“ Brand: Miele „
Our Miele wash/dryer WT2670 broke down when it was just 14mths old, some part needed replacing, then 2 years on it broke down again, the washing doesn't dry, faulty fan belt or condenser? Miele states that they last an average of 20 years or 15,000 working hours. If they are so confident in their high quality products and the longevity of them, why do they insure them? We have not registered for this 'Free 5-year parts and labour', as we believed in their products. When it broke down the second time, I was told that I have to pay for everything myself (the 2-year warranty ran out) and that one has to register because the insurance company needs this certificate, which you get only when you register within 14 days of purchase.
My verdict: this machine is too expensive for a household product that doesn't fullfil what it promises. Sorry, what Miele promises!
I purchased this item via the Comet Auctions, having waited a while until my utility room refurbishment was finished and have not been disappointed.
The machine itself is so easy to use. You simply turn the dial to the setting you want and for drying, you choose hot or cold heat and select the - or + buttons to increase/decrease the drying time.
It has a super 32 minute express cycle which accounts for the majority of washes we do. However even the silk wash is only 36 minutes. The countdown feature on the display really helps, as the machine is so quiet when running, that its hard to know if its still in cycle, so the countdown shows you how long you have left to wait.
The quality of washed items is excellent.
I tend to use the drying feature less than the washing to save on the electricity bill, so the 1600 spin helps ensure that items dry quickly even when hung inside.
For those with a water meter - this machine is a must! The machine assesses the weight of the dry washing and calculates how much water is required to clean it, making it one of the most water efficient models around.
The actual initial cost is high, although I am sure the efficiencies in wash time and water counter-balance this in time.
The other negative would be the door latch which is quite stiff even after using the machine for two months. It can look like it is closed, although the inner drum light does not extinguish until the door is fully closed. My elderly parents have had trouble closing this fully, although the machine will not start while the door is not closed.
Overall, it is a fabulous machine that will no doubt save money over time.
Front Load Drum All-in-One Washer / Dryer, Efficiency: A+A, 13 lb / load, Features: Digital Display, End-of-Cycle Signal, Delayed S. / / The Miele WT2670WPS Front Load All-in-One Washer / Dryer has a capacity of 13 cu / ft., wash programs available: Delicates, Hand Wash, Wool, Wrinkle-Free / Short name: Miele WT2670WPS