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jchong
post Sep 8 2008, 06:34 PM

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Yup, dryers consume a lot of electricity. They are high wattage machines and each drying cycle may take 20-30 mins or more.

Dryers are popular in the West due to cold seasons when you cannot dry outside. Here in Malaysia with so much sunshine I don't see the need for a dryer, unless maybe you live in a condo (but even in condo you can air dry in the yard).
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post Sep 8 2008, 07:42 PM

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a salesperson at a 'famous' electric store once told me, better buy separate washer and dryer than a combo coz if rosak later then cheaper to fix.
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post Sep 8 2008, 10:07 PM

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QUOTE(jchong @ Sep 8 2008, 06:34 PM)
Yup, dryers consume a lot of electricity. They are high wattage machines and each drying cycle may take 20-30 mins or more.

Dryers are popular in the West due to cold seasons when you cannot dry outside. Here in Malaysia with so much sunshine I don't see the need for a dryer, unless maybe you live in a condo (but even in condo you can air dry in the yard).
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Yup u're right bro...unfortunately I've converted my apartment's yard into a wet kitchen with my washing machine at one corner.. no balcony to dry somemore sad.gif
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post Sep 9 2008, 01:09 AM

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Don;t look at the brand as your first choice. Most are made in Malaysia now, so quality is the same. Get the one with longest warranty and cheapest price.

Ask yourself 2 questions:

1. How often do you wash your clothes?
2. How much clothes do you wash each time(including brother's, sister's, wife's etc)?


From answers above, you will know the size of washing machine to get.

Front loaders are more expensive, usually only higi-end brands like electrolux etc. Usually imported, so quality is better, thus lasts longer. But top loader is more convenient, lighter as many parts are plastic and cheaper. If you're the type that wash clothes everyday, then obviously your washing machine will not last as long as say the fella who only washes once in 3days.

Electricity comsumption and water costs of a washing machine almost negligible considerations but good marketing strategy.



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post Sep 18 2008, 01:01 AM

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QUOTE(arthurlwf @ Sep 1 2008, 10:41 PM)
I came across one of the electrical sales person tells me that Hitachi brand is good as it less maintenance.
Any Hitachi Washing Machine user in this forum??
Can give some comment on Hitachi Washing Machine?
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I am using Hitachi. It is good. I actually buy it boz of my friend's recommendation who also buy HItachi. The price is affordable but it is good. Price v Performance = my priority
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post Sep 18 2008, 02:37 PM

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I m using LG's washing machine. Not bad. I think all brands are merely the same. smile.gif
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post Sep 23 2008, 12:10 PM

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QUOTE(dachlain @ Sep 18 2008, 02:37 PM)
I m using LG's washing machine. Not bad. I think all brands are merely the same. smile.gif
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but not pensonic. after 3 years, lot of problem come out. hehe..
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post Sep 28 2008, 01:57 PM

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front loader is better
the cloths will be more cleaner

i use mine almost 20 years ++ before spoil coz part damage due to rats sad.gif

brand i use tat time was AEG biggrin.gif

Now using Ocean from Italy
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post Sep 28 2008, 10:13 PM

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Just want to ask, for front load. I found my current owner one vibrate quite a lot during spin. It is true after sometimes using it.
I looking something much quite. Front load i know many european brands are selling.
And for top load, some of the model also not cheap.
For the capacity, how much is 6kg and 7kg? If let say I want to wash my queen size bedsheet. Which one is capable to do it?

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post Sep 30 2008, 05:39 PM

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QUOTE(smwah @ Sep 28 2008, 10:13 PM)
Just want to ask, for front load.  I found my current owner one vibrate quite a lot during spin. It is true after sometimes using it.
I looking something much quite. Front load i know many european brands are selling.
And for top load, some of the model also not cheap.
For the capacity, how much is 6kg and 7kg? If let say I want to wash my queen size bedsheet. Which one is capable to do it?
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as someone mentioned before in this thread, front load is supposed to be more gentle on your clothes (but it takes longer for a wash), top loader sort of tears your clothes especially when it spins dry.
my sis electrolux front loader also vibrates when spin, i heard from her maybe need replacement on some parts, need to go back to electrolux service centre.. not too sure. moving in together soon will find out later cuz i will share the front loader as well tongue.gif
i also notice front load mostly european brands selling..
top loader as someone points out haha.. are cheaper than front load.

Capacity i not sure liao.. why don't you ask the salesperson, by telling them how many members in your family? i think they will be able to advise base on that info? smile.gif
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post Oct 2 2008, 05:52 PM

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im using eletrolux front load. 6kg. so far so good. my mum has been using this brand since before i was born. approx 30 years ago. the darn machine is still running! well after some replacement parts la.
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post Oct 2 2008, 09:40 PM

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everyone help me pls...my family had an argue about washing machine!!!About Electrolux or Bosch!!! whose is better? thx for reply


Added on October 2, 2008, 9:41 pmand the washing machine wield is in 7kg...

This post has been edited by nsfeng: Oct 2 2008, 09:41 PM
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post Oct 2 2008, 10:51 PM

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Errr..Electrolux? More established home appliance brand. Anyway, is this an investment? brows.gif

Or property? laugh.gif

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post Oct 2 2008, 11:32 PM

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Beli murah... try LG Tromm tongue.gif

Personally between the two I like Bosch... German made brows.gif

edit: So how many KG capasity you're looking for? Another brand that comes to mind is Maytag tongue.gif

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post Oct 5 2008, 09:48 PM

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ah great a washing machine thread!

guys, need to know more about this "air wash" system on the new samsung front loaders. does it work like dry cleaning or something?

sorry i know nuts about these.
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post Oct 5 2008, 10:27 PM

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I'll go for Electrolux, since washing machines is one of the their core products. It's made in Thailand, though
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post Oct 6 2008, 11:12 AM

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my old bosch washing machine serve me around 10yrs++.......is quite reliable though...
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post Oct 6 2008, 01:46 PM

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Electrolux = used before lasting for 3~4 years
Bosch = Never used before , i think should be better gua....

but now a day they not make things lasting one , if lasting how they make more $$$ ....
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post Oct 7 2008, 01:20 AM

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go for front loader if u have budget
save water, save elect.
and much more frenly to ur laundry items
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post Oct 12 2008, 03:02 AM

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hmm wonder why everyone mention LG, how about toshiba? i heard toshiba is better sweat.gif

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