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Should I bring over my fridge from the UK?

Hi All,

I've had conflicting advice on this. I have a washer, dryer, fridge and freezer in the UK - should I bring them with me when I move to Bern?

It's been suggested that most places will have built-in fridges so I don't want to drag it over then find I have nowhere to put it and am left with the problem of disposing of it - it's in perfect workign order and I could flog it over here rather than dump it when I get there!

The same question applies to the freezer, washer and drier - and dishwasher as well - forgot that one.

Any advice gratefully received!

Rachel
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Old 12.05.2008, 19:05
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Re: Should I bring over my fridge from the UK?

Dont bring them! You wont be able to use them and its a real pain trying to store them in a small Cave. We bought a large washing machine,Fridge etc with us and had to sell them.I guess it depends how long you are planning to be here as to either storing them or selling them.
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Re: Should I bring over my fridge from the UK?

I guess it all depends on where you will be living, or at least what you will be living in; a house, a large apartment or a small flat.

All apartments have fridges. There have been numerous queries about freezers though, of the larger style chest freezers. Fridges here include a freezer, but not one big enough to keep a frozen cow in.

As for washing machines and driers, these are not standard appliances. All building have a laundry room though. A lot of buildings allow the installation of washing machines and driers, although this is a decision made by the building administrator. If you are allowed one, it is on the condition that it is installed by a certified professional.

A lot of places have a dishwasher, however this is not a standard appliance. It depends on the age of the apartment. I have lived in 3 apartments here, 2 of which did not have a dishwasher.

Do you have any idea what kind of abode you will be moving into? If you do, then you can go right ahead and ask the building administration what you can install. If you are moving into a house, chances are you can install whatever you like.

If you are moving into a house, are funded by a relocation package or are loaded, there's no harm in bringing your appliances. Otherwise if all of the above is uncertain, sell what you can and evaluate when you get here.

I hope this helps. More opinions will follow.
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Re: Should I bring over my fridge from the UK?

When my fridge in CH packed up a few months ago I was all set to bring one over from the UK but if your fridge is in a fitted kitchen, the size is different from the rest of the Europe(wider). I really went into it deeply but you are better off buying in CH even though they are more expensive.
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Re: Should I bring over my fridge from the UK?

Thank to you both for the information.

I think we'll probably flog what we can while we're still ehre and bring over whatever we have left. We are moving via a relocation package and have temporary accomodation fro teh first five weeks - we don't know what we'll be moving in to in July though so, as you said, a lot of variables are still uncertain.

I think flogging what we can here and buying new what we're missing is a good plan.

Any other opinions are still welcome though; I have time to change my mind...
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When my fridge in CH packed up a few months ago I was all set to bring one over from the UK but if your fridge is in a fitted kitchen, the size is different from the rest of the Europe(wider). I really went into it deeply but you are better off buying in CH even though they are more expensive.
Both UK and modern Swiss kitchen appliances are 60cm wide. Older Swiss appliances were 55cm wide (these are still readily available).

It really depends on the age of the kitchen.
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Re: Should I bring over my fridge from the UK?

if you have kid (or do rather frequent cloth washing), you will certainly not regret bringing your washing machine here, unless you're ready to get back to your school time -- following the school bell to do your work. Laundry here is pain in the axx. (check the other thread "laundry sucks in switzerland" and you'll know what I mean).
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Re: Should I bring over my fridge from the UK?

We sold all ours in the UK before our move, apartment had a fridge, washer, Dryer and dishwasher built in, Wanted to bring the chest freezer with us, but kitchens here are smaller than uk, so ended up selling that as well, and buying a small one here
Good luck with the move
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Hi All,

I've had conflicting advice on this. I have a washer, dryer, fridge and freezer in the UK - should I bring them with me when I move to Bern?

It's been suggested that most places will have built-in fridges so I don't want to drag it over then find I have nowhere to put it and am left with the problem of disposing of it - it's in perfect workign order and I could flog it over here rather than dump it when I get there!

The same question applies to the freezer, washer and drier - and dishwasher as well - forgot that one.

Any advice gratefully received!

Rachel
My advice is not to bring them. The only thing you might miss is a freezer that will hold more than just Moevenpick ice cream, if you are a frozen food fan.
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