Miele Freestanding Washing Machine  £ 594.00 + Del £ 4.99  (was £ 799.00) £594 @ CoOp Electrical
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Miele Freestanding Washing Machine £ 594.00 + Del £ 4.99 (was £ 799.00) £594 @ CoOp Electrical

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Found 29th May
Miele is a brand renowned for top-shelf, investment appliances and the W1 ChromeEdition WKB130 is no exception. As well as a commodious 8kg wash capacity and a powerful 1600rpm spin speed, this washing machine offers both innovation and durability. Efficiency is key, with the ProfiEco motor proving quiet, powerful and economical. Intelligent automatic load recognition sensors perfectly tailor electricity and water consumption for the optimum cycle while the ability to wash at low temperatures (without sacrificing spotless results) is great for both your clothes and the environment. The WKB130 is also incredibly convenient. A patented AutoClean dispenser drawer uses jets to flush the detergent drawer after every wash, saving you yet another job, while a handy delay start lets you take back control of your day.



Key features of the Miele ChromeEdition WKB130 Washing Machine

  • Never guesstimate your detergent again with CapDosing
  • The SoftSteam honeycomb drum achieves perfectly laundered textiles fast
  • Monitor and regulate your water usage with ease thanks to the Flowmeter
  • The hardy enamelled front keeps your machine looking good
  • Handy functions, from Wool to Express20, make clothes care effortless
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"Miele is a brand renowned for top-shelf, investment appliances..."


What? Investment? Who are they kidding? Worth a grand after five years is it?
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Was just looking at it, damn good price, heat from me.
Have been on look out for few days as my Bosch has packed up, not seen Miele at this price.
Reviews also pretty good reevoo.com/p/m…130.


Have ordered one lets see, fingers crossed.
I bought this six months ago. Great washing machine, the best I've owned (I've had 4 over the years).

Washes extremely well.

Only annoying thing is that the finish alert sound is super annoying, and doesn't stop at all, until you switch it off.

Also, the matching tumble dryer is super expensive if you want to stack...
Quality products
2 year warranty
Free?
I thought Miele used to give a 5 year warranty?!
I wouldn't buy a Miele without 5 year warranty. That said I'm sure they would help you out if it packed up after just 2-5 years
Borgia130 m ago

2 year warranty


Yeah, thats a joke
"Miele is a brand renowned for top-shelf, investment appliances..."


What? Investment? Who are they kidding? Worth a grand after five years is it?
FunkiestMonkey7 h, 27 m ago

I wouldn't buy a Miele without 5 year warranty. That said I'm sure they …I wouldn't buy a Miele without 5 year warranty. That said I'm sure they would help you out if it packed up after just 2-5 years



They don't. I looked at buying this machine a few days ago on this deal, lots of comments around the web of the hefty cost of repairs outside of warranty.
To extend the warranty (with Miele) to 5 years costs £149, to 10 years £279, which makes a fair difference to the price.

It's a good price for a Miele washing machine, but I'm not sure that it's good value for a washing machine.
oobie3814 m ago

They don't. I looked at buying this machine a few days ago on this deal, …They don't. I looked at buying this machine a few days ago on this deal, lots of comments around the web of the hefty cost of repairs outside of warranty. To extend the warranty (with Miele) to 5 years costs £149, to 10 years £279, which makes a fair difference to the price.It's a good price for a Miele washing machine, but I'm not sure that it's good value for a washing machine.


We were lucky that our model only had 2 year warranty but offer on at time for free 5 year warranty and a sale on.

It's the only washing machine we have owned that actually washes the clothes properly at eco setting. Or short wash and reduced temperature I should say. Except grass stains on cricket whites.

Anyway someone else said the matching drier is expensive. That is true. And it's not that good either compared to the performance of the washing machine.

