Best Miele washing machine 2022: our top 5 recommendations

Find the best Miele washing machine or Miele washer dryer in our expert guide, featuring your favourite retailers

a Miele washing machine (the Miele WEG365 WCS Washing Machine) in a closet, with clean clothes hung up around it
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Owning one of the best Miele washing machines will transform your laundry days, making washing your clothes easier and more efficient. Largely considered to be one of the best washing machine brands around, Miele appliances are ones which will stand the test of time and continue to perform after years of service.

This is because all Miele washing machines (plus their other appliances) are tested for the equivalent of 20 years’ use to offer you unique reliability and peace of mind. At the moment, no other manufacturer in this field does such rigorous testing, which goes a long way in explaining why the brand is so highly sought after. In short, their machines are generally well worth the investment.

The price is the elephant-in-the-room, but we've not mentioned it as a reason to avoid for any of their best machines – and for good reason. Many delighted users swear by their Miele washing machine and think the cost is well worth it. The cost is steeper than some other models, yes, but if it lasts you for the 20 years which Miele is confident it will, then you're also guaranteeing peace of mind.

Just like with all big appliances, such as the best integrated washing machines, there are many factors to consider when buying a Miele washing machine which can set your mind in a spin. To help, we've donned our expert hats to showcase the best Miele washing machines, whether you need a model for a family home, a washer dryer combo, or a great value-for-money machine.

What is the best Miele washing machine?

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If you want the best Miele washing machine (in our opinion), we wouldn't hesitate to buy the Miele WED665 Freestanding Washing Machine (opens in new tab). It's a great choice for households of up to four with its 8kg drum size. The cycles can be quick, quiet and precise, too. And the TwinDos system could be just up your street if you want to reduce your detergent consumption.

Granted this choice may not be for everyone, so scroll back through our list below to look through our other Miele washing machine recommendations.

The best Miele washing machine - our top 5 picks

Miele WED665 Freestanding Washing Machine

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1. Miele WED665 Freestanding Washing Machine

The best Miele washing machine: exceptional results at all temperatures, and can be controlled on an app

Specifications

Capacity: 8kg (Great for families)
Noise level: 50dB washing / 70dB spinning
Energy rating: A
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85cm x W59.5cm x D64cm

Reasons to buy

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30 minute quick wash cycle
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Quiet Mark awarded
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Control on the Miele@mobile app

Reasons to avoid

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Not the largest drum size in this guide
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TwinDos may not suit everyone

This is our pick of the best Miele washing machine. Why? Because it has all the spec for an exceptional wash, all for under £1,000, so it's one of the more affordable models, too.

Great for families
I've noted that the the 8kg drum size is not the largest mentioned in this guide but, as a new mum, this is the same size I have in my household, which is perfectly suitable for washing a kingsize duvet cover, four pillowcase plus a few baby grows. And if it's not a bed-sheet-change day, the drum will hold up to 40 shirts.

Anything else?
The Miele WED665 has an automatic load adjustment ability which will cleverly adjust your selected cycle run time. There's also the option to clean your laundry in under 30 minutes. And the timer delay function is handy if you're watching your water supply prices, or you want to hang the washing out to dry first thing in the morning.

This particular machine is also a Quiet Mark awarded product which should provide some reassurance if you have a snoozy baby or enjoy open living and need it quiet whilst you work from home. It's arguably the quietest washing machine on our list!

As a TwinDos, it can reduce detergent consumption by up to 30 per cent. The system will dispense the perfect dose of detergent for each wash, regardless whether it's for white or coloured items. This is done so using two separate cartridges which can be bought from Amazon, for example.

Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine

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2. Miele WEG665 Freestanding Washing Machine

Best Miele washing machine for large families: an impressive model which is well suited to family life

Specifications

Capacity: 9kg (Great for families)
Noise: 47dB washing / 72dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85cm x W59.6cm x D60cm

Reasons to buy

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Energy efficient
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Mega quiet
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Lots of features
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Looks smart

Reasons to avoid

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Not the fastest spin speed (compared to other Miele models)

If our top rated Miele machine is slightly out of budget, then the Miele WEG665 is the best Miele washing machine for you.

Great for families
The large 9kg capacity is ideal for large, busy households. The hexagonal sculptured surface of the drum allows even the most delicate garments to glide on a thin film of water. And, if you've got a small load of laundry to put through the wash, the washing machine will automatically use less water and less energy consumption – perfect for saving time, money and the planet.

With 12 programmes to choose from, this washer will make light work of the laundry pile, even reducing the ironing required by up to 50 per cent!

