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Two Miele dishwashers clinch first place in Stiftung Warentest report

Gütersloh, July 22, 2021 No. 057/2021
  • Both fully integrated and integrated models best appliances

  • Quietest model in test and sole winner for 'Handling'

Exceptional results for Miele dishwashers with German consumer watchdog Stiftung Warentest: Among 60 cm wide units, the fully integrated G 5260 SCVi Active Plus (top-edge controls) came out tops. In the integrated category, the same was achieved by the G 5210 SCi Active Plus, a technically identical model with front controls. Both were the only models to achieve an overall mark of 2.1. In total, the test covered 18 units, whereof 14 had a width of 60 cm and 4 were 45 cm slimline models. The results were published in the 08/2021 issue of the 'test' magazine on July 22.

In the EnergySave and Automatic programmes, Miele machines used the least amount of water and convinced with their excellent cleaning performance. The test winners achieved top marks for 'Handling' (1.9) and 'Sound emissions' (1.1), making them the quietest of all contestants. 'The fact that our dishwashers have once again been commended as best products in the test again underlines the convincing overall performance of our appliances', says Lothar Wedeking, Miele Product Manager in Miele's 'Dishwashers' business unit. Another major point in Miele's favour is the exceptional durability of Miele dishwashers, a factor which was unfortunately entirely disregarded in the current test.

High-quality features for low consumption 

According to the new and much more stringent energy labelling scheme, these machines achieve a C energy efficiency rating. Under the previous regime, this would have been an A+++ rating. Low water consumption starting at only 6 l in the 'Automatic' programme is the result of EcoPower technology with its special circulation pump, its optimised spray arms and its efficient filtration system. Add to this patented AutoOpen drying, a feature only available from Miele. In this case, the door opens to the ajar position at the end of a programme to ensure excellent drying results, even on plastics, laminates and glass. The associated reduced main wash temperature accelerated drying and a shorter cycle time saves energy and time. These machines can also be connected to a hot water supply. This considerably reduces energy consumption once again and saves up to 50% on electricity. All Miele dishwashers are tested for 20 years of use. 


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. Their product portfolio also includes dishwashers, air purifiers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). Founded in 1899, the company has eight production plants in Germany, one each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Romania and Poland as well as two production plants belonging to its Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. Sales in the 2020 business year amounted to around € 4.5 bn (thereof 29.5% in Germany). Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries/regions. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 20,900, of which approx. 11,050 employees work in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.

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Miele's G 5260 SCVi /G 5210 SCi dishwashers came out top in a test of 60 cm wide units and achieved highest marks for handling and sound emissions.

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Miele's G 5260 SCVi /G 5210 SCi dishwashers came out top in a test of 60 cm wide units and achieved highest marks for handling and sound emissions.

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