Differences Between Miele Compact Laundry Models (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  November 30, 2020  |  8 Min. Read

Miele  |  Compact Laundry  |  Compact Dryers  |  Compact Washers

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The most technologically advanced appliances sold today are Miele compact washers and dryers.

You're probably wondering, will Miele's new compact washers and dryers wash and dry your clothes more efficiently, or will it need more repairs due to its advanced technology?

In this article, you will learn all the advancements and costs to every Miele washer and dryer.

Then I will show you Miele's reliability based on 35,256 service calls logged last year.

We will also take a closer look at how Miele's compact laundry compares to Bosch's compact laundry for price, features, and reliability.


Miele Compact Washers

Although Miele's dryers are the most impressive and, dare I say it, revolutionary, let's look at Miele's washers first. 

What Miele Compact Washers Have in Common:

ProfiEco Motor

Miele-Compact-Washer-ProfiEco-MotorMiele Compact Washer ProfiEco Motor


Miele's magnet motor is more efficient, more powerful, quieter, and maintenance-free.

This motor allows the Miele to spin at 1600 RPM or considerably more than the industry average at 1000-1200 RPM.

Clothes are considerably drier out of this washing machine than any other brand.

HoneyComb Drum

miele-compact-washer-honeycomb-drumMiele Compact Washer Honeycomb Drum 


Miele's perforated drum allows for delicate clothing to glide on a cushion of water for the most gentle wash.

12 Wash Programs


They have an unusual amount of special wash cycles for shirts, delicates, proofing, wrinkle-free, and hand washables.



Miele CapDosing Caplet Dispenser


Miele is the only company along with Electrolux with a unique dispenser for detergent caplets. You can use your own. Miele has specially formulated ones for other specialty fabrics.

Double Insulated Pump

Miele has the best leak protection out of any brand.

Add Laundry

Maybe because I am always missing a sock, you can add that sock or any piece of laundry you may have forgotten to add.

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What are the Differences Between Miele Compact Washers?

Miele WWB020 - $1,199

Miele-Compact-Washer-WWB020The WWB020 is Miele’s least expensive washer but it has its most popular features like the Honeycomb drum, leak protection, and CapDosing.


Read More: Should You Buy Miele’s Compact Laundry Set WWB02 And TWB120?

Miele WWF060 - $1,499

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The soft steam feature is excellent for softening clothes and loosening tough stains like wine, grass, and blood.

With this washer, you have more specialized cycles for silks, wool, sportswear, drapes, an a quick rinse.

The WWF060 is the first Miele washer featuring Wi-Fi.

You have lived without it before. You can see the time remaining, so you don't have to wait that 4 minutes in front of the machine.

It will also text you when the cycle is complete.

Many companies are offering Wi-Fi and the ability to operate your appliances through an app on your phone. However, the reviews are mixed. Many are spotty and lack connectivity.

Miele's App functionality and connectivity are amongst the best in the industry.

Miele WWF060 Compact Washer Notable Differences:

  • Five wash programs for silks, woolens, sportswear, drapes, and a quick rinse
  • Three options: gentle, extra rinse, and soft steam
  • Wi-Fi
  • Eco Feedback

Miele WWH660 - $1,799


The “Twin Dos” Dispenser is worthwhile.

It holds 37 loads of detergent and adds the perfect amount of detergent for the best cleaning results.

Miele also has several different formulations for sensitive skin and other applications.

Besides cleaning exceptionally well, an automatic dispenser will save you from an expensive service call.

Most people add too much detergent. The excess will remain in the machine and eat away the motor and bearings.

The auto dispenser will prevent that.

Miele WWH660 Compact Washer Notable Differences:

  • Towels, pillows, baby clothes, downs
  • TwinDos Dispensing: Automatic Dispensers

Miele WWH860 - $1,999


QuickIntense Wash is a program for cotton. This program will clean up to 11lbs for laundry in less than an hour.

Single Wash is an option for loads that are up to 2.2lbs. The washer will use lower water and energy consumption for a shorter wash cycle. 



Miele WWH860WCS Washer Differences:

  • QuickIntense Wash
  • Single Wash

Miele Compact Dryers

Miele dryers use a revolutionary 110-volt heat pump drying system unlike any other manufacturer. They also feature the Honeycomb drum, Wi-Fi, and more functional cycles to dry your clothes.

