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#1 Nofliesonme

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

Posted here for traffic!

Sell me your washing machine.... We have 6 in our family.

#2 boatiebabe

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

Samsung 10kg (you can get them at Costco at the moment for about $1000) front loader.

Awesome! huge capacity! Gentle on clothes but cleans brilliantly!

#3 Nofliesonme

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

So far I can see the lg front loader 10kg and Samsung 10kg frot loader.

#4 dolcengabbana

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

We have a LG 8kg Direct Drive Front Loader - I love it and its an affair I have had for 6 years and as strong a ever. It washing my clothes so well my delicates are treated lovely, the toughest of the stains my 11yr son can through at it always come out and its so quiet  because of the direct drive that its a pleasure. My mum recently got the latest model and she loves hers just as much. Will never go back to any other style of washer.

#5 Carmen02

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

http://www.productreview.com.au/p/whirlpool-wfe1210cs.html

we have one of these...i had a top loader only till this and i love my new machine! cleans the clothes very well easy to use!

#6 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

Asko Asko Asko, all the way!!! (front loader)

Do a search for Asko washing machines on EB and you'll find HEAPS of people who swear by them.

If you are buying a front loader, just make sure you get a decent one (min $1000 if you are planning to use it HEAPS)

In terms of any front loader you are getting, it's helpful to get one with
- various spin settings (ours goes 800, 1000, 1200, 1400 & 1600)
- various water temp settings (ours goes tap water, 30, 40 50 60 & 70)
- rinse only cycle
- spin only cycle
- delay start option
- handwash option
- open during cycle option (this option is available with more expensive FL models)

The Asko I have has a regular wash cycle of 60 minutes, but a light-soiled cycle of 46 minutes.  It has  super quick cycle of 33 minutes (half load only).  Heavy soiled load takes an 1hr25mins.  If you start heating the water, cycles take longer but I find I rarely need to wash with warm/hot water.  tap water cycles are fine for us.  We have the option of modifying the standard cycles if we want - adding in an extra wash or an extra rinse, changing the spin speeds, not having a spin finish, using the anti-crease option, etc.  We have created out own "favourite" cycles and that's brilliant for DH when he is doing the wash (no need to think about what to do).

I haven't handwashed anything since we got the Asko - it does a brilliant job.

Our asko is 10 years old, never missed a beat, never need a repair so far and never been serviced. Does 7-10 loads/week regularly, more sometimes. And it's remarkably quiet when compared to other front loaders.  I love it!



#7 Nofliesonme

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

Thanks so far. No one has mentioned the same washer twice original.gif lol

#8 Alpha_Chook

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

I have the Panasonic 10kg front loader. It has delayed start, can open once cycle has started, has about 14 different wash cycles from delicates to bed linen to towels to heavy duty and a quick wash cycle (which we use most). It was around $900 12 months ago

What else can I say? the clothes come out clean, it isn't too noisy and I've had no problems with it

#9 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE (thunda @ 04/02/2013, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks so far. No one has mentioned the same washer twice original.gif lol

this thread comes up regularly in Home Decor and Renovating.  Have a look through there.

#10 Cat People

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

I agree the front loader is brilliant on clothes, and stains HOWEVER it leaves my once lovely fluffy towels crunchy.  Also my MCNs are no longer as soft, nor flannel PJs.  I've tried every suggestion going but  so far it's been unsuccessful.  

Our model is the Fisher & Paykel 8kg.  I can't fault it otherwise.  We've had it a three years.  It has a quick cycle of 30 mins, hand wash, wool, cotton, allergy, shirts, heavy duty settings and you can set your water and spin, as well as do a pre-wash or extra rinse at the push of a button.  

The only other thing I don't like is being unable to soak clothes in the actual washing machine, but that's not a big deal.  I'm heartbroken over my crunchy towels though sad.gif

#11 MrsLexiK

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

After years of growing up in a house with a front loader I got a top loader when I moved out.  I think it is 9.5kg Simpson.  We don't find it is too costly on water and you have to use either front loader detergent or low suds as it doesn't use as much water as alot of top loaders do.

My DH is a mechanic and he throws his clothes in all oily and it doesn't affect the next wash.

I find for my back/shoulder/boob pain/issues it is much better to lean over and in then to bend/squat correctly and down and have to lift the basket off the floor.  With the top loader I put it on the bench and it is at my hight.

#12 roses99

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

Asko front loader! Seriously, it's the only one apart from Miele yhat's built to last 10+ years. If you can stretch to a Miele you could get 20 years out of it.

Go to the Asko website and check them out. I am SO glad we got outs. Like the Pp said, I haven't hand washed a thing since getting it.

#13 Fossy

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

We have an LG washer dryer combo, love it. It gets worked very hard and hasn't skipped a beat in over 5 years. Quickest cycle is 29 minutes, has various temperature and spin options, delayed start and child lock.  My mum has the model before ours and hers is still going strong after nearly 7 years but she lives alone so doesn't wash as much as we do!

Important things - cycle length, opening once started, and delayed start options. Also good warranty.

