Last updated on September 24th, 2014
This might seem a little frivolous for consumer advice but many people do care about pronouncing a name correctly and worry about appearing foolish if they get it wrong. For years I always pronounced it, “mealy” and so did everyone else in my neck of the woods. As I do prefer to get names right I always worried I could be showing my ignorance by mispronouncing it.
Eventually I sent an email to Miele. The reply advised it is pronounced, “meal-a”. Unfortunately the quality of this information didn’t live up to the high standards I expect from Miele because the letter “a” can of course be pronounced as it is in, “apple” or as in, “ape”. For a while I adopted, “Mealay” which is undoubtedly posher, but eventually I discovered the correct way to pronounce Miele (at least by Miele themselves in the UK) is, “meal-a” as in apple.