Today’s topic is Miele Appliances.
One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to have our family of four all in the kitchen creating our evening meal. My husband and I enjoy cooking side by side, and sometimes we get a little competitive about our cooking capabilities.
Of course, my dishes are far superior to his. But, you can see for yourself since we competed with our Brussel Sprouts recipes here on the blog.
Our kitchen is a well-loved space.
So, it made sense when the German appliance company, Miele approached me and asked me to attend their grand opening of one of their innovation centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was honored that they asked me to attend and interview their two executives, Jan Heck President of Miele USA, Dr. Axel, Kniehl Executive Director of Marketing and Sales.
What is most impressive about this company is their dedication to high standards and quality.
They have a term, Immer Besser, which literally means, Forever Better.
The company and employees always strive to be better than yesterday and strive to be better than their competitors. For information about the company here is the link for Miele History.
So, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Axel Kniehl, and he explained that in early days of the company, the founders acknowledged two directions for their products. Build a company based on quality and the best appliances or produce inexpensive appliances. Well, they chose to be the best in the industry.
I’m certain it is easy to work for a company that produces the best products.
Ok, while I was perusing through all their sleek appliances, I was intrigued by all their attention to details. The dishwasher not only opened by knocking on the door, but the interior was lit up by bright lights. Also, I opened one of their ovens and the handle moved with my hands for comfort.
The details are outstanding.
Their new steam iron has taken ironing to a whole new level. So the board pushes steam up to the clothes and the iron additionally pushes steam on top of the clothes.
While I was at the event, I ironed a men’s shirt sleeve in seconds, and it seriously looked like it was professionally dry cleaned. Yes, I so want this iron, and this is coming from someone who loathes ironing.
This is a magnificent product.
Of course, their refrigerators are too die for. They blend their fridges right into the cabinetry, and all the features are over the top the best.
Built-in Coffee Maker
I had one question I was dying to ask Dr. Axel Kniehl and Jan Heck.
Which appliance is their favorite?
It was surprising to hear their answers.
Jan piped up quickly and said the coffee maker was his family’s favorite. It makes whatever coffee you desire and with a European flair. He said that in his home the Miele coffee maker is the most used appliance.
Now, Dr. Axel Kniehl did not skip a beat and said that the steamer is his favorite appliance. He was so passionate about how it steams the food to perfection and how it locks in the natural flavors. The steamer has the option to vacuum pack the food before steaming thus creating a way to lock in the taste. So, less oil and calories are needed to create a tasty dish.
This company is impressive through and through. Both Jan and Axel said that the Miele’s headquarters is like a family that treats them so well. They have been with the company for close to 20 years, which I feel speaks stronger than words.
TV’s Top Chef, Casey Thompson
At this event, television’s Top Chef’s contestant, Casey Thompson baked some of her great dishes for all of us to taste. She was such a lovely chef, and it was so fun watching her work in the Miele kitchen!
By the end of my night at Friedmans Appliance, my head was spinning with all these great appliances. I will have to expand my Miele collection and I hope you have the opportunity to visit one of these Miele Innovations Centers.
Here is the link to all the great discounts that Miele is currently offering.
Here are some extra interesting tidbits of information about Miele!
- They test their products for 20 years of use. If you are like me, you are probably wondering how they accomplish this. Well, when they test their refrigerator door, they calculate how many times a family opens it in a day. Then they multiply that for a 20-year timeframe. Then they continually open that door until it hits that number for 20 years worth.
- The family is still involved in the company. Miele is four generations of the Miele and Zinkann families. They are proud that they are the oldest family run appliance company.
- They have built a car.
- Did you know that their first product was a butter churner?
*This post is sponsored by Miele although all opinions are my own.
- Gluten Free Easter Desserts - March 25, 2023
- Mini Lemon Tarts - March 24, 2023
- Book Page Wreath DIY - March 23, 2023
I love a fun kitchen gadget or appliance. That built in coffee maker looks amazing, so sleek and functional at the same time. What a fun opportunity for you, thanks for sharing your interview.
