Good luck getting it repaired if it does break down! When they work AEG/Electrolux/Zanussi/JL rebadged MACHINES etc. work just fine, when they don't you have the "Serviceforce" network (for want of a better description) to deal with, and it's a living hell which John Lewis could do nothing to hurry along. 10 weeks to repair my AEG built drier brought sizeable financial compensation from JL, but you still need to be in to witness them messing around trying to repair stuff (when they do bothe to turn up) - this happens repeatedly, so make sure you have plenty of holiday left to take! :-(
Not impressed by Siemens; I’ve just replaced both a washing machine and tumble drier which broke down within months of the 5 year warranty lapsing. Personally, I will avoid Siemens and have now switched to AEG having been impressed by the build quality. The washing machine I ordered was from John Lewis for £679 and has comparable specs (if not better) than the one above.