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Miele G 5675 SC

Miele G 5675 SC Review

Dishwashers

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Best Feature:
Quiet with exceptional cleaning performance and energy efficiency
Worst Feature:
Pricey and manual filters require regular cleaning
Best Uses:
A reputable and quiet high-end dishwasher
Pricing:
$1699 - $1899 (1-year limited warranty)
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$1,899.99
$1,899.99

Overview

We give the Miele Futura Dimension G 5675 SC dishwasher (G 5675 SCSF & G 5675 SCVi) an A- because it is exceptionally quiet and energy efficient while still providing a superior clean. It also offers a very flexible rack storage system, so you can maximize its useable capacity. As a brand, Miele has an excellent reputation and its dishwashers have received great feedback industry professionals. While we had to deduct points because of its price, we still highly recommend this dishwasher (or any Dimension dishwasher) if you can afford it and don't mind cleaning the filters every once in a while.

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The model number of the G 5675 SCSF is located on the right side of the door.
The G 5675 is available in Clean Touch Steel™ or it can be fitted with a custom panel.
The fully integrated control panel where you can program a wash cycle, delay the start of a cycle and see how much time is remaining in a current cycle.
The adjustable top rack of the G 5675 SC has foldable tines, large hinged cup racks and stemware holders that are height-adjustable.
The dishwasher features a 3-tier rack system with Miele's FlexiCare Premium basket configuration and their 3D Cutlery Tray on top.
The 3D Cutlery Tray is adjustable and even has its own dedicated spray arm.
The G 5675 SC dishwasher has three spray arms and a triple filtration system.
The lower rack of the G 5675 SC dishwasher has foldable tines and 2 height-adjustable supports for glassware.
The detergent and rinse aid dispenser is located in the dishwasher's door.
A top down view of the concealed control panel.

 
This Product
Best Budget Dishwasher
Overall Score
92%
71%
64%
Our Awards
Best High End Dishwasher
Best Budget Dishwasher
Date Reviewed
August 2014
September 2014
March 2013
Pros
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
Relatively quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; child lock; well-respected brand
Relatively affordable; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; optional heated dry is convenient when drying plastic items; American made
Cons
Expensive; filter requires regular manual cleaning; very short limited warranty (1-year)
Some complaints about dry cycle; complaints about lower rack falling off hinges and being poorly designed; stainless steel finish not smudge-proof
Some issues with control panel breaking after the 1st year; dishrack system doesn't offer much loading flexibility; some complaints about the wash cycles being long; control panel doesn't display time remaining countdown
Type
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Capacity (place settings)
16
14
14
Price (MSRP)
$1699 - $1899
$535 - $739
$535 - $739
Warranty
1-year limited warranty (+ 90-day 100% satisfaction guarantee)
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 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)
Overall Width x Depth x Height (Range)
23.56" x 22.44" x 33.73" - 36.35"
23.75" x 24.63" x 33.5"
23.88" x 24.5" x 33.88" - 34.5"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
44.44"
unknown
49.5"
Weight (est.)
120 lbs
90.8 lbs
92 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It is designed with 3 spray arms and a triple filtration system.
It has a dual filtration system, 2 spray arms and a 5-level wash system.
It features a 5-level direct wash system, 2 spray arms and a self-cleaning filter with 4 stainless steel blades.
Wash Cycles / Options
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).
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 - "JetClean® Plus Steam", "Auto Clean", "Normal", "Light", "Quick Wash" and "Rinse Only". It also has 3 options - "ToughScrub™", "Hi Temp Wash" and "Steam Sanitize".
Dry Cycles
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.
It only features an air dry option.
"Heated Dry" is the default, but it is optional.
Cycle Times (est.)
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.
A normal cycle should run around 141 minutes.
Cycle times vary, but Maytag estimates a "Normal" cycle will range from about 90 to 250 minutes
Delayed Start
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 can delay the start of a cycle by up to 19 hours.
Yes, you are able to delay the start of the wash cycle by 2, 4 or 8 hours.
Rack System
It has a 3-tier dishrack system with Miele's FlexiCare Premium basket configuration and 3D Cutlery Tray (on top).
It has a 2-tier rack system with nylon coated racks and features LG's EasyRack Plus system.
It has 2 Duraguard® nylon racks with 1 Split & Fit™ silverware basket in the lower rack.
Control Panel
Concealed
Exposed
Exposed
Power
It uses 285 kWh/year. Miele estimates that it will cost about $30 a year to run.
It uses 279 kWh/year and LG estimates that it will cost around $27/year to run.
It uses 294 kWh/year. Maytag estimates it could cost about $31 a year to run.
Noise
Miele does not provide decibel levels for any of their dishwashers, but some sources say Q3 rating = 44 to 46 dB.
48 dB
53 dB
Exterior/Finishes
Custom Panel (G 5675 SCVi)
Clean Touch Steel™ (G 5675 SC SF)
Stainless Steel (MDB7749SAM)
Black (MDB7749SAB)
Bisque (MDB7749SAQ)
White (MDB7749SAW)
Stainless Steel (MDB7749SAM)
Black (MDB7749SAB)
Bisque (MDB7749SAQ)
White (MDB7749SAW)

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Specifications

Cleaning Technology

The Miele G 5675 SC dishwasher is part of its popular Futura Dimension line and is the updated model of the G 5575 SC. ENERGY STAR® rated, it uses 285 kWh/year and Miele estimates that it will cost about $23 a year to run (estimate based on a natural gas water heater, four loads/week and average electricity prices from 2007). The G 5675 SC features three spray arms and a triple filtration system that requires manual cleaning but provides for superior cleaning performance with less noise and wasted energy. For enhanced energy efficiency, it also features Miele's innovative AutoSensor technology, which automatically adjusts the length and intensity of the wash cycle based on the contents Rof the load. Additionally, it is designed with Miele's Double WaterProof System, which will shut off water to the dishwasher immediately if a leak or blockage is detected. Lastly, to help improve overall cleaning results, the G 5675 SC comes equipped with a completely stainless steel tub, an automatic water-softening system and built-in rinse aid dispenser.

