Miele WT2780

by Vesna Petrova

RANK: below TOP10

Miele WT2780

Miele’s motto is “Forever Better”. In order to make things clear from the very beginning, Miele appliances aren’t cheap. However, they definitely make up for the price in terms of lasting and high-quality service. The features offered by this brand cannot be found on cheap combos, and what’s more important, the reported functional life of the appliances from Miele exceeds 20 years.

Miele WT2780 combines top-quality and convenient service with efficiency. The washing and drying capabilities of this unit will leave your clothes feeling and looking great. Let’s check out the details of this model.

Details:

Dimensions (WxHxD): 595mm x 850mm x 580mm / 23.4″ x 33.4″ x 22.8″
Weight: 101kg / 222 lbs.
Capacity (kg): 5.5
Drying System: Ventless Condensing
Number of Wash Programs: 7
Number of Dry Programs: 7
Features:
  • Steam Care Function – it reduces the need to iron your clothes by 50%. It produces steam to suit all kinds of fabrics.
  • Delay Start Option – 24h delay start function that allows you to do everything as planned.
  • Time Left Display – where you can see how long the washing/drying cycle will take to finish.
  • Gentle Smoothing Option – reduces the drum rotation which is great for delicate items and garments that don’t tolerate much mechanical actions.
  • Stain Removal – intuitive operation that removes stains. You can choose 6 common stains.
  • Water Control System – detects leaks, increasing this unit’s security.
  • Waterproof System – top-notch protection against water damage.
  • Honeycomb Drum – provides total care of the garments. The design of the drum creates a thin film of air or water that cushions the clothes away from the drum.
  • Express Wash 20 – 20 mins. quick wash.
Spin Speed (Max): 1600 RPM
Warranty: 2 years parts and labor.
Wash Programs: Cottons, Minimum Iron, Automatic Plus, Shirts, Denim, Express 20, Woollens.
Dry Programs: Extra Dry, Normal, Hand Iron, Machine Iron, Smoothing, Timed Drying, Freshen Up.
Wash/Rinse Temps: n/a
Options: Low Temperature, Thermospin, Extra Quiet, Short, Water Plus, Stains, Extra Rinse, Pre-Wash, Soak, Rinse Hold.
Tray Dispenser: Pre-wash, Main Wash, Softener.
Materials: Front – direct enamel finish, Side – powder coated finish, honeycomb drum type.
Color: Lotus White
Ratings Electrical Requirements: A+ energy rating – 230 V
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Pros and Cons:
Positives:
  • Built to last.
  • An energy efficient unit in order to reduce bills.
  • Comes with waterproof system that protects against flooding.
  • Express wash option great for quick, but effective washing.
  • Comes with honeycomb drum that protects your laundry.
Negatives:
  • Some users experienced failures.
  • Expensive.
  • Small capacity.
Negatives common to all combos:
  • There is no exterior lint trap for the dryer. The lint tends to collect around the rubber seal and you have to empty that once a month depending on the frequency of use.
  • The clothes need to be free to tumble in order to dry completely. Fill only half of the drum if you’re going to use the dry function.
  • Noisy water pump that expels the water from the machine – although active only intermittently during the wash and rinse cycle.
  • Produces a bit of heat.
Rating:
Design: 7/10 Capacity: 6/10
Features: 9/10 Wash & Dry Programs: 7/10
Money Savings: 7/10 Quiet: 7/10
Quality of Wash: 6/10 Quality of Dry: 6/10
Affordable: 5/10 Reliability: 7/10
Total Score: 67 %
Reviews and Prices:
Here you can find and compare user comments and prices from different online stores. Just a small advice – if you find a lot of positive reviews and some negative ones, it usually means that the complaining people don’t use the machine properly, or received some defective piece.
Online Store Price Link
Miele.co.uk $1,549.00 Details
Amazon.com $1,400.00 Details

Conclusion: All in all, this unit comes with a long-lasting piece of mind. The features are great, but the price is not so great. So, if you’re on a budget, you should look elsewhere. In our top 10, we have units which are cheaper than this one, so maybe you should check for combos there.

About 

Unlike many people, Vesna enjoys spending time in the laundry room of her house. She is not a fan of strong perfumes, which is why she has learned plenty of smelly laundry tips and became a mad scientist when it comes to removing stains from clothing. In her spare time, you can find her drinking cappuccino on her balcony, watching French movies or eating chocolate when no one’s watching.