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Differences Between Miele Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

August 5th, 2015 | 3 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

You may wonder how a dishwasher brand can have starting prices at $899 or $400 more expensive than the average dishwasher sold in the US.

The main benefit to a Miele dishwasher is its quality of components and longer life. In an era of outsourcing, Miele distinguishes itself by manufacturing 96.8% of all its components in Germany. Consequently, Miele is among the least repaired brands at Yale and requires less than half the service of the average appliance brand.

Miele dishwashers tend to all look the same, so why the huge price swing from one model to another? All will have these basic cycles: Normal Wash, Rinse & Hold, Sani-Wash, and Pots & Pans. It's really differences in quietness, racks, cycles and drying systems.

They will also all use the Clean Air drying system and the Auto-sensor cleaning system which detects debris in the water to adjust cleaning time accordingly. Miele's Clean Drying is the only real drying cycle in the dishwasher industry. It allows the colder outside air into the outside of the dishwasher. Steam is attracted to the "colder" side and fully dissispated. The Diamond has two fans, but the better models differentiate by racks, features and cycles.

Differences Between The Miele Dishwashers

The difference between the dishwashers in the same series is essentially regular front versus integrated controls. Have a look...

miele dishwasher regular controls miele dishwasher integrated controls

Regular Front

Integrated Front

Classic Plus | G4975VISF $899-$1099

miele classic series dishwasher G4275SCSV

Available with cutlery basket or cutlery tray

  • Flexicare racks
  • Delay Start
  • 46 dBa rating
  • Economy mode(uses less water),Turbo mode(30% time reduction)
  • Differences between the Classic models is cutlery tray and integrated versus regular fronts(G4975 is $999)
Miele Classic Plus Series

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CrystalG6105SCV - $1399-$1599

miele crystal series dishwasher G5175SCSF

  • Flexicare Plus Racks
  • Cutlery Basket or Cutlery Tray
  • Perfect glass care and water softener feature
  • 44 dBa rating 
  • Express cycle, China Crystal cycle
  • No Economy cycle
  • difference in Crystal models is integrated front and baskets (G5105SC is $1399)
  • Difference between the Crystal and Classic is China setting and quietness

Dimension | GG6365SVISF - $1499-$1,699

miele dimension series dishwasher G5775SCSF

  • (Crystal features plus the following)
  • Flexicare Premium racks
  • 3D cutlery tray
  • 44 dBa rating
  • Sensor Dry (adjusts drying conditions to air being pulled in from the kitchen)
  • Intensive Mode - heavy wash in bottom basket/gentle wash in top basket at the same time
  • No Express cycle
  • AutoOpen Drying - door pops open when dry cycle is complete
  • ExtraQuiet-optional feature reduces noise by 20%
  • Difference between Dimension models is integrated (controls on the top) vs regular controls (controls on face)
  • Difference between Dimension and Crystal: The 3 D top rack is adjustable, with better drying and quieter
  • Slimline 18 inch model $1499
Miele Crystal vs. Dimension Series

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Lumen | G6565SCVISF - $1,599-$1,799

miele lumen series dishwasher

  • (Dimension Features plust the following)
  • Brilliant light-LED illuminated tub
  • Economy and Energy Saver cycles
  • Extra Dry option
  • 40 dBa rating
  • This unit is also introduces thier " Knock to Open" feature. It's essentailly a sensor that allows you to knock on the front of the door to open the unit. It makes it so when using custom panels you dont have to put a handle on it.

Diamond | G5975SCSF - $2,499- $2,699

miele diamond series dishwasher G5975SCSF

  • (Lumen features plus the following)
  • Auto close door
  • Remote Vision - performance can be monitored by Miele via Wi-Fi
  • 40DBs(A Quiet dishwasher will be 45DBs)
  • Auto Load-Size Sensor - senses the flow of water to establish what the load size is
  • Diamond Specific programs - heavy soil, sensor wash, light, energy saver, plastics, starch/cheese, tall items, glass-no rinse aid (warm), glass-no rinse aid (cold)
  • Advanced CleanAir - additional fan to help circulate air
  • Free Five Year Warranty
  • Difference between Lumen and Diamond: Best drying cycle with two fans, specific cycles for what you are washing, 


Miele is a dishwasher company with cycles and options for the premium dishwasher buyer. The difference between the Miele is quietness from 37-45 DBs. The top cutlery tray changes from none to a basic one to an adjustable, multi functional 3-D tray. After that, racks, cycles and warranties as well as the drying system with different fans and sensors.

Miele is the most reliable brand and is worth your consideration for a premium dishwasher

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

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