Compact Miele vs. Bosch vs. AEG

mlj416June 16, 2013

I apologize in advance for the very long post: We are renovating our basement and we can only fit a machine that is smaller than 26" down our stairs. This leaves us with only a few options in Canada. The around 10 year old or older Kenmore set (TL washer) that we inherited with the house has to go - they are literally dead - rusty, etc.

Generally, the other compact brands are Bosch, Miele, AEG and LG. I don't want a condensing dryer so the LG is out.

I'd like to spend around or less than $3000, so the Novotronic Miele W1612 and T7634 just make the cut, but the more I think about it the "Delay start" option is one I really want to have in a washer and I'd have to pony up an extra $800 for that (including tax it's over $900!), so I'm not sure. This board also seems to favour the Novotronic over the Touchtronic so I'm not sure that I should pay extra just for that machine anyhow.

The only reason I'm considering it is because Miele is throwing in the 10-year warranty until Sunday the 23rd. But I do have a few cold washes a week and I was wondering about the lowest temperature setting on the Miele....does it go down to 15C or 60F?

For Bosch units, I'm looking at the WAS24460UC washer -

and Bosch Dryer: - WTV76100CN -

And for AEG, I'm consider either the Lavamat L64850L or L74950 washer
and Dryer: Lavatherm T35850

Anyone have any personal experience with these models in particular. Once I add in delivery and extended 5-ish year warranties for those units (I don't see 10-year warranties available, afaik), they start to approach around $3000, but they do have the 'delay start' feature I am looking for.

I keep going back and forth about it. I can barely find reviews/info about AEG, but the reviews of the Bosch seem to be either that people love it or hate it. If we had an extra $1000 sitting around we'd likely the Miele Touchtronic W3033 and Novotronic T7634, but the thought of paying $4000 for laundry machines is making me a bit ill. Part of the question is if the Bosch and AEG will start breaking/need servicing during years 5 to 10 or if I can find a 10 year warranty for them.

Advice? Experiences with those specific Bosch/Miele/AEG compact machines?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have Miele Washer and Dryer and I love them - they are compact but work great - made in Germany - no issues for the past 5 years. I did spend $3.5K for both but I don't regret.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 10:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

@thedork - do you have Novotronic machines or Touchtronics?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 3:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I've had that Bosch and liked it a lot. But no delay start on the one I had. I would have gone with it again but I needed a vented dryer and I was told bosch was discontinuing theirs at the end of this year.

Went with the Miele 3035 (same as 3033 but SS) and love it. Delay start is terrific. They have cold setting and no heat.its super adjustable. I agree on the price but having spent it feel it was worth every penny.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 6:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

@rococogurl - I was just wondering how long your Bosch machines lasted for as that is one of my main worries.


    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 8:19PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Loading Washer
My GWL11 Top loading washer has had nothing but problems!...
which compact washer/dryer?
I really wanted the Miele touchtronic washer/dryer...
Mysterious Stains on White Clothing LG front load
Hi, I've been searching for the answer to this question...
Ok to only use cold water hookup on washing machine?
Hello, My washing machine is in a location with only...
Favorite detergents again, please.
What are your favorite detergents (specify liquid or...
Sponsored Products
Feiss Bathroom Lighting Drawing Room 1-Light Walnut Vanity Light VS11201-WAL
Home Depot
Feiss Bathroom Lighting Colby 3-Light Brushed Steel Vanity Light VS40003-BS
Home Depot
Avanity Modero 72-in. White Double Bathroom Vanity - MODERO-V72-WT
Avanity WINDSOR-VS48-WT-C Windsor 48 Vanity with Carrera White Marble top
Blue Bath
Feiss Canterbury Bath Vanity - 18.5W in. Polished Nickel - VS8003-PN
$195.00 | Hayneedle
Miele Jazz S7280 Upright Vacuum
$549.00 | FRONTGATE
Home Solutions Claridge VS10501 1-Light Vanity Fixture - VS10501-BS
$43.00 | Hayneedle
Avanity WINDSOR-VS60-WA-B Windsor 60 in. Floor Standing Vanity Combo in Wal
Blue Bath
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™