In my 34 year career at Yale, few appliances have had the kind of brand and product loyalty as a Miele dishwasher.
However, the Miele dishwasher line has increasing competition from increasingly sophisticated competitors.
In the last few years, Miele has lost its cutting edge reputation.
Bosch has changed their dishwasher almost every year. They now have the world’s best drying system in CrystalDry, a volcanic element to emit heat and reduce moisture.
KitchenAid has been the most popular dishwasher over the last two years. This year’s iteration has a new third rack, once a Miele unique feature, and four wash action levels.
Premium manufacturer Sub-Zero is now in the dishwasher manufacturing business with its new premium Cove dishwasher.
So, this new dishwasher is crucial to Mieles’ future success.
Did they do enough for you to buy a new Miele dishwasher over some pretty good products?
Let’s review why you should consider a Miele, and then you will learn all the new features.
Why Buy A Miele Dishwasher: Miele’s Best Features
Miele Front Control Dishwasher at Yale Appliance in Hanover
1. Washing System
Miele Dishwasher Interior With Several Wash Arms
Miele has a sensible wash system with three full spray arms. It seems reasonable, but most do not. Bosch has two plus a sprinkler head.
KitchenAid has four levels in their better dishwashers, but the wash arm up top is smaller, and the four-level is holes from the rack.
2. Drying Capability
Miele had the best drying system until a couple of years ago, but it’s still excellent. There is an intake allowing air to the side of the dishwasher.
The hot steamier air is attracted to the cooler air and dissipated as water.
Bosch has their new CrystalDry and can completely dry even plastics by using the volcanic element Zeolite.
KitchenAid has developed a similar system to the Miele with a fan to intake air. They added an element to dry residual moisture, as well.
Read More: Best Drying Dishwashers
3. Dishwasher Racks
Miele Dishwasher With Adjustable Racks
Mieles’ racks, especially $1499 and over, are exceptional. Anything in orange can be flipped up and removed so you can fit any odd-shaped dish or platter.
KitchenAid has its large top rack, but the bottom doesn’t have that functionality.
4. Double Insulated Pump
Every brand has some form of leak detection. Miele’s pump is double insulated as well. So if you in a condo tower, its some good piece of mind.
New Miele G 7000 Series Dishwashers
Only the better Miele dishwashers, $1,499, and over have changed. Under $1,499 has stayed the same from $999-1,299.
This may be a bit complicated, but there are four series of the Miele G 7000 dishwashers.
They are all similar, looking with three exteriors: Top controls, front controls, or panel-ready.
|Description||Model Number||Material Number||UMRP||Retail Price|
|Miele G 7100 Series||24″ Dish – pre-finished with front controls||G 7106 SCU ss||11387580||$1,499||$1,599|
|24″ Dish – fully integrated||G 7156 SCVi||11387590||$1,499||$1,599|
|24″ Dish – pre-finished with top controls||G 7156 SCVi SF||11387980||$1,599||$1,699|
|Miele G 7300 Series||24″ Dish – pre-finished with front controls||G 7316 SCU ss||11388020||$1,899||$1,999|
|24″ Dish – fully integrated||G 7366 SCVi||11388030||$1,899||$1,999|
|24″ Dish – pre-finished with top controls||G 7366 SCVi SF||11388110||$1,999||$2,099|
|Miele G 7500 Series||24″ dish – panel ready with front controls||G 7516 SCi||11388120||$2,099||$2,199|
|24″ Dish – fully integrated||G 7566 SCVi||11388140||$2,199||$2,299|
|24″ Dish – pre-finished with top controls||G 7566 SCVi SF||11388250||$2,299||$2,399|
|24″ Dish – fully integrated, K2O (ADA)||G 7591 SCVi||11388260||$2,499||$2,599|
|24″ Dish – fully integrated, K2O||G 7596 SCVi||11388280||$2,499||$2,599|
|Miele G 7900 Series||24″ Dish – panel ready with front controls||G 7916 SCi||11388290||$2,999||$3,099|
|24″ Dish – fully integrated, K2O||G 7966 SCVi||11388300||$2,999||$3,099|
The Differences Between The Miele G 7000 & G 6000 Series
G 7000 Quietness
The new dishwashers are quieter. That’s a major improvement. The minimum standard for not hearing your dishwasher is about 44 dB.
You have to spend $1999 for a 44 dB dishwasher in the previous series. It’s quieter and more reasonable in the newer series.
|Silence Rating (dB)||Extra Quiet Rating (dB)|
|Miele G 7100 Series||45||N/A|
|Miele G 7300 Series||44||39|
|Miele G 7500 Series||42||38|
|Miele G 7900 Series||42||38|
Miele is much quieter. They might be the most silent as a line.
However, it adds to the cycle time up to 4 hours.
According to Miele, the program works by slowing down the mechanical action in the machine for up to 4 hours.
It will not affect the performance. However, the cycle will be longer due to the machine’s slowing down.
Still, at 42 to 45 dBs, it’s pretty quiet without the cycle.
Read More: What Is The Quietest Dishwasher?
