But why can't they ALL come with a 10 year warranty?
Need a new appliance? Then you’ll want to know that MIele is offering a 10-year warranty on appliances purchased until the end of Sept. Laudable, in that it’s much better than most, and so tempting, because they have wonderful appliances. The Miele kitchen product I saw this spring at the Eurocucina show in Milan (see the pics above) was sleekly designed and had great features. The promotion also includes an “Advantage Plus plan”, which promises fast access to customer care, and invitations to events at the Miele Gallery. If you are in the GTA area, it’s well worth a visit to their gallery/showroom at 161 Four Valley Drive in Vaughan. Very pretty.
But it’s a bit sad to think that you can only get it until the end of September, and even sadder, to my mind, that more manufacturers aren’t matching the deal and going further. Saddest of all, perhaps, that consumers are not demanding longer-lasting appliances, as part of an effort to save the planet from drowning in waste. Dishwashers, for example, are all basically motors in a metal box. So why shouldn’t they routinely be expected to run problem-free for a few decades, as they did in my mom’s day?
Having said that, if I was rolling in dough-re-mi right now, I’d seriously think of replacing my aging ceramic stove (WHICH I HATE) with a Miele induction cook-top and a steam oven. Because the older I get, the more convinced I am that buying quality pays off in the long run. And because they are, as they say in Italy, molto bella.