Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


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Pros
Exceptionally quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; flexible rack storage system; child lock
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
Some complaints about dry cycle
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)
14
14
16
Price (MSRP)
$1049 - $1149
$535 - $739
$1699 - $1899
Warranty
1-year limited warranty for parts and labor, a 5-year limited warranty for parts only and a lifetime limited warranty for the stainless steel tub and inner door liner
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)
23.88" x 27.5" x 33.5" - 34.5"
23.75" x 24.63" x 33.5"
23.56" x 22.44" x 33.73" - 36.35"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
49.5"
unknown
44.44"
Weight (est.)
unknown
90.8 lbs
120 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It features a triple filtration system, two spray arms with pressurized spray nozzles and ProScrub® technology (40 spray jets targeted at the back of the lower rack).
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 cycles including “ProWash™”, “Tough”, “Normal”, “Light”, “Express Wash” and “Rinse Only”. There are also 4 options that you can use including “Heated Dry”, “ProScrub®”, “Hi Temp Wash” and “Sani Rinse®”.
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
It features a "Headed 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. Lastly, it is designed with AutoOpen™ that automatically opens the door at the end of the cycle.
Cycle Times (est.)
A normal wash cycle should run around 120 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, you can delay the start of a cycle by 4 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 a 3-tier rack system with nylon coated racks for additional durability and and KitchenAid’s SatinGlide® Max technology in the upper 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
Concealed
Exposed
Concealed
Power
It uses 260 kWh/year and KitchenAid estimates that it will cost around $31/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
45 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 (KDTE334DSS)
Black (KDTE334DBL)
White (KDTE334DWH)
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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