Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 5th August 2012, 09:11   #3016
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 300
Thanked: 82 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by flipsyde View Post
Anyone been using Panasonic refrigerators?? I'm interested in picking this up as my second refrigerator.
NR-BT263LH | Panasonic
Sometime back I was searching for refrigerators. It was fine look wise, but there was not much space to store water bottles.
ottocycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2012, 09:16   #3017
rbp
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 405
Thanked: 206 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by flipsyde View Post
Anyone been using Panasonic refrigerators?? I'm interested in picking this up as my second refrigerator.
NR-BT263LH | Panasonic
I have been using a Panasonic 342 litres model for the past 3 years, love it, zero niggles and wife loves the refrigerator at the top and freezer at the bottom design, as she does not have to bend down every time to search and get things out.
rbp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2012, 12:55   #3018
BHPian
 
flipsyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 636
Thanked: 58 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

@ottocycle/rbp - thanks for your feedback. i am still considering other options under 20k. but i somehow get the feeling panasonics are much better built than their korean counterparts
flipsyde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2012, 13:02   #3019
BHPian
 
gauravdgr8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CG/CH
Posts: 473
Thanked: 364 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by flipsyde View Post
@ottocycle/rbp - thanks for your feedback. i am still considering other options under 20k. but i somehow get the feeling panasonics are much better built than their korean counterparts
Check out Whirlpool. They have a bigger Fridge section than the Freezer part.

When comparing Samsung/LG/Whirlpool in the same category (mine being a 280 lt), Whirlpool has an extra rack and is very spacious.

Moreover ownership has been troublefree all throughout the 4+ years.
gauravdgr8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2012, 13:33   #3020
BHPian
 
sk456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: @Noida/Gurgaon
Posts: 570
Thanked: 7 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

which brand of friedge is recommended. Want to get a 190 L . I think approx pricing as i see would be around 10K. have an old Godrej which has lasted over 10 yrs. Not sure which brands are good these days... Especaiily would like to know brands to avoid.
Use would be light..
sk456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2012, 18:19   #3021
Senior - BHPian
 
mercedised's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indore
Posts: 1,061
Thanked: 155 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Need Help:

I want to buy a washing machine and am on tight budget of 7,000 INR only. Which is the most niggle free and good After sales service brand?

P.S: Searched this thread and most of the washing machines listed here are of high-end.
mercedised is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2012, 12:49   #3022
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 160
Thanked: 15 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Just saw a product line from miele; Premium cooking appliances, washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners - Miele India, its supposedly a premium home appliances company.

Any one out here who has used any of the products and what has been the experience of the range so far?

S
saildrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2012, 13:55   #3023
Distinguished - BHPian
 
sgiitk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kanpur
Posts: 7,043
Thanked: 3,588 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Miele are the Rolls Royce of the Home Appliance industry with prices to match - al least 3x anybody else in the normal high end. For example most brands use a concrete block to counterbalance a washing machine, Miele uses a steel block!
sgiitk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2012, 13:57   #3024
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,528
Thanked: 1,522 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mercedised View Post
Need Help:

I want to buy a washing machine and am on tight budget of 7,000 INR only. Which is the most niggle free and good After sales service brand?

P.S: Searched this thread and most of the washing machines listed here are of high-end.
Get a 6kg Semi Auto machine from LG (Plastic body)

Quote:
Originally Posted by saildrive View Post
Just saw a product line from miele; Premium cooking appliances, washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners - Miele India, its supposedly a premium home appliances company.

Any one out here who has used any of the products and what has been the experience of the range so far?

S
Fantastic machines with steep pricing and unknown service backup
kpzen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2012, 14:31   #3025
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,582
Thanked: 3,244 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mercedised View Post
Need Help:

I want to buy a washing machine and am on tight budget of 7,000 INR only. Which is the most niggle free and good After sales service brand?

P.S: Searched this thread and most of the washing machines listed here are of high-end.
Whirlpool, 6.5kg semi automatic. Happy user since 4 years. Costed 7700 then.

Buy the largest size you can. Don't scrimp.
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2012, 14:36   #3026
Senior - BHPian
 
MileCruncher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,985
Thanked: 351 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by phamilyman View Post
Whirlpool, 6.5kg semi automatic. Happy user since 4 years. Costed 7700 then.

