Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


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Pros
Relatively affordable; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; optional heated dry is convenient when drying plastic items; American made
ENERGY STAR® certified; excellent cleaning/drying performance; relatively quiet; sleek, attractive design; custom panel option; extremely flexible rack design that can fit up to 16 place settings; automatic water-softening system; well-respected brand; very flexible "delayed start" options
ENERGY STAR® certified; excellent cleaning/drying performance; relatively quiet; sleek, attractive design; custom panel option; extremely flexible rack design that can fit up to 16 place settings; automatic water-softening system; well-respected brand; very flexible "delayed start" options
Cons
Some issues with control panel breaking after the 1st year; dishrack system doesn't offer much loading flexibility; some complaints about the wash cycles being long; control panel doesn't display time remaining countdown
Expensive; filter requires regular manual cleaning; no child safety lock; very short limited warranty (1-year)
Expensive; filter requires regular manual cleaning; very short limited warranty (1-year)
Type
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Capacity (place settings)
14
16
16
Price (MSRP)
$535 - $739
$1699 - $1899
$1699 - $1899
Warranty
1-year limited warranty on parts & labor for the entire unit and a 10-year limited warranty on parts for certain components including the racks, stainless steel tub, and chopper (+ 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee)
1-year limited warranty (+ 90-day 100% satisfaction guarantee)
1-year limited warranty (+ 90-day 100% satisfaction guarantee)
Overall Width x Depth x Height (Range)
23.88" x 24.5" x 33.88" - 34.5"
23.56" x 22.44" x 33.73" - 36.35"
23.56" x 22.44" x 33.73" - 36.35"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
49.5"
44.44"
44.44"
Weight (est.)
92 lbs
120 lbs
120 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It features a 5-level direct wash system, 2 spray arms and a self-cleaning filter with 4 stainless steel blades.
It is designed with 3 spray arms and a triple filtration system.
It is designed with 3 spray arms and a triple filtration system.
Wash Cycles / Options
It has 6 wash cycles - "JetClean® Plus Steam", "Auto Clean", "Normal", "Light", "Quick Wash" and "Rinse Only". It also has 3 options - "ToughScrub™", "Hi Temp Wash" and "Steam Sanitize".
It has 6 wash cycles including "Pots & Pans", "Normal", "China & Crystal", "SaniWash", "Rinse & Hold" and "Express". It also features 2 options including "Turbo Mode" (reduces the cycle time by 30%) and "Intensive Mode" (heavy wash on lower rack, gentle wash on upper rack).
It has 5 wash cycles - "Pots & Pans", "Normal", "China & Crystal", "SaniWash" and "Rinse & Hold". It also has 2 options - "Turbo Mode" (reduces the cycle time by 30%) and "Intensive Mode" (heavy wash on lower rack, gentle wash on upper rack).
Dry Cycles
"Heated Dry" is the default, but it is optional.
It features Miele's SensorDry technology, which automatically adjusts drying time based on internal humidity and temperature conditions. It also has a CleanAir™ Drying System, which prevents outside air from contaminating dishes.
It features Miele's SensorDry technology, which automatically adjusts drying time based on internal humidity and temperature conditions. It also has a CleanAir™ Drying System, which prevents outside air from contaminating dishes. Lastly, it is designed with AutoOpen™ that automatically opens the door at the end of the cycle.
Cycle Times (est.)
Cycle times vary, but Maytag estimates a "Normal" cycle will range from about 90 to 250 minutes
Miele does not provide approximate cycle times for different wash programs, but Consumer Reports estimates that a "Normal" cycle will run for about 150 minutes.
Miele does not provide approximate cycle times for different wash programs, but Consumer Reports indicated a "Normal" cycle on the previous model would run for about 150 minutes.
Delayed Start
Yes, you are able to delay the start of the wash cycle by 2, 4 or 8 hours.
Yes, you are able to select a specific time that you would like the cycle to begin up to 24 hours in advance.
Yes, you are able to select a specific time that you would like the cycle to begin up to 24 hours in advance.
Rack System
It has 2 Duraguard® nylon racks with 1 Split & Fit™ silverware basket in the lower rack.
It has a 3-tier dishrack system with Miele's FlexiCare Premium basket configuration and 3D Cutlery Tray (on top).
It has a 3-tier dishrack system with Miele's FlexiCare Premium basket configuration and 3D Cutlery Tray (on top).
Control Panel
Exposed
Concealed
Concealed
Power
It uses 294 kWh/year. Maytag estimates it could cost about $31 a year to run.
It uses 285 kWh/year. Miele estimates that it will cost about $30 a year to run.
It uses 285 kWh/year. Miele estimates that it will cost about $30 a year to run.
Noise
53 dB
Miele does not provide decibel levels for any of their dishwashers, but some sources say Q3 rating = 44 to 46 dB.
Miele does not provide decibel levels for any of their dishwashers, but some sources say Q3 rating = 44 to 46 dB.
Exterior/Finishes
Stainless Steel (MDB7749SAM)
Black (MDB7749SAB)
Bisque (MDB7749SAQ)
White (MDB7749SAW)
Custom Panel (G 5575 SCVi)
Clean Touch Steel™ (G 5575 SC SF)
Custom Panel (G 5675 SCVi)
Clean Touch Steel™ (G 5675 SC SF)
 
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