My freezer has gone to meet his maker. Where do I buy a new one from? Should I go local or online? I was walking past The Wash House in Hereford a couple of weeks ago and called in to have a look around.
This is a family run company. Household Appliances was established in Stourport more than 30 years ago by Philip Bowden and his mother. As the business grew the services offered to customers increased and The Wash House was born. Now Philip has been joined by his brother Peter. The Hereford branch opened in 2007 and one thing that caught my eye was this statement:-
THE HOME OF LIFETIME LABOUR FREE*
There are also showrooms in Worcester and Stourport. Do take a look at their very informative website here. With such a wide range of cookers, dishwashers, fridges and of course. freezers, I was very impressed by the way the appliances are laid out in neat rows. Household names such as Bosch, Beko, Siemens, Neff, Lec and Frigidaire are all here, plus many more besides.
A vast range of cookers freestanding and built in to view
One of the smiling assistants came over to see if I needed any help in choosing an appliance. I looked at the range of freezers suitable for my needs and the prices that were good value. It was good to see so many well known names on display. Jan the assistant explained what the various models energy rates were and the size and space available. I owned a Lec freezer many years ago and made my mind up that I would buy this make again.
Some of the many freezers sold here
I decided on the Lec model U5010W including extra guarantee in the price
Jan arranges a date for delivery
The freezer was delivered by two friendly delivery men. Matt, son of the owner brought the freezer into my house and his colleague took my defunct freezer away to be disposed of. A charge of £15 is made for this service, very reasonable and cheaper than other stores.
Peter's son Matt happy to be photographed, the sun came out as I took this!
My new freezer ready to get accustomed to its new home!
I let the freezer stand for a few hours to settle and reach -18oc. The temperature can take a varying amount of hours to reach correct level, depending on where the freezer is situated.
Deep drawers ready to be filled with frozen food
Big shop completed and all systems go!
I hope to have many years trouble free service from my new freezer and I am confident that any problems will be dealt with smoothly and efficiently by The Wash House!
*This guarantee applies to MOST appliances. Please enquire for details.