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Bosch vs. Miele $899 Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings)

Eric Trexler  |  June 21, 2017  |  3 Min. Read

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Bosch and Miele are the two best dishwashers on the market. Usually, you find Miele dishwashers priced at $1,000 and up while Bosch dishwashers are found between $600-$1,000.

However, recently Miele has decided to sell their units starting below $900, and Bosch introduced their Benchmark series over $1,000. Both brands now compete heavily against each other, especially at their $899-priced dishwasher.

That said, what you should buy depends on what features you will use and what you value in a dishwasher. After reading this, you should be able to pick one.

Before we talk about the dishwashers, let's talk about the brands themselves.

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Bosch

Bosch was started in 1886 by Robert Bosch. Bosch is now is a multinational company that produces everything from home appliances to the oil filters in your car.

Bosch is a German based company, but since the 90's has been producing their dishwashers in North Carolina. They are part of the BSH Corporation that also includes appliance brands such as Thermador and Gaggenau.

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Now let's talk about the two $899 dishwashers.

Bosch SHP65TL5UC - $899

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This dishwasher is fully packed with features. It includes a 3rd rack, which gives you an additional 30% capacity, allowing you to have 16 place settings. It has integrated controls, which are located at the top of the door. This means you can't see them unless the door is open. This is great if you have young kids who love pushing buttons (literally and figuratively) but also allows you to have a nice clean look because of the exterior on the dishwasher.

But how do you know if the dishwasher is running? It is very quiet at 44 DBs. So, that is what the InfoLight is for. It shines a red beam to the floor, letting you know that it is in operation.

Furthermore, there is also a float switch. This works because the dishwasher has a drain pan built into it. If there was ever a leak that fills the pan, it activates the float switch which cuts the flow of water off to the dishwasher.

Features:

  • 3rd Rack
  • Integrated Controls
  • Info Light
  • AquaStop Leak Protection
  • 16 Place Setting
  • 44 dBa

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Miele G4227SCUSS - $999

This model has front controls, which means everything is located on the front of the door. This does allow you to see how much time is left in a cycle.

One very big difference between the two dishwashers is the way they dry. Miele has an active condensation drying system. Air is disbursed through special channels around the exterior dishwasher cavity and allows the interior water particles to condense against the walls of the dishwasher.

Features:

  • 3rd Rack
  • 46 dBa
  • 16 Place Settings
  • Double Waterproof System
  • Active Condensation Drying

$899 Dishwasher Comparison

Let's look at the control panels, briefly.   

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Bosch Control Panel

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Miele Control Panel

Bosch has many more cycles than the Miele. Some do not matter. However, the auto cycle has a soil sensor to automatically adjust the water. It also has a delicate cycle for china and crystal by lowering the time and temperature.

Now let's review the tub of the dishwashers. 

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Bosch Dishwasher

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Miele Dishwasher

Both have a third rack, but Miele has a spray arm and a three level wash versus two in the Bosch. Miele also has the best drying system by moving outside air into the exterior of the dishwasher.

Miele is always amongst the lowest in repair but Bosch is only 1.8% worse based on our service calls.

So your choice becomes: The features and options of Bosch versus the better wash and dry system of the Miele.

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However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Eric Trexler

Eric is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance and Lighting. Eric came to sales from the custom installation department and has expert insight on what happens behind the scenes. He is devoted to making sure every customer has the best experience that Yale has to offer. Eric grew up in Maine and loves the outdoors, from fishing to dirt biking.

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