They all now have Auto-Open, so the dishwasher pops open at the end of the cycle, even on their most basic G 7000 dishwasher.
It releases steam and speeds the drying process. Samsung and Bosch also have an auto-opening dishwasher on a few models, but Miele was the first.
Miele AutoDos With PowerDisk Dishwasher Dispenser
Miele G7000 Series Dishwasher Door featuring AutoDos with PowerDisk Dispenser
You can now load up to 20 loads of detergent, starting with the G7300 series. The machine will calculate the right time and temperature to release the detergent.
Their “TwinDos” feature inspired AutoDos with PowerDisk.
Mieles laundry is the best on the market and features “TwinDos.” It dispenses the right amount of detergent and bleach at the right time.
Miele’s AutoDos With PowerDisk [Video Courtesy of Miele]
If you didn’t understand that video, don’t feel bad. Neither did I.
Dishwashers are different than laundry. People add way too much detergent to a front load washer. You only need a capful.
The leftover detergent foam affects the machine causing expensive service issues.
Today, you have those detergent pods for your dishwasher, so it is precise and straightforward to use your dishwasher, unlike your laundry.
Still, it’s nice to pour 20 loads without having to reload each time. You have the ability just to throw in pods as well.
Miele G7000 Series Dishwasher All-In-One PowerDisk Dispenser
You can also buy the Miele detergent in “PowerDisk” or 20 detergent loads for $12.99, or you can go disk crazy at 6 for $69.99.
Learn More: Yale Appliance Dishwasher Buying Guide
Differences Between The 7100 Series & G 7300 Dishwasher Series
- Extra Quiet – 45 dB versus 39 dB
- Grates and Filter Cycle – It’s designed for the two grittiest kitchen items, the stove grates, and hood filters. The cycle is 3 hours and 24 minutes.
- Clean Machine – It’s a cycle designed to scrub out any residual odors.
- More precisely – it is the main wash 167 degrees, and the final rinse is 158 degrees. This program runs on an empty dishwasher to remove odors and bacteria to ensure a clean environment.
- Wi-Fi – You can turn the machine off remotely or check cycle time. The benefit is you will not open the dishwasher while it’s running. At 38 and 39 dB, you won’t hear it running.
Differences Between The G 7300 & G 7500 Series
- Knock2Open – Hit the dishwasher three times, and it opens automatically. You don’t have to put a handle on the dishwasher, BTW, so it’s a nice design element.
- Intense Zone – It’s a longer wash cycle for the lower basket with increased temperature.
- Sensor Wash – Sensor Wash tests the “turbidity” (the industry term for the leftover food and liquid on your dishes) of the water to ensure the correct time and temperature.
- Extra Dry – increases the final rinse temperature and extends the drying phase at the end of the cycle.
- Brilliant Light – There is LED lighting inside the dishwasher
Differences Between The G 7500 & G 7900 Series Miele Dishwashers
- A cycle for tall items – no-rinse aid with a warm wash rinse
- Soak Cycle
- 5-Year Warranty
- MasterChef Touch Controls – MasterChef operates with the same swipe features of your phone. It’s pretty cool.
What Miele Could Have Improved In The G 7000 Series
In the G 6000 series, the bottom grid pops out to better accommodate an odd dish. You cant do that in the G 7000 series.
The sound is an improvement over the G 6000, but they could have kept the cycle under 4 hours.
Beko and KitchenAid have 39 dB dishwashers under $900 but without the cycle time.
Read More: Miele Vs. KitchenAid Dishwashers
Is The Miele G 7000 Series Dishwasher Worth Buying?
New Miele G 7000 Series Front Control Dishwasher
Let’s look at two years of reliability.
Dishwasher Reliability For 2020
|Service QTY||Shipped QTY||Service Ratio|
|Fisher & Paykel||56||193||29.02%|
Dishwasher Reliability For 2019
|Service Qty||Shipped Qty||Service Ratio|
|Signature Kitchen Suite||0||17||0.00 %|
|LG Electronics||4||78||5.13 %|
|Bosch Appliances||303||2735||11.08 %|
|Fisher & Paykel||42||175||24.00 %|
|Bosch Benchmark||38||158||24.05 %|
|Frigidaire Gallery||5||8||62.50 %|
|Grand Total||1159||8852||13.09 %|
At one time, the Miele dishwasher was the standard for reliability in this industry.
Then in 2018 there was a batch of frozen motors. In 2019, it was noisy solenoids. They weren’t huge problems in operation, but more of an annoyance.
However, the series has to be a flawless introduction. Miele should once again be the most reliable dishwasher sold, especially at these prices.
That said, Miele covers the basics of washing, drying, and leak protection better than any brand.
They are measurably quieter than last year as well, even without the Extra Quiet cycle.
Some of the other cycles are highly specialized and may benefit how you wash your dishes.
You may even like the dispenser for convenience and not loading your dishwasher every time.
But, dispensing isn’t an issue in a dishwasher like laundry.
The Miele G 7000 is a nice advance for the Miele brand and sorely needed. As long as it is reliable, it should be on your shopping list.
However, you should still consider the better Bosch and KitchenAid dishwashers as well.
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