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« on: July 19, 2015, 10:30:32 am »
Just went walking around in Best Denki and wow! the price difference between the top models and the basic models of refrigerators, washing machines, ovens... is soooo HUGE!

does anyone has prior experience in choose a good refrigerator and/or washing machine, ovens, microwave, etc etc.

I was very surprised. A top refrigerator costs $4000 plus and basic model is only $900 (size is indeed smaller but still the price difference is huge)

Same for washing machines- most goes for below $1000 but i saw Samsung top range for $4000.

Wow! My first time buying home electronics for new flat.  :P

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 06:31:09 pm »
Just went walking around in Best Denki and wow! the price difference between the top models and the basic models of refrigerators, washing machines, ovens... is soooo HUGE!

does anyone has prior experience in choose a good refrigerator and/or washing machine, ovens, microwave, etc etc.

I was very surprised. A top refrigerator costs $4000 plus and basic model is only $900 (size is indeed smaller but still the price difference is huge)

Same for washing machines- most goes for below $1000 but i saw Samsung top range for $4000.

Wow! My first time buying home electronics for new flat.  :P

Well i bought a toshiba fridge around 4.7 after discount has all the bells and whistles

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2015, 06:32:47 pm »
Well i bought a toshiba fridge around 4.7 after discount has all the bells and whistles

That's quite pricey.
You intend to cook often?

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 01:40:14 am »
Too lazy to check on the model numbers etc, but my family got a really good washing machine, with all the heavy duty washing etc. Compared to my old washing machine, it can handle a larger washing capacity and heavy duty washing. (I threw all my muddy army clothes and bags and vests inside all wash swee swee)

Also I noticed that when I take out the laundry from the washing machine, the clothes DO NOT tangle up at all. Also the clothes are less crumpled. No need to flap flap it before hanging it to sun dry haha.  ;D

p.s. the washing machine has a dryer function too but my family prefers natural sun dry  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 08:00:54 am »
Too lazy to check on the model numbers etc, but my family got a really good washing machine, with all the heavy duty washing etc. Compared to my old washing machine, it can handle a larger washing capacity and heavy duty washing. (I threw all my muddy army clothes and bags and vests inside all wash swee swee)

Also I noticed that when I take out the laundry from the washing machine, the clothes DO NOT tangle up at all. Also the clothes are less crumpled. No need to flap flap it before hanging it to sun dry haha.  ;D

p.s. the washing machine has a dryer function too but my family prefers natural sun dry  ;)

the bare minimum for washing machine is also a washer-dryer combi. good for the rainy days. but avoid sharp, that thing breaks down more often than me.

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2015, 08:05:09 am »
the bare minimum for washing machine is also a washer-dryer combi. good for the rainy days. but avoid sharp, that thing breaks down more often than me.

Yupp that's the reason why we got the dryer function thing. But washing and drying together frequently would decrease the lifespan of the machine significantly that's why like you mention we only use it for rainy days.

It actually makes more economical sense to buy 2 separate washing and drying machine. Those families with space constraints don't have much choices though  :-[
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2015, 08:06:53 am »
Yupp that's the reason why we got the dryer function thing. But washing and drying together frequently would decrease the lifespan of the machine significantly that's why like you mention we only use it for rainy days.

It actually makes more economical sense to buy 2 separate washing and drying machine. Those families with space constraints don't have much choices though  :-[

get the european frontload kind, can stack.


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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2015, 08:10:08 am »
get the european frontload kind, can stack.



Haha yupp. Front loading is safer and saves water too. Only thing is once machine start cannot open and last min dump clothes inside liao  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2015, 08:11:37 am »
Haha yupp. Front loading is safer and saves water too. Only thing is once machine start cannot open and last min dump clothes inside liao  ;D ;D ;D

like the saying goes: you are not singaporean until you want the best of both worlds.   ;D ;D

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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2015, 08:15:14 am »
like the saying goes: you are not singaporean until you want the best of both worlds.   ;D ;D

And want it cheap with discount and freebies!  ;D
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Re: Home Electronics
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2015, 09:02:00 am »
My Samsung washer comes with dryer function but till date i have not tried the function yet. Still prefer for the clothes to dry by the sun naturally.

nowadays new flats kitchen is so small, not really practical to get a big fridge unless you cook very often and in large quantities.

IMO,  just get the one that suits your needs the best!

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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2015, 09:42:32 am »
Haha yupp. Front loading is safer and saves water too. Only thing is once machine start cannot open and last min dump clothes inside liao  ;D ;D ;D

Yup prefer front load as well.
But notice my washings tend to get tangled up

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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2015, 09:53:40 am »
Have been using Samsung top loading washing machines for some time, better for me as I can put in more clothes to wash at one go.  :)
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Re: Home Electronics
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2015, 10:14:45 am »
Yup prefer front load as well.
But notice my washings tend to get tangled up
my washings used to get tangled up but the problem is solved when I seperate some of the clothes in laundry bags.

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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2015, 12:14:48 pm »
That's quite pricey.
You intend to cook often?

No la dont cook too much... Just wanted somethig presentable and reliable ... Quite useful though has like a vacuum chamber which stores food in vacuum so keeps food fresh and prevents smell from spreading

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