Information about Miele heat pump dryers
‘Miele, there is no better‘. It’s a promising slogan, but Miele lives up to it. The German white goods company is number 1 for many products and in various product categories.
According to the Consumers’ Association, owners of Miele clothes dryers are the most satisfied with their dryer. On average, Miele scores a 9.3 for brand satisfaction. Almost half of the respondents of a Miele washer-dryer, plans to go for Miele again next time. For that reason, it’s safe to say that a Miele dryer is a good choice – but, it must be said, Miele dryers also come with a hefty price tag. Miele is one of the most expensive brands, and that comes at the expense of their value for money score. For the purchase of a Miele heat pump dryer you will easily spend around 1000 euros. The price is a reason for some not to buy a Miele dryer, but keep in mind that Miele dryer lasts a lot longer on average (lifespan of 16 years on average instead of 11), and delivers better drying results.
Miele offers several options and features for easy operation and perfectly dry laundry. They sometimes use different terms for this than other brands, so we’d like to give you some explanation.
With Miele Wash2Dry, you pair your dryer with your washing machine. By doing so, Miele washer dryer automatically turns on the drying program that is appropriate for the type of laundry that needs to be dried. This smart wash treatment allows the heat pump dryer to dry your laundry gently.
The Miele@Home app allows you to link multiple Miele products together in the Miele app on your smartphone. For some appliances this enables control via the app, for example you can turn on the dryer from work.
A dryer with this feature can be flexible! If your Miele heat pump dryer has the AddLoad feature you can add laundry in between loads or fish a garment out of the drum – a feature that everyone needs at some point.
Drying is harmful to your clothes. Due to the unique honeycomb structure of the SoftCare drum of your Miele clothes dryer, your clothes are well protected. This means that your laundry lasts longer and stays beautiful for longer.
With many Miele tumble dryers you have the option to set a drying programme for a later date. For example, you can make sure that your clothes are warm and dry when you get home from work.
Rest Time Indicator
The rest time indicator shows you exactly how long your Miele dryer has left running. This allows you to better plan your day and keep time for other things.
Best Miele heat pump dryer
Despite the fact that Miele still sells a handful of condenser dryers and airflow dryers, we recommend looking at a Miele heat pump dryer. The energy consumption of this type of dryer is many times lower, which is good for the environment and keeps your energy bills low. For that reason, in the list below you will find our top 5 best heat pump dryers from Miele from 2023! In making this selection, all Miele dryers have been extensively tested. We looked at things like the fill weight, the energy class, the type of water discharge, the noise level and the different drying programs. Is your new Miele heat pump dryer among them?
Buying a Miele heat pump dryer; what do you look for?
If you need a new dryer, a Miele heat pump dryer is an excellent choice! It’s an insanely good brand, and heat pump dryers dry the most economically. But of course, there are more aspects you should look at when buying a new dryer. After reading the tips below, you’ll know exactly what to consider when comparing Miele clothes dryers.
Type of dryer
There are several different types of dryers; the heat pump dryer, the condenser dryer and the air extraction dryer. Drying with heat pump technology is the most economical, and therefore good for the environment and your wallet. Heat pump dryers are so energy efficient because they use a heat pump and a refrigerant. It uses lower temperatures, which makes it better for your laundry than a traditional dryer. When looking at energy consumption, condensing dryers are in second place. Condensate dryers use a higher temperature and can therefore dry your laundry faster. The energy consumption of air extraction dryers is even higher, so we do not recommend this type of dryer. Miele still mainly produces heat pump dryers, but they also have some condenser dryers and clothes airflow dryers in their range.
The energy label of a clothes dryer indicates how efficiently it dries. Often you will pay more to get a better energy label, but in use these dryers are much cheaper. For maximum energy efficiency, choose a heat pump dryer with energy class A+++, even though energy class A++ is also considered energy efficient. By choosing an energy efficient heat pump dryer instead of a regular condenser dryer, you can save up to 888 euros over the lifetime. Every Miele heat pump dryer has at least energy class A++.
With Miele heat pump dryers you have a choice of how you drain the moist air with most models. You can either store the moisture in a reservoir or dispose of it via water drainage. By connecting your dryer to the water drainage system, the moisture is easily removed and you don’t have to worry about it. If you store it in a tank, you will have to empty the tank after every drying cycle. That’s why we recommend drainage via the water outlet. This is a low maintenance choice. If you do not have a water outlet in the laundry room, storing it in a tank is a good alternative.
The fill weight of a dryer indicates how many pounds of laundry can fit into a full drum. But how much fill weight do you need? We recommend that you buy a dryer that has at least the same amount of filling power as your washing machine. That way, you can always fit all your wet laundry directly into the dryer. Are you buying a new washing machine and a new dryer? Check out the following list for guidance:
- Having a household of 1 or 2 people? If so, choose a heat pump dryer with a drying capacity of 7kg.
- Having a household of 3 or 4 people? Then choose a heat pump dryer with a drying capacity of 8 kg.
- Having a household of 5 or more? Then choose a heat pump dryer with a drying capacity of 9kg or more.
Miele’s heat pump dryers usually have the generous maximum capacity of 8kg, but they also have a range of models with 7kg and 9kg capacities.
Ease of use
According to Miele, more and more dryers are offering all sorts of features and options to make drying as easy as possible for you, and Miele is no exception. These include a self-cleaning condenser (also known as a maintenance-free heat exchanger), residual time indication, app control, start delay and a host of special drying programmes for delicate fabrics, smart laundry treatment, gentle drying, faster drying, wool, towels and shirts, among others.
The average dryer, especially a heat pump dryer, is a lot quieter than most washing machines. Still, the noise can be distracting, for example if you wash and dry at home or you have thin walls. If you’re looking for a quiet heat pump dryer, look at the noise level. This is an indicator in decibels (dB) of how much noise the appliance produces. Dryers are rated in 3 categories for noise: Loud (67 dB or more), Normal (65 dB or 66 dB), and Quiet (64 dB or less).
The build quality of a dryer indicates its expected lifetime and drying performance. For this purpose, dryers are divided into 3 categories: basic class, middle class and top class. However, not every supplier and manufacturer is as open about the build quality of their products. If this is the case, it may be useful to look at the brand and price range. Miele is already considered one of the best brands for tumble dryers, this is also shown time and time again by the surveys of the Consumers’ Association. Other good brands according to the Consumers’ Association are AEG, Bosch, Siemens and Samsung. However, all these brands, and particularly Miele, are on the expensive side. Therefore, they score low on price-quality ratio according to the Consumers’ Association. If you are looking for a dryer with a good price-quality ratio, Whirlpool, Indesit and Zanussi are interesting brands for you.