It is important at this point to consider that an average (say Zanussi) machine made in the early eighties with an 1000 spin speed would have cost you 279..that was THEN.Consider the pro rata cost of production and the ratio of cost of machine to average wage today.Hi All, my only experience is Zanussi really for washers, however they are quite costly to buy in comparison to some other makes so wondered if there are any brands to avoid or any washers you can recommend that are reasonably priced?
build quality will be different as the manufacturer has more money to make it with and back up afterwards.
The Arcelik factories in Turkey that produce Beko machines do not make Miele that are German production.
Indesit and Hotpoint machines are now owned by Whirlpool the American giant so industry goalposts move all the time.
There are certain similarities in the parts used - for example the use of the same Askoll pump units or generic valve assemblies but the rest of your post is very misleading and factually incorrect.
(honestly) Is my family liable to grow; will the demand on the machine grow?
If I buy a 8 or 9KG machine, do I have a similar capacity drier?
They will carry many old english brand names from the past but are in no way representative of their forebears.
Beware of being thrilled by machines boasting a free 5 year parts warranties; it will cost you between 90 and 130 to get that 'free' part fitted as you can only get the free parts if the manufacturer fits it.
John Lewis branded machines are higher grade Electrolux.