Best Miele Dishwashers That Are Built To Last

Futureproof appliances that deliver efficient and consistent cleaning power.

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by Natalie Knowles |
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If you are looking for a premium appliance, Miele makes some of the best dishwashers on the market. Renowned for long-lasting quality and powerful performance, Miele takes the design, performance and efficiency of their appliances very seriously. 'Immer Besser' is the brand's tagline, which means better and better. Miele dishwashers range from £750–£3,500, and you're making a worthwhile investment. Each dishwasher is tested for 20 years' worth of use, so rest assured you're paying for quality. Miele claims that you can expect "20 years of sparkling perfection. Saving you 590,000 litres of water along the way".

In terms of design, Miele dishwashers have a much lighter door in comparison to Bosch dishwashers. Have a feel for yourself in your nearest department store, like John Lewis. Newer dishwashers have replaced the cutlery box with a 3D cutlery tray that's located at the top of the tub. Horizontally lay knives, forks and spoons into raised grooves. The drawer can accommodate longer utensils too, such as spatulas, chopsticks or a fish slice. Cutlery gets a thorough wash as it's spaced out, allowing the spray arms to reach every surface. However, some people can find loading the cutlery drawer a little bit fiddly and time-consuming. Because you are investing in a long-term appliance it pays to physically see some dishwashers first; have a look and feel of how the racks work. Also, see if the controls and the weight of the door are going to be right for you.

Best Miele Dishwashers At A Glance:

Best A-rated Miele Dishwasher: Miele G7410 SC Freestanding Dishwasher – View on John Lewis
Best Miele Dishwasher awarded Quiet Mark: Miele G7110 SC Freestanding Dishwasher – View on John Lewis
Best Miele integrated dishwasher: Miele G7460 SCVi Integrated Dishwasher – View on John Lewis

The Miele UK G7000 range are all a minimum B energy rating, with most rated A. You can track the energy use with a G7000 dishwasher, which provides readings. Additionally, there is the Miele@Home app – so you can control your dishwasher when you're on the go. The key feature that's unique to Miele dishwashers is the AutoDos system. These all-in-one PowerDisk cartridges are bigger than they look in photos and one capsule lasts up to a month. You'll benefit from the best cleaning power from active oxygen in Miele's own powder granulate detergent. AutoDos automatically releases a perfectly-portioned amount of detergent each load, which is economical and convenient.

Before you buy a dishwasher, you have to decide whether you want a freestanding, semi-integrated or fully integrated dishwasher. You'll need to find a suitable location in your house for the new appliance. In addition, note the dimensions to check there's enough space between the floor and the underside of the countertop. Make sure it will fit in terms of depth and width too. There needs to be an electric power socket, water supply and a waste outlet within one metre of the appliance. For more guidance on how to choose a dishwasher, scroll to the FAQs below.

Best Miele Dishwashers

Best A-rated Miele Dishwasher

Half a bottle of washing up liquid later, and the remains of the penne arrabbiata are still clinging on – no one needs that kind of faff. The Miele G7410 SC Freestanding Dishwasher is the way forward. This is an A-rated energy-efficient appliance. Sensors detect how much water and energy to use per load. The 59-minute quick wash means a full load goes from grimy to sparkly and dry in less than an hour. This model has been awarded Quiet Mark accreditation, so you could run it at night without disturbing the household. Also, you can control this dishwasher remotely with the Miele@home app.

Customer review: "The Miele G7410 SC Dishwasher has so many great qualities. I was a bit apprehensive when I saw the three tray design, but I have to admit I am completely sold, it's a much better and more efficient way to use the space and the innovative design to allow you to customise the space is brilliant. The dishwasher has several different cycles including express and intense washes and I love the AutoDos functionality to save continuously having to load your machine. The wash performance is excellent, even the Eco wash does really well and overall the device is much more energy efficient so should in turn save me money. The device is pretty quiet during a cycle and overall I think it's a great product."

Pros

  • Quiet
  • A rated energy efficiency
  • App control
  • Quick wash

Cons

  • None

Best Miele Dishwasher awarded Quiet Mark

If you find stacking your espresso cups alongside your gin goblets a precarious balancing act, the 3D MultiFlex offers extendable sections and variable depth to accommodate the most disproportionate of glassware. This Miele G7110 SC Freestanding Dishwasher has AutoDos to dispense an optimum amount of detergent, depending on the size of the load. In addition, this model has automatic load adjustment that senses the size of the load and applies the perfect amount of water and heat. It uses less energy if the load is smaller. This appliance has been awarded Quiet Mark accreditation so you're guaranteed quiet cleaning performance. Also, it has AutoOpen Drying, meaning the door pops open at the end of the cycle for natural air drying. This is a top-notch dishwasher that's packed with quality features.

Customer review: "Real quality which you can tell from the moment you install it. Excellent washing results with big pans, very stubborn foods on trays it has full connectivity so you can set timers or turn off when away from home and received phone notifications once done. I like the door opener to air out the washed dishes after every wash and to top it off automatic washing doses done through the AutoDos system, no more putting in individual tablets each time. The overall quality is excellent, it's priced as a premium item but it really shows. And finally it is really quiet."