When you find one you like look at appliances online, I've found them really cheap and most places price match.


#14 Phascogale

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE
I agree the front loader is brilliant on clothes, and stains HOWEVER it leaves my once lovely fluffy towels crunchy.
I've found the very same thing.  I don't know whether using a slower spin cycle will make a difference.

We just got an LG and it cleans brilliantly.  If we could've afforded it I would've bought a Miele.

#15 Freddie'sMum

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

Miele.

Miele.

Meile.

We got a washing machine and dryer (which sits on the top of the washing machine).

It's beautiful, it cleans the clothes wonderfully, I can have both machines going at night time (like last night because of all this rain in Sydney and the girls are back to school now - so I have got to get clothes clean) and it is whisper quiet.

I had a TL for years, then got an LG combined washer/dryer (FL) and now have the Miele.  

Worth every cent.



#16 boatiebabe

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

I think the crunchy towels come as a result of the high spin cycle. Try spinning on a lower cycle.

I have a gas dryer so all my towels and clothes go in there and I have no problems with fluffy towels using the highest spin cycle in my machine.

#17 FeRaL n ScReWeD

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

I have a Samsung front loader an I don't recomend it!Once the door smouldered and nearly caugh fire, i had to have
The switch replaced. Now despite being cleaned and no greasy clothes ever washed, leaves grease marks on all the white items I wash!I'm going to look for a new machine soon and take mine to the tip!Ohh it's only a few years old.


#18 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

QUOTE (boatiebabe @ 04/02/2013, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the crunchy towels come as a result of the high spin cycle. Try spinning on a lower cycle.

I spin my towels at 1600rpm (pretty fast) and they come out soft.  Mind you, the asko has a gentle tuble at the end of the cycle to fluff clothes up about (the clothes aren't plastered to the sides when you open the door).

#19 Flaxen

Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

I love my samsung 8.5kg front load.

Towels do get crunchy, but there is a "easy iron" feature that sort of fluffs them up again after spin cycle, but only if i remember to push that button  unsure.gif
They dry on the line outside, and as its always blowing a gale here, they are not us crunchy as when we lived in the suburbs! LOL !

#20 Nofliesonme

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

Where do I buy 10kg asko or miele anyway I can't find them online?

#21 *melrose*

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

I have always had the F/P top loader, my last one lasted me 10 years...
this one i have just brought the 7.5kg as there is just dh and i.

For 6 or more people i would be doing the 9.5kg.

#22 Freddie'sMum

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

Just saw your question OP.

I know that DJs sells both Asko and Miele (because that's where I bought my Miele).

I don't know if they are sold online.





#23 Gloriana

Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:35 PM

I love my 10yr old T/L. Still going strong and washes better than the front loader we had to use for a week while on holidays.
Pretty sure when it finally dies I will buy another T/L.

#24 April girl

Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE (YodaTheWrinkledOne @ 04/02/2013, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Asko Asko Asko, all the way!!! (front loader)

Do a search for Asko washing machines on EB and you'll find HEAPS of people who swear by them.

If you are buying a front loader, just make sure you get a decent one (min $1000 if you are planning to use it HEAPS)

In terms of any front loader you are getting, it's helpful to get one with
- various spin settings (ours goes 800, 1000, 1200, 1400 & 1600)
- various water temp settings (ours goes tap water, 30, 40 50 60 & 70)
- rinse only cycle
- spin only cycle
- delay start option
- handwash option
- open during cycle option (this option is available with more expensive FL models)

The Asko I have has a regular wash cycle of 60 minutes, but a light-soiled cycle of 46 minutes.  It has  super quick cycle of 33 minutes (half load only).  Heavy soiled load takes an 1hr25mins.  If you start heating the water, cycles take longer but I find I rarely need to wash with warm/hot water.  tap water cycles are fine for us.  We have the option of modifying the standard cycles if we want - adding in an extra wash or an extra rinse, changing the spin speeds, not having a spin finish, using the anti-crease option, etc.  We have created out own "favourite" cycles and that's brilliant for DH when he is doing the wash (no need to think about what to do).

I haven't handwashed anything since we got the Asko - it does a brilliant job.

Our asko is 10 years old, never missed a beat, never need a repair so far and never been serviced. Does 7-10 loads/week regularly, more sometimes. And it's remarkably quiet when compared to other front loaders.  I love it!


Second this. My LG front loader died after 11 years - pretty good IMO. I promised I'd get one that did hand wash and wool wash and overall pretty happy. Although it did shrink dh's fave jumper I'm happy with the asko. Dh has put on a bit of weight though so I'm not entirely convinced it was the machine's fault!

#25 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE (thunda @ 04/02/2013, 06:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where do I buy 10kg asko or miele anyway I can't find them online?

Asko has 7kg machines - see Asko website
Can buy online at - Billy Guyatts, AppliancesOnline, AppliancesDirectOnline, etc

Miele has 8kg, 7.5kg and 7kg machines - see Miele website

Appliance Warehouse and A.Cummings sell both Miele and Asko washing machines online.

Want to see them instore? Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, etc - just ring your big name electrical stores and they should have them.




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