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Bosch vs Miele Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Article Updated for March, 2013

For many people looking for the best dishwasher available, Bosch vs Miele becomes the consideration. 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, however, Bosch and Miele could not be more different.

Miele

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.

Miele is especially popular over $1,500. They have the most unique drying system. In fact, it is really the best drying system offered ny any manufacturer.  The dishwasher has an air intake, which dissipates steam by attracting it to the colder wall. Their best models offer a sensor which controls 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.

miele dishwasher PG8083SCVI miele integrated dishwasher G5975SCVISF miele integrated dishwasher G5775SCVISF

PG8083SCVI - $3999

  • 23 min. wash
  • Advanced Clean Air Dry ( has the fan)
  • auto open drying
  • fully integrated

G5975SCVISF - $2699

  • Advanced Clean Air Dry ( has the fan)
  • auto open drying
  • Fully integrated

G5775SCVISF - $1979

  • Clean Air Dry
  • Fully integrated

Bosch

Bosch home appliances is 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 U.S. 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.

Unlike Miele, Bosch really dominates the $600-1,000 dishwasher market with incredibly efficient as well as full featured dishwashers. Below are the three most popular dishwashers. The Ascenta is inexpensive with a plastic bottom and a lighter door. The SHE43RL5UC is their best seller with the SHX55RL5UC being their best integrated (controls on top) dishwasher

bosch integrated dishwasher SHX55RL5UC 2013 bosch dishwasher SHE43RL5UC 2013 bosch dishwasher SHE3ARL5UC 2013

SHX55RL5UC - $999 (before rebate)

  • Fully integrated

SHE43RL5UC - $799 (before rebate)

  • Semi integrated 

SHE3ARL5UC - $649 (before rebate)

  • Front controls 

Bosch vs Miele Dishwashers Comparison

miele integrated dishwasher G4275SCSFSS 2013 miele integrated dishwasher G5575SCVISS 2013

VS

bosch integrated dishwasher SHX7ER55UC 2013 bosch integrated dishwasher SHX9ER55UC 2013

G4275SCSFSS - $1,399

G5575SCVISF - $1979

 

SHX7ER55UC - $1249

SHX9ER55UC - $1999

This is a very good comparison as both are the two best dishwashers. Bosch is more feature driven than Miele. The SHX9ER55UC is also the quietest at 39 DBs and uses the least amount of water at 2.2 gallons. It is also manufactured in the US (which is important).

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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Additional Resources

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Topics: Miele, Bosch, Dishwashers, Website

About The Author

Chris Wurlitzer

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

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