[Disclaimer- I sell printers & supplies for a living, but not for one particular brand]
If you can live with black & white, then a mono laser printer is the way to go. If you’re looking at new ones then the low end Brother printers (L2xxx etc) are good value. The low end Canon & HP models are also good, and simpler as there’s only one supply to buy.
Laser printers can cope with not being used for longer, but there can be issues with drums marking when not used for a long time.
Cheap colour laser printers aren’t generally worth bothering with.
On the inkjet side the newer epson models with the precision core heads seem to be a lot more resilient to clogging than the older ones. The higher end HP Officejets aren’t as good as the Epson Workfoce pro printers. The cheap inkjets across all brands seem to commonly develop feed problems.
Looking at the used laser market, then HP is the obvious choice. As well as the larger printers in the 4/4000 series, the small models using Q2612A/CB435A etc cartridges are much more compact and seem to soldier on well.