A month ago, had a 2 year old Bosch dishwasher start leaking into the bottom tray. Very hard to see what was leaking (a lot of dry plastic bits above but much of it not easily accessible) and under a lot of pressure to get it working so took easy way out and bought cheap one Beko - been good so far.
Then today the fking Bosh washing machine decided to pack up - bearings were grating very loudly for past year or so when spinning. Now main motor has gone (smoke, burnt smell and won't turn round anymore so pretty obvious). 4 years old it was.
I used to think Bosch was a good all round brand but I'll never buy it again after this. How are their boilers?
early bosch were good, then they went plastic and became troublesome, I've always stuck to Baxi/poterton/main, English stuff, just as good on performance, les technical and noisier but most of all, cheaper to buy cheaper to fix and made in Preston Lancashire,,
We have always had hotpoint, Mrs Plums choice, If it was down to me, I'd buy the cheapest and when it fucks up, get another but, I'm not boss of plum towers laundry and chambermaid services, I have to say the washing machine gets a load of clog, its used everyday and my lad plays rugby so, his playing kit and training kit get washed 2 or three times every week and she even puts his boots and trainers in there, It sounds like an helicopter when it goes on spin, So I can vouch for Hotpoint washing machines,,
When the kids lived at home we got through no end of washing machines - they we're only lasting 13-18 months so we eventually took out that insurance that no-one ever bothers with when we bought our next one and next to nothing went wrong with it for ages. When it did eventually pack up the insurance company was true to their word and supplied us with a free washing machine that we've now had for 3 years with nothing so far breaking on it - it's an Hotpoint too.