Re: It's crazy, but it's very Miele
Had three DOA (or shortly after) appliances in 30 years, covered under warranty, other than that they have lasted at least 15 years.
Got an extended warranty on a TV once - cost me $150 for an extra 5 years cover. Few weeks before the extended warranty was due to run out the TV died quite badly.
So my brand new $1600 TV actually only cost me $150. Extended warranties can be a waste, but they can also be a great investment. Ya rolls the dice, ya takes ya chances.
(Now if I'd done the same with the new TV it would've been a waste, 10 years on and it's still going fine)