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Post# 168083   11/17/2006 at 06:50 (4,209 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Right im a modern man and im not shy to say finding this has just sent a stream of tears down my cheeks.

So many memories from my childhood.

Adverts from 1988

For Darren maybe - Ariel Liquid in a Hoover Logic with the Ariel Ball I love so much! The original one!

Ariel Powder, how I used to love that advert with all them washing machines stacked in a factory, Ariel the essential component LOL

Fairy Snow although I dont remeber that ad

And For Stratus- A Phillips washer ad!

And finally my favourite vacuum cleaner Ad all in the same link - The Vax my parents had briefly inbetween my Mums first Moulinex Upright and the Hoover Turbomaster TOL Upright.

Mum had the Vax when a radiator in our house sprang a leak and wrote off a brand new living room carpet.
Like myself Mum does not get on with cylinders and after a couple of months the Vax was banished to the garage for cleaning the cars out and cleaning the carpets although they were never as good as the advert shows.


Post# 168087 , Reply# 1   11/17/2006 at 06:56 (4,209 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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The Vax did sterling service until last year when Mum replaced it with the XL Vax Upright cleaner after I bought A Vax Rapide with rotating brushbar for the white carpet Sarah and myself had in our new house.

These machines are very impressive with their cleaning.

Thankgod for upright carpet washers.


Post# 168088 , Reply# 2   11/17/2006 at 06:57 (4,209 days old) by robm (Buxted)        
Ebay DVD of old catalogues

Hi Nick

I love looking at old things. Someone on Ebay is selling a DVD with old catalogues on. They date from, 1959, 1974 and 1990. It's only a few quid. I got one and it's fascinating for the price of a sandwich.

I can't get the link to work but if you type Grattan Catalogue it will come up.

Are the ads you are talking about on youtube?


Post# 168091 , Reply# 3   11/17/2006 at 07:04 (4,209 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Nick, Have you been sniffing toooo much comfort again!!!


Post# 168094 , Reply# 4   11/17/2006 at 07:24 (4,209 days old) by glamwales ()        

Im just dying to see the Hotpoint washer dryer add from the 80's where the clothes get off the line and walk as people to the machine

Im in hope :) One day i might see it again !

Post# 168097 , Reply# 5   11/17/2006 at 07:29 (4,209 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Here is the link, Sorry guys In had to compose myself slightly.
Having a bad day.

Had some other news yesterday about my Brother moving to Glasgow last week and nobody even thought to tell me he was going.
This has kinda driven a wedge again between my Parents and myself.

He comes back at weekends though, when Im working. Poor guy is only 18 and has no idea how to do a thing for himself.


The Link!

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Post# 168099 , Reply# 6   11/17/2006 at 07:31 (4,209 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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I have asked so many times if anyone else remembers that ad and not had a reply yet about it!!!!

The washer was a Liberator that turned into a 95 series WD

Great animation!


Post# 168103 , Reply# 7   11/17/2006 at 07:36 (4,209 days old) by glamwales ()        

I loved that add as a child , Im sure it was late 1980's since Im 25. Ive looked everywhere for it :( If u find please send and I will be in your debt forever !

Post# 168105 , Reply# 8   11/17/2006 at 07:39 (4,209 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Was about 1988 or so.

I loved the music to it which was kinda like the elephant march in the Disney film dumbo.

I remember how an arm of a shirt slipped out of the door to set the dryer times and then slid back in before the door shut.

If you find it before I do let me know and I will love you forever LOL


Post# 168107 , Reply# 9   11/17/2006 at 07:42 (4,209 days old) by glamwales ()        

Im going through all the vids as we speak !

Post# 168108 , Reply# 10   11/17/2006 at 07:45 (4,209 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Neil I have tried many variations of Hotpoint, washer dryer etc and all that comes up is an ad for a hotpoint dishwasher.

I wonder if ringing Hotpoint up they may be able to point me somewhere.

I mean they must have an advertising dept where someone could help me.


Post# 168136 , Reply# 11   11/17/2006 at 09:21 (4,209 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        
Hotpoint Washer Dryer advert

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Ive just had a lenghty phonecall to Indesit Company's Marketing dept and they are getting back to me in a short while.

They remeber the Advert themselves and they are finding out if they have a copy of it and if they do, how to get it to me.

May be on to a winner.


Post# 168141 , Reply# 12   11/17/2006 at 09:34 (4,209 days old) by glamwales ()        
This is soooooooo cool :)

I will keep everything crossed :) I mean everything ;)

Post# 168163 , Reply# 13   11/17/2006 at 10:53 (4,208 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
Hey Nick....

