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whatkatydidathome Thu 13-Jan-11 22:07:33

they are stupidly expensive but supposedly last twice as long (or more) and have excellent reviews in Which - anyone got one? Are they that good? Have only ever owned one old Hoover machine and had always assumed that you couldn't really get stuff that clean - does a more expensive washing machine clean better or is it hype?

Rannaldini Thu 13-Jan-11 22:08:20

We have AEG also ver good

PiccalilliShinpads Thu 13-Jan-11 22:09:37

I have had a Miele washing machine for 20 yrs and it has only been repaired once when the seal went around the door. Well worth the money imo

FabbyChic Thu 13-Jan-11 22:09:58

It is not the machine that cleans it is the powder/liquid you use and not overfilling.

All washing machines work, cost is really irrelevant.

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 13-Jan-11 22:10:54

And a thread about a washing machine is in AIBU because ...

animula Thu 13-Jan-11 22:11:07

Have had Miele for 10 years now. They're very quiet. And last longer because they don't shake to bits (which is related to the quiet thing.)

Don't really know about the cleaning better - I'd have to have something to compare it to, and it's been a long time since we had a different machine.

animula Thu 13-Jan-11 22:12:57

Guessing it's the footfall, bibbity.


Or perhaps this is going to get really, really heated, as AEG enthusiasts, and Hoover-lovers, and Zanussi cult members all pitch in and the buns start flying ... .

Imarriedafrog Thu 13-Jan-11 22:13:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hellymelly Thu 13-Jan-11 22:15:57

I have a Miele,am really happy with it, and yes it is very quiet.They are very reliable and the customer service from Miele is excellent.I bought a quite pricey model but I have no regrets at all.I recently needed a new vacuum cleaner so bought a Miele one of those too!

charliesmommy Thu 13-Jan-11 22:16:00

I did a lot of indepth research into my latest machine, after getting through a machine a year... and decided on the LG .. its not cheap, but it is amazing!

It is direct drive, which means it is very quiet. It does a steam wash. And is 9kg load , with a 1400 spin.

And... it is black!.. so looks quite funky in the kitchen!

ChippingIn Thu 13-Jan-11 22:17:58

Miele's are worth the money.

I have just bought an LG, I would have bought a Miele if we weren't planning on moving a bit & probably storing the machine at some stage.

Aunts machine is 18 years old, never needed a thing doing to it!

BetsyBoop Thu 13-Jan-11 22:19:52

had our miele about 5 years now, bought when DD was a month old (now 5 and a bit) so has had a LOT of use (2 DC through cloth nappies!), they are well worth the money IMHO.

It definitely cleans better on a quick wash than our old hoover one did & is more gentle on clothes (less bobbling etc) due to the "honeycomb" drum rather than a normal "holey" drum.

Probably not that different on a longer wash, but then we rarely use a long wash these days unless clothes are really dirty, as the quick wash is so good (34mins (I think) cycle) - so saving money on leccie too.

They are definitely very quiet & we got a 10year free parts & labour warranty with ours (it was an offer they had at the time) which is probably a good indication that the never break down!

blackeyedsusan Thu 13-Jan-11 22:20:17

<rushes to kitchen to check make of washing machine>

Have a bosch, pretty good really and it has short cycles lasting as little as 35 minutes.

That's why I chose it, good make and short cycles. It had a good review in which at the time too.

partystress Thu 13-Jan-11 22:20:48

LOOOOOOVE my Miele washing machine. Bought it cos it came with 10 year guarantee, and we had got through 2 machines in under 3 years. Now 9.5 years old. It gets used at least once every day, up to 4 times on a Sat or Sun when there is muddy sports kit. Has only played up once, which was when a coin got lodged somewhere sensitive. Not a Miele snob all round, as have ditched a vacuum and a dishwasher, but would def buy a washing machine again. In fact, the guy that sorted out the stuck coin said the new ones are virtually indestructible cos they have no bearings.

QueeferSutherland Thu 13-Jan-11 22:22:04

The parts are v v expensive, but our Smeg man <titter> said the oldest appliance he ever serviced <titter> was a Miele. 20+ years old, it was.

Mumwithadragontattoo Thu 13-Jan-11 22:22:40

I inherited Miele appliances when we bought our house. They are fantastic and really do clean better. I think they are worth the money.

Figgyrolls Thu 13-Jan-11 22:26:01

I want one, and after moving to a house with a meile dishwasher already installed I would get one. Our dishwasher was 25 yrs old (according to meile), infact nothing wrong with it apart from the fact it was brown....SIL now has it as we did replace it when redoing our kitchen because I am anal about kitchens as we couldn't get a front for it as it was inbuilt.

whatkatydidathome Thu 13-Jan-11 22:27:18

it's in AIBU because the price made me wonder (and dh insist) that I was being unreasonable in even considering it blush

MsKLo Thu 13-Jan-11 22:36:51

Yanbu! That's what i want next - although my
Bosch is BRILLIANT too and we went for that over the miele due to budget and have had no probs

If we can afford a miele next time though we will get one

BaronessBomburst Thu 13-Jan-11 23:04:53

I've got a Miele washing machine. I've had it 13 years, it's moved 5 or 6 times and is still good as new. I also like the fact that you can wash handwash only items in it by adjusting the water flow, spin speed, temperature etc.

I also have a Miele dryer which is the bees-knees. And a Miele vacuum cleaner.........

Toughasoldboots Thu 13-Jan-11 23:09:45

I rate them too- had one for 8 years in a house that I had to rent out as couldn't sell. It has been hammered by the tenants over the years and never once broken down. I am quite poor generally but would always stretch the budget for one. Friends with hotpoints are ver jealous...

louismummy Thu 13-Jan-11 23:29:47

i've had an lg for 8.5 years, and have been very happy with it bought at john lewis and it came with a 5 yr guarentee, (sp) loads of cycles to choose from, vary temp/spin speed been very happy with it friend bought same one 6 months later and shes had no probs either. the man at john lewis rated them too and about 1/2 price of miele. check with which.

browneyesblue Thu 13-Jan-11 23:36:21

Slight hijack

I've just been looking at Miele's online - are they really as quiet as they claim?

I need to move my washing machine upstairs (long and boring story), and so am looking to replace my very old and very noisy machine for something really quiet.

After 7 years with my current machine, I can't really imagine one that doesn't sound like a plane taking off...

BaronessBomburst Thu 13-Jan-11 23:39:09

Mine's really quiet. And so is the dryer. Unlike the dishwasher, which is not Miele.

browneyesblue Fri 14-Jan-11 00:08:30


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