Well iadom, concerning plastic fantastic rubbish, I guess wisdom is wisdom as well as in UK as in BE: rubbish is rubbish, plastic is plastic, stainless is stainless. It should be up to the customer to be able to choose the quality level of his appliances. Apparently, somebody else now makes these choices today, and yes, plastic is very high on the choice list. Must be a miracle product that plastic, in BE and in UK. Maybe in UK whitegood is built different than in BE, in BE it's plastic anyway.
Lucky there are still some real engineers at Airbus and Boeing (and British Aerospace), if not they would build plastic planes. Therefore I have the greatest respect for companies like Airbus and Boeing (and BAE). What I think about the whitegooders, read this reply very carefully and you will have a good idea.