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Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

Does anyone have experience with electrolux kitchen appliances? At my new home i am by default given electrolux for oven, stemer, dishwasher, etc. but i am not sure about the quality as such. Does any of you guys have bad expereince with electrolux appliances? or do you think its worth an upgrade to V-Zug?
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

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Does anyone have experience with electrolux kitchen appliances? At my new home i am by default given electrolux for oven, stemer, dishwasher, etc. but i am not sure about the quality as such. Does any of you guys have bad expereince with electrolux appliances? or do you think its worth an upgrade to V-Zug?
We've got a mixture of Electrolux, Siemens, Miele and Westco.

We avoided V-Zug as parts for more common European manufacturers are easy to get from Germany etc, the V-Zug ovens are tiny and they're all a bit uninspiring.

So, basically we got the best appliances for the job that were within our price range.
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Does anyone have experience with electrolux kitchen appliances? At my new home i am by default given electrolux for oven, stemer, dishwasher, etc. but i am not sure about the quality as such. Does any of you guys have bad expereince with electrolux appliances? or do you think its worth an upgrade to V-Zug?
V Zug are considered to be top of the line with the prices to match. I would look at the features of the appliances to decide if it is worth switching. Is the oven self cleaning? Is the cooktop induction? It may be worth upgrading the model rather than switch manufacturer.
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

I think if you join K-Tipp you will find some facts.

Personally I don't think much of either Electrolux nor V-Zug.

Miele is expensive, and excellent. Siemens and Bosch are very good.

I know you can order Siemens appliances in the narrow Swiss standard sizes of 55 cm, at about half the price of a V-Zug appliance.

Is your architect allowing you space for a European standard machine size of 60 cm wide?
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

I agree with Mrs D. that it is prob. better to upgrade to better series than switching.

Most kitchen people get various discounts from some manufacturers but not all. So worth finding out which one provides biggest discount. Your kitchen guys prob gets the best discount from Electrolux so ask them about higher end models.

I think,v-Zug are ok, but for the same money you get much better Siemens equipment. Kinda German vs Swiss pricing I think. But again, that reflects the discounts that my kitchen guys get.

I also have had some Miele equipment, but frankly I have not been impressed and think that Siemens is almost as good for less money.
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

Whole house had v-zug and every appliance went wrong within the first 3 years and then continued to go wrong on what seemed like an annual basis. The only exception was the dishwasher. The convection oven never heated to an even temp despite several visits from v-zug, the washing machine leaked at the back and the timer needed replacing, the tumble dryer kept stopping practically every year and the middle burner on hob gave up the ghost. And each time v-zug would charge a 80 chf call out fee ...

But the creme de la creme was the microwave - just before leaving the UK I had bought a top of the range panasonic m'wave for £300 (approx 500 chf in the exchange rate then) but gave it away as the house had this supposedly wonderful 1200 chf v-zug microwave. Well it never was. I became on first name terms with the microwave repair man and one day, whilst watchng when he removed the back, was shocked to see it was clearly marked "panasonic UK" inside with serial numbers etc. V-zug repair man told me they don't make their own microwaves and also they don't make a lot of their other products (he listed which appliances but I wasn't listening). After 5 years the microwave became irreparable and he "kindly" offered me a replacement at a discount price of 1500 chf

Just don't. Do not so much as touch a v-zug appliance with a barge pole. They are mostly rebranded cheap end models of other producers with a hefty mark up and an even heftier mark up on the inevitable repair service. Trust me - i've been there so you don't have too

I bought all Bosch/Siemens for the new house.
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

Not impressed with V-Zug at all. Best value for money in my experience is Siemens. Electrolux isnt bad.
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

We have mostly Siemens in our new home and are really happy with them. The induction hob is Electrolux as they had a fantastic offer on this particular model at the time we were buying. We really like it and have had no problems so far.

I personally don't think it's worth paying the extra for the v zug appliances although I have no direct experience of them.
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We have mostly Siemens in our new home and are really happy with them. The induction hob is Electrolux as they had a fantastic offer on this particular model at the time we were buying. We really like it and have had no problems so far.

I personally don't think it's worth paying the extra for the v zug appliances although I have no direct experience of them.
Most of the kitchen appliances in the house we have just moved to are Electrolux and are very old. We are slowly replacing them as they break.

We had an Electrolux induction cooktop before and I was very happy with it.

My advice would be to visit one of the Electrolux showrooms and look at the various models. Here is a link with a list.
http://www.electrolux.ch/Inspiration...unden-Center1/

Unfortunately it is only in German. Not all locations have Saturday opening hours.
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

We've just moved into a new apartment with brand new Electrolux appliances. Very nice and fairly easy to use. Before that we had v zug. They were also good but old and very noisy e.g dishwasher but generally both seemed ok.
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

Our flat has pretty standard electrolux. No complaints, except that i wish the oven did self cleaning. The dishwasher is very good - quiet and very reliable. Better than the gaggenau and later siemens in our old flat.
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

Have you found an equivalent quality to the Sub Zero brand of refrigerators? I know that they are available in the UK but have never seen them here or in Germany. I really miss my old one and would like to have something of similar quality and size.
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

I have a vacuum cleaner for the last two years. Not using too much - once in two weeks... am happy with it, just the brush is not working too good anymore
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

I had Miele in my old apartment and it was the best quality for oven and dishwasher. I think Electrolux is definitely lower quality in terms of materials they use - I have it in my new apartment - however the functionality matches, in fact it might have more features. In general it is less reliable though and harder to use.
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

How about "Bauknecht" - are the Bauknecht appliances any better?
Anyone has any experience with those?
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

Then this doesn't bode well for us.

We moved into a new place with a V-Zug washing machine and dryer, and Electrolux oven, hob, cooking hood, dishwasher and fridge-freezer.

I found this thread because I was tying to complete the guarantee registration for these, and while V-Zug gave me no problems, the Electrolux booklet says to use a site which doesn't list Switzerland (or Germany, for that matter). The UK choice gives an error. Also electrolux.ch has no registration option. The Dutch one insisted on some irrelevant marketing information then wanted me to create an account.
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Re: Kitchen Appliance for new home? Electrolux?

I only have Electrolux in my new flat. My dishwasher let brown particles on the glasses. My glasses are white and hardly clear, they are two years old. My vZug in old Flat never does this in 10 years! My washing machine let White tracks on clothes, and the dryer damage clothes! Every dry is there a 5mm layer in the sieve and socks get holes... I never recommend Electrolux! I would buy vZug!
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Then this doesn't bode well for us.

We moved into a new place with a V-Zug washing machine and dryer, and Electrolux oven, hob, cooking hood, dishwasher and fridge-freezer.

I found this thread because I was tying to complete the guarantee registration for these, and while V-Zug gave me no problems, the Electrolux booklet says to use a site which doesn't list Switzerland (or Germany, for that matter). The UK choice gives an error. Also electrolux.ch has no registration option. The Dutch one insisted on some irrelevant marketing information then wanted me to create an account.
Don't bother to fill the registration. There is no need. The guarantee starts on the date, that they are deliverd or the bill is payed. It depends on the sales contract.
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