we have a Miele. I drooled over it (well, not literally!) for about 10yrs before all things fell into place and we did our kitchen reno. I had to kick myself a few times I was buying it but it's been well worth it.
When you're buying check the guarantee of parts availability. Some only guarantee parts for a relatively short time, which means a repair out of warranty where no parts are available, could mean needing to buy a complete new oven iykwim.
The front is cool to touch and it's very well insulated.
Also how well insulated it is, how durable the dials are and what features you want or need etc (we didn't get the timer, the pyrolitic clean etc which doesn't bother me) and how easy it is to take bits and pieces out or off, to get access to the interior to wipe out.
Agree that Miele ovens are good but if I was buying one I wouldn't buy a 60cm one - maybe a 90cm one instead. Their oven space is so tiny the 60cm one will barely fit a muffin tray.
I can get a roast and the extra deep 'cookie' trays and the large muffin trays in mine and it's not the 90cm (that would have been awesome
but I couldn't lol)
What I loved about it was that I never had to turn anything to cook it evenly lol (only ever had old terrible ovens that you had to rotate things so they didn't burn at the back and raw at the front).
This post has been edited by KristyMum-: 24/04/2012, 02:07 AM