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by • May 23, 2014 • Reviews, Water Heating & Plumbing & ToiletsComments (9)33582

Miele Dishwasher Review – Futura Dimension G 5675 SCSF

Beauty Shot from the Miele website.

Beauty Shot from the Miele website.  (my dishes aren’t so white)

Before I get to the review, let me give you some quick background on how I came to buy a Dishwasher that’s more expensive than a decent used Honda Civic. I did a whole house remodel about 7 years ago on my 1970’s Austin house.  The kitchen was original and was in terrible shape when I bought it.  Here’s a BEFORE picture.

BEFORE 1970's Kitchen at my house.

BEFORE 1970’s Kitchen at my house.

And of course who doesn’t love a dramatic AFTER photo:  (Kitchen sink and Dishwasher are in the same location)

Kitchen AFTER.

Kitchen AFTER.

And here’s a better picture of the wall with my dishwasher and sink:

Pantry on the right was removed for more counter space.

Pantry on the right was removed for more counter space.

So, when I did this remodel 7 years ago I was a good engineer and did my research on appliances.  I hold an online subscription to Consumer Reports and I poured over the data on Dishwashers to pick the right one.  I ended up buying their “Top  Pick” Bosch model.  It was about $650 and promised to deliver great performance at a value price.  (They have a similar model on their site today at $730 called Bosch Ascenta)  I was never really happy with it’s performance from day 1.  It never seemed to dry very well, I didn’t think it cleaned particularly well, and it seemed to take forever to run a load of dishes.  I actually timed it recently and it took 4 HOURS to run a load.  I’m sure something was broken, but I didn’t think it was worth a service call since it’s nearly 7 years old.  (Bummer that a 7 year old machine is needing replaced too.)

Ok, now for the Miele review.  I bought this Miele to replace that Bosch that I never liked so it had to be awesome or I would look like a fool for spending so much on a dishwasher.  Full disclosure here:  I got a “Personal Use” discount as a builder from the Miele rep.  It wasn’t free but I did get a nice discount Miele (it was still well over $1000 bucks!).

Anyhow, the three big reasons I went with this unit was these items.

1. Fast Cycle Time with it’s “Turbo” mode.  2.  Supposedly great drying with “AutoOpen” drying.  3. Superior cleaning

Before I get into how it performs on these promises here’s a pictures:

Miele Dimension G 5675 SCSF Prefinished, Fully-Integrated, Full-size Dishwasher

Miele Dimension G 5675 SCSF Prefinished, Fully-Integrated, Full-size Dishwasher

Frankly, it looks just like my Bosch when the door is closed.  Stainless front is clean and the handle looks great.  But, the real magic is when you go to load this baby.

Three levels of loading with a rack on top for silverware.  It seems to be HUGE inside.

Three levels of loading with a rack on top for silverware. It seems to be HUGE inside.

The less expensive model dishwashers have two levels and the silverware is usually in a basket on the bottom drawer.  Having a top drawer for the silverware is fantastic.  I had no idea how much I’d like that feature!

 

Silverware rack on top is fantastic.  It lines my spoons up like little soldiers going to a soapy battle.

Silverware rack on top is fantastic. It lines my spoons up like little soldiers going to a soapy battle.

So, how about those three promises?

1.  “Turbo Mode” for quick cleaning.  This totally works as advertised!  I have 4 kids and we often have gatherings with 4-5 other families at our house.  With Turbo mode we can have a party load the dishwasher and 95 minutes later we’re ready for a second load.  I love this feature.  The regular mode is pretty quick too at around 2 hours 15 minutes.  Good start, what’s next?

2. Drying.  I absolutely hated this about my Bosch.  This Miele is night & day better!  It even drys my plastic wear!  It really has a fantastic drying system.  I’m not certain if all the magic is in the “AutoOpen” drying feature, but it sure seems like it.  When the cycle is complete it pushes open the door by about 2″ and lets the inside dry.  I think this feature is fantastic.  Here’s a picture of it in action.

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AutoOpen seems to be the magic behind fantastic drying for this machine.

