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Why are Miele kitchen appliances so damn good?


The old adage “you pay for what you get” certainly applies to Miele appliances. We were one of the first retailers to stock Miele back in the fifties because we could see how well they were made even then. And the same is true today. Ask any of our fitters and repairmen. They know how good they are because they so very rarely have to repair them.

Here’s a true story. We were recently called out to take a look at a Miele dishwasher that wasn’t cleaning very well.

When we arrived we discovered that the lady had had the machine for over 30 years and that this was the first problem she’d ever had with it.

She asked us if she should get a new one but having quickly repaired her existing Miele we told her “no don’t get a new one, this one looks like it’s got another 30 years left in it“. That’s how reliable they are.

The build quality of all Miele appliances is amazing – every single part in a Miele appliance is made at the Miele factory in Germany where they test them to last for 20 years.

Most other manufactures will source parts from all over the world, mainly to try and keep the price down. And that’s no bad thing. But because Miele make everything themselves – they make sure the quality is as good as it can be.

Miele are also one of the most innovative manufactures. Our teams here have been able to visit to the Miele factory showroom over in Germany. There we were lucky enough to see some of the new products they are working on. It’s not just the big things with Miele but the attention to detail that makes them stand out.

For example, most fridges have a single fixed light. They don’t really light up the whole fridge very well. So Miele have introduced multiple wire free lights that you can put on any shelf, any where in the fridge. Simple and brilliant.

We also saw their new range of freestanding wine coolers.

Here they’ve taken wine storage to a new level.

You’ve got three temperature zones for different types of wine, glass doors with UV filters so your wine is not affected by the sunlight and it’s the first wine cooler where you can decant wine in the cooler itself and prepare it for pouring.There is even a rack for the wine glasses so they are at the right temperature too. It’s an amazing kit for the wine buff.

We also saw dishwashers with infinitely flexible baskets to suit any load (and a 3D cutlery basket!), colour customisable vacuum cleaners and a steam pressure oven that, from the outside looked more like a torpedo launcher. See above.

That’s why we think Miele are one of the best manufacturers around.

Of course they are a bit more expensive but the build quality is second to none and the innovative features and design really make them stand out.

Gerald Giles are very proud to be the only official Miele Centre in East Anglia and we have an extensive range of Miele products in our Gerlad Giles store in central Norwich, that you can actually try before you buy so it’s worth popping to take a look at the amazing appliances that Miele have on offer. Whether its the latest Miele appliances or Miele Repairs and Service you need Gerald Giles Miele Centre is here to help.