Miele G4925US vs. Bosch SHE53TL5UC Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Amy Ross  |  January 04, 2016  |  8 Min. Read

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There are many dishwashers to choose from today and the process can be overwhelming. If Bosch and Miele are on the top of your list, then you are looking for a highly reliable dishwasher. Both Miele and Bosch are on our list of most reliable dishwashers.

There are also many similarities between these two brands. As the two largest European dishwasher companies, both heavily focus on efficiency and quietness. There are substantial differences as well, so we will compare the companies and two of their most popular dishwashers.

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Miele

As a family owned company, Miele has had a legacy of quality control. All of their products are manufactured and engineered in the same German factory. EVERY unit is tested prior to being shipped from the factory.

Every part except the rollers under the baskets is manufactured by Miele, so there is a better focus on product quality. In fact, a Miele dishwasher is the least repaired product sold at Yale.

Miele is also the only European dishwasher with an efficient dry cycle. Cooler outside air is introduced to the side of the dishwasher. The steam is attracted to the cooler side and dissipated. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bosch

Bosch is a huge multi-national company based out of Germany. They manufacture everything from appliances to brake pads. However, in appliances, they are most known for dishwashers.

While being a German based company, Bosch dishwashers are manufactured in North Carolina. Their products are quiet and reliable.

Let’s take look at the most popular dishwashers from both.

Bosch vs. Miele Dishwashers

Miele G4925US - $999

Miele G4925US

  • 13 place settings
  • 5 cycles: Normal, Express, pots and pans, Sanitize, Rinse
  • Touch pad controls
  • Adjustable upper rack and tines
  • Stainless interior
  • 2 stainless spray arms with individual water lines
  • 46 DBA

Bosch SHE53TL5UC - $719.99

Bosch SHE53TL5UC

  • 15 place settings
  • 4 cycles: Power scrub, Auto, Regular, Rinse
  • Adjustable
  • Stainless interior
  • 2 plastic spray arms with one water line
  • 46 DBA

Feature Comparison

Place Settings

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This is slightly misleading seeing as they are the same size units. You should be able to fit a little bit more into a Bosch. However, you have to place all the settings in their precise locations, so the difference is minimal.

Cycles

bosch dishwasher she53tl5uc cycle control panel

Miele has a 30 minute Express cycle for lightly soiled dishware. They achieve this minimal time by eliminating the pre-wash cycle. There is also a sanitize cycle called “SaniWash” for sanitizing dishware, baby bottles, or cutting boards by doubling the interim rinse cycle.

Bosch’s Auto Cycle runs anywhere from 105-129 minutes depending on the amount of soil found in the water. Basically more soiled dishes are adjusted with more time.

Construction

bosch dishwasher she53tl5uc interior

Meile has stainless steel spray arms with individual water lines for optimal water pressure on every rack.

Bosch has plastic spray arms with one water line feeding all racks.

Drying

Bosch uses the steam from the hot water along with Jet Dry to promote drying. Miele on the other hand uses the outside air to aid in the drying process.

All stainless interior dishwashers use Jet Dry, because water does not condensate well on a stainless surface.

Summary

The features and cycles of both dishwashers are similar. The actual quietness is identical at a respectable 46 decibels.

The price difference is $280. This actually was $350-450 at one time, but a weak Euro has reduced the spread between the two.

Miele does have a better wash and especially dry system. Your plastics will dry better in a Miele than any other dishwasher. However, Bosch will wash and dry your dishes well.

The real answer to this question is reliability. They are number 1 and 2 for dishwashers, but Miele is statistically the most reliable brand sold at Yale.

Is that worth $280 to you?

Additional Resources

Need more information on dishwashers? Get the Yale Dishwasher Buyers Guide with features, specs, cycle descriptions and profiles of every major brand like Bosch, Miele, KitchenAid, Asko, Electrolux and more. Well over 135,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

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Amy Ross

Amy has worked in sales, design, and home staging for 15 years. She enjoys seeing her projects from beginning to end and is extraordinarily detail-oriented. Amy has assisted in the designs of all three Yale showrooms. In her spare time, she loves spending time outdoors with her husband and two children, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, and skiing.

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