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Bosch vs Miele Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

 

For many people looking for the best dishwasher available, Bosch and Miele become the number one considerations. 

There are many similarities. Both are very quiet with stainless steel tubs and are German owned. From a corporate structure to the actual dishwasher itself, Bosch and Miele could not be more different. 

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Miele Dishwashers

 

Features of Miele Dishwashers

 
 
 
 
 
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Miele is a German company that was founded in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann. Miele aims to manufacture the highest-quality domestic appliances and commercial equipment in the world. It has always been a family-owned, family-run company. 

The company’s founding fathers' motto was "Success is only possible in the long-term if one is totally and utterly convinced of the quality of one's products". They are the most integrated appliance manufacturer, producing an astounding 96.8% of all their dishwasher components the only thing they subcontract on their dishwashers are the wheels on the racks. Those are still made in Germany to the highest standards. This level of control over build quality makes them one of the least repaired appliances in the world. 

They have a unique drying system. In fact, it is really the best drying system offered by any manufacturer.  The dishwasher has an air intake, which dissipates steam by attracting it to the colder wall.

Their best models offer sensors which control the time by sensing temperature inside the room. It also deploys two fans to dissipate the steam. Their best model is 240v and will wash and dry in about 20 minutes.

G4227SCUSS- $ 999 

G4227SCUSS.jpgFeatures:

  • Clean-air drying system - Vented to bring cleaner air in
  • 16 place setting capacity
  • Delay start - You can manually set the time of when you would like to start the dishwasher cycle
  • 46 dBA 

G4975SCVISF - $ 1,199

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Features: 

  • Comfortclose door 
  • Flexicare Plus basket design 
  • 5 wash cycles
  • 46 dBA

G6985SCVIK20 - $ 2,499

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Features:

  • 14 wash cycles with 7 wash options
  • Water softening unit 
  • Knock2open sensor - Knock twice and the dishwasher door automatically opens for you
  • 42 dBA

Bosch Dishwashers 

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Bosch Home Appliances are part of BSH, Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, based in Munich, Germany. As part of the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world, Bosch has been selling high-performance German-engineered appliances in the United States since 1991. 

Their factory in North Carolina is the largest appliance factory in the world. They are most well known in the United States for the quietness of their dishwashers.

Bosch dominates the $600-1,000 dishwasher market with incredibly efficient as well as full featured dishwashers. However, Miele, for the first time, dropped below $1,000 with their rebates at $899 after rebates. Below are the three most popular dishwashers. The SHS63VL5UC is their best seller with the SHXN8U5UC being their best integrated (controls on top) dishwasher.The SHX9PT75UC is their top of the line dishwasher.

 

SHS63VL5UC- $ 719.99

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  • 15 place setting capacity
  • Delay Start 
  • Adjustable RackMatic - Can adjust levels of racks to fit taller or larger dinnerware
  • 44 dBA

SHXN8U55UC - $1,079.99

SHXN8.jpgFeatures:

  • 6 wash cycles with 5 wash options
  • Flexible 3rd rack - Adds 30% more capacity
  • Adjustable RackMatic
  • 40 dBA

SHX9PT75UC - $1,899

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Features:

  • Flexible 3rd rack 
  • Load size sensor
  • Water softening unit
  • 38 dBA - The quietest dishwasher in North America

Bosch vs. Miele Dishwashers Comparison

This is a very good comparison as both are the two best dishwashers. Bosch is more feature driven than Miele. The SHX9PT75UC is also the quietest at 38 dBs and uses the least amount of water at 2.2 gallons. 


However, Miele is the best built durable product in the world and has the second lowest incidence of any product sold at Yale (read the article,
The Most Reliable Appliance Brands). It also has the only true drying cycle in the industry. 

If the prices are similar, buy the Miele. That does not happen often as Bosch will offer discounts for packages and promotions whereas Miele will not.

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Chris Wurlitzer

Chris Wurlitzer works as an Appliance Sales Associate with Yale Appliance + Lighting. Chris enjoys helping people and is a father of four. He is also an avid Spartan racer.

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