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I give up!Complicated Controls on Electric Items

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wilygran Thu 30-Aug-18 10:37:26

I'm finding it really hard to get essential items like washing machines & microwaves with simple straightforward controls. So many have a range of complicated push button programmes, difficult to see and awkward to alter. Who on earth designs these things?? At the moment I'm trying to source a safe simple wall mounted electric heater for my BiL who has dementia. (The flat is all electric) All we need is something with an accessible on off switch and a temperature setting with thermostat, not an LED display panel. I can't find anything one anywhere! The one in the flat at present has tiny LED controls that my sister & I can only see if we kneel on the floor & we're both too old to manage that for long enough to change the complicated settings (let alone get up again afterwards!)
Anyone out there who's succeeded in finding such a heater?Recommendations most welcome!

Auntieflo Thu 30-Aug-18 15:44:54

Could Age UK help?

humptydumpty Thu 30-Aug-18 15:50:38

wilygran have a look at this - it has analogue controls on the side, and can be wall-mounted:

Pittcity Thu 30-Aug-18 17:45:22

I agree that electrical are too complicated. I only use one programme on my washing machine and have to consult the manual to change the settings on most things.

Fennel Thu 30-Aug-18 19:02:38

Like me Pitticity
You need a degree in advanced electronics to understand these programmes.

harrigran Fri 31-Aug-18 09:57:52

I have a state of the art kitchen and I don't know how to use it, likewise the TVs and recorders.

wilygran Fri 31-Aug-18 10:07:13

Thanks for suggestions! Good to know I am not alone!