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Miele Washing Machine

Miele utilised several eco-design strategies when designing their range of washing machines:

  • optimal service life (whilst maintaining service quality)
    • designed and tested for 5,000 wash cycles - which is equivalent to an average of 5 cycles a week for 15 to 20 years.
  • designed for durability - features include:
    • enamel casing which does not chip, flake or scratch easily, ensuring the appearance of the product does not diminish over time - see materials selection section.
    • a robust drum axle
    • an unbreakable cast iron cradle which stabilises the machine and is more durable than a concrete block
    • a chrome porthole door and metal door catch designed to be opened and shut 60,000 times
    • Novotronic / electronic controls which means no moving parts so less wear and tear.

© Miele, 2006

  • designed for upgradability:
    • PC updates allow these machines to be reprogrammed in line with future updates and new programmes.
  • reduced energy consumption:
    • AAA energy rating on all top models
    • top range models (1600rpm or 1800rpm spin) are rated A for spin efficiency
  • minimising resource use:
    • the washing machines have a self activating ball valves which saves on detergent
      • during the wash cycle the floating ball presses itself tightly against the outlet of the suds container to prevent the detergent from escaping into the sump.
      • the detergent remains in the suds container, so you use less and the environment has to cope with less pollution.
  • saving water: 
    • Miele washing machines work with a hydromatic system:
      • the drum has ribs with fins that scoop up the water and carry it to the top of the machine
      • this allows the product to use very little water (49 litres on top models).
  • educating the user:
    • the W377 washing machine has a unique load size indicator that measures the size of your wash load and indicates what proportion of the manufacturer's recommended dose of detergent you should use.
  • end of life:
    • to facilitate recycling at end of life all casings are clearly marked by material type.
For More Information

For more information on Miele washing machines visit: http://www.miele.co.uk