“ Brand: ISE „
I bought the IWC Aw23 washing machine more than a year ago from a local washing machine repairer which is the way they are sold,though sometimes they are offered on Ebay. Having done a lot of research I concluded that the machines by this manufaturer(Swedish) are superior to alternatives. I have been pleased with mine and consider it appoximately equivalent to our old high spec Siemens machine which was not economicaly repairable given the profiteering high end manufacturers make on replacement control panels. At £400 I doubt anyone will find a machine as durable or economicaly repairable as the AW23. ISE also make another more expensive washing machine for heavy duty use which is considered superior to the Miele (given its lower replacement spare parts) by repair people I know. I have no connection with the manufacturer, website www.iseappliances.co.uk
Update machine purchased november 2009 last night, June 3 2011 hose burst flooding the floor I am not impressed, the machine was used no more than five times a week...you can spend less than £400 for this lack of durability.
further update: Repair man discovered the bottom counterbalance weight had sheared of . They dont have any spare drum fronts at ISE, have been ordered,comeing from overseas they dont know when. I would advise dont buy this machine,I wish I hadnt.
Brand: ISE / Features: Clear plain English controls / Energy Rating: A+ / Wash performance rating: A / Spin rating : B 1400 / Clear LCD backlit display / Extra large door / Short name: ISE AW23