AutoOpen seems to be the magic behind fantastic drying for this machine.

3.  Cleaning Ability.  Ok so this is where we separate the basic machines from the expensive ones.  This Miele cleans so much better than any other unit I’ve ever had.  I hated my Bosch, but I really liked my Kitchen Aid before that.  This Miele Dishwasher blows them both away.  It makes everything sparkle.  Again, Miele has some magic here that I didn’t know about before I bought it.  It has a built in water softener feature.  When I got the machine it came with a box of rock salt that you dump into a container in the bottom of the tub.  Right after I ran my first load with this Miele I took this picture.  Guess which plastic glass came from the Miele and which came from my old Bosch dishwasher?

Plastic Cups.  Miele on the left, Bosch on the right.  Dramatic difference.

Plastic Cups. Miele on the left, Bosch on the right. Dramatic difference.

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Needless to say, I’m impressed.  This unit is amazing.  It’s totally worth the asking price, I HIGHLY recommend this Miele Futura Dimension G 5675 SCSF !

I’ve also been impressed with Miele as a company.  I’ve been using them a lot in the houses I built here in Austin, but honestly that’s mostly been driven by clients who wanted Miele or Architects who pushed them towards Miele for their sleek Euro looks.  Their service has been great, they have a fantastic rep who serves Austin/Dallas (Thanks Phyllis!) and I really like that they are a family owned company.  Apparently the factory in Germany that makes these dishwashers makes some crazy ammount of the parts that go into the unit onsite.  I’m hoping someone from Miele might comment, but I think it’s like 90%+ of the parts are made by Miele.  I heard they even have a screw milling operation to make their own screws!  Pretty cool.  Now that I’ve seen firsthand the quality you can be sure I’ll be recommending Miele to all my clients.

For more information on their Dishwasher collection see the Miele website.

PS> One reason I wrote this review is that their website stinks!  It’s hard to understand/navigate so hopefully this was helpful.

Best,

Matt Risinger
– Risinger Homes in Austin, TX

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  • Welshdog

    Hi Matt,
    We currently have a Bosch dishwasher that was their top of the line about 10 years ago. We still love it and it cleans very well with reasonable cycle times. I know the drying performance is not what people expect, but they eliminated the heating coil to save energy which we are on board with. Really the only thing that doesn’t dry well is plastic ware. It doesn’t retain heat and thus when the machine lets in the dry outside air it doesn’t “give up” the water on the surface of the plastic. The inability to dry plastic is it’s only drawback for us. It is also extremely quiet and that was really important since the kitchen is open into the living area. The original cheap builders dishwasher sounded like a train passing through the house. I’d buy a Miele if I could afford it, but the Bosch is a great second choice for us. BTW we truly have a love affair with our Miele vacuum – it is a marvel.

    Thanks for all the great info on your blog.

    • Thanks for commenting. Good info on the plastic drying. Agreed the Bosch can be a good budget choice. I think the unit i got wasn’t working up to their standards. Best, Matt

    • Behzad Akbari

      so do I love my Miele vacuum,

  • fud

    Does the Miele have a food chopper, so lazy rinsing doesn’t clog the dishwasher drain?

    • Behzad Akbari

      Hey
      No, it doesn’t have.it has a developed filter.thought,
      actually you don’t need to pre-rinse your dishes at all, just remove very big food particles and load them into the dishwasher, but to grantee a long life best cleaning results, you must clean the filter regularly in order to frequency of usage and how dirty was your loads. it’s would be so easy to clean the filters.
      don’t forget that the absence of the basic internal grinder made the Miele so quiet!

      BJ. AK

  • jamie

    I HATE our brand new Bosch. If you want to know why, see photos: https://diyloftbed.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/our-new-dishwasher/

  • elsa

    I can only say – Miele is the best! I bought Miele dishwasher recently
    here in Germany (from Technik Galerie
    https://shop.technikgalerie.de/haushaltsgeraete/geschirrspuelmaschinen/f/manufacturer/Miele.html?___SID=U&p=1
    ) and it’s p-e-r-f-e-c-t. I recommend Miele products for everyone.

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