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Friday, October 22, 2010

Miele Dishwashers

JD Powers awarded Miele their award for dishwashers. I never knew there was a JD Powers award for any appliance categories or companies.

In my opinion, they are correct. Miele manufactures the best dishwasher in the world.

Have a look:

Miele has some cool features:

Plate guard plus: Designed so the plates do not chip

Double insulated pump: Product will never leak

Separate Cutlery tray: Silverware has separate rack to prevent scratches and allow for more space in the unit

The best feature is ironically its biggest problem. Miele doesn't outsource anything. They manufacture their own controls, motors and even components. In an age where manufacturers are designing in Europe, outsourcing parts in China and assembling in Mexico, Miele is exactly the opposite. By owning the entire process Miele has a much better control on product quality.

Their repair rate is 3 to 11 times better that their competition. In fact, it is the best repair rate in the the industry by far.

However, it doesn't come cheap. Miele dishwashers start at $1199, over twice the average purchasing price.

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