Compact Miele vs. Bosch vs. AEG
I apologize in advance for the very long post: We are renovating our basement and we can only fit a machine that is smaller than 26" down our stairs. This leaves us with only a few options in Canada. The around 10 year old or older Kenmore set (TL washer) that we inherited with the house has to go - they are literally dead - rusty, etc.
Generally, the other compact brands are Bosch, Miele, AEG and LG. I don't want a condensing dryer so the LG is out.
I'd like to spend around or less than $3000, so the Novotronic Miele W1612 and T7634 just make the cut, but the more I think about it the "Delay start" option is one I really want to have in a washer and I'd have to pony up an extra $800 for that (including tax it's over $900!), so I'm not sure. This board also seems to favour the Novotronic over the Touchtronic so I'm not sure that I should pay extra just for that machine anyhow.
The only reason I'm considering it is because Miele is throwing in the 10-year warranty until Sunday the 23rd. But I do have a few cold washes a week and I was wondering about the lowest temperature setting on the Miele....does it go down to 15C or 60F?
For Bosch units, I'm looking at the WAS24460UC washer - http://www.bosch-home.ca/products/compact-washers-dryers/compact-washers/WAS24460UC.html?source=browse
and Bosch Dryer: - WTV76100CN - http://www.bosch-home.ca/products/compact-washers-dryers/compact-dryers/WTV76100CN.html?source=browse
And for AEG, I'm consider either the Lavamat L64850L or L74950 washer
and Dryer: Lavatherm T35850
Anyone have any personal experience with these models in particular. Once I add in delivery and extended 5-ish year warranties for those units (I don't see 10-year warranties available, afaik), they start to approach around $3000, but they do have the 'delay start' feature I am looking for.
I keep going back and forth about it. I can barely find reviews/info about AEG, but the reviews of the Bosch seem to be either that people love it or hate it. If we had an extra $1000 sitting around we'd likely the Miele Touchtronic W3033 and Novotronic T7634, but the thought of paying $4000 for laundry machines is making me a bit ill. Part of the question is if the Bosch and AEG will start breaking/need servicing during years 5 to 10 or if I can find a 10 year warranty for them.
Advice? Experiences with those specific Bosch/Miele/AEG compact machines?