Hello fellow geekzoners, my partner and I have just finally bought our first house. But unfortunately every place I've ever rented has included whiteware. So I'm looking for some advice on what to buy, we need a fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer, we don't need big or fancy as it's just the two of us (for now anyway ) but we will need to buy new so we can put it on hire purchase as every single cent we have will be spent on the deposit, lawyers fees, builders reports etc etc.
What we are looking for is a 250+ litre fridge/freezer. Not too much bigger as there's not too much room for it.
A 5.5kg preferably top load washing machine and just a small dryer. We also need a microwave.
Our budget is between $2000-$3000, obviously we will take power and water consumption into account but the advice I'm looking for is are there any brands I should steer clear from ie has anyone had trouble with getting parts or have they been really expensive or are there any other problems that can arise. How much money should I be looking at spending ie what should I spend more/less on. Also should we consider a washer/dryer combo, they are priced on the higher side but if the advantages outweigh the disadvantages then we would definitely consider them as a viable option.
Thanks in advance for the help.