New Washer -- What's closest to a Miele?
I need a new washer, and though I would love to buy a Miele, I need a somewhat larger capacity than the european standard size (models 30xx instead of 4xxx) that Miele now exclusively offers in the US market. Specifically, I need to be able to fit a fairly plush king sized mattress pad in my washer. The mattress pad is not as big as a king down comforter, but it is bigger than a duvet cover. About the size of a king down blanket, I would guess.
We are a family of 5 (3 adults, 2 kids), so we do produce a decent amount of laundry but I'm not too concerned about huge loads otherwise, because we sort by color, etc. I would really like something with good build quality to minimize the chance that I'll have to replace it again 5 years from now. Obviously I would like something that does a good job on getting things clean and stains out (still trying to break kids of using shirts as napkins, grr...) but doesn't shred our clothes. A good delicate cycle would be a bonus so I could do less handwashing of woolens and such.
We are about to renovate and put in a new laundry room so I should be able to design to whatever washer I want. The new laundry room is likely to be close to bedrooms so I would prefer not so noisy but I don't need whisper quiet (we are not very noise sensitive but I still don't want a spin cycle that sounds like a jet engine).
Does anyone have any suggestions? I would love a Miele but I don't want to have to go to a laundromat to do my bedding wash on a weekly basis.
Thanks in advance!
FWIW, here is a link the mattress pad I'm talking about: http://www.landsend.com/products/400-count-supima-mattress-pad/id_204377