Staber versus ?
Posted 01 May 2007 - 08:30 AM
Sadly, after spending eleven hundred dollars on a pull start walk-behind lawnmower I can no longer convince my wife that quality isn't cheap. Yes I want a Staber very badly but the fact that its not stackable, isn't available in pretty color's and has a 3 week delivery time leaves me with just Sears as my choice.
Ok so if Sears is my destination, then which front loading washing machine is the best? The Duet I suppose but which model? The Kenmore Elite's seem fine but what does everyone here think?
Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:53 AM
Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:33 AM
She will be happy for awhile if she chooses the pretty machine and wont hold you to blame when it doesnt perform exactly as her dreams led her to believe.
The first time your mower wont start she is going to say I told you so! Dont let her have that right to everything you own.. heh!
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 05:49 AM
Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:34 PM
Steve Jobs: "Design is not limited to fancy new gadgets. Our family just bought a new washing machine and dryer. We didn't have a very good one so we spent a little time looking at them. It turns out that the Americans make washers and dryers all wrong. The Europeans make them much better - but they take twice as long to do clothes! It turns out that they wash them with about a quarter as much water and your clothes end up with a lot less detergent on them. Most important, they don't trash your clothes. They use a lot less soap, a lot less water, but they come out much cleaner, much softer, and they last a lot longer.
We spent some time in our family talking about what's the trade-off we want to make. We ended up talking a lot about design, but also about the values of our family. Did we care most about getting our wash done in an hour versus an hour and a half? Or did we care most about our clothes feeling really soft and lasting longer? Did we care about using a quarter of the water? We spent about two weeks talking about this every night at the dinner table. We'd get around to that old washer-dryer discussion. And the talk was about design.
We ended up opting for these Miele appliances, made in Germany. They're too expensive, but that's just because nobody buys them in this country. They are really wonderfully made and one of the few products we've bought over the last few years that we're all really happy about. These guys really thought the process through. They did such a great job designing these washers and dryers. I got more thrill out of them than I have out of any piece of high tech in years."
Well, I bought the most American made of all washing machines and it failed me after just three years.
And before the Staber, I had bought the Whirlpool Duet which lasted less than a week before it broke. So, I am giving this German made machine a chance.
Edited by Staber Fan, 19 December 2011 - 03:35 PM.
Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:37 PM
I recently decided not to fix my Staber after years of poor performance, most notably, the inability of the machine to spin when unbalanced. Several times I came home at night to find the Staber still running from a load of laundry that I started that morning, ten hours earlier. I am disappointed with Staber, especially after taking the ferry across the Long Island Sound to Long Island to pick up the washer and back again. I went to great lengths to get this machine, and they, the washer and more importantly the company, let me down.
Based on what I've read and many emails to Miele dealers, there are no more NEW 1900 series machines available.
Does anyone think it possible to build a W1986 from spare parts alone or is it more realistic to rebuild an older machine? What about someone who rebuilds/restores Miele washing machines to "almost new" condition?
Thanks for any and all comments!
Edited by Staber Fan, 19 December 2011 - 03:43 PM.
Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:42 PM
if it was a Whirlpool Duet Sport, it was made in Mexico
... before the Staber, I had bought the Whirlpool Duet which lasted less than a week before it broke..
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