Over the course of 2019, Miele launched the new Generation 7000 built-in kitchen appliances. Each excelling at their elegant design, rich features, and cutting-edge connectivity, the large series may overwhelm home owners and designers without extensive knowledge of the storied German marque. This article provides some key information on the designs and model numbers of this large collection of machines that will make you decision-making process easier.
Four Design Lines
The 7000 series kitchen appliances share the same design cues within the same design lines. Thanks to standardized structure of control panels, character lines, displays and graphics, glass panels, and handlebars on the outside and the exclusive use of sensor controls positioned in the same places on all types of appliances inside, the 7000 series harmonize exceptionally well and can be arranged in a number of arrays.
In pursuit of less complexity while attending to diverse preferences, Miele has created four individualistic design lines: PureLine, VitroLine, ArtLine, and ContourLine.
PureLine highlights the horizontal lines and large glass panels in a clear and modern style. Unique features in the PureLine include the unobtrusive stainless-steel trim and a high-quality metal handle worked from a solid metal block. The glass front is in obsidian black.
VitroLine dispenses with stainless steel and is available in obsidian black, brilliant white, and graphite grey glass. Its solid metal handle incorporates a precisely finished glass insert in the color of the machine.
ArtLine is even more minimalist. Coming in obsidian black, brilliant white, or graphite grey, the smooth, handleless glass front blend in seamlessly with modern open-plan kitchens. Doors open and close electrically at the touch of a fingertip.
In stark contrast, ContourLine highlights the technical sophistication the 7000 series boast with an emphasis on stainless steel. Details such as the one-piece metal handle with contours reflected in the metal frame below dominates the design. The glass fascia panel is in obsidian black.
Model Numbers and Features
The model numbers in the 7000 series may be confusing at first, though they provide a quick way to compare the various models on offer:
Miele 7000 ovens bear model number in the "H 7xxx B" format. Models with pyrolytic self-cleaning bear the "H 7xxx BP" format. These ovens can self-clean using high temperatures (around 500 degrees Celsius) to incinerate any food residue, turning it into ash. Once the self-cleaning cycle is completed, the owner can simply wipe away the ash without using any chemicals.
Alternatively, some ovens are equiped with microwave functionality. Their model numbers follow the "H 7xxx BM" format. No microwave-combi oven comes with pyrolytic self-cleaning.
Models with a handless design, and hence in the ArtLine, have an "X" appended.
In the three digits following "7", the first denotes the level of features that the oven is equipped with. The second digit denotes the size of the oven: "4" denotes a 45 x 60 cm size, "6" denotes 60 x 60 cm, while "9" denotes 50 x 90 cm.
For example, the flagship H 7860 BP is a 60 x 60 cm oven with pyrolytic self-cleaning. It is available in PureLine and VitroLine designs. There is also a corresponding ArtLine design code-named H 7860 BPX in a handless design.
Miele 7000 steam ovens share a similar naming convention, though there are more functional variants: Pure steam ovens have the prefix "DG". Steam ovens with microwave functionality are prefixed "DGM". Steam ovens with conventional oven functionality are prefixed "DGC". Last but not least, steam ovens with pressure cooking functionality share the prefix "DGD".
The 7000 series steam ovens in the ArtLine (handless) share the suffix "X" found in 7000 series ovens.
Likewise, the third digit denotes the size of the oven. The fourth digit denotes whether the steam oven has the "DirectWater Plus" feature, which is a water connection that works in parallel with the water tank: Models with "DirectWater Plus" have "5", while others "0".
For example, the flagship DGC 7860 steam oven is also a fully-functional conventional oven in 60 x 60 cm size class. It is available in PureLine and VitroLine designs. An ArtLine variant is coded DGC 7860 X, while the variants with DirectWater Plus are DGC 7865 (X).
Miele 7000 coffee machines again share a similar naming convention, more so with the steam ovens. All are coded "CVA 7x4x", with the third digit represents the size class (only availabe in 45 x 60 cm), and the last digit denoting the presence (5) or absence (0) of DirectWater Plus.
Because none of the coffee machines in the 7000 series requires a handle, VitroLine and ArtLine are the same for coffee machine. They are also available in PureLine, though a ContourLine model does not exist.
Last but not least, the 7000 series also includes vacuum drawers and warming drawers. There is only one vacuum drawer at the moment, the 14 x 60 cm EVS 7010. Every drawer has a handless design and comes with a glass panel fascia. Hence, the variant with obsidian black glass works with PureLine, VitroLine, and ArtLine designs. There is no ContourLine variant.
There are three sizes for the warming drawer, the 14cm-tall ESW 7x10, the 29cm-tall ESW 7x20, and the 32cm-tall 7x30.