Ginormous capacity 11kg Hotpoint Aqualtis AQ113F497I - 1400 Spin A+++ - RRP £749 - £399@ John Lewis with 2 year warranty - Top of the range machine will take a 13.5 Tog King Size Quilt
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Ginormous capacity 11kg Hotpoint Aqualtis AQ113F497I - 1400 Spin A+++ - RRP £749 - £399@ John Lewis with 2 year warranty - Top of the range machine will take a 13.5 Tog King Size Quilt

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Found 4th Feb 2014
I did a lot of research before buying this machine check out my thoughts at http://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/misc/buying-a-washing-machine-month-research-1798761 . I took all thoughts into account ,this is a deal sharing website . The main concern is reliability ,of course we'd all love a Bosch or Miele but for an 11kg machine you're looking at £1K plus ! Which Reliability statistics :-
Miele - 93%
Bosch - 89%
Beko - 86%
Hotpoint - 80%
Not great for Hotpoint but for a full feature machine like this not bad .
The 1200 spin version was posted on here a couple of days ago ,I considered that one but thought it worth the extra £30 for the 1400 spin and the more informative Display .
A bit of info -the AQ113F497I and the AQ113F497E are identical models except for the colour of the door yet have widely varying prices at different out lets .
To save you deal spoilers the bother this machine is available at AO ,Currys and Coop Electrical for around the same price and slightly cheaper at outlets that charge £20 for delivery ,but £749 at Argos/Homebase .
Reason for buying from John Lewis as I did -The free 2 year guarantee and the ability to extend it to 5 years for £129 which I have done as I too am concerned about the reliability ,that's sorted .
The beauty of this machine is its ability to take huge loads
yet automatically adjust to economically wash smaller loads with every program under the sun including Wool, anti allergy and Steam Refresh .
The machine is standard washing machine size and fits where your old machine was sited . Check out Appliances on Line for an excellent video review (but buy from John Lewis for the warranty and customer service )
Please feel free to ask any questions as I ,unlike many ,believe this to be a Deal sharing site where we help each other to get the best deals .
.co-operativemediacontent.episerverhosting.com/Med…pdf Operating instructions for the E model but identical to I model but for the colour of the door.

123 Comments

Original Poster

Many cold votes so far as expected -Not one with the decency to leave an intelligent criticism - again sadly as expected .

Looks fantastic, just the steam functions must be worth it? Heat!

if this is anything like our Aqualtis then deffo cold! loads of reviews online about them - sub standard build and they will not admit responsibility

Already posted

Nice price,i still prefer hotpoint over beko.ive been there done it .Top of the range beko lasted 14 mths before it broke.£100 to fix then went again 6 mths after that.Cost more than this as well.

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hoppo7

Looks fantastic, just the steam functions must be worth it? Heat!


Think I'm in the minority on this site ,I actually do post to try and help ,not post unobtainable 1p Tesco deals . Not aying I'm right but surely serious discussion and criticism can only help fellow members .Blindly voting hot or cold doesn't really help anyone . Please share your thoughts ,I'll answer any questions honestly - I did put a fair bit of thought and research ,and wasted time ,into buying this machine .

Hotpoint and Hoover are the worst machines I have ever owned. Bosch also is a close shout to garbage.

However, I can recommend Zanussi and Smeg as good machines.

The saying "you get what you pay for" are slightly true, but from vast bad and good experiences I will stick to the ones mentioned above as my choice of white goods.

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pooleys47

if this is anything like our Aqualtis then deffo cold! loads of reviews … if this is anything like our Aqualtis then deffo cold! loads of reviews online about them - sub standard build and they will not admit responsibility


Read all those -that's why I bought from J Lewis and paid for the £129 5 year warranty . J Lewis then looks after you not Hotpoint .

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TK2013

Already posted


Cant you read ! The one posted was from Electrical 123 and was the 1200 model -Tut !

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fozey

Hotpoint and Hoover are the worst machines I have ever owned. Bosch also … Hotpoint and Hoover are the worst machines I have ever owned. Bosch also is a close shout to garbage.However, I can recommend Zanussi and Smeg as good machines.The saying "you get what you pay for" are slightly true, but from vast bad and good experiences I will stick to the ones mentioned above as my choice of white goods.


That's fair ,if I hadn't plumped for the 11kg to get quilts in I would have probably gone for the Samsung Ecobubble with the free 5 year warranty .

Quite surprised to see that beko are deemed more reliable than Hot point. Had the misfortune of having a newly installed beko machine 3 times now in rented flats and they're terrible. Started to think it must be something we were doing to have a new machine break on us every time but when the washing machine engineer came out he told us just what he thought of them and recommended a bosch for when we buy our own.

It's hilarious how precious posters get over numbers of hot or cold votes.
You thought this was a deal worth sharing and you've done so, good for you, why should you care whether strangers on the Internet agree with you or not? Or are you compliment fishing?

