Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


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Pros
Relatively quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; child lock; well-respected brand
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 complaints about dry cycle; complaints about lower rack falling off hinges and being poorly designed; stainless steel finish not smudge-proof
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)
23.75" x 24.63" x 33.5"
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°
unknown
44.44"
44.44"
Weight (est.)
90.8 lbs
120 lbs
120 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It has a dual filtration system, 2 spray arms and a 5-level wash system.
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 5 cycles including "Power Scrub", "Normal", "Delicate", "Quick" and "Upper Only". It also has 3 options including "Sanitary", "Extra Rinse" and "Extra Dry".
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
It only features an air dry option.
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.)
A normal cycle should run around 141 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 can delay the start of a cycle by up to 19 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 a 2-tier rack system with nylon coated racks and features LG's EasyRack Plus system.
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 279 kWh/year and LG estimates that it will cost around $27/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
48 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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