You have a lot of options when it comes to kitchen appliances, but when it comes to precision-made German engineering, you will generally find yourself having to choose between Bosch dishwashers and Miele dishwashers. While Miele dishwashers are known for their high-end construction and features, Bosch dishwashers tend to be more budget-friendly. That doesn't mean they don't pack a big punch, though: Bosch 300 Series dishwashers and Bosch 500 Series dishwashers both have features that let you get your dishes clean in style. You can even pick from a selection of smart dishwashers from either brand. The experts at Appliances Connection have written this post to help compare the most desirable features of both dishwasher brands.
Flexible Loading Options
Miele dishwashers have a variety of features that allow you to load any dish, from champagne glasses to bulky pots and pans. The brand's FlexLine Baskets are specially designed to accommodate any size and shape of silverware. Meanwhile, look for the 3D MultiFlex Tray in many models. This isn't just a cutlery tray, but it can hold espresso cups, and it has a sliding panel that lets you place wine glasses without fear of breaking them. Also watch for Miele's MaxiComfort basket design: with an optional silverware basket, foldable tines, and a support row for glasses, among other luxury features, you can customize your Miele dishwasher however you would like.
Bosch dishwashers, meanwhile, have FlexSpace™ Tines, which easily let you fold down every other tine in a rack. This lets you fit larger or oddly-shaped dishes into your dishwasher with a single motion. Bosch 800 Series dishwashers have an EasyGlide™ Rack System that includes ball bearings in the rack wheels, making it trivial to slide fully loaded dishwasher baskets to any position you need. The Rackmatic® Rack in many Bosch dishwashers lets you adjust the height and angle of the top basket with a single motion, which makes it even easier to customize your loading experience.
Miele dishwashers are known for their eco-friendly design, among other things. EcoPower Technology saves water by using it where it's needed the most, and EcoFeedback shows you the amount of water and energy each load of dishes will consume under your chosen settings. The SensorDry feature uses moisture sensors to stop the dry cycle as soon as your dishes are optimally dry.
On the other hand, many Bosch 300 Series dishwashers come with an EcoSilence Drive™, which reduces energy use and operates as quietly as 39 dBA. The Half Load function reduces water consumption and cycle time for smaller loads. And Bosch was even recently named an ENERGY STAR™ Partner of the Year for its achievements in eco-friendly design.
Miele makes a variety of smart dishwashers. Using the Miele@mobile app, you can control many Miele dishwashers, see how much time is remaining on the load, monitor the detergent levels on your PowerDisk®, and you can even buy new detergent directly from your phone. The Miele@mobile app also allows you to find out when your dishwasher has malfunctioned, possibly saving you a service call.
Many dishwashers in the Bosch 800 Series, meanwhile, come with smart home integration as well. The free Home Connect™ app allows you to connect wirelessly to these appliances with any iPhone or Android device, and monitor your dishwasher from anywhere. Not only can you view its status, but you can select cycles and even run diagnostics on the appliance.
Why do Miele dishwashers need salt?
Many Miele dishwashers require salt to function properly because they have built-in water softeners. This feature helps protect your dishes from water spots, but it does require refilling.
What is the life expectancy of a Bosch dishwasher?
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your Bosch dishwasher to last 10 years or even longer.