Wolf vs Miele Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)
Wolf and Miele are both family owned companies and are relative newcomers to the wall oven category. This is an interesting comparison, because they both designed and developed a great product...just very differently. If you are looking at wall ovens in the premium segment, Wolf and Miele should be considered.
Wolf was a commercial manufacturer until their acquisition by Sub-Zero. Sub-Zero is a refrigerator manufacturer based in Wisconsin. The product was completely redesigned with much more user-friendly controls and more importantly a twin convection system. Twin convection allows for a better distribution of air in the cavity of the oven for more even cooking than a single convection system.
Miele has been around since the 1880s. At one time, they were a bicycle manufacturer (like Gaggenau). Miele is most known for their compact laundry and iconic dishwasher with very European cooking appliances like 12 inch hobs and 24 inch ovens. They were slow to address the American market until 10-15 years ago. Then in 2005, the MasterChef was debuted with unbelievably intuitive controls in the very American 30 inch size. Almost any food can be cooked automatically by adding the food type and weight.
Wolf vs Miele Wall Ovens
Once again, this is a great comparison based on a number of factors. First, from a price standpoint, both are similar. Wolf offers rebates based on other purchases of Sub-Zero and Wolf products up to $2,500. Miele does not offer a rebate program.
They are both reliable products. Wolf is better than average, but Miele is exceptional with the lowest service rates of any appliance in the industry. Both have manufacturing excellence, but Miele doesn't outsource parts, controls or any components like every other company.
The performance really depends. Wolf's double convection allows better cooking in different modes for proofing and dehydration. The fans turn on and off intermittently in different modes for really effective temperature control. Miele has the best (along with Jenn-Air) controls and is the simplest to operate. Miele also has an advanced meat thermometer along with a rotisserie.
Which is better? It really depends what type of cooking you prefer and your relative cooking expertise. I call it a draw.
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