Whenever you walk into a hardware store to by a washer hose, you really only have a couple of options. Generally speaking, most people go for the rubber hoses. But there is a real issues with these.
Many times on a home inspection I see these hoses with cracks in them, bulges, or just ready to burst. When it comes down to it, the better option would be to use the metal braided hoses that are stronger and last much longer in comparison.
Dave Graham, Tempest Home Inspection. Calgary Alberta