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Miele Distinction 500 Operating Instructions Manual: Washing Environmentally And Economically; Energy And Water Consumption; Detergent; Additional Options (short, Soak, Pre-wash)

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Energy and water consumption

– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load.
To make the most out of your
machine, load the maximum dry load
for the programme you are using.
– Use the Automatic or the Quick wash
programmes for small loads.
– When smaller amounts of laundry are
washed using the Cottons
programmes, the automatic load
recognition system will reduce the
amount of water, time and energy
used. This may mean that the
programme duration is adjusted
during the course of the wash
programme.
– Instead of using the Cottons 95°C
programme, use the Cottons 60°C
programme. This will give an energy
saving of between 35% and 45%.
This combination is sufficient for
most levels of soiling. For stubborn or
old stains, use the Soak option.

Washing environmentally and economically

Detergent

– Do not exceed the amounts of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
– Reduce the amount of detergent with
smaller loads (approx.
the amount recommended can be
used when washing a half load).
Additional options
(Short, Soak, Pre-wash)
Select:
A wash programme together with the
Short option for light to normal soiling
where there are no obvious marks.
A wash programme without any
additional options for normal to
heavy soiling with visible staining.
A wash programme together with the
Soak option for heavily soiled
laundry.
– Use the additional option Soak
instead of Pre-wash. If Soak is
followed immediately by a main wash
the same suds are used.

When drying with a tumble dryer

– Selecting the highest possible spin
speed for the wash programme will
save energy when drying in a tumble
dryer afterwards.
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