Essentials Appliances

Essentials is a budget brand for the electrical retailer Currys and is an exclusive brand to the retailer but they do not actually make the products. All the washing machine and dishwasher models we could find appear to be rebranded Vestel products with some that appear to have come from China, namely Midea or Haier but with little to no information on the actual brand name itself.

Given the price points it is reasonable to say that these appliances are not of particularly high quality and will not be built to take much more than light use.

Essentials Market Position

Budget brand positioned at the very bottom of the market that is exclusively sold through Currys both in store and online.

Essentials Service

All service is now, so far as we are aware, being handled by Curry's own KnowHow service.

Essentials Spare Parts

Currys has exclusivity to the brand's spares and no alternative suppliers are known other than perhaps a few spare parts that have been cross referenced that have been also used on other brands. Supply of spare parts seems to be extremely limited beyond Currys as a retail outlet.

Essentials Key Contacts

Official website/email:

Official telephone support: 0844 561 0018

Unofficial technical support: (May be limited)

Unofficial retail spare parts supply: Not Available

Primary trade only supplier (where available): Unknown

Address : Currys, PO Box 1684, Sheffield, S2 5YA

Essentials Ratings & Review

These key indicators are gathered from general opinion within the industry, spares availability with major trade spares distributors and general engineer's opinions alongside how many repairers are registered to repair Essentials appliances. You can find out more about how we work out the ratings here

Essentials market share
Not enough information on Essentials market share
Essentials Brand kudos
Not a well known brand in the industry or with the public
Essentials appliance pricing
Not enough information
Essentials Quality
Not enough information to rate the quality of Essentials
Repair rating
Not enough repair information to rate Essentials appliances
Repairer support
Little if any information is available to repairers for Essentials appliances
DIY repair rating
Not so easy to DIY repair Essentials appliances due to limited technical information and spares
Spare parts availability
Only one oulet for spare parts and high prices
Spare part pricing
Essentials spare part prices are difficult to obtain as supply is limited
Environmental rating
Not enough information on Essentials' environmental policies

Overall Essentials Rating

Not enough information on the Arda brand to offer a lot of opinion
Essentials is, essentially, another re-branded range of appliance with limited support and limited supplies of spare parts outside of the warranty.

Please do not use the comments below to ask for technical help or advice on any Essentials appliance as the engineers will not see the request. Please use the appliance help and advice forums from this link where much more help will be available and is a completely free service. 



0 #4 Kenneth Watt 2015-06-09 08:14
Hi Jeffrey,

I think you're referring to Currys call centre that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with this website.
0 #3 jeffrey fryatt 2015-06-09 06:51
Your call centre is the worst Call Centre i ever had the displeasure to deal with all they do is pass the buck from one place to another I spent all day yesterday the 8th of June on the phone trying to get an answer to the problem that I have. by the way I bought a new freezer on the 4th of june god's sake I'm only missing one of the back stabilisers on the back of the freezer how hard can it be and still I don't know where I stand never buying anything from you again total crap service
0 #2 Kenneth Watt 2013-09-22 22:03
Not that we are aware of, no.

The Zanussi is probably the better bet for all the extra cost.
0 #1 V Loesch 2013-09-22 22:00
Searching for a small upright freezer I found two that would fit the space available, at 50cm wide. Peering closely at the illustrations, they seem to be indentical:

Zanussi ZFG06400WA Freezer at John Lewis £145 with two year guarantee.

At Curry's, ESSENTIALS CUF50W12 Undercounter Freezer, £129. Home care plan to buy at £18 pa basic.

Do Zanussi and Curry's use the same manufacturer for freezers, or does Zanussi make Curry's Essential freezers?

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