The G 5675 SC dishwasher has three spray arms and a triple filtration system.
The G 5675 SC dishwasher has three spray arms and a triple filtration system.
Credit: Mary Griffin

The G 5675 SC has six wash cycles including "Normal", "Pots & Pans", "China & Crystal", "SaniWash" (wash/sanitize), "Extra Quiet" (reduces noise by 20%), and "Rinse & Hold" (rinsing items in between complete cycles). If you want to reduce the cycle time by 30%, you can also select "Turbo" mode, or, if you want a heavier wash on the lower rack but a gentler wash on the upper rack, you can select "Intensive Mode". Miele does not provide approximate cycle times for different wash programs. However, Consumer Reports says that a normal cycle will run for about 150 minutes. In terms of the dry cycle, the default is a heated dry, but the dishwasher features energy efficient SensorDry technology. SensorDry uses sensors to monitor internal temperature and moisture levels and automatically adjusts the cycle accordingly. Additionally, the dishwasher uses the CleanAir™ Drying System, which uses the natural heat retention and water-condensing properties of the stainless steel tub to effectively and hygienically dry the entire load. Air is drawn into a sealed external chamber where it is heated, condensing/evaporating dishwater against the dishwasher's walls without contaminating the load. When the cycle is completely done, the dishwasher door will open automatically open to air dry more difficult surfaces like plastic.

The fully integrated control panel where you can program a wash cycle, delay the start of a cycle and see how much time is remaining in a current cycle.
The fully integrated control panel where you can program a wash cycle, delay the start of a cycle and see how much time is remaining in a current cycle.
Credit: Mary Griffin

Rack System

The Futura Dimension G 5675 SC is designed with Miele's FlexiCare Premium basket configuration and 3D Cutlery Tray, and it can fit up to sixteen place settings. The racks can be adjusted in multiple ways to accommodate almost any type of load and even the most delicate items. The lower rack has two rows of foldable tines, and it can fit a total of three rows of dishes (up to 35cm high). It also features 2 height-adjustable supports for glassware along the sides of the rack. The entire upper rack is height-adjustable, has foldable tines, large hinged cup racks and a rail for long-stemmed glassware (also height-adjustable). The 3D Cutlery Tray can be lowered in the center to fit larger utensils, and it can also be pushed in on the sides to accommodate exceptionally tall glassware in the upper rack.

The dishwasher features a 3-tier rack system with Miele's FlexiCare Premium basket configuration and their 3D Cutlery Tray on top.
The dishwasher features a 3-tier rack system with Miele's FlexiCare Premium basket configuration and their 3D Cutlery Tray on top.
Credit: Mary Griffin

Features

The Futura Dimension G 5675 SC has a fully-integrated (concealed) LED control panel where you can program a wash cycle, delay the cycle's start (up to twenty-four hours) and check a current cycle's status/time remaining. It also has a child lock and will indicate when it is time to fill up the rinse aid/salt or if there is another problem with the dishwasher. Miele won't assign decibel levels to its dishwashers but instead rates them on a level between Q1 – Q5 (with Q5 being the quietest). Miele dishwashers are known for being exceptionally quiet in general, and this Dimension model is rated a Q3. Miele argues that the decibel level would change based on the load and wash cycle, but Consumer Reports estimates the noise to be around 44 – 46 dB.

A top down view of the concealed control panel.
A top down view of the concealed control panel.
Credit: Mary Griffin

Exterior Style

The Futura Dimension G 5675 SC comes in a prefinished model (G 5675 SCSF), but the only available finish is Clean Touch Steel™, which is a scratch- and smudge-resistant stainless steel. Alternatively, this model can also be fitted with a custom panel (G 5675 SCVi) to match surrounding cabinetry. The door has a full-length bar handle and is designed with ComfortClose technology, so it is easy to open/close and will stay put when open at any angle.

The G 5675 is available in Clean Touch Steel™ or it can be fitted with a custom panel.
The G 5675 is available in Clean Touch Steel™ or it can be fitted with a custom panel.
Credit: Mary Griffin

Brand Reputation

Family-owned and operated, Miele is very reputable German appliance manufacturer. While its household appliances come with a high price tag, they are also designed to be higher quality, and, as a brand, it has received numerous accolades from experts in the industry over the years. Most notably, it has consistently received excellent ratings in overall customer satisfaction from J.D. Power & Associates (ex. 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010). Additionally, the G 5575 SC, the previous model to the G 5675 SC, was rated 80/100 (highest was 85) in a Consumer Reports test, and Miele dishwashers in general were found to among the least repair-prone compared to other major manufacturers. If you have delicate glassware, you can also feel confident washing them in your Miele dishwasher as Miele is recommended exclusively by Riedel. This particular model has a pretty typical 1-year limited warranty, but it also comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee with a full refund. Given this and that Miele dishwashers are designed to last for 20 years, we'd definitely recommend the G 5675 SC or any model in the Dimension series to anyone who can afford to pay the up-front cost.

The model number of the G 5675 SCSF is located on the right side of the door.
The model number of the G 5675 SCSF is located on the right side of the door.
Credit: Mary Griffin

User Feedback

This is a brand new model, so there have been no customer reviews of it yet. However, we feel that glowing reviews of the brand from industry experts is enough positive feedback to feel comfortable spending this kind of money on a dishwasher.


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