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This freezer comes coloured graphite which is not a problem for me as it was fitted into the garage as we have a built in fridge freezer in the kitchen, it comes with 3 drawers the bottom draw being fast freeze, the manual says fast freeze needs to be on 24 hours before putting any fresh food in it, never done this in past with any other freezer, and I have not had any problems with this one.
The 3 drawers it has are all white I prefer clear as you can see inside better, no wire drawers which I like so if a bag come open the chips will not end up in the bottom of the freezer, sometimes the bottom draw comes of it runners and it is not easy to get it back in place but that may be me as nobody else in the family seems to have trouble with it.
I discovered after I had it for about a month it requires to be used at room temperature 10 to 43 deg C I am sure my garage is colder than that in the winter bit it seems to work ok, it makes a bit of noise but as it is in the garage it is not a problem, it is 620 mm wide may be a problem if you are replacing it with a old type freezer which is 600 mm wide.
This tumble dryer has a 7.5kg load capacity which would suit most families, I have by error over loaded it to 8.5 kg and found it still worked well, as there are so many settings it is important to read the manual to get the best out of it, cloths come out with less creased than my old dryer, but it important to use the right setting to get good results, the door glass get very warm but not to hot to burn, this machine seems to have less condensation than my old machine however it makes a lot more noise.
It has a C energy rating and the built quality is good, check the width of you space as this dryer is 62 cm wide and it was a tight fit in the space where my old darer was, I run this dryer at night to save on electric, the noise is not a problem as we keep the kitchen door closed.
A good machine and I am very happy with it.
This cooker comes with a ceramic hop and warning lights to tell you when they are hot, when you first see it you may think it has a double oven, but the top cavity is only a grill.
When I fitted it into the kitchen the floor was a little uneven and the cooker has not any adjustable feet so, I had to level it by packing the feet with wood (not a good) the manual was not written very well, which was not a great help.
The hop being ceramic is easy to clean but I found it is best to use a special ceramic hop cleaner to keep it looking nice, I did find out after about 2 months the hob did have a few scrapes on it but this did not effect the working of the hob, which heats up and cools very quickly, and the markings on the hob are starting to fade.
The top grill is the only grill on the oven and the door will not open fully so it is not easy to get the grill pan out sometimes also the handle on the grill pan tends to come off when you put down.
The oven is a good size and I have never had a problem fitting anything in it (inc a large turkey) the lining is easy to clean, as the oven is very low you do need to lie on the floor to clean the back of the oven so may be a problem for some people.
The controls are clear and easy to use except the hob controls turn anti-clockwise and the grill turn clockwise ok when you get use to it. However both the grill and oven work well.
The Bosch Dishwasher SMS50TGB was delivered on a cold Monday morning in a wooden create the quality of the packaging was excellent the main reason for choosing this machine was the colour, black to match the kitchen.
After unpacking it and reading the insulation instruction which I found very helpful I got work connecting it up to the existing pipe work it was strait forward.
The dishwasher has now performed well over the last 3 months it has 5 programs and I have used all 5 and on all 5 programs it is very quiet it is difficult to hear it running we have large family an the book says it will take 12 place settings we have found the height adjusting baskets very useful when you have a lot to fit in.
I have found the controls easy to use and the led display kept us informed as to what stage it was at, I found it important to select the right program to get the best results, it washes the dishes well and uses very little water, only 12 litre on economy 50 program and have found the delay start up very useful.
It is very difficult to find any bad point about this machine as it has turned out good clean dishes over the 3 months we have had it.
The Kenwood FP190 Food Processor come with a great range of extra attachments, including a 1 litre blender which is great for making drinks and smoothes, this food processor comes with 13 functions and easy to use and it comes with easy to read manual, as with a lot of processors with extra bits they all have to be washed not a problem if you have a dishwasher.
This is great food processor for a first time user as it is easy to use, If you have used a food processor in the past you my find it is a little small as the bowl is only 1.4L and there is no dough attachments for baking, As I do a lot of baking I tend to use it for making soups.
As a first machine it is great but if you have a family of more than 2 you may find it a problem (get a bigger Kenwood) a usefull machine to have handy to make soups and drinks and it takes up a small space.
This Hotpoint AQXGF149PM washing machine is used by sister who uses almost every day as she got 4 young children and a husband who is working on a farm and brings home a lot of very dirty washing, it run without any trouble and takes a full wash a load (7.5Kg)
The delayed start is very handy as she can put it on at night and save on electric and she can leave it to wash without checking all the time as the Anti- Flooding Device is fitted to this machine (as yet not used)
The machine is fitted with an Anti-child device which a lot of other machine do not have.
A great machine that works well and seems to not to use to much electric, it would be nice if it could come in more shades, she found the controls nice to use, and fits well in to her standard space in the kitchen, she find it tackles all her washing jobs with no problems.
Having used this machine myself I find the controls easy to use as the controls have diagrams allowing you to select the correct wash, this machine is great for a large family as the drum seems to be bigger than most washing machines, but you can choose it to do a small load, this is a another cost saving.
An all round excellent washing machine.