MOCHS wrote: ↑
Sat, 04 Dec 2021 3:55 pm
Speaking from a local Singaporean’s POV, the Japanese brands Fujioh and Rinnai are the go-to for hobs.
Ariston is good for water heaters while Fisher & Paykel, Elba, (insert other western brands here) are good for their washing machines, dryers & dishwashers. We don’t go to these brands for gas hobs.
DO NOT buy Ariston brand water heaters… each one of the 3 we bought in 2011 ended up not working after around 7 years, which coincidentally is just after the warranty expired. The worst part, each one of them ended up leaking all over the place (you’ve got to turn off the water line at the tank to stop it). One of them decided to stop working while we were away on vacation (it wasn’t even switched on) and we came home to a real mess!
Joven is “the brand” for water heaters locally and we have had good luck with them in the past. We replaced all 3 of the lousy Ariston with Joven, no problems since. I wouldn’t buy anything other than Joven.
For air conditioners, major Japanese brands (Mitsubishi, Panasonic) are pretty good, but Daikin is best.
Our experience with washing machines, European brands like Bosch are among the worst, despite the high price, Samsung is decent but wears out in as little as 10 years. We currently own a Panasonic front loader that I got on sale for under $400 a few years ago, it has been good so far. We’ll see whether it can outlast the Samsung we had before it.