First, let's take a look at what they have in common.

What Miele Dryers Have in Common:

Heat Pump Drying

Heat pump dryers are the most efficient. Instead of using heating elements, heat pumps use compressors to store and better utilize heat and energy. It also doesn't emit heat back into your room.

110-Volt System

With high spin speed in the washer and a more efficient drying system, Miele is the only 110-volt system with the ability to dry. You also do not need to add amperage to your space.

Read More: Electrical Requirements for Compact Laundry

Honeycomb Drum

miele-compact-dryer-honeycomb-drumMiele Dryer Honeycomb Drum


Like the washer, a perforated drum is gentler on clothes.

12 Automatic Programs/ 3 Drying Options


Their base model has most of what you need.

Fragrance Dispenser

Miele has several custom scents you can add to your clothes - from France, no less.

What are the Differences Between Miele Compact Dryers?

Miele TWB120WP - $1,199


The TWB120WP is Miele's base model incorporating most of their best features and 12 individual cycles to dry your clothes.

Miele TWF160WP - $1,499

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Wi-Fi is pretty useful, especially if you already have it in the washer.

You can use the FreshenUp option to help remove or reduce odors in clean (dry or damp) clothing.

The drying air is heated up for a specific length of time. After this, the garments are aired to the Normal drying level without any more heat being added.

That favorite shirt is wrinkled up and has some residual odors?

FreshenUp will take care of that.

Miele TWF160WP Compact Dryer Differences:

  • Four drying programs for Linens, cold air, basket, sportswear
  • Wi-Fi
  • Eco Monitor
  • FreshenUp

Miele TWI180WP - $1,899


Steam in a dryer is excellent for refreshing clothes, smoothing wrinkles, washing pillows, and removing odors.

Miele TWI180WP Compact Dryer Differences:

  • Pillows
  • Steam

Are Miele Compact Washers and Dryers Reliable?

Compact Washer Reliability January 2020 to November 2020

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Miele 33 173 19.08 %
Asko 8 57 14.04 %
Samsung 41 389 10.54 %
Beko Appliance 19 287 6.62 %
Bosch Appliances 20 684 2.92 %
LG Electronics 1 75 1.33 %
Grand Total 122 1665 7.32%

Compact Dryer Reliability January 2020 to November 2020

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Miele 67 609 11.00 %
Samsung 34 376 9.04 %
Beko Appliance 18 271 6.64 %
Asko 3 53 5.66 %
Bosch Appliances 27 600 4.50 %
Whirlpool 7 163 4.29 %
Grand Total 156 2072 7.52 %

Most of Miele’s issues are installation related. Many of these calls don’t have any parts tied to their repair.

Remember, in terms of electrical requirements, you need two 110-volt receptacles. You can also use Miele's 220-volt adapter.

We probably could do a better job communicating this in the sales process.

Read More: Most Reliable Compact Washers

Miele Vs. Bosch 500 Series Compact Laundry

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Miele Compact Washer WWB020 Vs. Bosch 500 Series Compact Washer WAT28401UC


Bosch is the most reliable compact washer and dryer.

It is more widely sold in the builder channel. Typically builder jobs require less maintenance because we do the installation and check every appliance as part of the contract.

However, Miele has a better system with a honeycomb drum, a caplet dispenser, and more usable programs.

The difference in drying is more profound. Bosch is a 220-volt condenser versus a more efficient 110-volt heat pump.

For the same price, Miele has more features and is the better unit to consider.

Read More: Bosch 500 Series vs. Miele Compact Laundry

Should You Buy a Miele Compact Washer and Dryer?

Yes, you should consider Miele compact laundry. In terms of washing and drying, Miele has the best compact washer and dryer on the market.

The base Miele is an excellent unit with usable technology.

Every machine listed has their most important features like Honeycomb drums and Capdosing along with 110 volt heat pump for the dryer.

The difference between the models are specialized programs for different clothing, steam, and Wi-Fi along with the dispenser.

The AutoDos dispenser is worth considering because the clothes will be cleaner, and service should be less without over dispensing.

In terms of features, technology, and the basics of washing and drying, Miele is the best to consider.

Additional Resources

Download our Compact Laundry Buying Guide with all the features, terms and brands of laundry. Over 820,000 people have already found answers in a Yale guide.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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