In researching the W4842 and T9802 washer dryer pair I came across this interesting cycle: Beachtowels. At first I thought great because we wash beach towels often enough that it seemed like a Miele fabric care program would do a very good job of cleaning and preserving my towels. On closer study of the program the users manual states that it's a program that rinses sand from beach towels, and that detergent shouldn't be used. WHAT!?! What kind of stupid program is that? It will rinse my towels but won't wash them for the next use? Yeah, right! What is Miele product development thinking! Why not take this cycle and make it into a useful Towels cycle that washes AND rinses.
As long as I'm discussing dumb cycles, how about their table linens program? Made for napkins and tablecloths, but no temperature selection available for Very Warm, Hot or Sanitize. How would you get those items clean without higher temps when table linen is commonly stained with tea, coffee, chocolate, wine, oils, etc? To make matters worse, THERE ARE NO OPTIONS FOR EXTENDED AND PREWASH. Duh! Miele... WAKE UP!