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Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine review

Reliable and energy-efficient, with an impressive array of features, the Miele WEG665 is a high performing washing machine well suited to busy family life. We tested it out with parent and mum of two, Zoe.

By Zoe Kotsis | Last updated Sep 14, 2023

Miele WEG665 washing machine

Overall star rating: 4.5/5

Price: RRP £1,249 | Buy now from John Lewis

Our verdict on the Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine

  • Set up: 5/5

  • Features: 4/5

  • Results: 5/5

  • Ease of use: 5/5 

  • Design: 5/5

  • Ease of cleaning: 5/5

  • Value for money: 5/5

The Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine has proven itself a reliable workhorse in our household. Its durability, ample features and consistent performance make it a trustworthy choice for families. 

While it could benefit from a touchscreen lock and a more user-friendly app, these are minor issues in the grand scheme of things. If you prioritise reliability and laundry care, the Miele WEG665 is a solid choice that doesn’t disappoint.

What we like

  • ‘A’ energy rating

  • 14 different cycle programmes to choose from

  • CapDosing (auto dose) feature

  • Automatically load adjustment to help you save water and energy

  • Pre-ironing feature to smooth out clothes after washing

  • Quiet Mark certified with an ‘A’ noise rating

  • App-compatible

What we don’t like

  • Expensive

  • App can be a bit temperamental

  • Spin rating only at a ‘B’

Key specs

Type: Freestanding | Spin speed: 1400 rpm | Capacity: 9kg | Energy rating: A | Spin performance: B | Number of programs: 16 | Wool wash: Yes | Delicate wash: Yes | Hand wash: Yes | Energy consumption per cycle: 0.49 kWh | Water consumption per cycle: 48 litres | Dimensions: 85 x 59.6 x 63.6cm | Guarantee: 2 years

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Miele WEG665 washing machine control panel

How we tested the Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine

  • Used once a week on average

  • Tested in a family household

Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine has been a reliable addition to our household since we purchased it in February 2020. 

For the purpose of this review, I scored the machine on a number of different factors including overall cleaning, stain removal, rinse and spin effectiveness, ease of use, programme length, noisiness, and energy use and cost.

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Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine: how does it look?

The Miele WEG665 is a sleek-looking washing machine that fits in well in my utility room. Its white body colour and silver door are unobtrusive, and the control panel is simple in design and easy to read. 

Miele WEG665 detergent drawer

How well does the Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine clean, rinse and spin?

Our household consists of four people, and this 9kg machine has proven to be more than capable of meeting our laundry needs. 

It handles various load sizes with ease, ensuring that our clothes come out clean and fresh every time. The spin rating sits at a B, so the clothes don’t come out as dry as they could but, day in and day out, the Miele WEG665 performs admirably without any hiccups or issues.

I also like the honeycomb drum, which helps to protect my family’s clothes during a fast 1,400rpm spin cycle. 

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Is it energy-efficient?

With an ‘A’ energy rating, the Miele WEG665 is very energy-efficient, and this is noticeable considering how many laundry loads I put on with two young children at home. 

Per cycle, this washing machine uses 0.49kWh of energy on average, but there are Cold and 20°C wash options should I want to use less. 

Miele WEG665 washing machine control panel with prompt

What's the Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine like to use day-to-day?

In terms of operation, the Miele WEG665 is fairly straightforward to use, but we haven't fully explored its wide range of settings. While we haven't found the need to delve into every cycle option, you need to understand what all the settings and programmes do to make the most out of this machine's capabilities.

One minor annoyance we've encountered is the lack of a touchscreen lock. Our toddler has a habit of running over and accidentally changing settings or even turning the machine on. It would be a welcome improvement if Miele could add a feature to lock the touchscreen to prevent unintended changes.

The Miele WEG665 also comes with a companion app, but we found it somewhat challenging to connect properly with the machine at the start. It's possible that our difficulties were due to user error, but it's worth noting that the app may not be the most user-friendly for those that aren’t as tech savvy.

We like that the machine comes with an auto-dose feature, which automatically dispenses the right amount of laundry detergent for your load at the touch of a button. But one thing to mention is that the machine strongly encourages the use of Miele's TwinDos products or Miele pods and regularly issues reminders, which can be irritating if, like us, you prefer using other laundry capsules and fabric softeners.

Is it noisy? 

In terms of noise, this washing machine performs very well, with an ‘A’ class rating and Quiet Mark certification. It has a noise reading of 68dB for a spin cycle, so it’s one of the quietest machines I’ve come across. 

It's generally quiet during operation and doesn't disrupt our daily routines. The only exception is the loud beep it emits when the cycle finishes, which lasts for just a second so it's not overly intrusive, although it did once wake my baby. Additionally, the machine offers a quiet setting, although it's not compatible with all wash programmes.

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Is the Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine good value for money? 

For app compatibility and an impressive array of features, the Miele WEG665 generally offers good value for money.

It’s one of the more expensive washing machines on the market though, so you’d need to be sure that you’d get the most out of the app and programmes for it to be worth the hefty price tag.

When my family and I were in the market for a new washing machine, Miele's reputation for durability was a significant factor in our decision as we wanted a machine that would serve us well for many years to come. 

The Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine’s overwhelmingly positive online reviews and reliability sealed the deal for us, which is why we ultimately decided to invest.

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About the author

Zoe Kotsis is a Planning Manager at Mumsnet. As a mum of two, with a toddler and primary schooler at home, she knows the importance of finding the right products for a busy family and is keen to share her top buys to make other parents’ lives that little bit easier too. 

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