At the end of it all, the key jobs of a washing machine are to clean and care for your clothing, and Miele's washing machines have long been celebrated for their thorough yet gentle care of fabrics. Miele's Honeycomb washing drum advances this technology even further. Forged from the very best stainless steel with a unique convex pattern that resembles a honeycomb, the Honeycomb drum enhances both cleaning performance and reduces fabric wear. The by-product of this patented advancement is an 80% reduction in the number of water exit holes and a network of water channels that create a thin water layer that cushions your clothes while the drum rotates. This design allows for thorough washing results and effective water extraction that have been proven to be gentler than hand washing. By reducing the size and number of water exit holes, there is virtually no chance your clothes will be damaged from snags against the steel holes.
In addition, Miele's Touchtronic washing machine offers more specialty programs to clean silks and other delicate hand washables you would normally dry clean. Surprisingly, you don't need an engineering degree to use it; a simple approach allows you to quickly and easily select a cycle that will automatically adjust the water, temperature, soak and spin speeds to manage your cleaning task.
Both this washer and its tumbler counterpart are available with unique dacor/integrated panels that allow you to cover the front of the system in cabinetry, and the similarly integrated panel design allows your laundry system to blend seamlessly into any part of the home.
This model is equipped with internal heating elements that can raise the water temperature to the necessary level for sanitization. This mechanism allows you to lower the temperature of your hot water heater to save money and prevent scalding. This model also features a digital program countdown display and a 24-hour delay start option.
In short, this is a first-rate product that's not only unique in design, but also in its quality through and through. From the durable steel door hinge and glass door, to the rubber seal and revolutionary Honeycomb wash drum; high quality raw materials are used both inside and out, and that's what puts this washing machine into a category all its own.
(This model is only available in a stainless steel finish).
This washer uses 139.00 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $15.42.
The estimated yearly operating cost is based on doing 8 laundry loads a week and the 2011 national average electricity cost of $.1109 per kWh. Your operating cost will depend on your utility rates and usage.
*Operating cost based on electric water heating.