Washing machine Indesit or Beko! Delievered by Tesco Direct £169.00
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Washing machine Indesit or Beko! Delievered by Tesco Direct £169.00

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Found 7th May 2012
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Buy at Tesco Direct:
Indesit IWC6105 £169
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Beko WMB81241LW £219
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36 Comments

Original Poster

Also, can someone with knowledge in white goods tell me which one is better of the 2?
i want durability and simplicity. I know bosch are better etc but i don't want to spend more than £230!

Our Beko died today after 3 yrs faithful service £120 all in from Comet Clearance it's been used daily on average and kept in an outhouse with a plastic roof - so in the depths of a Spartan winter, it's water filled innards have frozen up. Yet it still worked when defrosted ! Cost of ownership. £40 a year - less than some of these extended guarantees.

Buy Beko, then bin it when it breaks !

Optom

Also, can someone with knowledge in white goods tell me which one is … Also, can someone with knowledge in white goods tell me which one is better of the 2?i want durability and simplicity. I know bosch are better etc but i don't want to spend more than £230!



Out of these 2, the Indesit.

I've currently got a Beko and don't like it at all.

Another Beko washing machine, this one for £149 only (use the £10 off voucher):
tesco.com/dir…745

Both are lower end appliances. Suitable for rental properties and the likes.

Original Poster

alien7

Another Beko washing machine, this one for £149 only (use the £10 off v … Another Beko washing machine, this one for £149 only (use the £10 off voucher):http://www.tesco.com/direct/beko-wm5101w-washing-machine/210-0256.prd?skuId=210-0256&pageLevel=sku&_requestid=1166745#



I need at least 6kg wash load...

Heat just to rain on the Bosch Boys Brigade parade

Ours blew up today. I'm going to get the 8KG Beko as i'm sure its because the wife overloads the damn things.

I've got the Beko one in silver, very solid & quiet machine & great reviews. 5% Quidco too

Ours blew up today. I'm going to get the 8KG Beko as i'm sure its because … Ours blew up today. I'm going to get the 8KG Beko as i'm sure its because the wife overloads the damn things.



Good choice, I bought that one for the same price from Currys a few weeks ago when it was on offer, so far so good, the "Economy" washes seem to work very well, the "Xpress Super Short" does a load in 14 minutes, at 30C, although only at 600 spin.

Still can't get over the size of the door, damned things like a portal to another universe it's that big!

It also opens 180 degrees near as damnit, my old Hotpoint on the other hand opened a tad over 45.

Indesit and Beko area both rubbish machines. If you have a low budget and don't mind replacing every 2-3 years take your pick as they are both equally as bad.

I work for a company that used to supply quality components to Indesit (when they were Hotpoint/Creda), but we were dropped when price became the defining quality - provided the machine lasts longer than the warranty, it will do as far as these companies are concerned.

Hold on, i can hear the sound of the 'engineers', you have dared to post a machine that isnt Bosch, Miele,Siemens, be prepared!(_;)

Got a basic Indesit machine when my daughter was born, she's almost 6 and it's still doing well! Hope that helps.x

Agree with Helen666. our Indesit is nearly 8 years old still going... just about. it is on last leg. i think we paid around 180.
i can't complain really.

Original Poster

Ours is servis had it for 12 years! On it's last legs though only washable programme is quick wash, trips the electricity on any other. Dad used to own white goods warehouse he recommends Beko but without digital display. Indesit i don't have experience with but for £169 i don't mind giving it a go. hopefully, both these machines will last 3+ years 5+ would be a bonus!

Based on real user experience (via Which?), Beko reliability is up there with the likes of Bosch but Indesit certainly isn't. If you're savvy enough to know that a Skoda is a good buy without a prestige badge you'll probably appreciate Beko too. Ignore the brand snobs.

That said, I have a Bosch which was just £229 so they aren't always mega-money.

Nothing to do with 'brand snobs', I have been involved with 'tear-downs' with both these brands and believe me they are constructed from low-cost, low quality components.
Having said that, provided you pay for an extended warranty, you should protect yourself from any major problems, but the cost of the warranty needs to be budgeted for in the total price.

We have had a Beko fridge freezer for more than 10 years now and never had any problems with it. On the other had we have a Indesit cooker and some screws have already come loose and needed tightening a few times.

I'd say go for the Beko.

But if you afford a Bosch then get a Bosch.

i dont think beko's good, they knew about the fire risk with those fridge freezers and didnt tell anyone for about 5 years, so on that reason alone, i bow my head at them

Scorching heat for the Beko..seriously going by some of their past products, you will actually get a lot of heat/fire!! (Just joshing)!

I bought a Beko in December as I was in a hurry to replace my Zanussi and thought it was good until it started playing up and taking up to 6 hours to do a wash load. Turns out Beko do not like Colour Catcher sheets, eats them and sends them down to the filtre before u can spot its gone. Nice man came out to look the machine over, discovered the problem and now its back to fast speedy washing. Beko careline are a bit of a pain but now have a number for the people who will carry out the repairs. Also found out the model i bought from Tesco for half price was their top end model. Paid £209.99 for the WM71642W

Had a bosch , lasted 6 years , had a AEG lasted 4 years , after lots and lots of research , went for a higher end Indesit 8kg load !!

