White Goods and the Hotpoint brand

Did you ever wonder where the phrase ‘white goods’ came from? The team at Affordable Appliance Repairs in Worthing wanted to know so we carried out a little research.The company Hotpoint are manufacturers, as you know, of kitchen appliances such as dishwashers, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens and hobs etc.

The company started out life as an electrical manufacturer in the USA back in the early 1900’s, becoming a household name by the 1950’s. It produced a completely white range of appliances and that is where we got the term ‘white goods’ from due to there dominance of the market at the time.

Another interesting fact we found out was that the name Hotpoint comes from one of their first inventions which was an electric iron with a ‘hot point’ rather than being hot in the centre!

A couple of good snippets for those of our customers who enjoy the odd pub quiz!

Now a part of the Indesit brand and teamed up with Ariston, Cannon and Scholtes, the Hotpoint brand is still going strong in the UK and we are proud to be qualified engineers capable of repairing Hotpoint appliances for our customers. Parts are readily available and we carry main items of stock on our vans to ensure a quick and cost effective fix when you call us out.

So whether you have a Hotpoint, Indesit, Ariston or any other make of appliance, make sure you call Affordable Appliance Repairs in Worthing first for a fast and reliable service. You can also use our online booking system via your computer or our specially designed app on your smartphone.

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