Buy the largest size you can. Don't scrimp.
LG Semi - Auto at Mom's place and Samsung Semi - Auto at mine.
both 6.5 Kgs.

After using 2 LG and 1 Samsung, found LG to be better.

Cheers
MileCruncher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2012, 17:16   #3027
Senior - BHPian
 
mercedised's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indore
Posts: 1,061
Thanked: 155 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpzen View Post
Get a 6kg Semi Auto machine from LG (Plastic body)

Fantastic machines with steep pricing and unknown service backup
Quote:
Originally Posted by phamilyman View Post
Whirlpool, 6.5kg semi automatic. Happy user since 4 years. Costed 7700 then.
Buy the largest size you can. Don't scrimp.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MileCruncher View Post
LG Semi - Auto at Mom's place and Samsung Semi - Auto at mine.
both 6.5 Kgs.
After using 2 LG and 1 Samsung, found LG to be better.
Cheers
Thanks all for your much needed help. Finally bought the Videocon Typhoon Plus, 6Kg Semi Automatic for 5900 INR. I have a few of my cousins working in Videocon, so went for it, for hassle-free after sales service.

Buy Videocon Typhoon Plus Semi-Automatic 6 Kg Washing Machine - VS60B11 India Online- Find Price and Reviews for Videocon Typhoon Plus Semi-Automatic 6 Kg Washing Machine - VS60B11
mercedised is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2012, 00:02   #3028
Senior - BHPian
 
khoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dilli
Posts: 2,722
Thanked: 1,250 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

3x is right, the range in our markets starts at 1.5L ++

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgiitk View Post
Miele are the Rolls Royce of the Home Appliance industry with prices to match - al least 3x anybody else in the normal high end. For example most brands use a concrete block to counterbalance a washing machine, Miele uses a steel block!

kpzen, after you put me on to them, I spoke to the business manager in their country office here in Dilli. Per the guy, they test 100% of their production and have a replacement policy in place(here), in case of a non functional machine and no immediate plans to have a service back up at the moment. Oh and their product range is phenomenal.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpzen View Post
Fantastic machines with steep pricing and unknown service backup
khoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2012, 01:14   #3029
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,613
Thanked: 6,700 Times
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgiitk View Post
Miele are the Rolls Royce of the Home Appliance industry with prices to match - al least 3x anybody else in the normal high end. For example most brands use a concrete block to counterbalance a washing machine, Miele uses a steel block!
Really, yes! When I last looked at their washing machines, they were still had enamel (and I mean kiln-fused glass, not paint) steel cabinets, and were touted to be made to last over twenty years when other manufacturers didn;t say, but if you asked honest sales people they would say five to ten.

I lusted after a Miele like some people here lust after a Ferrari! Bosch was the closest I got. Bosch is pretty good, but not in Miele territory.

My mum went a little soft in her later years and let a salesman sell her a Miele dryer. I told her I could have got a second-hand car for the price. But it was good!

Having extolled their virtues... I don't think they have the same reputation with small appliances like vacuum cleaners
Thad E Ginathom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2012, 12:13   #3030
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 60
Thanked: Once
Default Re: The Home Appliance thread

I am looking to buy a wet and dry vacuum cleaner. Having read very bad reviews of Eureka Forbes Service I am looking for some other brand, To my shock none of the electronics retail store (Croma, Reliance Digital, Girias etc, even flipkart) keep wet/dry cleaner. Any model you guys can recommend and where to purchase it from?
perseus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Home Construction/Makeover/Maintenance Thread Latheesh Shifting gears 581 21st August 2017 18:36
Building a truck camper : Home away from home DKG Modifications & Accessories 140 18th February 2016 18:40
Bringing home the Mahindra Scorpio LX. EDIT : Scorpio finds a new home! benbsb29 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 168 8th January 2015 11:22
Joining a domain: XP home Vista Home Premium johy Shifting gears 0 22nd November 2007 17:14
Home Audio thread with inputs from the ICE forum gunbir Gadgets, Computers & Software 13 3rd August 2006 11:45


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:03.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks