Fifth time in a row: Miele washing machines are again test winners

Miele WCI 870 WPS achieves the best rating for environmental properties

Excellent grades also in endurance testing and handling

For the fifth time in a row, Miele washing machines are at the top of the podium in the Stiftung Warentest (StiWa). In the current issue of the magazine “test” (issue 10/2022), the WCI 870 WPS and the WWE 360 WPS GreenPerformance received the overall grade GOOD (1.6) and impress over a period of ten years with low operating costs. In total, StiWa evaluated 14 front loaders with loads between 8 kg and 9 kg.

As in the last washing machine and dryer tests by Stiftung Warentest, a Miele appliance, here the WCI 870 WPS, shines with the best environmental properties – with the sole top mark of good (1.9). Among the equally placed test winners, both Miele washing machines even have the lowest operating costs. Current average electricity and water prices serve as the basis for calculation, and future annual price increases have already been taken into account. For this, the editors give the “environmental tip”, which the WCI 870 WPS in particular deserves with the lowest power and water consumption. Significantly, among the devices rated good (1.6), only the two Miele washing machines were awarded energy efficiency class A, while the other test subjects did not get beyond a C.The fact that both Miele appliances received the top mark of 1.0 in the endurance test category is not least a result of the intensive stress tests carried out by the Gütersloh-based household appliance group, which are well above the industry average: Miele tests its washing machines for a service life of up to 20 years (at 5 washes per week) and thus goes far beyond the StiWa specifications. Nine years with 3.5 washes per week are the benchmark here. The Miele appliances also received praise in the test for their precise display of the remaining time and for their easy cleaning and maintenance. In all other categories, too, Miele washing machines always achieved a very good or good rating.

The test results for the Miele WCI 870 WPS apply analogously to the WWI 860 WPS and WEI 875 WPS devices of the same construction.

Equipped with a range of convenient features

In addition to the evaluated criteria, both devices scored well in the test with the innovative PowerWash washing process, with which even very small quantities are cleaned in an energy-efficient manner (“washing effect A”). In connection with the QuickPowerWash program, this even works in less than an hour. With CapDosing, special detergents, fabric softeners or additives can be easily dosed in practical portion capsules. The AddLoad function makes it possible to add or remove forgotten items of laundry until just before the end of the program. Of course, both appliances also have the legendary Miele honeycomb drum, which, thanks to its honeycomb structure, ensures maximum laundry protection.

The WCI 870 WPS device also has the TwinDos automatic liquid detergent dosing system, which is integrated in the device. With TwinDos, detergents can be saved by up to 30 percent*, independently confirmed by the renowned Öko-Institut e. V. in Freiburg. TwinDos automatically doses at the right time and in the right proportions: overdosing or underdosing, as well as fiddling with detergent, are a thing of the past – for maximum convenience and washing at the push of a button.

*compared to manual dosing


A business has raised almost £1m to develop a washing machine filter which could help tackle harmful levels of microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

The Cleaner Seas Group (CSG) said it had designed a self-generated device, which can be fitted or built into every type of washing machine, and can stop up to 700,000 microfibres being released into the environment with every wash cycleBude-based firm said an estimated 1.4 million trillion plastic microfibers have made their way into global seas, with research increasingly showing not only an impact on marine life but also on humans, as plastic infiltrates our food systems.

CSG said its latest investment, raised from a mix of business angels, institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals, had exceeded its initial target of £700,000.

Off the back of it, the company has now launched a crowdfunding campaign seeking to raise a further £460,000, while it has also announced a new senior hire as it moves to its next period of growth.

Tesla to debut at IFA 2022 with QLED TVs, robot vacuums and more

From its premium series of white goods and immersive QLED TVs, to portable personal air purifiers and robot vacuum cleaners, Tesla’s IFA 2022 booth is packed with interactive exhibits showcasing how technology is not reserved for a privileged minority, but a part of everyone’s everyday life.
At the world’s most significant trade show for consumer and home electronics, the company will have 220 m² of space to showcase its latest products, and to create exclusive, fun experiences for all those who visit the stand.

Tesla air conditioning innovations in 2022
With record high temperatures this summer, investing in air conditioning is a priority for an increasing number of consumers. Tesla produces air conditioning devices with a range of beneficial features, from offering fresh and clean air, to excellent performance, low energy consumption, fast cooling, superior self-cleaning and environmental protection.

Tesla’s air conditioners are also characterised by a modern, elegant yet simplistic look, which makes them a great fit for any interior no matter the design.Dynamic new SDA line
Sometimes small things make a huge difference and in Tesla’s case, this refers to small domestic appliances (SDA). One of the most important additions to the company’s portfolio this year, Tesla SDA assortment, is a whole new palette of efficient and stylish devices, created to respond to new market demands and fulfill all of the modern household’s needs.

Silent and sweat-free cleaning technology
The company’s booth aims to be one of the cleanest at IFA 2022, with a whole new lineup of vacuum cleaners on display. Tesla has muffled the sound output on its extremely quiet devices, but with no performance loss. With an antibacterial, washable HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorbing) filter, these vacuum cleaners help capture fine dust particles, so every part of the home can be efficiently cleaned.

When it comes to automated cleaning, Tesla’s robots feature innovative laser technology, which scans and maps its surrounding environment in order to create a personalised cleaning plan, making housework easier than ever.

Developed by Comtrade Distribution, a company based in Belgrade, Serbia, Tesla is one of the fastest-growing brands in the regional household appliance market. Its mission is to develop and offer technology that caters to consumers’ needs, makes their lives easier and more fun, as well as ensures more efficient and simpler everyday living.

Its portfolio covers almost all bases when it comes to consumer electronics, including TVs, modern laundry machines, dishwashers, cookers, ovens, cooktops, hoods, air conditioners, air purifiers and small domestic appliancesTesla will also showcase a whole new experience of laundry washing and drying at IFA 2022, with Tesla Onyx series. (Photo: ©Tesla)
Tesla will also showcase a whole new experience of washing and drying laundry with the Tesla Onyx series. Under the slogan of its main characteristics “Clean and safe” and “Steam care”, Tesla will present features of Hygiene Pro system for expert laundry cleaning.

Samsung featuring AI-powered washer and dryer which reduces energy usage by up to 70%

Samsung featuring AI-powered washer and dryer which reduces energy usage by up to 70%
Samsung featuring AI-powered washer and dryer which reduces energy usage by up to 70% at IFA
Samsung has announced the release of its AI-powered washer and dryer, along with a host of other smart laundry solutions.
Samsung Electronics has announced the global release of its Bespoke AI Washer and Dryer. The products are “the most sustainable, efficient and intelligent Samsung washer and dryer to date”, according to the company. The products will expand Samsung’s signature Bespoke line-up, and are being launched in stores across Europe and the Middle East in August 2022.

The Bespoke AI Washer and Dryer pair can handle large load capacities while also having a sleek, space-saving design. Furthermore, the products boast a range of sustainable features, offering a dependable performance while saving users energy, resources and money.The new front-load laundry pair from Samsung has a new feature called AI Ecobubble. This innovation turns detergent into small bubbles which are swiftly absorbed into the laundry itself. In turn, this reduces energy usage by up to 70%, while apparently offering the same level of cleanliness to clothes, regardless of the wash temperature. In addition, the technology allegedly reduces soil or dirt removal by up to 24% while improving fabric care by 45.3%.

The AI Wash Cycle is another innovative feature which helps users get clean clothes in a more sustainable way. The smart feature washes clothes with less water and detergent after detecting the weight and softness of the fabrics in each load. The AI Wash Cycle can also actively monitor the ongoing dirt level of laundry, and uses its Auto Dispense feature to adjust the optimal amount of water and detergent to the wash.

Bosch new lines launch at IFA2022

For all those who want to be more sustainable in their use of energy and resources, but also more mindful of how they treat themselves, Bosch will be presenting a variety of new options at IFA 2022.

New, extremely efficient premium washing machines and dryers

Washing machine in energy efficiency class (EEC) A
State-of-the-art i-DOS dosing technology with new detergent scan
Iron Assist to easily remove wrinkles from fabrics
New Mini Load option for economically washing small loads
Access to numerous extra features when connected to Home Connect, e.g. communication between washing machine and dryer for optimized program selection, downloading of additional programs, personalized notifications
New Series 8 premium ovens with Steam Function Plus

Healthier preparation methods, better preservation of vitamins, better nutrition, stress-free cooking and eating, all thanks to Steam Function Plus (steam cooking at up to 120°C)
Healthy deep-frying with the new Air Fry function
Improved sensor technology for more precise cooking, including cooking time prediction plus additional support from the Home Connect app and a new camera in the oven
Series 8 ovens from Bosch in a new design with a digital control ring and large TFT touch display

New Bosch Unlimited 7 ProHygienic Aqua is a vacuum cleaner and mop in one

2in1 DynamicAqua enables simultaneous vacuuming and mopping
Removable 250 ml fresh water tank
Automatic water dosing: mop pads are always moistened with the right amount of water to effectively yet gently remove stains
Powerful TurboSpin motor
Unlimited flexibility thanks to foldable tube, convenient storage handle, self-standing function, and nozzle foot release
As part of the Power for All Alliance, the battery is also compatible with many other devices from Bosch and other brands such as Gardena, Wagner or Rapid

New Bosch ErgoMaster Series 6 hand blender

Dynamic speed control Extra large lever for all speeds
Integrated switch-on lock: Easy unlock for effortless one-handed usage
Performance drive F High-performance motor delivering up to 1200W incl. effective air cooling to ensure less overheating – with 10-year motor warranty.
QuattroBlade System Pro Extra sharp 4-bladed stainless-steel knife with flow boosters for optimal flow and superior blending performance

The smart kitchen comes to life with the Smart Kitchen Dock

Our global brands present the Smart Kitchen Dock – a voice-first smart display specifically for the kitchen. The device is a smart speaker that turns into a smart display to bundle a variety of functions from Amazon Alexa and the Home Connect ecosystem.

  • Touchless cooking with gesture control for recipe apps (in combination with the user’s tablet or smartphone).
  • Seamless integration of Amazon Alexa

Siemens New iQ700 washing machine and dryer New iQ700 washing machine and dryer

10 kg appliances with energy efficiency class A.
Connected i-Dos precision dosing system that saves detergent and water
With detergentScan in the Home Connect app, i-Dos adjusts precisely to the detergent used
Additional option for quickly freshening up wrinkled clothes
New Mini Load option for fast, water- and energy-saving cleaning of small laundry batches
iQ700 dryer now with varioSpeed


AEG/ Electrolux are launching new energy saving laundry range at global tech event IFA Berlin this week,

The new range of washing machines and tumble dryers automatically adjust time, water and energy usage. A new add-on filter catches up to 90% of microplastic fibers released by synthetic clothing.

“We innovate to make life easier and more enjoyable while enabling people to make more sustainable choices,” says Chris Braam, Head of Business Area Europe.

To learn about all the products being launched at IFA, read here

LG washtower

LG Electronics will unveil its new WashTower™ Compact vertical laundry solution at IFA 2022. The new WashTower™ is a fully integrated model that combines a separate washer and dryer, all-in-one control panel and advanced AI in a single, space-efficient unit to deliver greater convenience.

Providing more flexibility for limited spaces, LG’s newest WashTower™ offers a compact design that is ideal for a one or two-member household. Compared to the larger 2020 WashTower™, the width and depth on the new compact model have been reduced. However, the washer and dryer still boast large capacities. The WashTower™ Compact also features a lower height that allows for comfortable and convenient access to the dryer, easier filter management, and the ability to install the unit in rooms with lower ceilings. Requiring less installation space than a stackable or side-by-side washer and dryer pair of the same capacity, the relatively small model frees up space in the kitchen or laundry room to conveniently store detergents, fabric softeners, and linen.

With a sleek design that brings a subtle, minimalist aesthetic, LG’s new all-in-one WashTower™ Compact can integrate seamlessly with any type of décor in the home. The Center Control™ located on the front of the unit in between the washer and dryer, lets users easily manage all settings and functions from one convenient place, providing an optimal laundry experience.

What’s more, the new WashTower™ model takes the user experience – and laundry results – to the next level with LG’s advanced laundry technologies. Employing the Artificial Intelligence Direct Drive™ (AI DD™), the washer is able to identify the most suitable washing pattern (drum motions, water temperature and wash cycle time) for each load, reducing fabric damage to help clothing last longer. Meanwhile, the Smart Pairing™ feature syncs the dryer with the washer and automatically selects the best drying cycle based on the washer load settings, saving users time and offering the ultimate convenience. An excellent performer all-around, the LG WashTower™ Compact helps cut down on washing times with TurboWash™ 360, offering an effortless laundry experience.

“Boasting a more compact, streamlined design that offers more flexibility for small spaces, along with LG’s latest AI-based laundry technologies, the WashTower™ Compact delivers an exceptionally convenient user experience,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We will continue to listen to consumers and meet their diverse and evolving needs by developing smart tech and design-forward appliances for a better life at home.”

LG will be showcasing its latest innovations, including the new WashTower™ Compact at its exhibition booth (Hall 18, Messe Berlin) during IFA 2022 (September 2-6) in Berlin, Germany.

Beko AquaTech

Beko says its innovative AquaTech technology offers reliable cleaning without costing the earth, with the highest energy efficiency rating and up to 20% less power consumption compared to similar capacity models.
Beko‘s new washing machines leverage advanced technology to bring all the power and performance one would expect from the brand, but with low power consumption.

There are two new models in the line-up – the B5WFU58418W and B5WFT89418W – each featuring AquaTech and SteamCure technology. Both appliances can also be controlled through the company’s HomeWhiz app.

Wash laundry quickly and gently thanks to AquaTech
With AquaTech, Beko says it relies on the natural power of water to clean laundry quickly, thoroughly and gently. Water and detergent are already mixed in the designated compartment. The mixture is then powerfully poured from above, like a waterfall, so laundry soaks faster and is washed more thoroughly, Beko explains.

In addition, the wash cycle alternates between rotating and intensive rinsing. This allegedly reduces the number of drum cycles by up to 75%, which in turn lowers both the duration and stress being put on the textiles by up to 50%, Beko adds.

Meanwhile, the machine’s ProSmart Inverter Motoroffers low power consumption, low noise levels and ensures a longer service life thanks to its brushless motor design.Stains and wrinkles don’t stand a chance with SteamCure
SteamCure technology can help remove stubborn stains while being gentle on clothes. SteamCure Hygiene+, the water can be heated to 60°C, which reduces common household allergens** by up to 99.9 percent. Washing machines equipped with SteamCure are therefore perfectly suited to people who suffer from allergies.

First-class washing
With a capacity of 8 or 9kgs and 15 or 14 programmes to choose from, Beko’s range is designed for small households or larger families. Using Bluetooth, both washing machines can be conveniently controlled via the HomeWhiz app. Eight (B5WFU58418W) or seven (B5WFT89418W) additional functions can be selected.

The app also helps choose the right washing programme. Users enter the type of textile and stain, the degree of soiling and colour of the laundry before receiving a tailored programme recommendation

Grundig built-in microplastic filter to washing machines

Grundig expanding its sustainable product range, offering a solution to avoid microplastics in the water: the world’s first washing machines with built-in microplastic filter. The new technology filters up to 90% of textile microfibres from the washing water before they enter the wastewater and pollute the environment.With every wash, clothing and textiles release up to 3,000 fibres that reach our rivers, lakes and seas via wastewater. There, the microfibres are taken up by fish and other marine creatures, entering the food chain and ending up on our plates.

Grundig wants to stop this pollution cycle and brings the first washing machines with an integrated microplastic filter.

The first Grundig washing machines available with built-in microplastic filter technology are the models GW7P79419W for 9kg laundry and the 10kg model, GW7P510419W. The filter is located in the detergent compartment and is automatically activated in the Easy Care, Shirts and Outdoor/ Sport programmes. Several times during the washing cycle, the water is passed through the microplastic filter before it is pumped into the wastewater. Up to 90% of the synthetic microfibers are collected from the washing water inside the filter.