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Miele wins six Red Dot Design Awards 2015

Simplicity of operation meets clear design

No fewer than six products from Miele recently received the coveted Red Dot Design Award for design excellence. Alongside five domestic appliances, a series of commercial washer-disinfectors from Miele Professional were among the award-winning products.

Top-flight pleasure and enjoyment and excellent hygiene and cleanability were the reasons the CM 6310 received the award. The One Touch for Two function allows the preparation of two coffee specialities simultaneously at the touch of a single button. Furthermore, the brew unit on this countertop model can be removed for simple cleaning. Further benefits include the fact that many components are dishwasher-proof and that all milk lines are automatically flushed when the machine is switched off.

On K 30.000 refrigeration products, the innovative FlexiLight, guaranteeing glare-free lighting, swayed the jury in Miele's favour. The lighting source is integrated into the glass shelves and is activated via contacts at each rack level. As a result, the refrigerator is uniformly and brightly lit. And to simplify operation, several models even offer touch controls.

Among the award-winning models were the DGM 6800 steam oven with microwave and the KM 6366-1 induction hob. The steam oven with microwave is an uncompromising 2-in-1 product which combines the convenience of a microwave oven with the quality of results produced only by a steam oven. Particular highlights of the induction hob are its six variable rings (PowerFlex). Design clarity and simplicity of operation were the main criteria for the jury.

Intelligent navigation, good cleaning results and top-class workmanship were the convincing virtues of the Scout RX 1 robovac. The Triple Cleaning System, with two side brushes, a beater bar and an efficient fan, guarantees high-level cleaning performance. Thanks to its reduced height, the Scout buzzes around below pieces of furniture with admirable ease.

The commercial washer-disinfectors from the PG 85 series feature AutoOpen, an automatic door opening system, and a door salt container, simplifying the refilling process. The new console with its centred display providing an uninterrupted sheet-steel surface guarantees a simple and easy-to-clean user interface. Further aspects considered in awarding prizes were the baskets and inserts which adapt to varying loads.

The Red Dot Design Award is presented for design excellence and has gone since 1955 to products for their outstanding design. In 2015, companies and designers from 56 countries submitted around 5000 products in 31 categories. The official award ceremony will take place in the Aalto Theatre in Essen on June 29, 2015.