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buckfast67uk

It's hilarious how precious posters get over numbers of hot or cold … It's hilarious how precious posters get over numbers of hot or cold votes.You thought this was a deal worth sharing and you've done so, good for you, why should you care whether strangers on the Internet agree with you or not? Or are you compliment fishing?


I'm not bothered -check my other posts -all I thought good deals some hot some cold .I don't post to get hot votes I post to hopefully help other member both with the posts and the subsequent discussions , You cant have a discussion if members just blindly vote hot or cold . Does that answer your question ,don't you think it would be better if we were all constructive members of the site ?

Again why care?
You've posted it someone may benefit, why not leave it at that?

rogparki

That's fair ,if I hadn't plumped for the 11kg to get quilts in I would … That's fair ,if I hadn't plumped for the 11kg to get quilts in I would have probably gone for the Samsung Ecobubble with the free 5 year warranty .



I got suckered into the large load hotpoint washer thing around 10 years ago. At the time it was a 8 KG load which was like your post was a great price for a large load. It lasted about 10 months before the breeze blocks suspended by springs decided to fall off and split in half.

Once bitten twice shy. They will continue to make money off people who think this is a bargin just like beko, hoover, bosch.....

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buckfast67uk

Again why care?You've posted it someone may benefit, why not leave it at … Again why care?You've posted it someone may benefit, why not leave it at that?


I do care -its £400 worth of washing machine -that other members may consider buying -I know a bit ,other members probably know more . I come on this site to learn and to help if I can .I take it from your attitude you don't agree with my view that we should all try to help each other .

rogparki

I do care -its £400 worth of washing machine -that other members may … I do care -its £400 worth of washing machine -that other members may consider buying -I know a bit ,other members probably know more . I come on this site to learn and to help if I can .I take it from your attitude you don't agree with my view that we should all try to help each other .



I like your attitude btw

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fozey

I got suckered into the large load hotpoint washer thing around 10 years … I got suckered into the large load hotpoint washer thing around 10 years ago. At the time it was a 8 KG load which was like your post was a great price for a large load. It lasted about 10 months before the breeze blocks suspended by springs decided to fall off and split in half.Once bitten twice shy. They will continue to make money off people who think this is a bargin just like beko, hoover, bosch.....


Thanks for the input -we all have horror stories about washing machines ,but then you never hear from folks who have had no trouble .Yes its a risk but I wanted a big one with all the functions that's why I got the 5 year warranty and bought it from J Lewis.

My only point is why get so worked up if others agree with you it not? There are more important things in life than recognition on an Internet forum, at least for more people.

I think its good that you've shared a good deal, but just can't understand why you get so exacerbated about lack of heat

rogparki

Thanks for the input -we all have horror stories about washing machines … Thanks for the input -we all have horror stories about washing machines ,but then you never hear from folks who have had no trouble .Yes its a risk but I wanted a big one with all the functions that's why I got the 5 year warranty and bought it from J Lewis.



Fair enough, however I prefer through experience that the machine never breaks down in the first place.
Having kids and no washing machine whilst its in for or waiting for repair is a pain in the ass!

I can report that for the last 7 years my Zanussi washer and condenser dryer have been absolutely perfect.

Original Poster

Not worked up just wish folks could be more constructive on this site .I always leave a comment when I vote hot or cold -some which lead to good discussions .I've even posted what I thought were good deals then told where I could buy cheaper ,great saved me money .Couldn't care whats hot or cold but I must admit I feel compassion for the mindless lemmings that inhabit this site.

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fozey

Fair enough, however I prefer through experience that the machine never … Fair enough, however I prefer through experience that the machine never breaks down in the first place.Having kids and no washing machine whilst its in for or waiting for repair is a pain in the ass!I can report that for the last 7 years my Zanussi washer and condenser dryer have been absolutely perfect.


Shows you cant go by reputation , Zanussi has a worse reliability rating than Hotpoint and even Candy/Hoover .You pays your money ,but I would suggest always get the 5 year warranty.

Don't get worked up. We all make mistakes.

I have this and it constantly breaks down with only light use too, really poor and I paid full price

Does this launder money?

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crazymonkey

Does this launder money?


I suppose so, it'll even steam refresh it or put it through an anti allergy cycle

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markcam66

I have this and it constantly breaks down with only light use too, really … I have this and it constantly breaks down with only light use too, really poor and I paid full price


I refer to my previous answers and why I'd always get the 5 year warranty on any washing machine . I didn't mention it comes with a 5 years parts warranty which isn't worth the paper its written on as you have to call a Hotpoint technician and the call out / labour apparently costs a fortune .

As I've said before, washing machine engineer that I know says most breakdowns are caused by the customer - and I admit to breaking mine in the past, more than once. Do I leave out the 2 bath towels or one pair of jeans that would push the weight limit? Do I heck. I regularly put a load on that is probably too heavy for the machine. Would love a machine with this capacity but I am as shallow as a puddle and that machine is UGLY! So for now I'll just buy a new £8 duvet every few months and overload my cheapo Beko. When (not if) it breaks I will certainly look at this and agree with comments bout JL.

