- Ipswich, Suffolk
- 06 Sep 2005
Hi Digger, if I used the launderette I would be living down there, the washing machine is in use every day and sometimes can do two washes a day, my one (£450) lasted for five years, it packed up with a load in it, the one before that was 7 years old, so when we bought a new one last year we got a cheaper one (£250). They just don't make things to last these days. Last year was a really expensive year for us, it was the first bank holiday in May when the washing machine packed up, two weeks later the TV blew up and a week later the fridge freezer went. Everything was around 5 years old. The next thing likely to go would be the dishwasher as that is coming up to the same age, but instead the gas cooker (only 3 years old) decided it didn't like the battery ignition any more, whenever I put a new battery in it, the battery would last a couple of days and give up the ghost, each time I took the battery out the casing on it had bubbled so have had to resort to using a lighter for the last few months. We picked up a new dishwasher at the weekend and a new cooker is coming today (courtesy of the pups). This time the cooker is mains ignition so we don't have the same problem, I have always preferred cooking with gas than electric.
The taps do get limescale, more so on the hot one than the cold, and am forever having to clean it off.