I'm setting up a lab to perform steroid EIAs, and could really use advice on the selection of a whole-plate microplate washer. I tried googling to find folks' recommendations and warnings, but only found vague cautionary statements such as "there are some great washers out there, and some that are just garbage - and price isn't a good indicator of quality." The lab will belong to a non-profit with only a modest budget for this purpose, so cost is at least somewhat of an issue; I think maybe I can persuade them to spend as much as $5,000 or so if it seems warranted, though less would of course be better. :^ /
I'd appreciate any advice folks here can offer, from recommendations for/warnings against specific makes and models to general considerations to keep in mind while shopping - but I need the advice soon! If there's a different message board/website where you think I'll get more of a response, I'd appreciate hearing about that, too.
Thanks in advance!