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AEG ProTex
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Post# 494366   2/6/2011 at 08:45 (4,907 days old) by logixx (Germany)        

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New from AEG's Belgian home page: the ProTex laundry appliances.


Post# 494371 , Reply# 1   2/6/2011 at 08:56 (4,907 days old) by roscoe62 (Canada)        

Just wondering if this is any relation to the Frigidaire Affinity ? Very nice modern design.It sort of leaves you wanting to take off all your clothes and enjoy the spin cycle? Yes?

Post# 494408 , Reply# 2   2/6/2011 at 10:37 (4,907 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

the dryer drum looks like the new whirlpool 6th sense dryer drum not the normal aeg drum

Post# 494437 , Reply# 3   2/6/2011 at 12:33 (4,907 days old) by favorit ()        
Affinity in Europe

Roscoe, you're right : Electrolux already sells the Affinity rebadged as Rex-Electrolux (but still called "Affinity" ) on the italian market - see link-, so I'm not so surprised about it.
E'lux in this case has just "customized" the american made Affinity with the typical A.E.G. fascia layout.

They look gorgeous ... just wonder what they have "under the skirt" : the "italian" Affinity can't have the extended warranty beyond the default regular 2 years whatever appliance has in EU, while whatever other E'lux group appliance can. Just hope they don't use the AEG badge to sell tin-made stuff as if it were gold ....

The funny side of the story- Here in Europe while Whirlpool is pushing the 24"x24" - 9Kg Carisma series versus the Dreamspace (the 220 Volt Duet version) and BSH is pushing the Axxis (24"x24") rather than the Nexxt (here Logixx 10), Electrolux is going upstream.


Post# 495238 , Reply# 4   2/9/2011 at 13:51 (4,904 days old) by mrwash ()        

They look very stylish but the cycles are a mess. The have like 2 Eco-cycles and 2 steam cycles but not even one cycle for darks or for shirts. I think Miele is here better. I have a cycle for like everything I wear. For sure you can add options so that you would have a darks cycle in the AEG but even BSH offer these cycles. Would appreciate it if AEG would have done the same.

Post# 495297 , Reply# 5   2/9/2011 at 16:45 (4,904 days old) by dubstar85 (Glasgow, Scotland)        

I would really like to see the dryer. I'm very happy with my Zanussi condenser dryer so when the time comes to upgrade i'll be having a swatch at them!


Post# 495538 , Reply# 6   2/10/2011 at 16:55 (4,903 days old) by hotpoint9534 (UK)        

These are built at the Zanussi Porcia factory in Italy and aren't based on the Affinity design. Looking at the exploded diagrams the AEG ProTex is still based on the European Electrolux "HEC" range of machines. (HEC succeeded Nexus as the main construction type a few years ago).


Post# 496103 , Reply# 7   2/13/2011 at 00:19 (4,901 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

and the sad part is that it will probably take forecer to get to south africa (if ever) and will end up costing a fortune (like all AEGs) if it does. but personally i like the german brands. the price is worth the reliability

Post# 496106 , Reply# 8   2/13/2011 at 03:45 (4,901 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I saw a new AEG toploader too yesterday. Very advanced electronics, but on the inside the same materials as the cheapest Zanussi. There is really no difference when it comes to the innards of the machines. I would never dish out a lot of money for an AEG toploader when I would get the same quality from a much cheaper Zanussi.

Post# 496113 , Reply# 9   2/13/2011 at 05:55 (4,901 days old) by dave886 (united kingdom)        

i like the design of those machines, i'm sure the effectiveness and reliability is on point.

Post# 496117 , Reply# 10   2/13/2011 at 07:02 (4,900 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

zanussi are cheeap and nasty and crap reliability wize!
compared to the ond zanussis from the 90's 80's 70's which were built like tanks

Post# 496129 , Reply# 11   2/13/2011 at 07:49 (4,900 days old) by hotpoint9534 (UK)        


I don't think they're that bad. Electrolux at least still seems to have some kind of quality control. At least their machines don't explode unlike certain other makes.

The move of production of BOL machines from Spain to China (Little Swan design and build) is a worrying but inevitable move I feel, however. People just aren't prepared to pay more for a basic machine, which is presumably why the Spanish built Tricity Bendix model was discontinued.


Post# 496215 , Reply# 12   2/13/2011 at 12:43 (4,900 days old) by dave886 (united kingdom)        

Don't take this personally but zanussi are not all crap, they are hell of alot better than majority of the brands out there. Before i got my aqualtis, my zanussi last over 9yrs with only 2repaires it use do up to 6 loads a week or more, but i guess it depends on the user or maybe i've been lucky, if u buy cheap zanussi machine its not gonna be as good as the high end zanussi, which i owned.

Post# 496217 , Reply# 13   2/13/2011 at 12:46 (4,900 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

i payed nearly 500 for mine and and it got taken back within one week and replaced with a beko

Post# 496222 , Reply# 14   2/13/2011 at 13:06 (4,900 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Wow, very classy looking machines, and matching!!! I love how the fascia extends to the top and is cleanlined, also the fact that the joggle dial has the straight lines & indicator lights for programme selection....

I cant abide those machine dials that have small increments around the dial and you have to line up a very small line with an even smaller one!!! and least with this system you can see easily what you have selected...

I only hope the inside matches the outside perspective...

Post# 496253 , Reply# 15   2/13/2011 at 15:09 (4,900 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        

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My experience with Zanussi machines doesn't echo yours at all...they're baded Electrolux, Westinghouse or Simpson here...


My Italian made Electrolux 'Jetsystem' is fabulous and the 'Aquasystem' Westinghouse is excellent having managed up to 20 loads a week in the first 3 years of it's life....



Post# 496260 , Reply# 16   2/13/2011 at 15:49 (4,900 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

mine had been declaired unsafe by trading standards and they said that tha machines quality was flimsy (plastic back cover) zanussi sent out a logistics bloke to pick it up the day my beko arrived. this all in one week i dident expect such drama in such a stresful week and i expected btter quality from zanussi too !

Post# 496356 , Reply# 17   2/14/2011 at 05:37 (4,900 days old) by hotpoint9534 (UK)        

Better to have a plastic back cover than to have a drum with such poor weld that it fails on high spin. The outer tubs still use carboran which is stronger than many lower end manufacturers' thin plastic. The inner drum design hasn't changed since 1990 as far as I know (apart from the size).

Many people expect alot for a small amount of money. Electrolux has had to cut production costs somewhere to remain competitive. Another few years and most Zanussi models may well be of Chinese Little Swan manufacture and we'll be wishing for the days when most were still made in Italy.


Post# 496357 , Reply# 18   2/14/2011 at 05:39 (4,900 days old) by hotpoint9534 (UK)        
AEG Protex

The new range is now available for viewing on the Dutch AEG website. Just select 'Voorladers' from this link.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO hotpoint9534's LINK

Post# 496363 , Reply# 19   2/14/2011 at 06:58 (4,899 days old) by hotpoint9534 (UK)        

I've found a user manual in English for one of the new ProTex models if anyone's interested.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO hotpoint9534's LINK

Post# 496431 , Reply# 20   2/14/2011 at 14:06 (4,899 days old) by cbosch ()        
Are they coming to the uk?

Do you think these will come to the UK any time soon??

Post# 497946 , Reply# 21   2/20/2011 at 12:06 (4,893 days old) by donprohel (I live in Munich - Germany, but I am Italian)        
Yes, I believe they are coming to the UK

The 2011 "Neue Kollektion" series is being introduced in Belgium and Netherlands, usually UK follows some months after

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