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someone on here tell my mum she MUST buy a Miele washing machine

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misdee Tue 29-Jul-08 14:26:06

they have gone through 3 washing machines in the last 10 years. she has spotted a Miele on offer, and my dad says go for it, my mum is floundering because she doesnt want to buy another duff machine. i have told her, as has SGK, that miele are the best machines she could possibly buy. we need back up!!!

misdee Tue 29-Jul-08 14:27:21

model # distiction 500

AdamAnt Tue 29-Jul-08 14:32:59

Yes she must! We have one (a Miele - not that partic model) and it's absolutely brilliant. It's bound to save money in the long run (fewer repairs, lower running costs), and you can often get a looong warranty (5 years? maybe 10?) if you look on their website.

littlelapin Tue 29-Jul-08 14:34:05

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ninedragons Tue 29-Jul-08 14:36:46

Do it - it is so much cheaper in the long run. My friends sister has one that is 22 years old and still going strong.

Our landlady put in a piece of junk by Haier and consequently pays for a call-out and a repair every time we try to spin something heavier than three tea towels and a pair of baby socks.

choccypig Tue 29-Jul-08 14:38:43

Buy buy buy. I used to work for a company that repaired washing machines and all the engineers said Miele was THE BEST. Every part in them is designed to last 15 years.

DarrellRivers Tue 29-Jul-08 14:39:15

The washing machine fitter said washing machine afterlife is not full of any Miele.
Buy the Miele

ninedragons Tue 29-Jul-08 14:40:24

Ooh and I am told that the spin cycle is so good that clothes come out almost dry, so it would cut the cost of running a tumble dryer dramatically.

littlelapin Tue 29-Jul-08 14:42:12

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misdee Tue 29-Jul-08 14:47:18

they always take out warrenties on them.

current machine is waiting on a repair and spare parts, as bearings and shock absorbers have gone.

UnquietDad Tue 29-Jul-08 14:50:31

Mieles are extremely reliable, but FUCK, they are HEAVY! Ever tried pushing one of those buggers?

TwoWashTutter Tue 29-Jul-08 14:52:32


she should get it

it would confirm my purchase last week

<<awaits credit card statement>>

TwoWashTutter Tue 29-Jul-08 14:53:20

but please don't tell me the paragon is on offer anywhere

MamaG Tue 29-Jul-08 14:55:23

lol at Tutter - is it to match your TWO miele dishwashers?!!

flowerybeanbag Tue 29-Jul-08 14:56:28

Yes she must, definitely.

TwoWashTutter Tue 29-Jul-08 14:56:30

<<mumble mumble... mutter... yes... mutter>>

misdee Tue 29-Jul-08 15:14:31

can anyone tell us what extended warrenty would cost approx direct from miele. its not on their special offer of 5/10years cover

TwoWashTutter Tue 29-Jul-08 17:06:04

not sure misdee - mine came with 10yrs

rarely worth buying extended warratny imo

frogs Tue 29-Jul-08 17:07:41

You don't need extended warranties with Miele, they don't go wrong. Expected lifespan is 20+ years, my mums is still going strong after 30. It's only every gone wrong once, and that was our fault for bunging it up with beach sand. Bargain.

badgermonkey Tue 29-Jul-08 17:09:42

She MUST, I love ours. Of course we got the only one that broke in the first year hmm but they were very obliging, came to fix it after work (as we were most insistent that we couldn't take time off, being teachers), making zillions of trips to fetch parts etc, replacing anything that seemed even slightly knackered and doing it all for free.

hanaflower Tue 29-Jul-08 17:12:07

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Anotherbook Tue 29-Jul-08 17:15:46

My in laws who are the deinition of money saving will only buy Miele appliances.Money saved in the long run.

We bought a Miele washing machine and dryer 6 months ago although my last Zanussi washing machine lasted 15 years.No problems so far.

Anotherbook Tue 29-Jul-08 17:16:19


misdee Tue 29-Jul-08 17:19:01

well i think my dad went to go and get it. not heard anything back yet. they are hoping to arrnage delivery after their hols.

dad would rather take the extra cover, just in case.

frogs Tue 29-Jul-08 17:21:13

Should come with a 10 year guarantee anyway.

MAke them add up the cost of premiums on extended warranty -- almost always cheaper just to pay the money in the v. unlikely event that it should go wrong.

If they live in a hard water area they need to use water softener in every wash, though. And remember to clean the filter out every couple of months and run a v. hot wash once in a while. If you do all those things, there's no need to pay for extra cover.

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