miele,Bosch and Panasonic.Some other brands could deliver too but often hit and miss (Samsung,Lg or even lower quality ones such as Zanussi,Candy and Hotpoint).I'll stick to the first 3.

To be honest, Panasonic don't really have a white goods reputation at this point as they're so new, so I wouldn't consider them in the top three for washing machines!

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louiselouise

To be honest, Panasonic don't really have a white goods reputation at … To be honest, Panasonic don't really have a white goods reputation at this point as they're so new, so I wouldn't consider them in the top three for washing machines!



My first microwave was a Panasonic, lasted me 20 yrs. My mum always buys Panasonic ones. I don't know about washing machines though.

I agree that they have a good reputation with their microwaves (as there have been Panasonic microwaves on sale here for decades), just going by what I read on UKWhitegoods. They seem to have hope that Panasonic wouldn't tarnish their considerable status (mostly) in brown goods by producing shoddy washing machines.

Just that nobody knows what their longevity will be....yet.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 30th Nov 2014

louiselouise

To be honest, Panasonic don't really have a white goods reputation at … To be honest, Panasonic don't really have a white goods reputation at this point as they're so new, so I wouldn't consider them in the top three for washing machines!


Actually,they have been making home appliances for as long as they were making electronics.but under the brand name National.they have been a major brand in Asia and particularly Japan.
Few years ago Matsushita electronics which was the company with sub brands Panasonic,National and Technics changed their name to just Panasobic.
They may not be known for white goods on UK but they have been doing it for more than 50 years.

Tequila

Actually,they have been making home appliances for as long as they were … Actually,they have been making home appliances for as long as they were making electronics.but under the brand name National.they have been a major brand in Asia and particularly Japan.Few years ago Matsushita electronics which was the company with sub brands Panasonic,National and Technics changed their name to just Panasobic.They may not be known for white goods on UK but they have been doing it for more than 50 years.

That is very persuasive, but I'm just relaying what I read. I nearly bought one myself but had very little feedback to go on (as regards the UK market) when I researched.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 30th Nov 2014

I HATE this machine so much. I hate the beeping, it's appearance, the fact that I have to do a spin cycle at the end of every wash. Washing machines generally last me 5 years. I have 2 young children and do at least 1 wash every day. My Beko packed in and stupidly thought the AO.com recommendation that this one as a best buy would be a good idea. It doesn't have a delay function (which I miss desperately) which meant I could set the machine to finish for when I got up in the morning. I am secretly hoping it will blow up or something as I cannot bear having this for 5 years and can't justify buying a new one again now! Especially as it is Christmas. Worst purchase I've ever made! And I never leave reviews! however felt I had to on this occasion.

I HATE this machine so much. I hate the beeping, it's appearance, the fact that I have to do a spin cycle at the end of every wash. Washing machines generally last me 5 years. I have 2 young children and do at least 1 wash every day. My Beko packed in and stupidly thought the AO.com recommendation that this one as a best buy would be a good idea. It doesn't have a delay function (which I miss desperately) which meant I could set the machine to finish for when I got up in the morning. I am secretly hoping it will blow up or something as I cannot bear having this for 5 years and can't justify buying a new one again now! Especially as it is Christmas. Worst purchase I've ever made! And I never leave reviews! however felt I had to on this occasion.

Looking out for a washing machine, will this stand the test of time...
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