Bosch WAK24260GB Freestanding Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1200rpm Spin, White. Reduced to clear deal @ John Lewis for £279
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Bosch WAK24260GB Freestanding Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1200rpm Spin, White. Reduced to clear deal @ John Lewis for £279

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Found 27th Dec 2015
Great price for a 8kg washing machine was £399
Product information

Boasting an A+++ for energy efficiency with a whopping 8 kg capacity and 1200 rpm spin speed, the Bosch WAK24260GB washing machine is the ideal choice for all your laundry needs.
Super quick 15 minute wash
If you need your favourite pair of jeans in a hurry, this 15 minute quick wash will come in really handy.
AquaPlus
By using a higher water level the best rinsing results are achieved, which means your laundry will always comes out fresh and ready for drying.
VarioPerfect
VarioPerfect achieves 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.
3D AquaSpa wash system
This impressive system 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.
For further peace of mind, the safeguard monitoring system adjusts load distribution, programme, and settings to protect clothes.
Bosch guarentee
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.
Special programmes
Dark Wash programme mixed load , Outdoor, Shirts/blouses, Sports Wear programme, Allergy +, Super 15 min / Super 30 min,Delicate/Silk programme
Features
Reload, pause and start delay options
EcoPerfect for energy saving
SpeedPerfect for fast cycles
Temperature selection
Spin speed reduction
Rinse Hold
Dark Wash programme mixed load
Outdoor programme
Shirts/blouses programme
Sports wear programme
Allergy + programme
Delicate/Silk programme
AntiVibration for quiet running
Buzzer to indicate end of cycle
Out of balance spin control
2 day delivery available Express Delivery available Auto Dose Information NO Automatic Load Adjustment Information Yes Brand
Bosch
Delay Start Yes Delicate Wash Information YES Digital display Yes Dimensions H84.8 x W59.8 x D61.8cm Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning Information 0.94kWh/cycle Energy Rating Information A+++ Estimated Annual Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning Information 196kWh Estimated Annual Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning 11220L Hand wash Information Yes Load Capacity Information 8kg Maximum Spin Speed Information 1200rpm Model name / number WAK24260GB Noise Level- Spin Cycle 75dB Noise Level- Wash Cycle 56dB Number of Programs 16 Overflow protection Information YES Programme time (60°C cotton cycle) Information 165mins Program Sequence Indicator Information Yes Quick wash Information Yes Quiet Mark No Slim depth Information No Spin performance Information B Time remaining indicator Information Yes Type Freestanding Variable temperature control Information YES Wash performance Information A Water Consumption Per Standard Cycle 53L Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning Information 53L Water supply (fill type) Information Cold fill Wool Programme Information NO

117 Comments

excellent deal

Original Poster

orig

excellent deal


Thanks
Hope it helps somebody....thankfully mine is working fine though
Was looking for a good deal on a Fridge freezer and stumbled across this
It says more than 10 in stock on the website so assuming it is reduced to clear you will need to be quick deciding if you want one.
Edited by: "maani12" 27th Dec 2015

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maani12

ThanksHope it helps somebody....thankfully mine is working fine thoughWas … ThanksHope it helps somebody....thankfully mine is working fine thoughWas looking for a good deal on a Fridge freezer and stumbled across thisIt says more than 10 in stock on the website so assuming it is reduced to clear you will need to be quick deciding if you want one.


thankfully my lg is sound, but brill deal with 2 year warranty, had a bosch before and it lasted for 10 years

Heat added

Had a Bosch lasted just over 2 years.

Trevisparky

Had a Bosch lasted just over 2 years.



Great stuff

Not a Bosch, it's a Balay, (Spanish Hotpoint) bit like Vestel.
Cheap for a washing machine, but don't buy it just cos it says Bosch.

2 Year warranty though, but it has a Sealed drum so can't change bearings, spider or remove bra wires, coins etc.

http://s29.postimg.org/fmcd1x8av/Capture.jpg

Is this a genuine German made Bosch or the cheap stuff sub contracted to Spain / Italy?

