I know that I'll get slated for this by the "A grand for a washing machine?? I could buy a house, a car and a new wife/husband for less than that!!" brigade but for those that appreciate a bit of quality, here goes.
John Lewis are offering a Miele WKH122WPS for £1209. This is before cash back of £200 and the deal also includes an additional 3 years warranty and a year's supply of the Miele detergent. The JL price is £190 cheaper than Miele (£1399) whereas most of their prices match Miele. This made me go for the deal. The cashback arrived within a week of my making the claim which was better than I expected. A year's supply of detergent - it needs to be claimed in two parts - also arrived within a matter of days of making the claim. Be careful because the detergent package is quite large and needs a fair amount of storage space so any buyer may want to claim a few months into the deal for the second part if you are tight for space.
I won't bore you all with reams of details but this is the first para from the JL webpage -
"The Miele WKH122WPS freestanding washing machine has smart, electronic control and automatic load recognition. It features automatic detergent dispensing, 17 different programmes and multiple extra options designed to ensure that it leaves all your clothes and washable fabrics looking and feeling great. It has a 24-hour delay start function and, with an A+++ rating for energy efficiency, it's kind to the environment and to your pocket."
More can be found on the JL link and at Miele here - https://www.miele.co.uk/domestic/washing-machines-1566.htm?mat=10514770&name=WKH122_WPS_PWash_2.0_%26_TDos_XL
When my old Miele recently gave up the ghost I looked into getting it repaired but as it would have cost upwards of £250 with no guarantee that something else wouldn't go wrong in a few weeks/months I bit the bullet and looked for a new Miele after the old one gave up after 16 years of faultless use at an original cost of £552. This new one seemed a good deal to me although there are cheaper Miele models. Note that the warranty can be extended from 5 to 10 years at a cost of £149. So I now have a washing machine that will last me 10 years at a cost of marginally over £2 a week.
For all you Ferrari, Porsche haters when a Focus will do the job this deal won't be for you but for those that appreciate a bit of quality go for it!