The 500 Series washer WAW285H1UC adds Wi-Fi so that you can turn your washer on/off remotely. You can also wash by stain type and fabric type along with three more options for large items, outdoor sport, and large items.
The Bosch 300 Series dryer WTG86403UC is their least expensive at $1,099, but the washer has 15 cycles and six options.
The 800 Series dryer WTG865H3UC has Wi-Fi, has more cycles and is made to be paired with the 800 series washer with the super quick cycle at $1,549.
The 500 series dryer WTW87NH1UC is the middle model. It has Bosch's best features for a lower price of $1,399.
Specifically, it has a more efficient heat pump drying.
Heat pumps use a compressor instead of heating elements and stores the heat better, so it's gentler on your clothes and less expensive to operate.
Heat pumps also do not emit heat into the room like regular ventless dryers. Bosch is new, and 220 volts and is far different than the Miele, as you will see.
Miele Compact Washers
Miele has 4 models from $1,199 to $1,999.
There is a profound difference between the four.
The basic Miele Classic W1 Series washer WWB020WCS is a good machine at $1,199 with many of their base features of RPM speed, Capdosing, and specialized drum for delicates.
Miele CapDosing Caplet Dispenser
At $1,499, the W1 Series washer WWF060WCS adds their "Soft Steam." Steam loosens up tough stains for easier cleaning, along with five added programs and three more options.
The Miele WWH660WCS washer is the first in the series with Wi-Fi and Miele's TwinDos dispensing system at $1,799.
TwinDos is an automatic fabric and bleach dispenser for up to 37 loads.
Many people place too much detergent in their compact or front load washers.
The excess foam will eventually eat away at the inside of your machine, causing a costly repair.
Automatic dispensers add the right amount of bleach and detergent at the right time.
At $1,999, the W1 Series washer WWH860WCS has 22 customized wash cycles and options along with their QuickIntenseWash, which will wash in less than an hour and a single wash function to clean just an outfit.
Miele Compact Dryers
Miele’s dryers start at $1,199 to $1,899.
Unlike Bosch, Miele's whole line up of dryers are all ventless, heat pump dryers, but are still very different from the Bosch heat pump dryer, as you will see.
Their basic model, the Miele T1 Classic Series dryer TWB120WP, has 12 programs with the ability to add fragrances. The fragrances are imported from France, no less.
From $1,199-$1,499, you are buying four additional Wi-Fi cycles in the next better model, the T1 Series dryer TWF160WP. They also have a Freshen up steam function to dry and remove odors from your clothes.
Their best dryer model, the T1 series TWI180WP at $1,899, will give you steam. Steam is an excellent option to unwrinkle and sanitize your favorite shirt or blouse before a night out.
Typically 220 volts is much better, but Miele's washer wrings out most of the water at 1600 RPM.
You also do not need a 220-volt line in a new installation for a Miele.
However, the fundamentals of electricity and amps don't change due to brands or clever brand marketing.
Bosch will dry the clothes faster, but Miele will still work because the clothes are already pre-dried, and it uses a more efficient compressor instead of heating elements.
Miele does offer steam in their best series, while Bosch has a faster cycle in their better models.
Which Compact Laundry Set is More Reliable: Bosch or Miele?
Bosch 800 Series Compact Laundry Pair
Based on 37,061 service calls logged last year, the average compact washer service rate was 11.58%. Both Bosch and Miele fell below this standard, however, Bosch's reliability was significantly better.
Miele has more features with better dispensing, and their whole line features heat pump dryers. Miele makes reliable compact laundry with service rate of 10.56%.
It's good for new technology and better than the average, but Bosch is the most reliable brand sold in this category at 6.20%.
We calculated Bosch's and Miele's reliability by looking at the products sold compared to the products serviced from December 2019 to November 2020.
Like the Bosch, Mieles basic set has great features like Capdosing, HoneyComb drum, and 1600 RPM spin. The dryer is a heat pump with the ability to add fragrances.
Should You Buy Miele or Bosch Compact Laundry?
It depends. Both are excellent with many decent options, cycles including Wi-Fi and heat pump technology.
If you want to buy a less expensive washer, then the Bosch 300 series is a good value, usually less than $2,000.
If you are in a rush, then 30 minutes is all you need to wash a small load.
For features, Miele has the best dispensing with Caplets and the automatic dispenser, which should be a standard feature in any front load.
The steam in both the washer and dryer is good convenience as well.
Reliability is good for Miele, especially with its newer 110-volt dryer technology, but Bosch compact laundry is the most reliable appliance you can buy.
Choosing between Miele and Bosch compact laundry is about Miele's features and new technology compared to a more standard yet reliable set with Bosch.
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