The most common symbol on the laundry label. It indicates that the clothing item can be washed normally in the washing machine.
The tub symbol indicates that the item can be washed in a washing machine. The figure quoted in the tub is the maximum temperature the garment can be washed at. Single bar under the tub indicates that the garment should be washed using reduced agitation. For Miele washing machines this is the Delicates or Minimum iron programme. Two bars under the tub indicate that the garment should be washed using Miele's Synthetic programme.
Hand wash items. Garments with the handwash symbol can be washed in a Miele washing machine using the handwashable Woollens or the Silks care programme, or washed by hand at a temperature not exceeding 40°C. Important: do not wring or rub woollens when washing them.
Dry clean only. They must not be washed in a domestic washing machines or by hand.
Symbols for drying
Forget the clothes line! This item can by dried in the dryer any time. The dots indicate the drying level. Two dots: the item can be dried at a normal temperature. One dot means caution: The item should be dried at a lower temperature, and in Miele tumble dryers the additional Low temperature option can also be selected.
Miele heat-pump dryers only dry at low heat (1dot) for very gentle laundry care.
Clothes-pegs are required here. Garments with this symbol on the care label must not be dried in a tumble dryer.
Symbols for ironing & rotary ironing
Effective removal of creases. An iron on the care label: textiles can be ironed with a hand iron as well as with a rotary ironer on low temperatures. The dots indicate the ironing temperature. 3 dots indicate approx. 200°C. 2 dots indicate approx 150°C. 1 dot indicates approx. 110°C.
Do not iron. Items carrying this symbol should neither be ironed nor passed through a rotary ironer.
Symbols for chlorine bleach
Brilliant white: Any oxidising bleaching agent can be used.
Chlorine-free zone: Do not bleach.
Symbols for dry-cleaning
F stands for hydrocarbons. A line under the symbol indicates that a lower level of agitation, reduced additional moisture and a reduction in temperature is required.
P indicates that the fabric should be cleaned using tetrachloroethylene or one of the solvents listed for symbol F. A line under the symbol indicates that a lower level of agitation, reduced additional moisture and a reduction in temperature is required.
A circle with a cross through it means that the article should not be chemically dry-cleaned. It should be washed by hand.
Symbols for wet cleaning
Garments with this care label are suitable for professional wet cleaning.