Sunday, August 19, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


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Pros
Exceptionally quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; 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
Somewhat expensive; warranty sold separately
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; 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)
12
14
16
Price (MSRP)
$1,132
$535 - $739
$1699 - $1899
Warranty
5-Year In-Home Master Protection Agreement ($349.99) or 3-Year In-Home Master Protection Agreement ($219.99)
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)
24" x 24.9" x 33.5" - 35"
23.75" x 24.63" x 33.5"
23.56" x 22.44" x 33.73" - 36.35"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
49"
unknown
44.44"
Weight (est.)
88 lbs
90.8 lbs
120 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It features UltraWash® (a triple filtration system), 360° PowerWash™ Plus and TurboZone® (6 pressurized, rotating spray jets).
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 6 wash cycles - "SmartWash™", "Pots & Pans", "Normal Wash", "China Gentle", "1 Hour Wash" and "Quick Rinse". It also has 5 options - "TurboZone®", "High Temp", "Sani Rinse", "Smart Dry" and "Top Rack Only".
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 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 you can also select "Smart Dry", which automatically adjusts the dry cycle based on internal moisture readings.
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. Lastly, it is designed with AutoOpen™ that automatically opens the door at the end of the cycle.
Cycle Times (est.)
Cycle times vary, but Kenmore estimates a "Normal" cycle will range from about 150 - 190 minutes.
A normal cycle should run around 141 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, between 1 and 12 hours (1-hour intervals).
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 features a Smooth Motion Rack™ system with two nylon racks.
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
Concealed
Exposed
Concealed
Power
It uses 260 kWh/year. Kenmore estimates that it will cost about $31 a 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
39 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
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel (MDB7749SAM)
Black (MDB7749SAB)
Bisque (MDB7749SAQ)
White (MDB7749SAW)
Custom Panel (G 5675 SCVi)
Clean Touch Steel™ (G 5675 SC SF)
 
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