Miele utilised several eco-design strategies when designing their range of ovens:
The product lifespan is maximised whilst ensuring optimal service quality is retained; the ovens are designed to last for 15 to 20 years.
Products are designed for durability:
- parts such as door latches are tested to be opened and shut 60,000 times
- Novotronic / electronic controls means no moving parts so less wear and tear
They are also designed with upgradability in mind:
- PC updates allow them to be reprogrammed in line with future updates and new programmes.
Miele has also taken steps to reduce energy consumption:
- it has AAA energy rating on all top models
- a revolutionary technique of cooking with residual heat has been incorporated:
- the intelligent electronics system decides the point at which there is enough heat in the oven to complete the cooking process without any further heat input, and switches off the elements.
- this function operates when using the automatic timer
facility or the roast probe and can save as much as 20% electricity.
- every setting on the electronic ovens has a maximum operating period. If the oven is left on for longer than this, the intelligent electronics will automatically switch the function off.
- energy is also conserved by enabling the user to choose an appropriate grill setting:
- e.g. if they wish to grill only a steak or a couple of sausages, they can use just the inner grill element.
- or, when the whole family wants a traditional English breakfast, they choose the surface grill that uses both the inner and outer elements.
Finally, to facilitate recycling at end of life all casings are clearly marked by material type.
For more information on Miele ovens visit: http://www.miele.co.uk/
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