Anything else?
This Miele washer features a liquid detergent system, TwinDos, which is not only practical, but also guarantees perfect cleanliness. This intelligent dispenser also precisely dispenses – so precise, in fact, that it could see you save up to 30 per cent on detergent when compared to manual dispensing.

MIELE WWG 360 WiFi-enabled 9 kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine

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3. Miele WWG 360 Freestanding Washing Machine

Best Miele washing machine for advanced features: it's a smart choice

Specifications

Capacity: 9kg
Noise: 48dB washing / 72dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85 x W59.6 x D60cm

Reasons to buy

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Touchscreen interface
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Compatible with Miele@Mobile app on iOs and Android
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Exceptionally quiet

Reasons to avoid

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None we can think of!

This mid-range Miele washing machine has surprised us with the amount of tech it has for the money. If you can stretch to up to £1,000, then this is a really good smart option.

Great for families
The large 9kg capacity is ideal for large, busy households. The hexagonal sculptured surface of the drum allows even the most delicate garments to glide on thin film of water. And, if you've got a small load of laundry to put through the wash, the washing machine will automatically use less water and less energy consumption – perfect for saving time, money and the planet.

With 12 programmes to choose from this washer will make light work of the laundry pile, and even has PowerWash technology to complete a full wash in just 49 minutes.

Anything else?
It's quiet, it's quick and it's kind to the environment.

Miele WTD163 8Kg / 5Kg Freestanding Washer Dryer

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4. Miele WTD163 8Kg / 5Kg Freestanding Washer Dryer

Best Miele washer dryer: you can wash AND dry your clothes with this top performing machine

Specifications

Capacity: 8kg(wash) 5kg(dry)
Noise: 48dB washing / 72dB spinning
Energy rating: D (previously A on the old scale)
Spin speed: 1500rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85cm x W59.6cm x D60cm

Reasons to buy

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Quiet
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Intuitive and efficient operation
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Handy add load function for forgotten laundry
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Control remotely with the Miele@Mobile app

Reasons to avoid

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None that we can think of

If you're short on space and / or need to work through mounting laundry fast, then this Miele washer dryer could well be the machine you have been looking for.

Wash and dry
With a 8kg drum you'll be able to wash a dozen or so shirts and trousers, two bedsheets, two towels and even one pillowcase as a standard wash. With the AddLoad function that sock which you've dropped coming down the stairs can be added during the wash cycle.

And to dry, you've got a slighter smaller 5kg capacity for drying select items, which is mega handy during the colder months. The PerfectDry setting will cleverly detect mineral content in your water and adjust the programme duration so your laundry is  aptly, perfectly dry.

In total, the Miele WTD163 has 12 programmes to choose from which caters for the fine delicates to the hardy outdoor wear.

Anything else?
Considering the capabilities of this machine, the D energy rating is both kind to the environment and kind to your energy bills.

one of the best miele washing machines, the Miele W1 WSA023 Freestanding Washing Machine

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5. Miele W1 WSA023 Freestanding Washing Machine

Best Miele washing machine for value-for-money: it's one of the most affordable in our guide

Specifications

Capacity: 7kg (Great for couples)
Noise: 50dB washing / 74dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85cm x W59.6cm x D64.3cm

Reasons to buy

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Energy efficient
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Great value-for-money
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Good-sized drum
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Variable temperatures

Reasons to avoid

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Not the quietest on the list
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Not smart

This Miele washing gets our vote for the best value for money option, and for couples. It's got all the essentials but has a smaller drum and a slightly slower spin cycle than the other machines in this guide.

Great for couples
The 7kg capacity is ideal for smaller households, especially where there are just the two of you. Again, the hexagonal sculptured surface of the drum means that even delicate garments can glide through undamaged. And, if you've got a small load of laundry to put through the wash, the washing machine will automatically use less water and less energy consumption – perfect for saving time, money and the planet.

With 12 programmes to choose from all your essential laundry needs are covered. There are even bespoke programmes such as handwash, Shirts, Outerwear and Proofing so your garments get the correct dosage of washing precision.

Anything else?
Want to time your new Miele washer to start when you need it? The Miele W1 WSA023 has a 24 hour delay timer so if good weather is forecast for the next day, you can set the machine to finish first-thing so it can be hung outside to dry.

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Jennifer Oksien
Large Appliances Editor

Jennifer (Jen) is our Large Appliances Editor on the Homes eCommerce team.  Jen is constantly on the look out for the latest tech which claims to revolutionise how we wash our clothes, rinse the dishes, keep our food chilled and our floors dust-free. When she's not doing this she can be found at home in her Victorian terrace which she has lovingly (patiently) been renovating with her husband over the past few years. Jen also likes tea and homemade cake, very much.

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