For washing machines that'd IMO be Miele and that other German brand who's name escapes me.
That would be Siemens or Bosch. I had a Siemens which failed after a month - rubber particles of the door seal were found in the wash. Repair, but after 1 month the problem returned. This time they asked if we had anyone with eczema in the house (which we had). It turns out that the oils in the cremes eat the seal, but they had a special one one for that which they then fitted.
After that it pretty much was the best wash machine I have ever had, coping indeed very well with the ointments in the child wash and doing a good job in general. You get what you pay for, though, this thing wasn't cheap.