So in summary:
Good performance
Doesn't have any niggling features
Easy to use
Looks good in an understated way
Expensive but value for money if you get one with extended warranty thrown in and on sale


Note: get a TwinDos model. It makes life easy
Pro tip - do not put this on a top shelf - it is very heavy!
' A patented AutoClean dispenser drawer uses jets to flush the detergent drawer after every wash, saving you yet another job'


errrrmmmm .... I don't think I have ever cleaned the detergent drawer!
speric074 m ago

' A patented AutoClean dispenser drawer uses jets to flush the detergent …' A patented AutoClean dispenser drawer uses jets to flush the detergent drawer after every wash, saving you yet another job'errrrmmmm .... I don't think I have ever cleaned the detergent drawer!


Yeah you probably should do that occasionally , they come out very easily
Besford8 h, 1 m ago

"Miele is a brand renowned for top-shelf, investment appliances..."What? …"Miele is a brand renowned for top-shelf, investment appliances..."What? Investment? Who are they kidding? Worth a grand after five years is it?


Can be fixed easily after many years use, built in Germany, well made but a higher price point = sensible investment
Save yourself a hassle of lifting and moving etc. The installation is free which is a bonus as it is 90 Kg in weight.
You may also want to avail free disposal of your old machine again as it says save a trip to the tip.

Very valid points above Re Guarantee - thanks, my Premier Credit card from HSBC gives two extra years extended free of cost hence worth checking if any such similar options to extend the guarantee for as long.
lf1983lf34 m ago

Pro tip - do not put this on a top shelf - it is very heavy!


That's because Miele use considerably more concrete in their machines than other manufacturers. So they're very heavy but also don't vibrate as much as the competition.
boonkoh9 h, 40 m ago

I bought this six months ago. Great washing machine, the best I've owned …I bought this six months ago. Great washing machine, the best I've owned (I've had 4 over the years).Washes extremely well.Only annoying thing is that the finish alert sound is super annoying, and doesn't stop at all, until you switch it off.Also, the matching tumble dryer is super expensive if you want to stack...


Disable it, as my wife has done (left her to read the instructions)
savingsguru9 m ago

Save yourself a hassle of lifting and moving etc. The installation is free …Save yourself a hassle of lifting and moving etc. The installation is free which is a bonus as it is 90 Kg in weight.You may also want to avail free disposal of your old machine again as it says save a trip to the tip. Very valid points above Re Guarantee - thanks, my Premier Credit card from HSBC gives two extra years extended free of cost hence worth checking if any such similar options to extend the guarantee for as long.


Hi. I have that card and didn't know about this. I can't find it as a published benefit here;

beta.homeandaway.hsbc.com/cus…er/

Do you have another link?

Thanks
speric0741 m ago

' A patented AutoClean dispenser drawer uses jets to flush the detergent …' A patented AutoClean dispenser drawer uses jets to flush the detergent drawer after every wash, saving you yet another job'errrrmmmm .... I don't think I have ever cleaned the detergent drawer!


Dispenser drawers grow mould that is passed into your wash. The auto clean has prevented the growth of mould in my Miele.

With 30-40 degree washes, this mould may not be removed.

You wouldn’t have mould in your walls so you shouldn’t have it in your washing machine.
We, too, bought this on the last offer about 6 months ago and it has taken us this long to get the 5 year guarantee sorted out. I have been very disappointed with Miele's customer service as they used to be very good. Why do they always blame computer problems.....?

Anyway, the main problem with this machine is that, when the temperature is reduced, the washing time increases substantially to compensate- a 90 degree wash (for occasional cleaning when the machine shouts at you to do it) is significantly shorter than a 40 degree wash (and the same as a 75 or 50 degree).
FunkiestMonkey9 h, 6 m ago

I wouldn't buy a Miele without 5 year warranty. That said I'm sure they …I wouldn't buy a Miele without 5 year warranty. That said I'm sure they would help you out if it packed up after just 2-5 years


They will help you out by selling you a warranty after the item has developed the fault. The warranty is sold at a premium - because of an existing fault - and covers labour and repairs up to a maximum limit that may or may not cover the cost of the repair (you cannot pay the difference).

