Miele 4842: Onboard water heater and size of load Qs
I've been reading lots and lots of threads about my new washer (which I like very, very much) and I have two questions:
1. Many of the threads talk about not using the "Normal" setting because that just uses water straight from the tap, the temperature of which can change depending on seasons, etc. Instead, we should use the Custom settings. Or is that "custom" settings? Do all of the non-Normal settings on the Miele (not only the Custom menu, but the MasterCare subsettings, Wrinkle Free, Sanitize, etc.) use the onboard water heater? Or is it ONLY the actual Custom menu?
(I'm assuming it must be all of the "custom" settings, but I want to be sure.)
2. The 4842 drum is huge, but I'm always worried that I'm putting too many clothes in. Where do you stop? Is two-thirds the best/most effective/safest?
I paid a lot of money for these machines, want to make sure I'm using them right. Thanks for any help.