Re: Bewildered. (That's grown-up speak for "wtf")
But, for a mere £2,000+, you too can have one of these marvellous devices which give you the benefit of this marvellous marketing blurb:
"With the MobileControl function you can keep an eye on your Miele appliance, even when you're not at home - via smart-phone or tablet PC. Not only can you access the programme status, you can also conveniently select and start programmes regardless of location using your mobile terminal device. Simply download the Miele@mobile app and connect the device to Miele@home. When you return home, your Miele appliance has already finished its work. "