Pros

  • Quiet Mark
  • AutoDos
  • Lots of features
  • Automatic load adjustment senses the load size for economical washing

Cons

  • A review comments that the eco wash doesn't thoroughly clean

Best Miele integrated dishwasher

With an energy rating of A, this Miele G7460 SCVi Integrated Dishwasher is the best choice if you're looking for an appliance that is better for the environment, as well as your energy bills. Automatic Load Adjustment means it senses the quantity of washing up and uses less water if it's a small load. This Miele model is Wi-Fi enabled, so you can connect it to your smart home system and start a cycle using your phone or smart speaker via the Miele@home app.
With its eight different programmes to clean your dishes and 14 place settings, this Miele dishwasher is a great option for a range of cookware. Plus, it's super quiet at 42dB, perfect for open-plan living or running during the night.
Programmed with the latest cleaning technology, there are eight wash programmes to choose from, such as eco and intensive, extra quiet and hygiene. Additionally, this model has a slide-out cutlery rack that ensures your cutlery will come out sparkling and has 14 place settings which equate to 154 items. Finally, thank goodness for AutoDos, meaning you don’t have to add a tab to every wash.

Customer review: "Very well made with a quality feel and flexible compartment settings that give added flexibility with bulky items. The cutlery tray removes the need for a basket, allowing even greater capacity in the lower section. The AutoDos system is an interesting feature and so far seems to be quite economical. No use made to date of the built-in Wi-Fi feature and not sure what value it adds. Overall, cleans dishes and pots to a consistently high standard and hopefully will do so for many years and justify the high price."

Pros

  • Easy to use and quiet
  • Smart cutlery tray
  • Very energy-efficient
  • Wide range of programmes

Cons

  • Bear in mind this is an integrated appliance that needs professional installation

Best economical Miele freestanding dishwasher

Nobody wants the faff of donning the Marigolds and scouring away at a saucepan that's caked with burnt-on food — life's too short. The Miele G5210SC Full-Size Dishwasher helps you tackle your dishes with simple efficiency. This is a C rated model, so it will help save on your utility bills. The Quick Wash is 58 minutes with super low water usage of just 6 litres — that's less than doing the washing up in the sink. This full-size freestanding appliance can accommodate 14 place settings, so it's perfect for a family of four or a busy shared household. The five programmes are all you need for Intensive, Fast, Eco, Auto, and Gentle cycles — no faff or techy jargon.

Customer review: "I love the layout of the trays, it is so easy to stack and the cutlery tray is brilliant. The delay feature is great too. Others commented that the bottom tray slides back but I haven’t found this to be an issue. It is my first Miele product and I have had no issues, I would recommend this product."

Pros

  • Energy efficient
  • Quiet
  • Spacious

Cons

  • Large plates have to be stacked carefully for the washer to spin round

Best Miele dishwasher for low water usage

Imagine the convenience of popping the pan in the dishwasher and letting the intensive cycle make short work of the burnt-on stains, saving you time, energy and a whole lot of cleaning materials. This MIELE Front Active Plus G5310 SC Clst Full-size Dishwasher is the most economical model for low water usage, just 8.4 litres per cycle. Use the Intensive programme to lift baked-on greasy food, or if you're in a hurry, opt for the QuickPowerWash 58-minute programme.

AutoOpen Drying door opens automatically so the load can air dry. Get a hand-polished shine on glassware, even in hard water areas. ComfortClose mechanism holds the door in any position, handy if you want the door to be open and don't want to knock your knees. It also demonstrates the quality that goes into Miele parts and mechanisms.

Pros

  • Low water usage
  • Glass programme for delicate items
  • ComfortClose door

Cons

  • Not many customer reviews

Best Miele dishwasher for ease of use

For a quality appliance that’s built to last, the MIELE Active Plus G5350SCVi Full-size Fully Integrated Dishwasher is a solid option without being too techy. All Miele appliances are tested to the equivalent of 20 years’ use, so expect a premium appliance that will fit neatly into your open-plan home. This model has the 3D MultiFlex cutlery tray, QuickPower Wash program and AutoOpen Drying as well as eight standard wash programmes. Choose the Auto programme to keep water usage low and tailored to the size of your load. The LED display and controls are mounted in the top rim of the door, so this appliance is sleek and fully integrated.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Quick wash
  • Air dries
  • High quality

Cons

  • No customer review

Best Miele dishwasher for hygiene

If you want Miele quality but you're on a slightly tighter budget, opt for the MIELE Active G 5150 Vi Full-size Fully Integrated Dishwasher. It's a slightly smaller appliance that can accommodate 13-place settings. It has Golden Virus Seal accreditation for hygiene, and this model has hot water connection, so it saves on energy by not having to heat water up inside the appliance. A great option for a medium-sized household, expect to get a full load clean and dry in less than an hour with no fuss.

