The long life of Miele appliances is legendary. There are some appliances that are still going strong after 30 years. This is not by accident, it is by design. As a matter of fact, all Miele appliances must endure a 10,000 hour endurance test which equates to a life span of 20 years in order to proudly carry the family name and ever enter your home. The result of this commitment Miele has earned a global reputation as the quality leader.