You pose a question which is almost impossible to answer!
Your best bet is to look at the manufacturers whose machines are reviewed in this (and other) magazines.
The problem is that, regardless of the maker's reputation, you might just get the one model which gives problems and that, to you, would destroy your faith in that company. Yet everyone else swears by them.
I'm afraid the old saying "you pays your money and makes your choice" is the only way to go.