(_;)

The best way to extend the life of a washing machine (in hard-water areas) is to fit a proper salt filled water softener. Lime scale kills any appliance that heats water and a water softener can double the life span.

Snomaes

Nothing to do with 'brand snobs', I have been involved with 'tear-downs' … Nothing to do with 'brand snobs', I have been involved with 'tear-downs' with both these brands and believe me they are constructed from low-cost, low quality components.Having said that, provided you pay for an extended warranty, you should protect yourself from any major problems, but the cost of the warranty needs to be budgeted for in the total price.



I don't doubt your experience but consumers' experiences posted via Which? are very good. I guess those aren't incompatible if they make 'low-cost' components work well.

Snomaes

Nothing to do with 'brand snobs', I have been involved with 'tear-downs' … Nothing to do with 'brand snobs', I have been involved with 'tear-downs' with both these brands and believe me they are constructed from low-cost, low quality components.Having said that, provided you pay for an extended warranty, you should protect yourself from any major problems, but the cost of the warranty needs to be budgeted for in the total price.


I used to work for a company making components for Bosch & Jaguar amongst others. I wouldn't buy either marque.

Our Beko lasted just 3 months. Engineer said the bearings were knackered!. He said they are always being called out to these things going wrong and best avoided at all costs! He should know.

Have Beko silver model a few years now,no problems,quiet and nice LCD display.

Snomaes

Nothing to do with 'brand snobs', I have been involved with 'tear-downs' … Nothing to do with 'brand snobs', I have been involved with 'tear-downs' with both these brands and believe me they are constructed from low-cost, low quality components.Having said that, provided you pay for an extended warranty, you should protect yourself from any major problems, but the cost of the warranty needs to be budgeted for in the total price.



You sounded like you knew what you were talking about till you mentioned buying an extended warranty. I then realised you didn't. ;-)

anthony69

Our Beko lasted just 3 months. Engineer said the bearings were … Our Beko lasted just 3 months. Engineer said the bearings were knackered!. He said they are always being called out to these things going wrong and best avoided at all costs! He should know.


My mate works at a Porsche garage. He only ever gets Porsches in for repair, therefore logically they're ****.

I had an Indesit dryer that failed at 2 years and 2 months after purchase. I thought that the bearings had failed, so opened up the machine to replace them and found that there weren't any!
The drum revolved around the body pressing at the front and a small plastic and metal assembly at the back where I would have expected to find a bearing race.
It had broken off the drum and beyond economic repair (even if I did it myself).
I had previously had a Creda machine when they were owned by GDA and wad shocked that the quality had dropped so much since being purchased by Merloni.
As a matter of interest - the first automatic washing machine I purchased was in 1982 - it cost 400 GBP, but it did last me 10 years and 2 children. This machine is under half the price 30 years later!

anthony69

Our Beko lasted just 3 months. Engineer said the bearings were … Our Beko lasted just 3 months. Engineer said the bearings were knackered!. He said they are always being called out to these things going wrong and best avoided at all costs! He should know.



Bet he never gets called out to see how well the other ones are doing! He's in no position to judge the reliability overall, only to see the failures.

Snomaes

Nothing to do with 'brand snobs', I have been involved with 'tear-downs' … Nothing to do with 'brand snobs', I have been involved with 'tear-downs' with both these brands and believe me they are constructed from low-cost, low quality components.Having said that, provided you pay for an extended warranty, you should protect yourself from any major problems, but the cost of the warranty needs to be budgeted for in the total price.



ill be honest i dont like cheap crap and my beko looks very well put together. everything works and shuts as it should.

mine is a slightly higher model but i dont think that will make any difference

Besford

Bet he never gets called out to see how well the other ones are doing! … Bet he never gets called out to see how well the other ones are doing! He's in no position to judge the reliability overall, only to see the failures.



Being somebody that repairs washine machines on a daily basis Id say hes in a VERY good postion to comment which machines he sees the most!

Shengis

My mate works at a Porsche garage. He only ever gets Porsches in for … My mate works at a Porsche garage. He only ever gets Porsches in for repair, therefore logically they're ****.



Um, thats because its a "Porsche Garage"?!

Beko are cheap for a good reason!
Edited by: "anthony69" 9th May 2012

anthony69

Being somebody that repairs washine machines on a daily basis Id say hes … Being somebody that repairs washine machines on a daily basis Id say hes in a VERY good postion to comment which machines he sees the most!Beko are cheap for a good reason!



No, he's in a very good position to comment on WHAT goes wrong with them. If he sees twice as many but they sell three times as many then that's good, even if it seems like a lot to him.

I'd rather take my impressions from multiple users reporting to Which? and they put Beko up there with Bosch, etc. Beko comes third for reliability just behind Miele and John Lewis. Bosch is fourth. Indesit is 9th and Hoover last. Of course you could be unlucky with a Miele or get a good Hoover, but since you don't know that when you buy you're better off to go for a brand which has a statistically greater chance of being reliable.

Some people think BMWs are more reliable because it's a 'prestige' brand - they may have a shock coming!

Polly_P

i dont think beko's good, they knew about the fire risk with those fridge … i dont think beko's good, they knew about the fire risk with those fridge freezers and didnt tell anyone for about 5 years, so on that reason alone, i bow my head at them

Not to mention the customers they killed in Ireland with the faulty gas grills


Not sure Bosch are better mine only lasted 3 years and allways sounded like a traction engine.
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