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Miele dishwashers: The milestones

Bielefeld, May 17, 2019 No. 51a/2019

1929    Miele presents Europe's first electric dishwasher
            (round metal tub, propeller distributes water)

1960    First automatic front-loading dishwasher with rotating spray arms; conversion of production at Miele Bielefeld: bicycles make way for dishwashers

1967    Fully automatic built-in machine with three rotating double spray arms and automatic reactivation of water softener

1978    World's first dishwasher with microcomputer controls and sensors

1987    Patented third-level cutlery drawer

2001    Sensors determine water hardness and degree of soiling

2004    First manufacturer of dishwashers to offer an in-door salt container

2005    First models with touch controls for greater user convenience and programme diversity (Navitronic Touch Control)

2007    Electronic Professional Pump for wide range of spray pressures and alternating spray arm technology; sensor-controlled drying

2008    Consumption considerably reduced: starting with 8 l of water (Automatic
             programme); 0.6 kWh (hot water fill)

2010    Generation 5000: Cutlery tray height-adjustable with sliding sections (3D); interior LED lighting (BrilliantLight); automatic door opening optimises drying (AutoOpen)

2013    Generation 6000: Handleless Knock2open door opening,
            water consumption as low as 6.5 l; EcoFeedback consumption indicator;
            FlexiTimer with EcoStart

2016    New G 6000 EcoFlex range: Top A-rating cleaning performance in only 58 mins.; A+++ minus 20% energy rating; even more flexible use of baskets and cutlery tray

2018    Automatic detergent dispensing thanks to integrated PowerDisk filled with powder granulate. The new dishwashers can be controlled by app and programmed from a mobile device. Additional flexibility through new 3D MultiFlex drawer: The new height-adjustable right-hand section offers space for small items of crockery such as espresso cups alongside cutlery.

2019    Miele produces 20-millionth dishwasher at Bielefeld plant.

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