It is better to get a good quality appliance which will last longer, than a cheap one which will need replacing within few years.
I've found Hotpoint, Miele and Bosch last longer than brands like Beko and Tricity/Bendix.
For best of both worlds (quality and saving money) try the Comet or Currys auction sites, where you can get new goods at knock down prices albeit with slight dents, etc. Nothing serious and they come with the normal guarantee.
How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive? Homer Simpson