Miele produced its 20-millionth dishwasher


Miele celebrates its 20-millionth dishwasher, a G 7310 SC Clst model. 90 years have passed since the launch of the first dishwasher of the company, that has developed many increasingly advanced versions, satisfying all the customers’ needs. The 20-millionth Miele dishwasher belongs to the G 7000 generation, which was launched in autumn of last year. It is an innovative appliance, equipped with AutoDos with integrated PowerDisk, intuitive colour M Touch display, loading convenience, smartphone controls or the aforementioned automatic dispensing. It also affords its users great freedom, relieving its owner of some of the stresses of everyday life. This starts with AutoDos and PowerDisk: this feature automatically dispenses a powder granulate exclusively developed for Miele, depending on the programme and the degree of soiling, whereby one PowerDisk is sufficient for around 20 cycles. What’s more, all G 7000 models with AutoDos can be remotely controlled by an app from a smartphone, for example with a convenient calendar function with which to manage programmed starting times (AutoStart).
For even greater loading convenience and flexibility, the new height-adjustable 3D MultiFlex drawer offers not only more space for knives, forks and spoons but also for other small items such as espresso cups. The baskets score highly with their hinged spikes, additional holders and silicone rests – offering a secure hold to meet a wide range of loading needs. All this comes together on the G 7000 with an A+++ minus 10% energy efficiency rating and water consumption starting at only 6 l in the Automatic programme.
Naturally, the predecessor of the G 7000 dating back to 1929, launched by Miele as Europe’s first electric dishwasher, was far removed from such an illustrious feature set. That early version consisted of a round metal tub with two baskets for crockery and cutlery. Piped hot water was inconceivable in those days, hence the dishwasher had to be filled manually. The water was sprayed over cups, plates and crockery for several minutes by an electrically powered propeller. Unfortunately, this visionary and highly plausible principle was unable to assert itself. ‘The machine was quite expensive – and the few people who could have afforded it had maids to do the housework’, explains Dr. Markus Miele, Executive Director and Co-Proprietor, as he turns back the pages of time.