Monday, May 21, 2007

My Review of Bosch Nexxt 500 Series WFMC3301UC

Originally submitted at AJ Madison

27" Front Load Washer with 3.81 cu. ft. Capacity, 15 Wash Cycles, Energy Consumption of 182 kWh/year, Spin Speed of 1100 RPMs & White Door Design

The best washer I have ever had

By sven from San Francisco, CA on 5/21/2007


5out of 5

Describe Yourself: High-End Shopper, Practical

First, about AJ Madison: As it goes with these big web stores, there is not much human interaction. I did call them though (in the middle of the night) and their support staff were friendly, helpful and to the point. The whole transaction was incredibly smooth, they updated with emails about status and arrival date, and although I had chosen free 4-6 week shipping, to my delight the washer arrived only 2 weeks later. The freighter, Yellow, was also extremely professional, which is not always the case.
The washer itself: I am from Europe, and Bosch is a brand that has retained a good name and stands for high quality. Evidently, they're not about to tarnish this reputation with their US line of washers. This thing just works. It's huge, it's a very satisfactory to unpack and see the arrow for your model to the very left of the energy efficiency tag, I have read complaints on the web about moving across the floor during spinning, that's because these dodos forgot to remove the transport bolts despite the big warning labels all over. Mine spins at 1100 RPM (cuts down drying time from 70 to 30 minutes!!) and doesn't move a mil, and my floor is not very good. The amount of programs offered is more than adequate, I like to XXtra-Sanitary program that heats the water quickly to kill the germs without damaging sensitive garments. The laundry is clean and almost dry when it's done. If you want your laundry done in 20 minutes and don't care so much about cleanliness look elsewhere. If on the other hand you don't mind waiting an hour (or even 2 for XXtra-Sanitary program) there's no way past the Nexxt series. In Austria, they all take that long, and no, you can't have both.


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Anton the rigging artist

Anton the rigging artist, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

'Ich mach einen Knoten!'

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Stefano's birthday party

Stefano's birthday party, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Anton and Annika having fun after a*big* piece of cake

Sunday, waiting for the muffins

Sunday, waiting for the muffins, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

...they don't know yet