Miele uses DomGen for insurance products and it's a money making enterprise. You won't get much in the way of a goodwill repair from Miele - and their engineers charge by the hour for labour.

Miele make good products, no doubt. Their products have become better in recent years as the standards of the crowd marketed machines have drastically fallen (Zanussi, 15 years ago, was one of the best in terms of reliability).

But their reputation for longevity is exaggerated as part of the marketable myth of the superiority German engineering.

Miele washers and seals leak in exactly the same way as those of any other manufacturer and their washing machine and dishwasher pumps fail in exactly the same way too.

If you are buying a Miele washing machine or dishwasher always go for the extended warranty and if one is not offered for "free" as part of the purchase price buy it from Miele.

This washing machine is a stonking offer. Even with the price of the additional three year warranty, it's a must buy if you want to try a machine above the usual modern Hotpoint rubbish.
Prefer my LG never had an issue and also cheaper.Reliabilty of LG are pretty decent and look better and quieter.
Scorpion40 m ago

That's because Miele use considerably more concrete in their machines than …That's because Miele use considerably more concrete in their machines than other manufacturers. So they're very heavy but also don't vibrate as much as the competition.


Last one I had had a cast iron shroud around the drum. I guess if they are using concrete now they moving in line with the competition. I have a Fisher and Paykel now which is direct drive and amazing regarding noise and vibration. TrustPilot reviews of Miele are pretty shocking, maybe everyone has super high expectations or they've gone downhill.
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 30th May
Cracking products. Sometimes Miele offer a free 10 year warranty on their products which is a godsend. Not sure if that promotion is running at the moment. Could be worth checking with Miele.
Geoggy21 m ago

Hi. I have that card and didn't know about this. I can't find it as a …Hi. I have that card and didn't know about this. I can't find it as a published benefit here;https://beta.homeandaway.hsbc.com/customer/#!/offers/listDo you have another link?Thanks


Pls check this hsbc.co.uk/cre…er/
My Miele has done over 10000 washes over 20 years and is still going strong! It's amazing
savingsguru4 m ago

Pls check this https://www.hsbc.co.uk/credit-cards/products/premier/


33882546-Srp5A.jpgincome of 75.000????
nothing can be done with mine £13.000 per annual
davewave1 h, 12 m ago

Can be fixed easily after many years use, built in Germany, well made but …Can be fixed easily after many years use, built in Germany, well made but a higher price point = sensible investment


Complete distortion of the meaning of the word:

in·vest·ment
/inˈves(t)mənt/
noun
.the action or process of investing money for profit or material result:
gazdoubleu29 m ago

Last one I had had a cast iron shroud around the drum. I guess if they are …Last one I had had a cast iron shroud around the drum. I guess if they are using concrete now they moving in line with the competition. I have a Fisher and Paykel now which is direct drive and amazing regarding noise and vibration. TrustPilot reviews of Miele are pretty shocking, maybe everyone has super high expectations or they've gone downhill.


I don't think they've gone downhill. It's much more a case of Miele, literally, trading on the myth of German engineering superiority.

British consumers lap this up and it's no wonder that the UK is one of Germany's main white goods export markets.

Those who buy into the myth and then encounter the inevitable problems, leave bad reviews whereas for a £300 Hotpoint, they don't bother.

End of the day, Miele do make mass produced white goods that are superior to nearly every other manufacturer but this is a consequence of the huge drop in quality amongst the other mass market manufacturers in the last 20 years.
spatter28 m ago

My Miele has done over 10000 washes over 20 years and is still going …My Miele has done over 10000 washes over 20 years and is still going strong! It's amazing


And still using water and energy like they did 20 years ago. That's one of the trade-offs.
Besford10 m ago

Complete distortion of the meaning of the …Complete distortion of the meaning of the word:in·vest·ment/inˈves(t)mənt/noun.the action or process of investing money for profit or material result:


Oh ok... whatever floats your boat.
Scorpion1 h, 2 m ago

That's because Miele use considerably more concrete in their machines than …That's because Miele use considerably more concrete in their machines than other manufacturers. So they're very heavy but also don't vibrate as much as the competition.


