Many thanks Gael, for taking the time to write.
I have never owned a Zanussi, though I did use a friends when I stayed with her.
I now see that its owned by Electrolux, so in some pretty good company.
I'll certainly have a look at the brand.
thanks again for your advice Gael
As per my first question, there is already a list of brands & owners on this site.
This helps a lot if you are brand or owner conscious.
For example, Candy/Hoover also own Kelvinator & Zerowatt (great sounding names eh ?!) though why the good old Hoover got involved with Candy is beyond me.
At least I now know a couple of brands that I will avoid at all costs -(please don't ask - too long & exhaustive).
Hopefully; With the kind permission of the owner, I copy it here for other readers:
John Lewis brand