No probs. The author is a long-serving repairman. I've read his site reasonably thoroughly and he does make specific recommendations at different price points. If the money is available, Miele machines seem to have the best construction, a great reputation and he discussed their engineer call out service (factory run, some repairs at fixed price, company-employed repairers etc.)...
(If you archive search my name and Bosch / Miele I've posted phone numbers of some trade suppliers should you / friend / family own a business and can place a trade order).
Hub2dee-thanks. Comet have just agreed to write the evil thing off (I made a real nuisance of myself) so can probably afford a Miele. But after reading that website am wondering if I can afford a Dyson...
We went for Miele. Bl**dy expensive, but they are built better. (Whether the increased reliability is worth the price of two lesser machines, for example, is questionable), but they tend to work well and I think the manufacturer's engineers take some of the 'uncertainty' out of the 'dealing with the dodgy repair blokey' IYSWIM.
I would not hesitate to go for them. User charleypops just bought one (search archives) and she's a bit of a mad researcher, like me.
Take it you read that washer help man's article on Miele ? He seemed to think they were also rather tasty... well, at least as tasty as whitegoods can be.
I know the Dyson has some unique features, but I am not sure all users rave. I don't know anything about their long term use.
mergle are you me?
Our shitty indesit wde12 finally carked it after 6 WEEKS of being broken, 5 visits from their (Comet)stupid ignorant engineers
they send you a sodding voucher that you MUST use in a coment store, we upped ours and used the value of the voucher against a £750 miele proper washing machine with 10 yrs built in guarantees
it arrives monday
every engineer laughed at us buying a washer dryer and esp an indesit
my complaint letter is 4 pages long so far.