I must say that this website has been very helpful so far with all the info provided. I am in the process of replacing my Miele W698 Hydromatic machine, it unfortunately suffered from the same fault three times (temperature controller). My confidence in Miele has been rocked slightly, which is why I am looking at the ISE. I should point out that the Machine is now 13yrs old though. its first failure was 3yrs after purchase the second failure was only Jan last year, and now it has failed again.
Now to the point, does the Miele W4144WPS or the ISE have a steel outer drum? On your opening info about buying a new machine it is mentioned that this is a good feature.
Are any machines these days sold with hot fill? My mother says there are, but I have yet to see one.
All replies most welcome.