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Presumably you didnt start the conversation by saying...

"Back when Hotpoint washing machines were good, there was an advert......"



Post# 168164 , Reply# 14   11/17/2006 at 10:58 (4,208 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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As much as I was tempted......


Post# 168193 , Reply# 15   11/17/2006 at 13:25 (4,208 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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They didnt get back to me,

So the next call I make will start "Back when Hotpoint washing machines and the customer service standards were good.....


Post# 168215 , Reply# 16   11/17/2006 at 14:42 (4,208 days old) by nickuk (chelmsford UK)        
Hotpoint Customer Service......

LOL Nick......

I remember in 2003 when my 6 week old Hotpoint Ultima WMA75 pile of sh*** was sparking and jumping across the kitchen (Sophie was 8 months pregnant), a Merloni rep screamed down the phone at me `You can't have a new machine just 'cos you feel like it'!!!

There had already been about three service calls, the engineer had replaced the PCB, the door glass (scratched to buggery from the drum thrashing about) and I think something on the motor to do with balancing......

Post# 168223 , Reply# 17   11/17/2006 at 15:03 (4,208 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Not that im a pervert but I cant stop watching the Ariel Powder ad...

The voice over lady sounds so great with the Make names...





Oh the pleasure....

better than ,well sex?


Post# 168284 , Reply# 18   11/17/2006 at 19:32 (4,208 days old) by carlstock ()        

Great ads, Nick. :-) Lovely memories. :-)

nickuk Nick (hehe), we were really cheeky with the Hotpoint WD860P that went wrong in August. This sounds bad, but they had a look at it and said it had been faulty from the start, so we rejected it. It was dead – PCB dead!

Because it was faulty from the start, we were entitled to a refund. End of.

They wouldn’t budge, so we went ahead and bought the Miele anyway because Mum basically said “I am NOT being without a washing machine” (Mum’s a timid mouse actually, but she roared when it came to this!) and asked them to collect the Hotpoint. They did in the end, but it wasn’t half stressful.

Post# 168289 , Reply# 19   11/17/2006 at 19:50 (4,208 days old) by carlstock ()        

Like with you and Sophie, it was a very stressful situation given our circumstances.

As I have said to you on MSN before, I pleaded with them in the end to take it away. They did after I wrote about four pages of A4 detailing the faults and quoting the Government’s Consumer Direct website.

Trading Standards, however, told us we couldn’t have our money back. I was sure they were wrong – they were! The Consumer Direct website was/is far better, even though some of their information is taken from Trading Standards.

Dad dealt with the phone calls, and I just sat here when I could putting e-mails together. It was very tiring, and we are *never, ever* having anything like that again – no more Hotpoint/Indesit/Ariston.

Did you know there are adverts for Currys in the papers that advertise Ariston machines? Under the Ariston logo, it says, “From the makers of Hotpoint”. Lovely.



Post# 168383 , Reply# 20   11/18/2006 at 05:04 (4,208 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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How cool is that!!!!!!!! i was 2 when these adverts were out lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post# 168398 , Reply# 21   11/18/2006 at 06:58 (4,208 days old) by oxydolfan1 ()        

I'm sorry for your troubles, both of you. Should not happen.

Who manufactures the "Aqualtis" machines I've seen in other threads, and where? Are they improved over the "Ultima" machines?

Post# 168412 , Reply# 22   11/18/2006 at 09:09 (4,208 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Not sure if you remember them ads but although I was only 4 years old, that Ariel Powder Ad sticks so well in my mind....

I could never work out what the machines stacked in the factory were, oh how I tried! but now ive seen it again sadly they are just Computer Generated Nothings....

I would also like to see the Lenor one where the Mum washes her sons duvet cover when he is poorly (Hoover Logic and dryer in that one) and then shakes the duvet over him in bed.

The patten on the duvet was a country scene with flowers in a field that came to life. more animation.... great ad.


Post# 168461 , Reply# 23   11/18/2006 at 14:12 (4,207 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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I saw that Lenor commercial yesterday in one of those videos! It's somewhere in the older videos, the ones with the fully description of which commercials are in there.


Post# 910515 , Reply# 24   12/10/2016 at 16:13 (532 days old) by Hotpointwfwt02 (Manchester)        
10 years too late

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I know this thread is many years old but there's a video on YouTube and I thought I might aswell post the link of it on here as it's to do with the thread

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Hotpointwfwt02's LINK

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