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Post# 225604   7/27/2007 at 10:55 (4,320 days old) by westtexman (Lubbock, Texas)        

Is it an Ariston?

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Post# 225613 , Reply# 1   7/27/2007 at 11:55 (4,320 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Yes, that is an Ariston. Apparently even the transport bolts are made of cheap material. LOL

Post# 225621 , Reply# 2   7/27/2007 at 12:26 (4,320 days old) by dj-gabriele ()        

I had no idea they sold the brand even in the USA!
A shame that Italian brands have such a bad reputation overseas!

Post# 225627 , Reply# 3   7/27/2007 at 13:08 (4,320 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Not only overseas Gabriele, not only overseas. Overhere in the Netherlands Italian machines don't have a very good reputation either.

Post# 225629 , Reply# 4   7/27/2007 at 13:39 (4,320 days old) by lavamat78800 ()        

When I was on holiday in Italy I really was sad.
All machines you have in Italy are shit, do you have one good brand in Italy?

Post# 225651 , Reply# 5   7/27/2007 at 16:26 (4,320 days old) by dj-gabriele ()        

Ehmmm... good machines in Italy...

We have Merloni/Indesit/Ariston that according to you is shit
then there is Candy/Hoover (better)
then again Rex/Zanussi/Zoppas (all Electrolux now)
Ignis (Whirlpool)
Sangiorgio/Ocean (Brandt)
This last, I belive is much higher end than the others, plus they have a washer-dryer combination that I really fancy.
My mom's kitchen is smeg and it's been on and running since 1979, only the fridge was changed in 1994 because it was damaged on a house move.

Anyway, I must say that 60% of households have Indesit or similar appliaces. My new house for example is all Indesit: DW, oven, hob, fridge... and I couldn't be more pleased. My mom's old washing machine was an Indesit too, it lasted 15 years before the temperature knob failed and was dumped.

Post# 225656 , Reply# 6   7/27/2007 at 17:08 (4,320 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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One of the many comercial coin laundries I frequented had top loading comercial Speed Queen and Blackstone top loaders and 5 Zanussi comercial double load front loading washers.The Zanussies were rarely broken down as compared to the Other brands.they also had a pre wash and 4 rinses.

Post# 225670 , Reply# 7   7/27/2007 at 18:19 (4,320 days old) by irishwashguy (Salem,Oregon.............A Capital City)        
The Zanussies

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We have them here as well, although, in the US, they call them Wascomat.I was at the Top Notch laundrymat, in Gladstone,Or( I needed my laundrymat fix)and Pam, one of the owners happened to be there, we had a chat about her new machines they had purchased reciently. They came from Europe, and were made by Electolux, to the tune of $8000.00, yes that is right, per unit for the big ones. They are pleased with them.

Post# 225674 , Reply# 8   7/27/2007 at 19:32 (4,320 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        

Ariston brand is being sold here in Florida....washers, dryers and dishwashers, at the Southeast Steel showroom in downtown Orlando.

Post# 225695 , Reply# 9   7/27/2007 at 21:39 (4,320 days old) by tcox6912 ()        

We tried using those Ariston stack units (with condensor dryer) in our condo development (22 units). After the first three folks moved in, the horror began. We have now switched to the LG combo; better capacity and much better machine. We are catching hell in trying to return them ... our problems have been mainly with the dryers, but the washers weren't much better. Todd

Post# 225736 , Reply# 10   7/28/2007 at 03:46 (4,320 days old) by lavamat78800 ()        

Oooops, I forgot the Zanussis.
But I really like them, I have been washin with them for 3 weeks in a Laundry when I was 8 years-old, they were commercial.
My grandma has a Zanker, but itīs bulit by Zanussi, very good machine.

Post# 225764 , Reply# 11   7/28/2007 at 11:24 (4,319 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        

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There are several excellent Italian brands. FA Porsche, Ferrari, Alessi to name just a few of the more common products.

I won't even mention design...there is a reason so many of my students at the FH do a semester in Mailand...

Sure, Ariston is poor quality. But let's not forget the 'quality' our Beamter deliver in Germany. It isn't fair to only look at our Miele and BMW (I sure as hell ain't counting any Daimler products of the last 10 years) and say our quality is universally best.

Put another way, many North American tourists to Europe say: We Germans have civilization...but the Italians have culture.

Post# 225772 , Reply# 12   7/28/2007 at 12:13 (4,319 days old) by lavamat78800 ()        

Am I so famous or where do you know me from?
I didnīt mention that all brands from Germany are best, just take a look at AEG, very poor qualitiy!
I only was diappointed of the washer choice in an italian electric store.
Sorry for all wrong I said about italian washer brands!

Post# 225995 , Reply# 13   7/29/2007 at 14:51 (4,318 days old) by bewitched (Italy)        
Please don't be sorry...

You don't have to be sorry at all! Italian domestic appliances you can find in reatil shops are usually low end appliances. You should just try to get an high end Miele model. You'll never find one on display in a shop. You just have to order it! people here in Italy usually think it's better spend money to make holidays in fancy places and replace cheap washing machines and dishwashers with more cheaper machines every four years. You should see how many really new washing machines are discarded every day lying near trash cans. Here are still sold machines with spin speed of 400 rpm and electromechanical timer! A friend of mine told me his new Indesit took about 4 hours to do a cotton cycle! Now, new Ariston machines sold here have the double brand "Hotpoint Ariston". I just wonder why...! Rex were quite good machines when they were made by Zanussi many years ago. Nothing that could be compared to Aeg and Miele but they were good for the italian market. I still remember old Rex machines having the window of the porthole made of plastic! Very suitable material to deal with hot water! Most of them didn't have a separate temperature selector and you had to do the heavy cycle only at 95°C! Chosing a cycle with lower temperature usually shortened washing times with obvious worse results.When I was a child I had a Telefunken washing machine(a strange mix of Aeg and Zanussi parts). It was terrible.We had to watch it during the spinning as it moved around the room and the results were poor! The only chance we have with that machine is it lasted no many years (the tub rusted and started to leak...). Panthera, I would gladly swap all our culture for a little more civilization...

Post# 226332 , Reply# 14   7/30/2007 at 22:18 (4,317 days old) by bundtboy ()        
Equator EZ1000

I have an italian combination that I think is pretty neat. It works well and hasn't broken down for me yet. It's an Equator EZ100 combination washer/dryer.



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