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Dishwasher test: the winners of the Stiftung Warentest


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Geschirrspüler auf dem Prüfstand: Test 2018 der Stiftung Warentest

Over 100 Dishwashers have now taken a closer look at dishwashers: These usually include partially and fully integrated built-in models. The test field 2019 does better than the dishwashers that were tested in the previous year. The victory went to Miele G 6770 SCVi. The price range extends from 430 Euro up to 1. 230 Euro. The test was carried out by Stiftung Warentest and published for the first time in the edition 10 / 2019 released. All important results of the current test series can be found here.

Dishwasher test: Stiftung Warentest result (2019)

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    Miele G 6770 SCVi (60 cm, fully integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2,0) Almost all washing programs with the grade “good ” completed; Only short program only “satisfactory”; Handling and security are also good; works very quietly.

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    Neff S 516 T 80 X1E / GV 6801 T (60 cm, fully integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.1) Almost all washing programs completed with the grade “good”; Only the automatic program is only “satisfactory”; Handling and security are also good; works very quietly.

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    Bosch SMV 67 MX 01 E (60 cm, fully integrated )

    Overall grade: good (2.2) All washing programs completed with the grade “good”; Handling and safety also “good”; Works quietly.

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    Miele G 4990 SCVi Jubilee (60 cm, fully integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.2) savings program is good, automatic and short pro gram only satisfactory. Works quietly.

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    Beko DIN 28431 (60 cm, fully integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.5) Economy and automatic programs are “good”; Short program unfortunately only “satisfactory”. Works quietly.

These are the best dishwashers 2019 in the test

The latest test comes from the year 2019. From the dishwashers, the Stiftung Warentest 2018 on the test bench, belong to 12 in the class of fully integrated built-in devices, i.e. with hidden control panel. There are also eight representatives of the partially integrated category with the control panel visible from the outside.

In the test of the edition 10 / 2019 received – in contrast to the previous year – from 20 tested products 12 Fashion all grade “good”. To the best 2019 tested dishwashers with an overall rating of “good” (2.0) belongs to Miele G 6770 SCVi, followed by the Neff GV 6801 T with the overall grade “good” (2.1) and the Bosch SMV 67 MX 01 E, which also performed well with a 2.2. Read the full test for a fee at test.de .

1. Miele G 6770 SCVi and Miele G 6730 SCI (top recommendations)

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    Miele G 6770 SCVi (60 cm, fully integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.0) Almost all washing programs completed with the grade “good”; Only short program only “satisfactory”; Handling and security are also good; works very quietly.

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    Miele G 6730 SCI (60 cm, semi-integrated)

    Overall rating: good (2.0) Almost all washing programs completed with the grade “good” sen; Only the short program is only “satisfactory”; Handling and security are also good; works very quietly.

The dishwasher Miele G 6770 SCVi Is together with the partially integrated sister model Miele G 6730 SCi number one of the 2019 he comparison of the Stiftung Warentest. Both models achieve the quality rating “good” (overall grade 2.0).

  • Savings program: good (2,3)

    Saving at Miele really means saving: with excellent values ​​for water and electricity consumption, the two models manage to clean the dishes very well. The drying is satisfactory with the savings program, in terms of duration, the testers even only awarded a “poor”.
  • Automatic program: good (2.4 )

    The automatic program gets plates, cups and pots clean – and that with moderate electricity and Water consumption. The duration and the adaptation to the degree of soiling are only rated as “sufficient”.
  • Short program: satisfactory (2.8)

    The short program cleans the dishes good, but it requires a relatively large amount of electricity.
  • Handling: good (1.7)

    There is hardly anything to complain about in terms of handling: The operating instructions are good, the machine does not pose any puzzles in daily use and it can be integrated very well into the kitchen.
  • Security: good (2.0)

    The safe operation of the machine is guaranteed and – like protection against water damage – rated “good”.
  • Noise: very good (0.9)

    The operating noise is very low in both models. Here they each achieve the rating “very good”.
  • Endurance test: very good (1.3)

    In the durability test, the Miele appliances perform excellently and live up to their reputation as endurance runners.

The test winners Miele G 6770 SCVi and Miele G 6730 SCi you get for about 1. 230 Euro or 1. 125 euros in online trading. The Miele appliances are thus at the upper end of the price range of the test field.

2. Neff GV 6801 T and Neff GI 6801 TN (price tip)

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    Neff GV 6801 T (60 cm, fully integrated iert)

    Overall grade: good (2.1) Almost all washing programs completed with the grade “good”; Only automatic program only “satisfactory”; Handling and security are also good; works very quietly.

