Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


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Pros
Affordable and relatively quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; child lock; well-respected brand
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
Cons
Inflexible rack storage system and complaints about poor design; air dry only drying option; some complaints about water left in bottom of dishwasher
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)
Type
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Capacity (place settings)
14
14
16
Price (MSRP)
$549 - $649
$535 - $739
$1699 - $1899
Warranty
1-year limited 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)
Overall Width x Depth x Height (Range)
23.56" x 22.56" x 33.88"
23.75" x 24.63" x 33.5"
23.56" x 22.44" x 33.73" - 36.35"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
unknown
unknown
44.44"
Weight (est.)
69 lbs
90.8 lbs
120 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It features a triple filtration system, 5-level wash system and 2 spray arms.
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.
Wash Cycles / Options
It has 4 wash cycles including "Heavy Wash", "Auto Wash", "Normal Wash" and "Half Load".
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).
Dry Cycles
It only features an air dry option.
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.
Cycle Times (est.)
Cycle times vary, but Bosch estimates a "Normal" wash should last about 95 - 115 minutes.
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.
Delayed Start
Yes, you are able to delay the start of a wash cycle by by 3, 6 or 9 hours.
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.
Rack System
It has two nylon-coated racks with a covered silverware basket in the lower rack.
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).
Control Panel
Exposed
Exposed
Concealed
Power
It uses 279 k/Wh per year. Bosch estimates that it will cost around $30 per year to run.
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.
Noise
50 dB
48 dB
Miele does not provide decibel levels for any of their dishwashers, but some sources say Q3 rating = 44 to 46 dB.
Exterior/Finishes
White (SHE3AR52UC)
Black (SHE3AR56UC)
Stainless Steel (SHE3AR55UC).
Stainless Steel (MDB7749SAM)
Black (MDB7749SAB)
Bisque (MDB7749SAQ)
White (MDB7749SAW)
Custom Panel (G 5575 SCVi)
Clean Touch Steel™ (G 5575 SC SF)
 
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