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  # 992564 22-Feb-2014 21:48
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joker97: Dear op

Someone said you can pause a front loader and put more stuff in. Most you can't. You have too wait till the end of the 3.5 hrs of the cycle to put stuff in.

If it is taking 3.5 hours, there is something wrong with the washing machine, or it has some very long cycles. I think the longest cycle mine does is a couple of hours. I can also open mine at any time by turning the dial to the open setting, and then turning it back to where it was. But it is not advisable to add dirty clothes after the cycle has commenced, as you will be putting dirty in with partially clean. It is no different from dishwashers.

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  # 992925 23-Feb-2014 17:42
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KiwiNZ: Our Bosch front loader does the best job of cleaning clothes of any the machines we have owned. It easy on power especially the 15 minute fast wash an uses considerably less water.


+1 for that. I love my Bosch and find I use the fast washes more than I expected to. Being able to open the washer to add things after its started is a huge plus too. 


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  # 992968 23-Feb-2014 18:45
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Had a look around Harvey Norman today. My fiance isn't interested in a front loader and I can't convince her otherwise so it's a top loader which rules out Bosch as they don't seem to do top loaders.

These are the things that did catch our eye.

Washing machines:



Only had a quick look at microwaves as they are pretty cheap. What does everybody think? Should we be looking at spending a bit more maybe?

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  # 993037 23-Feb-2014 22:19
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This is the washing machine we got, currently on special again (as it does every couple of months) and if people knew what compliance testing is required, then no one will ever worry about fire due to bad design (maybe bad parts sourcing or assembly faults from cheap brands). This model is seldom on display, but there are some shops with display units, just ask a sales person to check on their computer if you want to see what it looks like.

For a microwave go for Whirlpool Crisp & Grill. It is great, it can really replace an oven (and uses much less power as the pre-heat is about 3 minutes). The larger model has a pull-down door like an oven, but is large and in the end we decided to go for the standard sized model. Finally you can heat up pies/pizza/chips without them going soggy.

Stay away from Panasonc microwaves, the user interface drives me nuts. Got a few at work, and a few at church. Known brand and well priced and does the job, but old designs that are not refined (just like their cordless phones).

You can never have enough Volvos!

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  # 993078 24-Feb-2014 00:18
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I have a whirlpool crisp and grill since 2005. It has moved continents and still works fine.

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  # 993081 24-Feb-2014 00:18
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I meant to say moved across continents and back lol

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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