richms: F&P stuff is a negative IMO, based on some of their cheaper things, which they have now rebranded to elba. Bosch is a positive, smeg has never had anything I would consider buying even when I wasnt skint.
Isnt euromaid a cheap housebrand of one of the hardware chains or something?
I think F&P are ok, as it is cheaper to repair in NZ, and all the parts can be easily sourced.
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