I bought an Indesit washing machine many years ago which lasted me over ten years. I don't think Indesit are building them to last for very long any more! If you intend on buying a brand new washing machine every year then this one is just fine. I wouldn't recommend this washing machine to anyone. It lasted a year then that was it. Towards the end (of twelve months) it just didn't do a good enough job that I would expect a washing machine to do. I won't be buying Indesit products again.