Question for Miele Little Giant owners
Our dryer has finally bitten the dust, so we are looking at replacement laundry sets. Since we definitely want a 220V washer, we are trying to decide between the Miele Little Giants and the Asko integrated models (we currently have Asko units that we have been very happy with).
The Asko washer is quieter and has less vibration, but the drum in the Miele is a few inches larger in circumference. That extra volume, the largest in an under counter model so far as I know, comes in handy when washing larger items like saddle pads (a significant factor in our household, lol).
However, the dealer, who sells both makes, tells us that several of their customers have complained about the loudness of the Miele dryers, and most of their staff have chosen to go with Askos.
Our local Miele Gallery does not have a working Little Giant dryer available at the moment (they are in the process of switching out their vented model for a condenser unit), and all they could tell me was that the Little Giant was a little louder than the standard model they had hooked up which, in turn, was louder than my old Asko.
The Asko would, obviously, be an easier installation, but I was very impressed by the washing performance of the Miele - the staff at the Gallery actually did a test wash on one of my dirty saddle pads, and the machine passed with flying colors ;-)
So, after all that, my question is whether or not any Little Giant owners find the noise to be objectionably loud, or if the louder noise is a small price to pay for the level of performance and quality of construction? FYI, the machines will be going in the pantry/laundry room immediately adjacent to our kitchen and family room.