It is only a little but more expensive at coop electrical shop (£299) so hardly a fantastic deal imo. Thanks for posting it up though!

Kai

It is only a little but more expensive at coop electrical shop (£299) so … It is only a little but more expensive at coop electrical shop (£299) so hardly a fantastic deal imo. Thanks for posting it up though!


£299 - £279 = £20 saving doh

good find op, heat added

Pay for the 5yr warranty with this

RustySpoons

Not a Bosch, it's a Balay, (Spanish Hotpoint) bit like Vestel.Cheap for a … Not a Bosch, it's a Balay, (Spanish Hotpoint) bit like Vestel.Cheap for a washing machine, but don't buy it just cos it says Bosch.2 Year warranty though, but it has a Sealed drum so can't change bearings, spider or remove bra wires, coins etc.



You seem to knowledgeable about white appliances - which makes should one consider - for me reliability should trump a billion functions. Apart from Miele who else?

Bosch washing machines are solid, had one for over 10 years in a very busy house used everyday sometimes 2-3 times, never a problem until 2 months ago, replaced with another Bosch, great washing machines

maani12

ThanksHope it helps somebody....thankfully mine is working fine thoughWas … ThanksHope it helps somebody....thankfully mine is working fine thoughWas looking for a good deal on a Fridge freezer and stumbled across thisIt says more than 10 in stock on the website so assuming it is reduced to clear you will need to be quick deciding if you want one.


So you are just assuming it is reduced to clear but put it in the title anyway to get more heat for your deal... Classic.

Voted cold on that account.

bigpappa

You seem to knowledgeable about white appliances - which makes should one … You seem to knowledgeable about white appliances - which makes should one consider - for me reliability should trump a billion functions. Apart from Miele who else?


LG inverter ones.
Look for 5 years warranty, there are quite a few. Example: hotukdeals.com/dea…861

travisbickle79

Bosch washing machines are solid, had one for over 10 years in a very … Bosch washing machines are solid, had one for over 10 years in a very busy house used everyday sometimes 2-3 times, never a problem until 2 months ago, replaced with another Bosch, great washing machines


As others explained above, this is not a Bosch, you might have had a made in germany one but there's no guarantee this will be just as good

MaximusRo

So you are just assuming it is reduced to clear but put it in the title … So you are just assuming it is reduced to clear but put it in the title anyway to get more heat for your deal... Classic.Voted cold on that account.


Maani was only quoting what was stated on the JL website.
Voted hot.

We've had this washing machine for about 18 months and to be honest its just ok and I wished I had bought a more expensive one, I definitely believe it's a rebadged machine and not made by Bosch themselves.
BUT up to now it has worked fine apart from always having to use the spin cycle twice after a wash because the clothes will be very damp otherwise.
Compared with our last crappy Hotpoint that lasted 13 months the Bosch is a better machine.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 28th Dec 2015

Why does Bosch allow to potentially have it brand tarnished by having some of its machine made elsewhere and not to its usual standards?

RustySpoons

Not a Bosch, it's a Balay, (Spanish Hotpoint) bit like Vestel.Cheap for a … Not a Bosch, it's a Balay, (Spanish Hotpoint) bit like Vestel.Cheap for a washing machine, but don't buy it just cos it says Bosch.2 Year warranty though, but it has a Sealed drum so can't change bearings, spider or remove bra wires, coins etc.

paulandpam1

We've had this washing machine for about 18 months and to be honest its … We've had this washing machine for about 18 months and to be honest its just ok and I wished I had bought a more expensive one, I definitely believe it's a rebadged machine and not made by Bosch themselves.BUT up to now it has worked fine apart from always having to use the spin cycle twice after a wash because the clothes will be very damp otherwise.Compared with our last crappy Hotpoint that lasted 13 months the Bosch is a better machine.


