Ok, no time to fix it and as it looks so scruffy anyway it has been sent
to dishwasher-heaven. I couldn't bear washing up any more (blimey, how lazy
have I become?? :-) so a trip to Bluewater and a Miele machine should be
delivered on Thurs.
It was a toss up between the near bottom end Miele (646SC) and a
near-top-of-the-range-lights-and-gadgets-for-everything Siemens. Both a
touch under 500 squid. Miele one based on the theory that less gadgets the
more reliable it should be and based on the fact that I only really
used one program on the old machine 9 seemed a little OTT.
Interestingly, both come with a 5 year warranty which is promising. Some
of the Miele Washing machines come with a 10 year warranty. 500 quid over
5 years (at least) gives me clean dishes for under a couple of quid a week.
Well worth it :-)
Cheers for all the advice. Several people emailed me to say Bocsh or Miele.
Some had problems with Bosch control panels - everyone who emailed me about
Miele was completely happy.
As a slight warning. 3 people emailed about Indesit machines - all recommended
that I did *not* buy one!
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