This was just a cheeky comment as the OP had posted a description of a washing machine as a "top-shelf" investment. I feel you may have missed that...

I keep my concrete as close to the ground as possible, like all savvy people.
Edited by: "lf1983lf" 30th May
lf1983lf1 m ago

This was just a cheeky comment as the OP had posted a description of a …This was just a cheeky comment as the OP had posted a description of a washing machine as a "top-shelf" investment. I feel you may have missed that... I keep my concrete as close to the ground as possible, like all savvy people.


Sorry; in a bit of a daze today. Too much sun and beer, not enough sleep !
Besford36 m ago

And still using water and energy like they did 20 years ago. That's one …And still using water and energy like they did 20 years ago. That's one of the trade-offs.


It is and I have thought about that. But surely that's less energy than binning a working machine and buying a new one that must take hundreds of litres of oil etc to design, test, produce and transport! Plus the environmental damage produced by the old one being disposed of?
Edited by: "spatter" 30th May
DingoDirk41 m ago

I don't think they've gone downhill. It's much more a case of Miele, …I don't think they've gone downhill. It's much more a case of Miele, literally, trading on the myth of German engineering superiority.British consumers lap this up and it's no wonder that the UK is one of Germany's main white goods export markets.Those who buy into the myth and then encounter the inevitable problems, leave bad reviews whereas for a £300 Hotpoint, they don't bother.End of the day, Miele do make mass produced white goods that are superior to nearly every other manufacturer but this is a consequence of the huge drop in quality amongst the other mass market manufacturers in the last 20 years.


Except that the Hotpoint reviews are also just as bad and a lot of people are complaining about Miele's poor customer service, particularly wait times for repairs. I guess in a way Miele UK service are also feeding the preference for 'throwaway' white goods if they don't repair Miele's promptly.
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 30th May
spatter9 m ago

It is and I have thought about that. But surely that's less energy than …It is and I have thought about that. But surely that's less energy than binning a working machine and buying a new one that must take hundreds of litres of oil etc to design, test, produce and transport! Plus the environmental damage produced by the old one being disposed of?


I agree. Like I said, it's a trade-off. My kitchen is full off 26 year old white goods the builders put in and I don't plan on changing them until they break. Tumble drier is a 38 year old wedding present! Washing machines are the only things we seem to get through but still got 11 years out of the last, cheap Bosch; hope the new one does as well. Always amazes me when people think five years out of this stuff is OK.
davewave5 h, 36 m ago

Can be fixed easily after many years use, built in Germany, well made but …Can be fixed easily after many years use, built in Germany, well made but a higher price point = sensible investment


The units are simpler to work on than most of the modern units (Bosch, Samsung, Indesit, et al) they are a very traditional design e.g. the drums are not sealed. The technology inside the machines is subject to the normal marketing hyperbole e.g our unit was sold with "aquaguard" to protect the electrical parts inside. After 16 years the unit was jumping about (shocks work out) and with an uneven load (single rug) the drum hit the side of the machine and it shorted out a relay / blew a PCB mounted fuse.

Did not bother calling Miele as I knew the cost of a replacement controller board was around £200 plus fitting. Opening the unit I found the "aquaguard" was a square of plastic film between the water hoses and the electronics. It turned out the fault on mine was very common and repairs to the controller on ebay cost around £60. I got the parts from RS and fixed the unit for under £6. New shocks via ebay were £18. Very well made unit. But customer spares / labour / call out is expensive.

Its hard to justify the cost when the lower priced commodity units are so reliable, sure they are not as well built etc but the logic of keeping a washing machine for more than ten fifteen years is questionable. I got a Bosch unit while I fixed the Miele and the new machine was so silent, it has computer balancing to even the load before spin up, spin cycle is much more efficient and the power used is a fraction of the Miele (which is really old)
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 30th May
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