Not Splashing the Cash Jul 17, 2022 3:48:40 GMT -5
Post by Popcorn&Candy on Jul 17, 2022 3:48:40 GMT -5
My mum ends up buying a washing machine every 4 years its just her and my brother but he insists on buying the cheapest model there is.
My washing machine dealt with 3 children, various dogs me and OH. OH's clothes and those of my second son had to go in seperate because of welding grime, oil and grease that comes from working in metal and car trades..My eldest son had chefs whites that had to be boil washed to get stains out.. Then there was the family of 5 normal wash loads of lights, darks , denim , sheets towels ect , plus washes for dog blankets and towels.. The machine ran every day, sometimes twice a day. And it lasted 17 years but it was Miele..
Added up my mum has spent a lot lot more on washing machines than I have.
I agree with this. However, I have gone through a number of washer/dryer combination machines. BUT they weren't bought because they were cheap: they were bought because they were quality. Perhaps washer/dryer combos just do double duty and therefore don't last longer than 4 years.
Also, my old friend Michael, as a young man, wired washing machines in a factory. He said the cheaper machines would break down far more quickly than the more expensive machines because of the type of wire used. The more expensive wire lasted much longer than the wires of the cheap versions. But because people couldn't afford the more expensive machines, they had no choice but to buy the ones that broke down more quickly.
It was only people who had more money that were able to buy the more expensive machines.