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Miele vs. Thermador Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  June 08, 2017  |  3 Min. Read

Miele  |  Thermador  |  Dishwashers

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If you are looking for a dishwasher, you probably should not compare these two dishwashers. But, we will look at both brands and then explain why you want one versus the other.

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Let’s start with some background.

Miele

Miele has been an independent family-owned company since 1899. Their strategy and vision were to become the most favored brand in the industry. Miele offers products to their customers that set high standards for durability, performance, and service.

Their guiding principle of "Immer Besser" (Forever Better) is a perfect reflection of a company whom from the beginning, has always strived to be the best.

Miele manufactures down to the component level and only outsources the rollers under the dishwasher racks. Such attention to detail results in a more reliable dishwasher.

Thermador

Founded by William E. Cranston in 1916, Thermador began its roots as a manufacturer of electrical products such as their portable and built-in heaters.   

In 1998 Thermador was acquired by BSH Home Appliances Corporation, one of the largest appliance manufacturer companies in the world. Since their beginning Thermador has been a company of innovation and technology.

However, the dishwashers are manufactured by Bosch with a Thermador label. This dishwasher is given away as part of the 1, 2, Free promotion. You buy a cooktop and wall oven or a pro range, this $1,299 dishwasher becomes free.

Think about that for a minute.

Now let us compare both dishwashers with similar prices.

Miele G6625SCU - $1,499

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Features:

  • 45 dBa
  • QuickIntenseWash
  • China & Crystal
  • 3D + Cutlery Tray (meaning it has different baskets you can move around)
  • Water Softening Unit
  • AutoOpen Drying
  • Sensor Dry
  • Extra Comfort Basket Design
  • Perfect GlassCare
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Thermador Emerald Series DWHD440MFP - $1,299


Features:

  • Silence Rating of 48 dBA
  • Integrated controls.
  • Flush mount in cabinets.
  • 4 Wash Cycles
  • 15 Plate Settings
  • Sens-A-Wash
  • PowerBoost
  • Extra Dry Option
  • Delay Start
  • Silverware Basket
  • Blue Light Indicator
  • Professional Handle
  • Energy Star Rated

The Comparison

Miele is measurably quieter. It also has the only real dry cycle in the industry. The dishwasher has an air intake, and the cooler air is drawn to the outside of the unit. The heat is attracted to the colder side and dissipated.

You also have a third rack in the Miele, so you can have more space for pots and pans.

Miele is also more reliable than the Thermador/Bosch unit. Yet with more features and reliability, why are the prices so similar?

The Thermador has almost the same feature package to the $699 Bosch 6 series, so Miele vs. Bosch becomes the fair comparison.

However, to answer the question: Buy the Miele or lower priced Bosch.

Take the Thermador only when it's free in a kitchen package or offered at the same price as the Bosch, because it has a better 2 year warranty.

Additional Resources

Want more information on dishwashers? Read the Yale Dishwasher Buying Guide with features, the definition of cycles and terms as well as detailed profiles of all the major brands. Well over 225,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

View our dishwasher buying guide

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WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

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.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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