Trendy appliances often least reliable

Well, well… According to this Guardian report,

Dyson vacuum cleaners, Smeg dishwashers and Hoover washing machines may be the more fashionable appliances on the domestic scene, but they are also the most likely to break down, the consumers’ magazine Which? says today. Owners have to have them repaired more often than those who opt for less trendy brands, according to the experiences of nearly 15,000 Which? readers who responded to a survey. People are buying into “fashion” brands for their homes, despite them proving far more unreliable, the researchers say.

So I’ll stick with our boring old Miele, then.