Condensation Drying - uses room air to make the drying process more efficient
Spray Arm For The third Rack - ensures wash covers the whole tray area
Miele Classic Series Dishwasher Key Features:
Mieles entry-level still has many of the features of the better models. It has the full spray arm on the top like in their best series dishwashers.
It also has Clean Drying. The air intake at the bottom allows air to the side of the dishwasher. The steamy heat of the dishwasher is attracted to the cooler side and dissipated as water.
Think of this analogy: When you exercise or see pro athletes compete in cold weather, you usually see steam rising from the top of their heads because heat is attracted to the cold air.
For years, Miele has been the standard for drying dishes. It's now the second-best way. We will talk about a newer, improved method later.
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Miele Dishwasher Spray Arm
They both wash well. However, Miele has a full spray arm on the top, and Bosch does not.
Normally, this is not a huge deal. However, it's an improvement with the third Rack below. Water will flow better from top to bottom.
Bosch Dishwasher AutoAir Feature
Drying is a more difficult answer. Bosch has the AutoAir opening door. Miele has Clean Drying. They both serve the same purpose of reducing heat and moisture in your dishes.
Miele is better because it introduces cooler air into the sealed tub while the Bosch releases heat from the top.
Based on our own service history, Bosch was more reliable last year. Miele had been the most reliable but had an isolated issue with frozen motors. I expect it to be better going forward.
Bosch is quieter by 2 DB. But what does that mean? Certain websites claim a doubling of sound every 3 DB. There is an audible difference between 44 and 46, but probably not a double.
Still, you should consider sound in an open floor plan, and Bosch will be quieter.
Bosch Dishwasher Racks
At the $899, it will be hard to choose the Miele if you're looking for a feature-packed dishwasher. Besides the Normal and Pots and Pans cycles, Express tends to be the most used. You won't find this feature in the base model Miele.
The Bosch model at $899 will have the Speed 60 as well for a complete cycle finished in 60 minutes.
You'll see more adjustable racks and tines in the Bosch as well.
Flexible Third Rack - used for flat utensils and cutlery
FlexSpace Tines - Fold-down tines to accommodate larger items such as pots
EasyGlide Rack System - Middle basket has ball bearing wheels for smooth, effortless pull out with a
CrystalDry - uses moisture to increase drying temperature up to 176 degrees
Bosch now has the best drying system. They use a volcanic element called Zeolite to aid the drying process.
Zeolite has been used for just about everything for your supplements and our government's environmental cleanups.
In a dishwasher, Zeolite absorbs moisture and emits heat to dry even plastics. We tested it in Thermador's model (Thermador and Bosch are the same company), and it works.
You also never have to resupply Zeolite. It's packed inside the dishwasher. It's part of a cycle. We don't have to worry about fixing a broken drying cycle later on as well because of its not a mechanical item.
If you value drying the most, you may want to consider this model.
Editor's Note: This article was updated for accuracy, freshness, and comprehensiveness.
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