Ah, the integrated marketplace, such a joy.
You have, at the top, Miele and that's about it currently. With the pitfalls that Penguin points out, good machines, shame about the restrictions.
You have BSH Group, which is Bosch, Neff & Siemens with, pretty much, the same things with different badges on them if you look closely.
You have the mainstream Electrolux and Whirlpool machines. Smeg sits here IMO, at best.
Below that you have everything else to which you should take a very long bargepole to make sure you stay far enough away from it.
What you have to realise is that the integrated appliance market isn't what we'd call large, certainly much smaller that the freestanding market and due to the volumes required to produce, many brands just buy in someone else's machines and plonk their name on it.
Both Electrolux and Whirlpool as well as, to a degree, BSH, will sell you a load of appliances if you want to buy enough and re-badge it for you. So a lot of the mid market stuff is all the same.
All the cheap stuff is almost always either Haier or Midea from China which, if they were on fire, aren't worth wasting the water on to extinguish the flames.
It cracks me up when we get people asking for parts and telling us that the salesman told them that their Necht, CDA, Homark, Teka, Tecnik and so on are really Bosch with another badge on them. We laugh a bit as, they're not and really, £300 or more than 50% cheaper than the real deal?
Let me put it this way, my own service company will not entertain the word "recall" in respect of any Chinese produced appliance and we will not take them on where it's the customer that's paying due to the stupid recall rate. It's not really recalls, it's just another failure on them, usually within 6 months.
We'll sell parts for them on here but, we hate doing it as we really don't see the point in throwing good money after bad. But I guess we have to really, even if we don't like it much.
My advice is to follow the advice given, invest in something decent or as decent as you can afford. Ignore this sound advice at your peril.