The coffee maker appears to be on everyone’s mind! I would love to own one too!!!
I am drooling over that coffee maker. This would be so wonderful to have in my kitchen.
I saw the inside of this coffee maker and it isn’t too hard to work which is so nice! I’m with you, I would so love one too! They have one that you can plumb the water right into it, such a great idea!
HOW.MUCH.FUN! And so very exciting. I have Miele dishwasher that I love, so I was already a fan…but love seeing their other products as well.
So, you love your dishwasher? I need to talk to you about it since ours is not a Miele and we eventually need to replace it! Miele’s last for a long time, and I own their vacuum and I love it.
Sam @ Raggedy Bits
WOW! So many cool appliances!! I love the fridge and the coffee maker! Looks like you had a fun night!
It was such an exciting event, and it was interesting to see all the cool appliances! I would love to replace all our inferior appliances with the Miele ones! They just know how to make a great product!
We have Miele appliances in our house and they are fantastic – I love the stainless steel finish – makes the kitchen look so sleek
You are so lucky to have their appliances. I now look back and regret not installing them! Well, maybe in the future we will splurge for the great quality! Thanks for your comment and blog visit!
Those appliances look amazing! I had not heard of the Miele brand before reading your post. Sounds awesome!
Their products are among the best! I’m happy they are available here in the United States! Thanks for your lovely comment and I hope you have a nice weekend!
There is so much I would love to have a dream kitchen, ours is nice but it doesn’t have all those finishing touches I would love such as appliances and extra room.
Yes, more space and a big budget would be nice! I guess we can dream and hope someday we can buy one of their products! Thanks for commenting!
How exciting! I love anything kitchen and everything looks amazing. Love the fridge and of course, the coffee maker too!
I know Carolann, the coffee maker looks so amazing and who wouldn’t want a Starbucks like coffee every morning! Thanks for your comment!
These appliances all look fantastic. I would love to incorporate a built in coffee center in my new kitchen. We are planning a kitchen renovation for this winter.
I so would love a built-in coffee maker! Miele makes two versions, one that can be plumbed and one that you add your own water. There are having a discount on their kitchen packages, so don’t miss out.
Oh MY GOSH! That fridge is the most beautiful piece, I thought it was a pantry at first. What a great opportunity for you!
These refrigerators bring appliances to a whole new level! Thanks so much for you comment and visit!
Oh my goodness! I would do love to redo my kitchen and turn it into my dream kitchen. That will have to wait a little bit though.
Miele’s appliances just transform cooking into a pleasure!
Huynh Nguyen Yen Thanh
I cannot imagine that we can live without these appliances. As a girl, I really want to afford the amazing fridge, cofee-making machine and so more. I will do a transformation for my kitchen as soon as possible.
I know, their appliances are the best! I hope you eventually remodel your kitchen, it is a lot of work but so worth all the effort!
Wow, all I can say while looking at some of the appliances is a WOW! Definitely what innovation is all about. I love the refrigerator design!
The refrigerator design is so sleek and beautiful! Someday I will make the investment!
This company is definitely gold! I know their coffee machines are some of the greatest! I haven’t had a need in major appliances right now, but I will definitely keep them in mind for my next purchase, thank you for sharing!
I know, if you don’t have to replace their appliances in 20 years it is worth the investment! Thanks for your visit and comment.
Am thinking, if my home is well equipped with modern kitchen gadget, I might be motivated to learn how to cook seriously 🙂
I believe its a good motivation, and no more reason for slacking.
It sounds like you all had an amazing time at the grand opening for the Miele Innovations Center. These appliances are amazing. I would love to have one of them coffee markers in my home. Thanks for sharing your amazing experience.
I love Miele. Growing up in Europe that’s pretty much all we had and I miss it. They’ve the best products and I’ve been in love with that wall built-in coffee maker for almost 10 years now! Time to buy one I guess 😉
A built in coffee maker sounds amazing! It seems like you had a great time at the grand opening!