Thank you we are excited about our move but now thinking of what i need etc is a bit crazy!I have checked the website out that you sent the link for and I think it will be great.You'll find the same brands you are used to in the UK, plus the Spanish-made Fagor brand. All the stores do home delivery (entrega al domicilio) - some will install it for free as well. Media Markt is a good place to start looking. Tiendas de informática y electrónica Media Markt - Yo no soy tonto
Spanish washing machines generally only connect to the cold water supply and then heat the water to the required temperature. Detergents are designed for low temperatures (30º-40º) and are all "bio" - they don't distinguish between biological and non-biological.
We have a Teka gas cooker/ oven and the old one was also Teka - lasted for more than 20 years, possibly 30.We bought a new washing machine last week.
We bought a Teka as all our other appliances are Teka and we are pleased with them and their after sales service is very good.
We bought our new machine at a local electrical shop in El Campello. They delivered it the next day. Carried it down the stairs. Installed it and took away the old one.
Another place to look is in Carrefour. They have a selection at various prices.
We bought a cheap Fagor washing machine and it worked fine for about 9 years before it packed in, so not too bad considering the use and abuse it got. Bought a dearer Candy machine 5 years ago and it has been great as it has a big capacity.
One thing we noted is that here you do not need extremely high spin speeds etc as about 98% of the time, the favourable weather conditions take care of the drying.