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Instead of just painting the casing like most others, which would result in just a thin film of protection, easily scratched and chipped (and with washing machines this can start rusting) the Miele casing has a coating of enamel.

"Miele appliances have an enamel coating which is directly applied as a powder, and will not chip, rust or lose its colour in normal use."

Since writing this reply I've carried out my own Miele coin test. Testing the Miele direct enamel coating (The video is about 4 meg but only takes me 10 seconds to download on my cable connection. It will take a few minutes on a 56K modem though)

NOTE: Some Miele washing machines now only have the direct enamel coating on the front, whereas the more expensive models have it on front and sides. If under a worktop, you can argue it's unecessary on the sides.


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Thanks - I think I will be taking the plunge with the w4144.

Our current machine is currently plumbed in. How easy is it to remove the old one and fit the new one?

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It should be quite easy. A question of turning off the taps, unscrewing the hoses and removing the drain hose from the plumbing. Full easy instructions come with the washing machine to remove the transit bars, and new fill hoses come with it. Anyone remotely handy can do it.


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Thanks for your help - Order has been placed.

Can you recommend a decent condensing tumble dryer. Does quality matter as much? i.e. should it be a Miele?

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Please let us know how you get on, and what you think of the machine. As it happens I'm working on my new web site all about tumble dryers called Dryerhelp It's a big job though and I currently have just a couple of pages up but keep an eye on it.

Miele tumble dryers aren't necessarily the best buy, I will be looking into them closely and recommending accordingly. The Miele dryers, as you'd expect, are very well made and sophisticated. Some models even have a light in the drum, which comes on when you open the door. I will be putting up some tumble dryer reviews soon on Dryerhelp but I can't commit to advising at this stage that Miele are worth the extra money on tumble dryers.

The tumble dryers I would personally look at if buying would be Miele, AEG and Bosch.


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Please let us know how you get on, and what you think of the machine. As it happens I'm working on my new web site all about tumble dryers called Dryerhelp It's a big job though and I currently have just a couple of pages up but keep an eye on it.

Miele tumble dryers aren't necessarily the best buy, I will be looking into them closely and recommending accordingly. The Miele dryers, as you'd expect, are very well made and sophisticated. Some models even have a light in the drum, which comes on when you open the door. I will be putting up some tumble dryer reviews soon on Dryerhelp but I can't commit to advising at this stage that Miele are worth the extra money on tumble dryers.

The tumble dryers I would personally look at if buying would be Miele, AEG and Bosch.

Thanks. We are going to go for this Siemens which is currently cheapest with John lewis at £399 delivered:

Siemens WT46E387 Condenser Tumble Dryer

It comes with a 5 year guarantee as standard, so is similarly priced to the AEG/John Lewis and Bosch machines if you include upgrading their warranties.

It has a better spec than them and a larger drum, so hoping it works well.

I'll let you know how the machines get on.

Many thanks for all your help!

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