Bosch Classixx WAE24369GB Washing Machine, 7kg Load, A+++ Energy rating, 1200rpm Spin, White + 2 year guarantee Now £289 @ John Lewis (Excellent reviews)
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Bosch Classixx WAE24369GB Washing Machine, 7kg Load, A+++ Energy rating, 1200rpm Spin, White + 2 year guarantee Now £289 @ John Lewis (Excellent reviews)

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Found 30th Jan 2015
Decent drop in price! A++rated with a decent 7KG and very good reviews

Features offered by the Bosch Classixx WAE24369GB washing machine include 15 clothes care programmes, a reduced ironing setting and an Aqua Plus option which shoots water from three sides for quick and effective moisture distribution. During the wash, laundry is showered from above through specially designed paddles, ensuring gentle washing and optimum usage of the water in the drum.
This efficient Bosch machine is a VarioPerfect model, achieving outstanding cleaning results for all types of textiles, and all load sizes. Practically all programmes can be combined with the VarioPerfect ‘EcoPerfect’ option for more energy savings or with ‘SpeedPerfect’ for faster results. For further peace of mind, the safeguard monitoring system adjusts the programme setting and load distribution to protect your clothes.
Bosch guarantees that if an appliance is discontinued, its major components will be available for at least 10 years afterwards in the event of a part needing replacement.

Key features:
VarioPerfect ensures speed or energy efficiency
3D AquaSpa wash system with cascade for faster water penetration
Reload facility in case you forget an item and need to add it to the wash
Safeguard monitoring system adjusts load distribution and programme settings to protect clothes
Out of balance spin control saves wear and tear on laundry and the machine
Special wash programmes include: Super Quick 15, Mixed Load, Delicates 30 degrees

45 Comments

It's gonna get hot in here

Good price

ive got the older model of this, 8 years old, just put a set of brushes in it only problem ive had with it, brilliant machine ,

What about this one Bosch WAE24461GB (model number seems higher) reduced to £299 argos, looks better, whats the difference

argos.co.uk/sta…htm
Edited by: "Sandy1012" 30th Jan 2015

Parents have had a Bosch washing machine for over 15 years. Used regularly & never broken down. Fantastic machines.

Got this from JL last year. Really pleased with it, any questions you have be happy to help.

Had a Bosch for years, no problems. If we did, I'd snap this up. Hot

I too have had a Bosch for 15 years - but not all Bosch machines are made equal. Typically the upper-end (more expensive) machines made in Germany are of are much higher quality and longer longevity than the lower-end ones made outside of Germany.

That's £145 per guaranteed year. All brand washing machines can fail even Miele and repair costs can be expensive. There are many models on the market that offer a 5 year parts and labour warranty for similar money. That said Bosch are a great brand but still approximately 1 in 10 will fail and if its major part the machine may not be economical to repair after 2 years.

John lewis also sell another model below, does anyone know which is better?

johnlewis.com/bos…080

bonzobanana

That's £145 per guaranteed year. All brand washing machines can fail even … That's £145 per guaranteed year. All brand washing machines can fail even Miele and repair costs can be expensive. There are many models on the market that offer a 5 year parts and labour warranty for similar money. That said Bosch are a great brand but still approximately 1 in 10 will fail and if its major part the machine may not be economical to repair after 2 years.



I'd add the extra 3 year guarantee from JL for £95, would work out at about £80 per guaranteed year.

Better to spend £60 extra for this 8kg samsung with 5 years guarantee:
johnlewis.com/sam…739
Edited by: "pavel76" 30th Jan 2015

What is the point of a 1200 spin speed.It will cost a fortune in the dryer.I always go for the highest spin speed ,which means a lot less effort and expense drying the clothes.

mrbill

I too have had a Bosch for 15 years - but not all Bosch machines are made … I too have had a Bosch for 15 years - but not all Bosch machines are made equal. Typically the upper-end (more expensive) machines made in Germany are of are much higher quality and longer longevity than the lower-end ones made outside of Germany.


Practically none are made in Germany, most are now made in Poland but are of equal quality (same machining, same failure rate within warranty... the factories are very competitive). Still great quality machines for the price. The cheap ones are made in Spain with totally different machining, have square door handles (rather than the half moon shaped ones from Germany and Poland) and are a pile of rubbish.

pavel76

Better to spend £50 extra for this 8kg samsung with 5 years … Better to spend £50 extra for this 8kg samsung with 5 years guarantee:http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-wf80f5e0w2w-ecobubble-washing-machine-8kg-load-a-energy-rating-1200rpm-spin-white/p759739


Totally wrong, Samsung are no-where near Bosch build quality. A good Bosch should last a dozen years with few problems, Samsung you'll be lucky if you get through warranty without needing repair. Biggest problem is the poor way the concrete counterweights are fixed to the tub which eventually work loose and damage the tub fixings = new machine time.

