Summary: After much research, this model won me hands down. My overall criteria for purchasing was that it needed to have at least a 30min wash, needed to be black have a decent spin and obviously be energy efficient. The Beko ticked all the boxes and much more. It's a quiet running machine and looks amazing, it's slightly angled front gives a great dimension instead of the usual flat surface. I love it's ability to allow you to change the temp and spin to your chosen wash.
Summary: Replaced a Smeg washing machine which lasted 8 years that was extremely quiet but too expensive to repair / replace at this time. Having said that the Beko machine appears to be of good quality but to be fair the acid test is how long the machine will last as most are designed to last three years or less in my experience. Strange to think that a cheap and cheerful Candy machine my parents-in-law had lasted more than 15 years with only rubber seals replaced.
Summary: One of the quietest machines I have ever had. Looks great in my kitchen and is bigger than my old one so even better. Washes great with all the programmes you will need. Would definitely recommend.