I didn't buy this model mine was £449 and the 1400 spin speed is a rubbish as I am doing what u have to do and spin it again. There was a LG washing machine on Hotdeals that I wished I bought instead. Bosch bought out Siemens and Siemens is made in Germany. Bosch is made in Spain and other EU countries. Bosch machines from 10 years ago were well made then they are not now.

How does one know if you've bought a Bosch or this 'Balay' brand? I'm minded towards the more powerful WAE28377GB but have no idea on the 'badge' after reading this!?

Someone suggested investing in 5 yr warranty but at £95 - a third of the price (!) - sounds unwise.

stevieshoes

How does one know if you've bought a Bosch or this 'Balay' brand? I'm … How does one know if you've bought a Bosch or this 'Balay' brand? I'm minded towards the more powerful WAE28377GB but have no idea on the 'badge' after reading this!?Someone suggested investing in 5 yr warranty but at £95 - a third of the price (!) - sounds unwise.




Unwise from a percentage perspective but cheaper than a new machine if you must buy this Bosch. There are better deals with 5yr inclusive and someone else suggested this as an alternative - I'd agree with this.

I've had a LG since Oct 2009 so I'd recommend these as long as it's not a sealed drum version but Miele under a recent offer of under 500 is a better bet

But even Miele are not made as good as they used to. I never used to see people online asking about the problems with their Miele but u do now. Miele got bad when all this electronic displays were used. I had a Miele for over 20 years never had anything go wrong till the bearings went. My husband took so long to fix it that it was past being fixed. I didn't want to buy another Miele so bought a Bosch which I hate lol

bigpappa

You seem to knowledgeable about white appliances - which makes should one … You seem to knowledgeable about white appliances - which makes should one consider - for me reliability should trump a billion functions. Apart from Miele who else?


BEKO tend to offer the best price/reliability balance. Miele CAN be good but - but at an enormous price. I have a cheap Bosch which is the best machine I've ever had and still going well at 8 years old but a sample of one proves very little.

ahotukdeal

Why does Bosch allow to potentially have it brand tarnished by having … Why does Bosch allow to potentially have it brand tarnished by having some of its machine made elsewhere and not to its usual standards?



So what evidence do you have that this is not made to Bosch's "usual standards". A factory in Spain can assemble a washing machine as easily and to the same standards as a factory in Germany.
Edited by: "sherlock747" 28th Dec 2015

We bought a bosch washer dryer for 600 quid and scrapped it inyear 3! Had to have a new bearing cross (4 hour repair by bosch engineer) 2 new boot gaskets, new element and new motor and then the pcb board went deeming it an uneconomical repair. Personally the bosch brand let us down on so many occasions when we had 2 young children leaving the clothes to build up and customer service just did not care even when escalated. When the motor went just out of warranty bosch refused to pay for all the repair despite of all the previous problems. In the end they paid for the motor rrp 165 and i paid for the labour 95. 6 months later it died. Now bought a miele for just over 500 after cashback and promotions with a free 5 yr parts and labour warranty. 1 year in no problems and so quiet. If you have a small family and want reliability its definately worth paying more to have the reliability and miele always do promotions for 5 year plus parts and lanour warrantys

Voted cold as from experience bosch washers are crap

HARRIA01

Voted cold as from experience bosch washers are crap



Voted hot as from experience Bosch washers have been excellent. (and this is actually a decent deal)
Edited by: "sherlock747" 28th Dec 2015

It seems to me that from reading peoples experience and my own. Bosch items were of higher quality but now many are lower quality rebadged machines. This has a great deal to do with mindless managers at Bosch trying to squeeze out ever more profits whilst trying to keep themselves affordable. Today we have people moaning about £300 washing machines that come with a 5y warranty but will splurge £500 on a new smartphone every year.

Somewhere something has affected what we consider as value.

