Please be gentle, first post!
We've currently got a Zanussi WJD 1257 washer dryer, but I'm getting a bit fed up of it. It hasn't done badly, we've had it 5 years and it wasn't new then, and that's with washing nappies for 2 kids. But not it scarcely dries, and is leaking somewhere from the bottom. So I'm looking at alternatives.
Our situation: we're a family of 4, both kids under 5 (at least one load of washing every day). I line dry all summer, and dry probably 2/3s on an airer in the winter. But we need some kind of help with drying for the remaining third in winter. I don't dry jeans in there anyway, but do dry towels and sheets.
The maximum we can really afford to spend is £600- any more and would have to dip into real emergency funds. Long term cost is an issue too, but I appreciate that in order to minimise this we may have to have a higher initial outlay and up our maximum spend.
Space wise- we've only really got the one space, unless we look to put a tumble dryer in my son's bedroom, or get some kind of shed to put a tumble dryer outside, neither of which is an ideal solution. So would another washer dryer be the only viable option? We can't afford the Miele one recommended, no chance. So what's the next best option?
Any thoughts would be most appreciated