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#265451 22-Jan-2020 11:42
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Im limited by the houses kitchen design/fridge space.

FnP 403l activesmart, freezer at bottom, right hand door required,fridge cabinet on left of kitchen.

1760H x 720w x 680D,

depth isnt a major issue if it sticks out a bit. I also need either a dual door or a right handed door as the kitchen is on the left hand side of the kitchen with the granite island sink a right handed fridge would just be way to awkward.

https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/whiteware/refrigeration/bottom-mount/fisher-and-paykel-403l-activesmart-bottom-mount-fridge-freezer-en-3.html

 

I think that deal ends today, I know the 60 months interest free definitely does. Not to say something else wont pop up as we are not due to move for 3 weeks and I dont know if they would hold it in warehouse for us if we bought it now.

Its a pretty simple fridge, a few functions via the buttons, but that suits. Dont want extra systems that could possibly be weak links (yes Id still have roller windows in my car if I could haha)


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  #2404514 22-Jan-2020 12:07
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personally i wouldnt go near a F&P fridge/freezer ever again , they rely on the trust they have built up over the years but their products are no where near what they used to be in quality and price. my opinion on the last few F&P products i have bought, all had to be fixed under warranty.





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  #2404528 22-Jan-2020 12:39
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vexxxboy:

 

personally i wouldnt go near a F&P fridge/freezer ever again , they rely on the trust they have built up over the years but their products are no where near what they used to be in quality and price. my opinion on the last few F&P products i have bought, all had to be fixed under warranty.

 



Well I cant argue with you as there was that scandal about them making parts to break down at a certain age which rendered the motherboards completely useless. this was 2 decades ago and I dont know how true it was.

Heck I just saw a 370l at good guys for $899, westinghouse, they arent garbage. 4 star energy too.




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  #2404532 22-Jan-2020 12:44
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I know people in Aus are all over the hisense products. I just wish we got their fridges here. Good guys were around for a while. Bit of a shame as they often beat harvey norman etc in Aus.

Now all confused. We dont need anything flashy, 350l+, maybe some new age functions but no high end programming etc ie lock function. she can put  pad lock on it if need be haha


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  #2404533 22-Jan-2020 12:49
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FWIW we bought a Westinghouse Fridge for our first home nearly 7 years ago and it is still going strong. Perfectly happy with it, no issues at all.

 

My in-laws on the other hand have had ongoing issues with their F&P Dishwasher and cooker since new...





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  #2404537 22-Jan-2020 12:54
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All the other stuff in the Kitchen is high end european gear, but not tempted to throw a $4k fridge in to keep up with jonses.

Although some Bosch stuff gets good reviews. And they arent outrageous pricing

We have had VERY good experiences with the 8l front loader panasonic. but supposedly the 10l is a different beast. Not sure how their fridges go.

Samsung?

This small Westinghouse gets fairly good reviews.

https://www.appliancesonline.com.au/product/westinghouse-wbb3400ag-340l-bottom-mount-fridge

 

Noel Leeming $200 cheaper than Hardly Normal on this

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/whiteware-kitchen-appliances/kitchen-whiteware-and-white-appliances/fridges-freezers-and-refrigerators/bottom-mount-fridge-freezers/westinghouse-wbb3400wg-340-litre-fridge-freezer/prod148122.html

 

 

 

 




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  #2404561 22-Jan-2020 13:26
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Now moving onto washing machines, why does HAIER get good reviews? I thought it was cheap asian rubbish, not good asian stuff?

This Bosch gets good reviews, and its German, being German it kind of interests. there is a Bosch dish washer which also got great reviews.

 


https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/whiteware/laundry/front-loaders/bosch-7.5kg-front-loading-washing-machine.html

 

 

 

But we had a Panasonic 8kg prior, where supposedly the 10kg had some issues, not sure what.


 
 
 
 


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  #2404579 22-Jan-2020 13:45
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We own a very similar fridge, is a few years old now, and parents own basically the same fridge probably 4 years old now, both have been going strong. My only complaints are no light in the freezer, and the bit of plastic on top of the vege bins (to keep the bins moist I think) is a bit flimsy. Other than that they are sweet. 