Source: washing machine engineer for six years

monitor1

What is the point of a 1200 spin speed.It will cost a fortune in the … What is the point of a 1200 spin speed.It will cost a fortune in the dryer.I always go for the highest spin speed ,which means a lot less effort and expense drying the clothes.



Not really true, plenty of which reviews stated that many 1200 were better than 1400 at drying.
The more you read/research, the more it seems like higher spin speed is just a marketing ploy and its not really taking too much notice of.

mrbill

I too have had a Bosch for 15 years - but not all Bosch machines are … I too have had a Bosch for 15 years - but not all Bosch machines are made equal. Typically the upper-end (more expensive) machines made in Germany are of are much higher quality and longer longevity than the lower-end ones made outside of Germany.

pavel76

Better to spend £50 extra for this 8kg samsung with 5 years … Better to spend £50 extra for this 8kg samsung with 5 years guarantee:http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-wf80f5e0w2w-ecobubble-washing-machine-8kg-load-a-energy-rating-1200rpm-spin-white/p759739



Thanks for the update - my info is obviously 15 years out of date

I do recall being told about avoiding the Spanish made Bosch units. I can also attest to how well designed my 15 year old Bosch is. I changed the drum bearing myself a few years ago (and i'm not a washing machine engineer) and was able to do so with the drum in-situ. Try that with a Hotpoint! You would have to remove the whole drum from the machine to change the bearing - if you were able to change it at all. Love that German engineering. Hopefully it will last another 10 years or more.

By the way - looking at pictures, all the Bosch machines seem to have a moon shaped handle. How can you tell which is which - typically the price is a giveaway isn't it?

Edited by: "mrbill" 30th Jan 2015

An engineer told me the higher spin models need more repairs but only have his word for that. This 1200 works fine for me .

lianne21

An engineer told me the higher spin models need more repairs but only … An engineer told me the higher spin models need more repairs but only have his word for that. This 1200 works fine for me .



I think higher spin means more ironing too

mrbill

I think higher spin means more ironing too


Definitely, if I press my reduced ironing button it only spins at 800.

Had an older model to this for 14 years. Never had a single issue, recently replaced to only because I fitted a new kitchen with a built-in washing machine.

This is a pretty competitive price

We have had ours 10 years now, never one problem and never, ever will I give up the reduced ironing button, so amazing I rarely need to iron anything!

i have this from JL - brilliant little runner!

I'd buy the Samsung Ecobubble currently posted over this, for looks alone. Where are Bosh washing machines now made. I'm pretty sure it's long way from Germany. White plastic design certainly looks dated.

Highly recommend!

It is not outdated its got classic look which I like so heat added

even amazon got all reviews 5 stars
amazon.co.uk/Bos…55Q

73greystoke

I'd buy the Samsung Ecobubble currently posted over this, for looks … I'd buy the Samsung Ecobubble currently posted over this, for looks alone. Where are Bosh washing machines now made. I'm pretty sure it's long way from Germany. White plastic design certainly looks dated.

On Appliances white never dates thats why they are known as white goods..
White is the classic colour and will go with any design kitchen!

I replaced a long life own edpanasonic microwave with a Samsung model cos of the looks, samsung model, overheats, and bulb died within 2 years. What makes it worse the bulb is not even user replaceable.

Anyway Bosch over the Samsung, my 10year old bosch washing machine came with a 5yr warranty but nothings ever gone wrong with it.
The are so quiet on the maximum spin unless your standing near it you would not know.
Only issue on mines after 10 years is there's grime building up on the inner door rubber ring but I can replace that with a new ring for £30 myself

My Bosch is about 11 years old and has had no problems whatsoever.

My Bosch is 7 years old and only had to replace the brushes. Brilliant machines.