Almost all washing machines made years ago were far more reliable than almost all washing machines made today - at least that's the only thing we can deduce from available information.

There is a general feeling now that washing machines are being built to fail in that it is uneconomical to repair them, thus we can no longer say that because our last 'insert machine brand here' was good the new one will be the same - it almost certainly won't be.

The only sensible thing to do would be to obtain at least a five year guarantee - and make sure you read the small print to see that it does actually cover you.

[top posting removed]

ahotukdeal

Why does Bosch allow to potentially have it brand tarnished by having … Why does Bosch allow to potentially have it brand tarnished by having some of its machine made elsewhere and not to its usual standards?



Why does VW allow itself to potentially have its brand tarnished by producing millions of cars which cheat emissions tests?

chrisst170

Maani was only quoting what was stated on the JL website.Voted hot.


I'm sure if it was on the website at the time OP would not just assume, maybe it was added later on.

bigpappa

It seems to me that from reading peoples experience and my own. Bosch … It seems to me that from reading peoples experience and my own. Bosch items were of higher quality but now many are lower quality rebadged machines. This has a great deal to do with mindless managers at Bosch trying to squeeze out ever more profits whilst trying to keep themselves affordable. Today we have people moaning about £300 washing machines that come with a 5y warranty but will splurge £500 on a new smartphone every year. Somewhere something has affected what we consider as value.


Some pay even more for iPhones, but you do use your phone every day, every hour actually
And sometimes they do carry some resale value.
Also washing machines are very heavy and difficult to buy/sell/replace and so on.

But I do get your point

Original Poster

MaximusRo

I'm sure if it was on the website at the time OP would not just assume, … I'm sure if it was on the website at the time OP would not just assume, maybe it was added later on.


Just to clarify this issue the reduced to clear statement was already present on the website when I posted this deal.
My assumption was in relation to the stock status not the reduced to clear claim.......this is a site that aims to help others not deceive people for the sake of point scoring or to gain extra heat.
I did a quick price comparison and John Lewis were the cheapest for this product so I posted this deal but if anyone can see anything cheaper then I will gladly give them heat also as this is what this site is all about unless I am mistaken.

sherlock747

So what evidence do you have that this is not made to Bosch's "usual … So what evidence do you have that this is not made to Bosch's "usual standards". A factory in Spain can assemble a washing machine as easily and to the same standards as a factory in Germany.


I actually own this machine and can assure you they are NOT made to the normal Bosch standards.
For instance the paint has flaked away under the detergent drawer, the spin speed is useless and needs another spin cycle to get the clothes reasonably dry to go into the tumble dryer and unless you use the very long cotton wash the clothes are not really that clean.
I must admit I do think its better than an Indishit / hotpoint and for £279 which is also what I paid for mine if it lasts for 4 years I would be surprised but very happy.

Surely something like this is far better.

http://www.coopelectricalshop.co.uk/Panasonic-NA127B6WGB-A-7kg-1200-Spin-Washing-Machine-in-White/id-PAN-WSH-NA127B6WGB-W

£299 with a 5 year guarantee is about £60 a year of guaranteed use compared to £140 per year for this Bosch model.

I've got a similar Panasonic model which I've had for about 14 months. Build quality is brilliant and it performs faultlessly. The only issue is if I overload it the load balance sensor won't allow it to spin fast so I don't overload it anymore. I certainly think its lot better than entry level Bosch models but I'm sure its not as good as german made Bosch, Siemens models or Miele or LG.

Trevisparky

Had a Bosch lasted just over 2 years.


Stolen?

So what should we be looking for in a machine?

Drums that are not sealed.
The type of motor
Inverter?

Can someone correct the above or add some more thanks.

bigpappa

You seem to knowledgeable about white appliances - which makes should one … You seem to knowledgeable about white appliances - which makes should one consider - for me reliability should trump a billion functions. Apart from Miele who else?



Miele, LG or get a Beko if on a budget
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 28th Dec 2015
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