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Miele dishwasher clinches first place in Stiftung Warentest report

Gütersloh, September 26, 2019 No. 95/2019
  • Top marks for cleaning

  • Washes quietest

Miele dishwashers were the sole winners in the current test conducted by Germany's consumer watchdog Stiftung Warentest (StiWa, test 10/2019). The fully integrated model G 6770 SCVi and its technically identical integrated counterpart G 6730 SCi (both with A+++ energy efficiency rating) were awarded the top mark of 2.0. Miele also submitted the best dishwasher (G 4990 SCVi/G 4940 SCi) among model versions with an A++ rating. The test covered a total of 20 models, whereof twelve had an A+++ and eight an A++ rating.

Miele was the only contender to achieve a 'Very good' for cleaning performance combined with the lowest energy and water consumption in all tested programmes. Only the energy consumption in the 'Short' programme was higher, whereby Miele was the only appliance to achieve a 'Very good' for cleaning in this programme. Further top marks were achieved only by Miele in the automatic programme for energy and water consumption (Good), integration (Very good) and handling (Good). The test winner achieved top marks for sound emissions, as the quietest machines across the board (below 40 dB). As anticipated, best marks were also awarded for product durability. This aspect was based on 2800 programmes to simulate 10 years of use.

Two years ago, StiWa covered Miele models G 6770 SCVi/G 6730 SCi in their test, which again came out as test winners. That test highlighted in particular the AutoOpen drying where the door automatically opens to the ajar position at the end of a cycle to allow in fresh air to support drying.

'The fact that Miele dishwashers regularly rank among test winners is attributable to the machines' particular dependability and workmanship. The current test confirms Miele's strategy of focussing on cleaning results, reliable performance and high quality alongside energy efficiency', says Dr. Olaf Dietrich, Head of Dishwasher Product Management with Miele.


Company profile: Miele is the world's leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. This line-up is augmented by dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). The Miele company, founded in 1899, has eight production plants in Germany as well as one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China and Romania. These are joined by the two plants belonging to Miele's Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. Turnover in the 2018/19 business year was around € 4.16 bn, with a share of business outside Germany of approx. 71%. Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 20,200, whereof 11,050 are employed in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.

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Miele dishwashers G 6770 SCVi/G 6730 SCi came out best in StiWa's test report. Particularly good marks were awarded to the test winner for cleaning, sound emissions and integration.

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