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  #2404589 22-Jan-2020 13:48
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wratterus:

 

 is a bit flimsy. Other than that they are sweet. 

 



I think we going with an FnP but with warranty, so glass spill proof trays, ie the spill collects and does not drip down the fridge, simple nZ injenuity. I am a bit hesitant, but I have known plenty of good FnP products.

As for the washing machine, for the same price as the Bosch I can get the bigger Panasonic.

BUT this Haier gets GOOD reviews EVERYWHERE, seems too good to be true haha $899 vs $1299

https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/haier-hwf85aw1

 

 


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  #2404590 22-Jan-2020 13:50
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The glass shelves are great. It is very easy to clean. 


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  #2404668 22-Jan-2020 14:49
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I've always had good experiences with F&P appliances, very pleased with what I have now. A friend has a Haier fridge and the water dispenser turns off about 1 second after a take my glass away leaving a puddle on the floor everytime (plus it has a large ugly temp display on the door that just seems crass)... I don't have this issue with the F&P





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  #2404740 22-Jan-2020 16:05
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sittingduckz:

 

I've always had good experiences with F&P appliances, very pleased with what I have now. A friend has a Haier fridge and the water dispenser turns off about 1 second after a take my glass away leaving a puddle on the floor everytime (plus it has a large ugly temp display on the door that just seems crass)... I don't have this issue with the F&P

 

 

Haier is F&P. Had a real battle with F&P over a Haier vertical freezer that died  6 months out of warranty. Noel Lemmings had to really put the hard word on them to replace it. 





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  #2404744 22-Jan-2020 16:12
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old3eyes:

 

sittingduckz:

 

I've always had good experiences with F&P appliances, very pleased with what I have now. A friend has a Haier fridge and the water dispenser turns off about 1 second after a take my glass away leaving a puddle on the floor everytime (plus it has a large ugly temp display on the door that just seems crass)... I don't have this issue with the F&P

 

 

Haier is F&P. Had a real battle with F&P over a Haier vertical freezer that died  6 months out of warranty. Noel Lemmings had to really put the hard word on them to replace it. 

 

 

F&P is no longer a NZ company, it is owned by Haier [90%] and are manufactured in Countries around the worlds where labour costs are really cheap, Thailand , Mexico China so quality has dropped since not being made in NZ .





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  #2404745 22-Jan-2020 16:13
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Thanks guys, its a FnP 403l Im getting. Pretty basic model, but it has function for temp of both upstiars and downstairs, fast bottle chill button etc. I do like the idea of no drop glass trays. Im getting Extra Warranty though just to be sure. Also I need the opening in the right side.

I have someone trying to sell me a used one with  little bit of warraly left for $500 less than new, I dont think its worth the risk.

Havnt made mind up on washer yet, but I dont think we will have a problem finding a budget 8kg+ model. Places are always having sales. Just if I was going to use interest free Id want it all at the same shop so the $50 setup fee and $50 annual fee covered both appliances and pay it off over 2 years.

Id love to ad an LED TV to this, but that woman, she just wont let me blow the dosh haha.

At some stage we will convert the Lounge into a home Theatre as we have a family room to the side of the kitchen near the exit to the indoor outdoor flow of a LOT of 1 low level decking, onto gorgeous grass (id love to know what type as its always bright green, needs little water if ever and rarely needs a cut), if we have a little one there is gorgeous grand Pohutukawa for us to hang a hamock chair or tire swing for a monkey. Luckily shes much younger as Im getting too old for this kinda thing haha. Ill be there for her of course,


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  #2404852 22-Jan-2020 17:53
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Item:

 

FWIW we bought a Westinghouse Fridge for our first home nearly 7 years ago and it is still going strong. Perfectly happy with it, no issues at all.

 

My in-laws on the other hand have had ongoing issues with their F&P Dishwasher and cooker since new...

 

 

Westinghouse top Consumer NZ's reliability rating for fridges.


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