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Bosch Clasixx washing machines
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Post# 520953   5/28/2011 at 05:51 (4,579 days old) by nrones ()        


What do you think of Bosch Clasixx range?


Post# 520966 , Reply# 1   5/28/2011 at 07:09 (4,579 days old) by Fl1012 ()        
I think.....

...the ones with that door design are probably not alot better built than Beko & Zanussi.

However, Bosch do seem to have pretty logical programming, ie traditional Cottons & Synthetics cycles rather than endless gimmicky programs, which is a good point.

I personally quite like how Bosch have short standard program times with the option to extend them (on some machines) by using 'Wash Plus', although because most manufacturers do longer cycles with an option to shorten them, i wonder if this may cause many people to complain that the Bosch doesn't clean so well on standard cycles - reviews on some consumer websites make many UK customers appear very clueless when it comes to how appliances should be used.


Post# 520979 , Reply# 2   5/28/2011 at 07:48 (4,579 days old) by glenfieldmathk1 (Glenfield-Leicester-UK)        

The one in the Picture, is in the UK Known as a Maxx 5, sold in Comet & a few other bigger stores, they seem very good, for the price. They are ideal for people who have difficulty programming in a washing machine-

I prefer the higher end Bosch's

Post# 520985 , Reply# 3   5/28/2011 at 08:09 (4,579 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

What are the specs?? It must cost 660

Post# 521016 , Reply# 4   5/28/2011 at 11:36 (4,578 days old) by Fl1012 ()        
660? :-/

The one pictured is less than 400....

Post# 521032 , Reply# 5   5/28/2011 at 12:30 (4,578 days old) by solsburian (SE Northumberland)        

I’ve seen one or two in the flesh and they don’t seem too bad. The main criticisms of the range seem to be that the later examples have a sealed outer tub and there are reports of the concrete counterweight being poorly attached to the outer tub on one batch.


Post# 521226 , Reply# 6   5/29/2011 at 07:06 (4,578 days old) by nrones ()        
Experience from here

I've done a little research, and as far as I am informed (for my country only), people are avoiding them.. simply, if someone wants a Bosch, they will pay 700-800 euros, and if someone wants to buy a 300-400 eur machine would rather buy Gorenje or Candy (Gorenje and Candy are legends of our market, togeather having more than 70% of all sold appliances here, and both have 5 year free parts and labor gtee, also, Candy seems to be better here somehow xD).

From a friend (that is a repairman) experiences are even worse.. he said he repaired quite a lot of them less than 3years old, because of PCB, motor and what IS wired - rubber seal that was leaking somehow :/ However, he couldn't confirm me that they have a sealed tub.

Anyway, I wouldn't bother.. If I ever went to buy a Bosch or Siemens, it would deffinatley be WaterPerfect or VarioPerfect style - they are from all resources confirmed great! :D


Post# 521227 , Reply# 7   5/29/2011 at 07:13 (4,578 days old) by nrones ()        
Tumble dryers

Well, here are that style tumble dryers...

Their drum is totally wired, and seems that it is made out from a different material than other BSH dryers...

Not good experiences from them either... In Appliance stores (that's where I was doing research 2-3 stores and repairman) they told me they are with problems in range with Indesit (here is Indesit counted as an absolute worst) - PCB always failing, sensors don't work, and Condensers are Heating the whole flat..

And again, wirh other BSH dryers, there are great experiences, to be more precise, not a single one really negative, just some people say it is too loud, or takes too long - but that's nothing :D


Post# 521711 , Reply# 8   5/31/2011 at 21:25 (4,575 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        

I had a Bosch Maxx 5, now sold, that we bought from Comet. Lasted 6 months and broke down. Sadly, if you buy a Bosch machine from Comet then a Comet engineer will come and repair your machine and not Bosch.

With my Bosch Maxx 5 it took over 2 weeks to repair, and was told that was quite quick. I did get Which Legal involved and they blasted Comet.



Post# 524225 , Reply# 9   6/13/2011 at 08:07 (4,563 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

Ive read reviews for that dryer too, apparently the sensor likes garments to be damp after the drying cycle. I wonder what the drum looks like in thoes dryers.................

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