Appliance Buying Advice
This area of our site gives you extensive knowledge about choosing and buying new domestic appliances including washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, fridge freezers, cookers, ovens and more.
If you need help picking the best washing machine or any other appliance these guides are designed to help you do just that and learn about what to look for and what to avoid. And some, you really should avoid!
You will find a section for each of the major appliance groups and buying guides and help for each within each section. However before you buy please look up the brand/s you are looking at in our manufacturer section to find out what you are really buying and from who as many are own label brands.
If you still need more help please use the forums to ask the expert people in the trade for their opinion.
This section covers knowledge that you may need to buy appliances in general and a lot of it what you need to know before you buy a new appliance so you get the right appliance and, the right product to suit you.
Information about energy consumption, the environment, installation as well as loads more information to help you buy smart.
Washing machine and washer dryer buying guides and advice designed to help you decide what is important and what is not when buying a new washing machine. This is the largest section in the buying guides as we get asked more about washing machines that washer dryers than any other appliance.
There is a lot of information and help here that you should read before you buy a new washing machine on installation requirements, quick wash, quality and prices.
If you need more specific advice or have particular needs please use our appliance forums.
Do you know which tumble dryer is best for your needs? Which one saves the most energy or if it is worth the extra investment to buy a low energy use tumble dryer? Is a heat pump tumble dryer worth the money?
In this section you will find impartial tumble dryer buying advice and help written by the engineers that repair them to help you buy a good tumble dryer that fits your needs.
Information all about fridges, freezers and fridge freezers and what to look for when buying a new fridge or freezer to help you choose the best fridge freezer to suit your needs.
Impartial advice on the pros and cons of most types of fridges, freezers and fridge freezers including frost free and American style fridge freezers.
Do you know what cooker or oven you need to suit you? Do you really need touch control or an induction cooking hob or you just need something to heat rather than cook?
In this section we give you advice with cooking products including, cookers, ovens, cooker hoods and with a buying guides to purchasing a new oven or cooker.
Buying help and advice for dishwashers, including built in and integrated dishwashers to help you choose the best dishwasher for your needs.
We cover built in and integrated dishwashers as well as traditional freestanding models with impartial advice and review on what to look for and what to avoid.
Help with choosing a new vacuum cleaner, often referred to as a hoover from appliance experts that offer you great advice on how to choose a new vacuum cleaner.
With opinion and advice from the people that see vacuum cleaners when they break down and need repaired, so we know what breaks and what doesn't.
Help and advice about how to and, very importantly, where to install appliances. If you have any unusual installation requirements, such as in a shed or other outbuilding and so on then please read this section before you buy a new appliance.
This includes information on why it is not possible in many cases to install a fridge freezer or tumble dryer in a garage or another outbuilding where there is no heating.
If you need to get a repair done on your washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, dishwasher, cooker and so on then you need to find and buy the services of an engineer. that might sound simple but these days there are a number of pitfalls that could cost you
Here you will find articles to help you find the service that is right for you no matter what appliance you need repaired.
Help with different aspects of dealing with a complaint or finding out what to do next, you can also use the forums to get impartial advice on your individual case or circumstance.
In the service industry we see complaints about appliances all the time, we have a huge knowledge on how the industry ticks and how complaints will usually pan out. In this section we share a lot of this knowledge and some tricks with you so that it can help you make a claim, get an appliance exchanged, a refund or find out that you may not be able to.
Please note that while we cannot give legal advice but what we do is give you our experience of what happens in the domestic appliance industry in general when there is a problem and how it all works usually.