You clearly didn't read this did you? Your posting a article that concerns washing machines.This concerns Whirlpool refrigerators.
Yup. All our appliances are Miele. Buy it once and enjoy it. We got the 10 year warranty on all of them. Only needed to use once with a bad temp sensor on our dishwasher. Honestly, buying the extended warranty was a waste.
Unfortunately it seems that non of these brands are what they used to be. Buy a MAYTAG, you're actually buying a whirlpool product now, complete with burning control panels in the dishwashers. I had a Whirlpool dishwasher's control panel pop and burn one evening and when I started looking at other dishwashers, I found that all of the reviews were horrible, no matter the brand.
As for refrigerators, I found a Samsung that had great reviews, much better than the Whirlpools and others that I looked at, so I bought it, time will tell I guess. Now my beer fridge,...it's a small Frigidaire, it's been flawless so far. I had a Frigidaire in my old house and it performed flawlessly as well, but every Frigidaire side by side I looked at had horrible reviews,...so what do you do?
As I stated earlier, non of the "old school" brands are what they used to be. We live in a throw away society and it shows in items such as these.