To be fair, I think he's a bit annoyed because rather that stumble across a £14 gadget that's out of stock till 2016, he has done a lot of research and effort for this deal. It's a good deal and its frustrating when people vote cold for no reason.
I have had an AEG washing machine that lasted 9 years, a hot point, 2 years and currently in a rented accommodation we have the most rubbish, cheapest 5kg BEKO. HOWEVER this machine has been used 4 times per day by me, for my family with 2 adults, 7 children and washable nappies. It has been fantastic for 3.5 years. Very impressed.
I would buy this 11kg if I had £400

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savagevixen

To be fair, I think he's a bit annoyed because rather that stumble across … To be fair, I think he's a bit annoyed because rather that stumble across a £14 gadget that's out of stock till 2016, he has done a lot of research and effort for this deal. It's a good deal and its frustrating when people vote cold for no reason. I have had an AEG washing machine that lasted 9 years, a hot point, 2 years and currently in a rented accommodation we have the most rubbish, cheapest 5kg BEKO. HOWEVER this machine has been used 4 times per day by me, for my family with 2 adults, 7 children and washable nappies. It has been fantastic for 3.5 years. Very impressed. I would buy this 11kg if I had £400


Respect to you for using washable nappies -never did me or my kids any harm -whats with all these disposable ones anyway -Where do they go when soiled - Ughh -Landfill I suppose

Wishy washy, wish wish.

im looking to buy a washing machine as mine broke today
£400 is a bit much but then again I was looking at the 1200 spin model as well but with all the negative feedback about hotpoint im not sure what to get now
does anyone know were the filter is on this model and the 1200 one?

my mum had a zanussi washer dryer which lasted 10 years without one breakdown so I went and bought one too only they didn't make the same model anymore. first one I got needed to go back after five minutes as the circuit board was faulty, second one I got has broken down countless times and never was it my fault. I'm sick and tired of this machine but currently I'm stuck with it until I move house as the move will no doubt damage it anyway. I guess they just don't make things like they used to. my brother in-law has the same model as my mum and again his lasted 10 years too.

I'm voting cold just for the OP attitude.

Btw Beko machines are great value - if you buy their better models.
We have a silver all singing, all dancing Beko job with electronic display & numerous buttons & dials & it's been great for the 2 years so far. I've been let down by Hotpoints in previous years - one in less than a year, nothing but grief those machines.

Next time we're getting a Bosch though - just like all my tools & gardening equipment.

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code2006

im looking to buy a washing machine as mine broke today£400 is a bit much … im looking to buy a washing machine as mine broke today£400 is a bit much but then again I was looking at the 1200 spin model as well but with all the negative feedback about hotpoint im not sure what to get now does anyone know were the filter is on this model and the 1200 one?


Filters under the front bottom pull off valance .Then simply unscrew .

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FleetFanatic

I'm voting cold just for the OP attitude. :DBtw Beko machines are great … I'm voting cold just for the OP attitude. :DBtw Beko machines are great value - if you buy their better models.We have a silver all singing, all dancing Beko job with electronic display & numerous buttons & dials & it's been great for the 2 years so far. I've been let down by Hotpoints in previous years - one in less than a year, nothing but grief those machines.Next time we're getting a Bosch though - just like all my tools & gardening equipment.


OP attitude ? Sorry I just like to be helpful to other members ,I know that's rare on HDUK ,but that's the way I am and think all members should be -sorry if you don't agree. Bekos are good machines but didn't do an 11 kg model or I may well have bought one .

Voted hot. Good find op
Bought a candy machine a month back from a deal on here. broke in first week
Replacement has been great
Swings and roundabouts

11kg machine
2 years john Lewis warranty
Bargain

rogparki

OP attitude ? Sorry I just like to be helpful to other members ,I know … OP attitude ? Sorry I just like to be helpful to other members ,I know that's rare on HDUK ,but that's the way I am and think all members should be -sorry if you don't agree. Bekos are good machines but didn't do an 11 kg model or I may well have bought one .



Which you have been. Some will find it a good deal, others won't. But you seem obsessed as to whether we vote hot or cold.

No offence but there's bigger issues in the world to worry about.

FleetFanatic

Which you have been. Some will find it a good deal, others won't. But you … Which you have been. Some will find it a good deal, others won't. But you seem obsessed as to whether we vote hot or cold.No offence but there's bigger issues in the world to worry about.



If there's bigger issues in the world to worry about. Why comment at all. !!!!!!!!

Original Poster

rogparki

Filters under the front bottom pull off valance .Then simply unscrew .


The Aqualtis models 1200,1400 and 1600 are basically similar (don't bother about the last letter its just the colour) . Apart from the spin speed the 1400 has a more comprehensive display and the 1600 an even more comprehensive display and 3 memory settings . I considered the higher spin speed and better display worth £30 more over the 1200 version but the 1600 version was £70 more than the 1400 so didn't consider that value . Hope that may help a bit . If you go to the Cop Electrical site you can download the pdfs of the handbook for each model.
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