John Lewis Contoured Laundry Basket
Improved design but not good enough
I bought one of these and the handle broke as a lot of people found. This was simply because it was a separate moulding clipped on. It is now one piece and the problem has been fixed, our replacement is a good year old. The new problem as someone has alluded to is if you pick it up one handed the sharp inner edge of the handle comes in contact with your fingers and it is very uncomfortable. Perhaps the manufacturers will read these reviews and modify the design again. They might also try asking people to use them before releasing them to the public.
15 August 2014
Bad quality plastic!
I thought it was just me being clumsy, but now having read a lot of these reviews I realise that that this is not the case. I bought two of these over a year ago, and the handle of one of them shattered within three weeks. The second one cracked on a door jamb over two months ago, and I have just gone online to replace them. I have now decided to shop elsewhere as it is clear that the plastic used for these baskets is too brittle for use.
11 July 2014
This product broke the first time I used it, and has continued to fall apart. The plastic is brittle and completely unsuitable for purpose. I'm returning it for a refund. My previous Addis laundry basket lasted for over 20 years!!
11 June 2014
Would have expected better
I bought two of these, thinking that I'd just been unlucky first time round, but both cracked after using only a few times, so the first was thrown away and the second returned for a refund. Poor quality for John Lewis.
06 May 2014
I bought 3 of these. 2 have lasted OK, but 1 was returned shortly after purchase as it split almost in half whilst carrying some dry (not wet or heavy) washing upstairs. Can't find anything else though, so I hope the 2 I've kept will last OK! Not really up to JL's usual standard.
14 March 2014
Like another customer, I have purchased a number of these for myself and my family, including my mother-in-law! The consensus of opinion is this is a great product - Easily swallows a "full" washing load, which for my family is often bigger than usual!
I found it to be sturdy, I've even dropped it a few times with no problems!
I've seen the comments about the handles and have had no issues whatsoever, and my mother-in-law, said it was a perfect basket #I think I'll buy her another for Christmas!#
Highly recommended to other John Lewis customers!!
17 February 2014
This is a very cheaply made product. The basket broke at the handle on its first use!! More fool me... Buy cheap, buy twice. Avoid.
06 February 2014
I so liked the shape of this laundry basket I now have three and at a price that won't break the bank
29 October 2013