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

November 13th, 2017 | 3 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Miele against Samsung is an interesting comparison. On one hand, you have the premium Miele with a pedigree in dishwashers. On the other hand, you have the technology forward Samsung. Along with laundry and especially refrigeration, they are looking to redefine the appliance industry.

First, we will look at both companies, both products, and then compare.



Miele is the largest family-owned appliance manufacturer in Germany since 1889.

Their motto is "Immer Besser" or Forever Better - a design and manufacturing philosophy and vision. Miele manufactures 96% of the parts creating the dishwasher while the additional 4% is manufactured in the factory's surrounding area.

More significantly, they test every dishwasher before it leaves the plant. Their quality control and reliability are outstanding.



Samsung started in Taegu, Korea in 1938. Samsung means "three stars" in Korean. In 1975, Samsung-Sanyo Electronics merged into Samsung Electronics.

Today, Samsung controls the electronics marketplace. Everywhere you turn a cell phone or a television tablet, for example, most likely is made by Samsung. Samsung's competitors include Apple, Sony, and LG.

Samsung has become a major player in the home appliance market. In appliance store showrooms you are seeing larger displays of Samsung's dishwashers, refrigerators, wall ovens, and cooktops.

Their appliances feature the newest technology geared towards a younger generation of homeowners.

Miele G4228SCUSS - $899 after rebate


  • AutoSensor
  • Comfort Basket
  • Active Condensation Dry
  • Double Waterproof System
  • 5 Washer Cycles
  • 16 Place Setting
  • 46 DBA
  • Third upper rack for silverware only.
  • Short option
  • AutoSensor technology
  • Comfort Close Door

Samsung DW80K7050US - $674 


  • 15 Place Setting Capacity
  • Adjustable Upper Rack
  • Cutlery Rack
  • StormWash System
  • FlexLoad Racking System
  • AutoRelease Door
  • Digital Leak Sensor
  • 44 dBA Sound Level
  • Energy Star Rated
  • Half Load
  • Express 60

Miele vs. Samsung Dishwashers 


Miele G4228SCUSS

Samsung DW80K7050US



Full Console, Built-in

Fully Integrated, Built-In

Panel Ready




23 9/16" W x 22 7/16" D x 33 11/16" H

23 7/8" W x 24 ¾" D x 33 7/8" H

Silence Rating (dBAs)

46 dBs

44 dBs

Third Rack

Yes - Cutlery Tray

Yes - Cutlery Tray

Rack Adjustability



Place Setting Capacity

16 place settings

15 place settings

# of Wash Programs




Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel




Special Features

Delay Start, Active Condensation Drying, AutoSensor

StormWash, AutoRelease Door, Indicator Light, Digital Leak Sensor

As I said before, this is a comparison of different philosophies:

Samsung has redesigned their dishwashers by imitating the best features of others while innovating other features.

Their Express 60 is a knockoff of the Bosch Express wash with its ability to quickly wash and dry a load of lightly soiled dishes.

The auto opening door incorporates Miele's own drying system of automatically opening the door after the cycle to speed the drying process.

It also has the third rack for silverware, another popular Miele feature as well as automatic load sensing and digital leak detection. 


Samsung StormWash - Dorchester showroom.jpg

Samsung StormWash

Samsung adds the "StormWash" or a concentrated wash for baked on dishes. It is very similar to the KitchenAid ProScrub. 


KitchenAid ProScrub

With Miele, their Clean Air-drying system allows air to be infiltrated to the side of the dishwasher. The hot air is attracted to the cooler side and is dissipated as water.

The basic Miele does not have the cycles of the Samsung but has the better rack  adjustability. It is also a solid machine with a double insulating pump to prevent leaks. 

Miele Interior - Dorchester Showroom.jpg

Miele Interior 

Samsung Dishwasher Interior - Dorchester Showroom.jpg

Samsung Interior

Which Do You Buy?

Samsung is a great choice for a multitude of cycles and features. The price is affordable (buy it on holidays for even lower prices).

However, do you need new technology in a dishwasher? You need the dishes clean.  You also want the dishwasher quiet because many kitchens are open to living spaces.

However, the undercurrent to any comparison on this blog is reliability. For that, Samsung is an unknown. As a line, it is good, but Samsung sells refrigerators and laundry as a rule. Their dishwashers an unknown due to lack of sales.

You pay a premium for the Miele reliability. It has been the most reliable product sold at Yale.

That said, Samsung would be the choice for features and a lower price, but Miele is better for a proven, reliable product. Since both are not widely sold, find out who can fix either before buying one.

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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.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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