Pros

  • Hygiene award
  • Can connect directly to a hot water supply
  • Quick wash

Cons

  • Lower energy rating than other models

Best Miele dishwasher detergent

The PowerDisk combines Miele dishwasher detergents that work with the AutoDos appliances for sparkling results. The AutoDos feature is available in some of the higher-spec Miele dishwashers. You can buy a pack of six AutoDos cartridges for approximately £50, and each detergent cartridge will last for around 20 loads adding up to 42p per wash. All in all, if you're looking for a dishwasher detergent that does it all, this is an excellent choice exclusively for Miele appliances.

Customer review: "If your Miele dishwasher works with the PowerDisks I strongly recommend using them. I have never had pots and pans so clean. The real test is with tea stained cups: they come out spotless. The price should not put anyone off. I have set my dishwasher to 5g (4x = 20g) per wash and only need to start it every three days as it is enormous inside. A Powerdisk will last a long time (20 washes if set at the amount mentioned above). I will never go back to using another leading brand with Quantum as the results were certainly never so sparkly as with the Miele Powerdisk."

Pros

  • Best quality cleaning performance
  • All-in-one cleaning and care
  • Convenient
  • Larger than they look

Cons

  • Some reported some PowerDisk were damaged

Our Verdict: Best Miele Dishwasher

Expect sparkling results and powerful performance. Durability, efficiency and functionality are front-of-mind with Miele products. Overall, we recommend the Miele G7410 SC Freestanding Dishwasher. This is an A-rated appliance for energy efficiency and drying performance. Adaptive load technology means it uses sensors to detect the size of the load. Water and energy are used economically, tailored to the load size. In addition, this appliance has Quiet Mark accreditation. Miele dishwashers are put through their paces, making sure it can wash for 10,000 hours. That’s five washes per week for 20 years. For innovative, high-quality dishwashers Mielie are industry leaders. This Miele G7410 SC Freestanding Dishwasher ticks the most boxes for its spec and features. Who would have dreamt 20 years ago that we would have app-controlled appliances that we'd switch on via our phones? For a dishwasher that'll see you through the next 20 years, choose Miele... immer besser.

FAQs

What is Miele AutoDos?

AutoDos is an automatic detergent dispensing system and Miele were the first brand to develop it. Load one month's worth of detergent, known as a PowerDisk, and the machine will dispense a perfectly portioned amount each time. The detergent contains cleaning enzymes that are effective in low temperatures. So, the dishwasher uses less energy yet delivers top-notch cleaning performance. Miele claims that you can use their range of detergents in conjunction with the ECO programme and reduce energy consumption to as little as 0.45kWh.

How many place settings do I need my dishwasher to have?

According to Save Money Cut Carbon one place setting consists of a large dinner plate, small plate, cup, saucer, bowl, glass, knife, two teaspoons, fork, and a small salad fork. For a one or two-person household go for an appliance with 9–10 place settings; these tend to be slimline dishwashers. For a two or three-person household opt for 12–13 place settings. Full-size freestanding dishwashers tend to be 14+ place settings and are for a 4+ person household.

What do I need to consider when replacing my dishwasher?

When it comes to replacing your dishwasher, you should replace like-for-like so it fits in the same location with one-metre access to power, water and waste outlets. Never use an extension cable for the power supply, the plug must go directly into a standard plug socket. Measuring is crucial to ensure your new dishwasher fits in the location where you want it. A dishwasher cannot be located in an unheated building, such as a shed or detached garage. If you are installing the dishwasher yourself, you'll need to disconnect the water supply. Do this by turning off the dishwasher isolation valve on the water pipe. If you're positioning the dishwasher near your washing machine, it's important that each appliance must be connected to a separate waste outlet, either via the spigot under the sink or via a down pipe.

When you are upgrading an integrated appliance made sure the controls are in the same place as the previous so the door will line up. Book a professional to install it as the power supply needs to be hard-wired into a fused connection point. Check the cabinet is sturdy enough for the door to be replaced and the kickboard removed for installation.

Miele Dishwasher Glossary

While you may be familiar an Eco wash or a self-explanatory height-adjustable upper basket, there's a lot of jargon that comes with branded appliances. So, let A Modern Kitchen explain some of the specialist terminology.

3D MultiFlex tray is adaptable racking so you can fit small items securely.

MultiComfort area in the bottom basket means large and bulky pans can fit.

Gentle glass care programme can be used for heat-sensitive crockery.

QuickPowerWash delivers powerful cleaning results in a 58 minute cycle.

Extra clean includes a thorough pre-wash and the main wash is done at a higher temperature.

AutoClose means the door closes at the lightest touch.

BrilliantLight immerses the tub interior with four bright LED lights.

Knock2open means the door opens automatically after two knocks.

Natalie Knowles is a Homes & Garden Product Writer for A Modern Kitchen, specialising in kitchen appliances. When she's not testing coffee machines, she flexes her creative flair as an artist.

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