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    Neff GI 6801 TN (60 cm, semi-integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.1) Almost all washing programs completed with the grade “good” outside; Only automatic program only “satisfactory”; Handling and security are also good; works very quietly.

The dishwasher Neff GV 6801 T , which is together with the semi-integrated sister model Neff GI 6801 TN the Number two of the 2019 comparison of the Stiftung Warentest. Both models achieve the quality rating “good” (overall grade 2.1).

  • Savings program: good (2.1)

    The Neff dishwashers save water and electricity and still clean the dishes very well. Drying is satisfactory with the savings program, but in terms of duration the testers only award “sufficient”.
  • Automatic program: satisfactory (2.8 )

    In automatic mode your dishes will be very clean. In all other sub-disciplines (drying, duration, electricity and water consumption and adaptation to pollution and the amount of dishes), maximum “satisfactory” results are achieved.
  • Short program: good (2.5)

    The short program is really short, but it needs a little more electricity and water. Unfortunately, the dishes were not 100% clean, so there is only a “good” in this sub-rating.
  • Handling: good (2.0 or 1.9)

    Here the Neff dishwashers score “good” in every sub-rating. The semi-integrated model even got a few more points, so that it does a touch better than the fully integrated model.
  • Security: good ( 1.6)

    There is nothing to complain about in terms of security. When protected against water damage, the Neff devices are even ahead of the test winner models from Miele.
  • Noise: very good (1.5 )

    The Neff devices also pick up “very well” when it comes to operating noise. At 1.5, the grade is somewhat worse than Miele (0.9) – but that's criticism at a very high level.
  • Endurance test: good (1.7)

    The grade 1.7 and the rating is good it for the endurance test in which the durability of the machine is tested.

The runners-up Neff GV 6801 T and Neff GI 6801 TN you get for about 910 Euro or 735 euros in online trading. The Neff devices are thus in the upper middle of the price range of the test field.

3. Bosch SMV 67 MX 01 E and Bosch SMI 67 MS 01 E (For energy savers)

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    Bosch SMV 67 MX 01 E (60 cm, fully integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.2) All washing programs with the grade “good” completed; Handling and security are also good; works quietly.

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    Bosch SMI 67 MS 01 E (60 cm, semi-integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.2) All washing programs with the grade “good” completed; Handling and security are also good; works quietly.

The dishwasher Bosch SMV 67 MX 01 E , that is together with the semi-integrated sister model Bosch SMI 67 MS 01 E number three of the 2019 comparison of the Stiftung Warentest. Both models achieve the quality rating “good” (overall grade 2.2).

  • Savings program: good (2.1)

    In the savings program, the Bosch models do better than the test winner dishwashers from Miele. This is because Bosch not only saves electricity and water, but (compared to the test winner models) also time.
  • automatic program : good (2.5)

    In the automatic program, the Bosch models overuse themselves a little too much Electricity and water. That costs the owner money and valuable points here.
  • Short program: good (2.5)

    Short program others can do better: Especially when it comes to water consumption, other manufacturers are ahead.
  • Handling: good (2.1)

    Everything is actually “good” here.
  • Security: good (1.7)

    The Bosch dishwashers also do “good” when it comes to safety. Both mechanical protection and protection against water damage are provided.
  • Noise: good (2.1)

    You can hear the Bosch dishwasher at work. However, this is not annoying and is rated “good”.
  • Endurance test: good (1.6)

    In the endurance test, the Bosch models barely missed a “very good” mark.

The third place Bosch SMV 67 MX 01 E and Bosch SMI 67 MS 01 E you get for about 690 Euro or 680 euros in online trading. The Bosch devices are in the middle of the price range of the test field.

4. Miele G 4990 SCVI Jubilee and Miele G 4940 SCI Jubilee (for quality-conscious)

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    Miele G 4990 SCVI Jubilee (60 cm, fully integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.2) Savings program concluded with the grade “good”; Automatic and short program “satisfactory”; Handling and security are also good; works quietly.

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    Miele G 4940 SCI Jubilee (60 cm, semi-integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.2) Savings program with the N ote “good” completed; Automatic and short program “satisfactory”; Handling and security are also good; works quietly.

The dishwasher Miele G 499 0 SCVI Jubilee is the together with the semi-integrated sister model Miele G 4940 SCI Jubilee the N number four of the 2019 comparison of the Stiftung Warentest. Both models achieve the quality rating “good” (overall grade 2.2).

