Miele G 5575 SC Review
We give the Miele Futura Dimension G 5575 SC dishwasher (G5575SCSF & G5575SCVi) an A- because it offers a superior cleaning and drying performance while still maintaining excellent energy efficiency. We love its flexible rack storage system, concealed control panel with time-remaining display, and its quiet operation. Miele itself has an impressive reputation for reliability and durability, and this dishwasher has received great feedback from customers and experts alike. We had to deduct a few points because the G 5575 SC is pretty expensive to buy and install, but we still highly recommend this dishwasher (or any Dimension dishwasher) if you can afford it and if you don't mind cleaning out the filters every so often.
You can see how the Miele Futura Dimension G 5575 SC dishwasher compares to other dishwashers in our Dishwasher Review.
Editor's Note: Miele has released the updated version of this model, which you can learn more about in our in-depth review.
Part of Miele's Futura Dimension dishwasher line, the popular G 5575 SC is a full-size, ENERGY STAR® rated dishwasher. It will use about 285 kWh/year, and Miele estimates that it will cost around $23/year to run (estimate based on natural gas water heater, 4 wash loads per week and average electricity costs from 2007).
For superior cleaning performance with less noise and wasted energy, the G 5575 SC is designed with 3 spray arms and a triple filtration system that requires manual cleaning. It features sensor technology (AutoSensor) that can automatically detect the load's soil level and adjust the wash cycle accordingly. It is also engineered with Miele's Double WaterProof System, which immediately shuts off the water supply to the dishwasher if it detects a leak or blockage. Lastly, to help improve overall cleaning results, the G 5575 SC comes equipped with an automatic water-softening system in addition to its rinse aid dispenser.
The G 5575 SC has a total of six wash cycles including "Pots & Pans", "Normal", "China & Crystal", "SaniWash" (wash/sanitize), "Rinse & Hold" (rinsing items in between complete cycles), and "Express". In addition, you have the option of selecting "Turbo Mode" if you want to reduce the cycle time by 30% or "Intensive Mode" if you would like a heavier wash on the lower rack but a gentler wash on the upper rack. It also uses the CleanAir™ Drying System and SensorDry technology to effectively and hygienically dry the entire load. Leveraging the natural heat retention and water-condensing properties of its stainless steel tub, the dishwasher's CleanAir™ system heats up air pulled from its surroundings in a sealed external chamber, which helps to condense/evaporate dishwater against the dishwasher's walls and prevents external air from contaminating the load. The G 5575 SC's SensorDry technology simply adjusts drying time automatically based on its sensors readings of internal humidity and temperature conditions.
The Futura Dimension G 5575 SC can fit up to sixteen place settings and has three racks of storage designed with Miele's FlexiCare Premium basket configuration and 3D Cutlery Tray. Engineered to protect even the most delicate items, the racks can be adjusted in many different ways to accommodate almost any type of load. The lower rack can fit 3 rows of dishes up to 35cm in height, and it has 2 rows of foldable tines that can be lowered to create a flat space for larger items when necessary. At the back of the lower rack, there are also 2 height-adjustable supports for glassware. The entire upper rack can be adjusted to create more room above or below it for taller items. It has foldable tines, large cup racks (hinged) and a height-adjustable rail for long-stemmed glasses. The 3D Cutlery Tray can also be adjusted in height, as well as in width and depth to accommodate various items. The center can be lowered to fit larger utensils, and the sides can be pushed in to fit long-stemmed glassware in the upper basket.
The Miele Futura Dimension G 5575 SC has a concealed control panel (fully integrated) with a touchpad LED display where you can program a cycle, delay the start of a cycle by up to 24 hours and check the status/time remaining in a current cycle. The control panel will also indicate when you need to refill the rinse aid or salt or when there is another issue with the dishwasher. The G 5575 SC is relatively quiet throughout all cycles, and it has Q3 Acoustics™ according to Miele's acoustics scale, which ranks noise levels from Q1 – Q5 (Q5 being the quietest). When we asked Miele customer service to assign a decibel level to Q3, they refused saying that the decibel level would change based on the load and wash cycle. In general, Miele dishwashers are known to be among the quietest dishwashers on the market. Lastly, if you are trying to distinguish between the G 5575 SC and the and the other full-size Dimension models, the only differences are that the G 5570 SC is ADA-compliant and the G 5505 SC has an exposed control panel and a child-safety lock.
In terms of appearance, the Miele Futura Dimension G 5575 SC can be fitted with custom paneling (G 5575 SCVi) to make it disappear completely in your kitchen or you can purchase the prefinished model (G 5575 SCSF). The prefinished model features Clean Touch Steel™, a stainless steel finish that is scratch-resistant and won't show smudges or fingerprints. Both models have a full-length bar handle and the door has a ComfortClose design, so it is easy to open/close and will stay in place at any angle.
Miele is a family-owned and operated German appliance manufacturer known for its high-end household appliances that are built with superior design, functionality, durability and overall quality in mind. While there haven't been many customers who have reviewed the Miele Futura Dimension G 5575 SC online, Miele dishwashers have received numerous accolades and excellent feedback from industry experts over the years. In a 2012 JD Power & Associates study on customer satisfaction with different dishwasher manufacturers, Miele received near perfect ratings in all categories except price (2/5). For two years in a row, House & Garden named Miele the #1 dishwasher in their The Best on The Best report, which surveys the nation's top interior designers for their secrets and advice on the top products. Miele dishwashers have also received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and are recommended exclusively by Riedel as the best dishwashers for washing their glassware. In a Consumer Reports dishwashers study, the G 5575 SC was awarded 80/100 points, which is truly exceptional considering that the highest rated dishwasher only earned 81 points. The Consumer Reports study also noted that Miele was a very reliable brand and that its dishwashers were among the least repair-prone of major manufacturers. Given that Miele dishwashers are designed to last for 20 years, we feel that the up-front cost will pay off in the long run, so, if you can afford it, we highly recommend the G 5575 SC dishwasher or any dishwasher in the Dimension series. For this model, Miele also offers a 1-year limited warranty and a 90-day satisfaction guarantee with a full refund.
The Miele Futura Dimension G 5575 SC has only received a few customer reviews online on Amazon.com. While one review was negative, it was only because the customer was unhappy with the shipper, and everyone seems to be happy with the performance of the Miele Dimension dishwashers overall.Editor's Note: Miele has released the updated version of this model, which you can learn more about here.
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