I am a new user and am having trouble using just the spin cycle.I pressed rinse/spin and pressed aqua plus off. I put 1200 spin but machine just kept turning slowly and at end of the cycle the washing was still soaking wet. I had washed just a new bath mat on a quick wash before I used it but cant get it spun. HELP!! Am I the only one who cant understand the manual.

biggysilly

SpanishGerman … SpanishGerman [img]http://johnlewis.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/232119661?$prod_main$[/img]


A little knowledge is very dangerous. Whoever told you this is a plonker!
The BSH group have 43 factories world wide. The only way of knowing if the machine is made in Germany is to have a look at the rating plate. It will say "made in Germany, made in EU or made in PRC"
You can have 2 machines which look the same (the door handle is not relevant) & they can be made in different factories in different countries. Both of those machines you have posted are not made in Germany, but Spain & Poland.
How do I know this? Lets say they pay my wages!
It does not matter which factory these machines come out of, the production method is identical in each factory. The Germans insist on consistency.
Which ever model you choose, you can guarantee it has come out of a BSH (Bosch) factory. Don't let the country or origin worry you. The quality remains the same.

Spin SPEED is IMPORTANT! Why do so many miss this?
1200 is slooooooow.
Need 1600 !

So no heat from me. Good make, but that's all.

jnigel26

Spin SPEED is IMPORTANT! Why do so many miss this? 1200 is slooooooow. … Spin SPEED is IMPORTANT! Why do so many miss this? 1200 is slooooooow. Need 1600 !So no heat from me. Good make, but that's all.



Oh dear! You've been duped by the marketing people. Here is the science.
The water extraction rate on the spin cycle is directly proportional to the surface area (circumference) of the inside of the drum & the amount of holes/design of holes in the drum. The spin speed does have an effect, but any more than 1200rpm with a large drum, the extra extraction rate can be measured in single percent's. Basically drum design is much more important than excessive spin speeds.

thanks OP good find, our zanussi washing machine of 15 years gave up today.

used up £96 of vouchers too. heat!

The Where Is My Bosch Made? question rumbles on (ha) and appears on every HUKD Bosch washing machine thread, even my asking on UKWhitegoods forum didn't glean any answers recently.

I am inclined to agree that Bosch will keep a tight rein on all of their factories' output, regardless of the country of manufacture.

I bought a WAQ24461GB just before Xmas (8kg Exxcel, 1200rpm spin) and I'm very, very happy with it. The only caveat and concern I have is that my model has a sealed tub, which seems to becoming more the norm for modern washing machines.

Just a reminder that you can turn off the annoying beeping of the buttons and the end cycle beeps by looking on Youtube (assume it applies to this Classixx as well).

From howtomendit.com/ans…589

1. Turn the dial to off
2. Turn on click to the right (30 degree)
3. Press the button under 'rinse hold' - keep it pressed - and turn dial one more to right (40 degree) and release finger from button
4. Turn dial once more to right (60 degree)
5. Use button under 'rinse hold' to set volume of buttons
6. Turn dial to right again (second 60 degree)
7. Use button under rinse hold to set alarm beep volume
8. Turn dial back to stop/top
9. Relax as peace and quiet are restored to your home

Edited by: "louiselouise" 31st Jan 2015

Also, I read somewhere that Siemens are pulling out of the white goods market, so there may be some Siemens bargains in the near future?

[quote=bemused21]I am a new user and am having trouble using just the spin cycle.I pressed rinse/spin and pressed aqua plus off. I put 1200 spin but machine just kept turning slowly and at end of the cycle the washing was still soaking wet. I had washed just a new bath mat on a quick wash before I used it but cant get it spun. HELP!! Am I the only one who cant understand the manual.[/quote

It can't spin as the load is not even. Often happens to me if I try to spin hand washed stuff. You need to add a few things so it's evenly placed in the drum.

Trikidik

Oh dear! You've been duped by the marketing people. Here is the … Oh dear! You've been duped by the marketing people. Here is the science.The water extraction rate on the spin cycle is directly proportional to the surface area (circumference) of the inside of the drum & the amount of holes/design of holes in the drum. The spin speed does have an effect, but any more than 1200rpm with a large drum, the extra extraction rate can be measured in single percent's. Basically drum design is much more important than excessive spin speeds.



The centrifugal force is proportional to drum diameter x RPM^2
So a larger drum diameter and spin speed to increase the force attempting to remove water from your garments.
Of course the detailed drum design will also have an effect, however spin speed and drum diameter also matter.
The fastest spin speed on my old Bosch is 1000. For T-shirts, shirts and formal trousers, I always spin at less than 900 so the garments keep their shape and do not get crumpled.
I would like a faster spin cycle for bed sheets and duvet covers.

Same price since December
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