Unusual Uses

Five ways a Miele lab washer can do more than you might expect

Miele is world renowned as a leader in high performance professional laboratory glass washers.  But our lab product range is used for much more than simply cleaning standard glassware.

Our customers around the world trust Miele machines for a wide variety of vital tasks.  Here are just a few ways our products are put to innovative, important uses.


  1. Product testing pasteurisation

Our PG8536 model features profitronic programming, meaning it can be set for long heating cycles.This makes it ideal for pasteurisation procedures.

High profile drinks companies use this Miele washer to perform product quality testing in their laboratories.

Bottles of drink samples are pasteurised in the machine and then checked by quality control scientists to ensure the colour, taste and consistency is as expected.


  1. Circuit board cleaning

Technology companies, the military and medical laboratories use our PG2527 model to clean debris and impurities from circuit boards, giving them the peace of mind that these vital elements will perform effectively and consistently.

The PG2527 is the perfect model for this task, thanks to its recycling pump.Removing flux from some circuit boards requires a high dose of expensive cleaning chemical and by recycling the main wash water, significant savings can be made.


  1. Medical device reprocessing

Most of our lab washer range can be used for the cleaning and disinfecting of newly manufactured, or reusable medical devices.This ensures they are cleaned to measurable standards and are safe for use by patients.

Some examples of common medical devices that can easily be cleaned in a Miele washer disinfector include most surgical instruments, orthopaedic implants, minimal invasive surgical instruments and ophthalmic instruments.


  1. Vehicle head lamps

Vehicle manufacturers use Miele lab washers to ensure the components of external vehicle lights are free from prints and residue before they are assembled and installed.  This ensures the lights and internal reflectors perform to full efficiency.


  1. Delicate glass components

We have helped companies effectively clean small and highly delicate glass items by creating bespoke racking and holders for these components, which will be used in high-performance technology. 


Some examples include watch facias and parts, lenses for telescopes microscopes and even camera lenses used in satellites – all of which need to be free from all debris or residue prior to being installed.