  • Savings program: good (2,3)

    The savings program of the Jubilee models from Miele cheers the current of the owners – at least compared to the pre-placed devices. But the savings program is a little faster than, for example, the test winner models.
  • Automatic program: satisfactory (2.7)

    The automatic program adapts well to the degree of soiling and the amount of dishes and also delivers a very good cleaning result. However, it takes a lot of electricity and water to do this.
  • Short program: satisfactory (2.8)

    The short program is really short, but needs a lot of electricity and even more water. However, the dishes will be clean.
  • Handling: good (1.8)

    The instructions for use are good and in daily use the device does not pose any puzzles. Miele appliances are easier to integrate than those from other manufacturers. In this sub-discipline, the Jubilee models even achieve the rating “very good”.
  • Security: good (2.0)

    There are no abnormalities when it comes to safety: Both Jubilee models score “good” here.
  • Noise: good (1.7)

    The Jubilee models from Miele make a lot of noise when washing dishes. With a rating of 1.7 this is very close to a very good value.
  • Endurance test: very good (1.3)

    Typical for Miele, the Jubilee models get a “very good” in the endurance test.

The fourth placed Miele G 4990 SCVI Jubilee and Miele G 4940 SCI Jubilee you get for about 1.0 80 Euro or 940 euros in online trading. The Miele appliances are thus in the upper middle of the price range of the test field.

5. Beko DIN 28431 and Beko DSN 28431 X (for bargain hunters)

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    Beko DIN 28431 (60 cm, fully integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.5) economy and automatic program completed with the grade “good”; Short program “satisfactory”; Handling also “satisfactory”; works quietly.

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    Beko DSN 28431 X (60 cm, semi-integrated)

    Overall grade: good (2.5) Economy and automatic program with the grade “good” a closed; Short program “satisfactory”; Handling also “satisfactory”; works quietly.

The dishwasher Beko DIN 28431 , which is together with the semi-integrated sister model Beko DSN 28431 X number one of the 2019 comparison of the Stiftung Warentest. Both models achieve the quality rating “good” (overall grade 2.5).

  • Savings program: good (2.5)

    The Beko models save water and electricity, but only achieve a “good” rating in the “Cleaning” sub-rating. All pre-placed models can do that better.
  • Automatic program: good (2.5)

    In the automatic program, the Beko dishwashers do well – even better than Neff and Miele Jubilee.
  • Short program: satisfactory (3.1)

    The short program is not the flagship of the Beko models: the power consumption is too high here and the dishes are not really clean.
  • Handling: satisfactory (2.7)

    Unfortunately, the manual of the Beko machine only gets a “satisfactory”. The operation itself still has potential. Merely the integrability rating gets the rating “good”.
  • Security: good (1.8)

    In terms of safety, everything is fine here: Both mechanical protection and protection against water damage are provided.
  • Noise: good (2.0)

    In terms of operational noise cutting the Beko models look good. They sort themselves between Miele Jubilee and Bosch.
  • Endurance test: good (2.0)

    In the endurance test Beko achieved a smooth “good” with the grade 2.0 – however, all pre-placed models are better in this discipline.

The fifth placed Beko DIN 28431 and Beko DSN 28431 X you get for about 430 Euro or 390 Euro online -Trade. The Beko devices are thus at the lower end of the price range of the test field.

Dishwasher: That's how much you get for your money

In terms of price, dishwashers move in very different categories. While no-name dishwashers are already partially 200 euros are available, professional dishwashers often cost more than 3. 00 0 Euro. But is this investment worth it or are cheap models just as good? Expensive is not automatically good, but it can be observed that higher-priced devices are also of higher quality and have a longer lifespan. Dishwasher in the middle price segment, i.e. around 500 to 800 euros, can still achieve a lot, as the test by Stiftung Warentest shows. In addition, customer reviews help you get a first impression and assess the price-performance ratio. However, good cleaning performance, low noise levels and a long life expectancy can usually hardly be guaranteed if the devices are noticeably cheap. It's worth comparing.

This is how Stiftung Warentest tests dishwashers

The dishwashers were subjected to a practical test. During each wash cycle, the respective machine was loaded with the maximum number of place settings specified by the manufacturer. Place settings are standardized household-like dishes. Some of the porcelain parts have been replaced by appropriate plastic parts. Phosphate-free monotabs, rinse aid and softening salt were used as detergents. A highlight of the test is the endurance test, in which each dishwasher 2. 800 Had to clean and dry dishes loads. This should be a usage period of Simulate years.

2. 800 times and 2. 800 times too: In the endurance test 10 years of operation simulated. Picture: Neff

Samsung Waterwall: Innovative, but not really better

In the test was also the Samsung DW 60 M 9550 BB / EG. This machine is equipped with a new type of “waterwall” technology, in which instead of a rotating spray arm, a spray bar moves back and forth on the floor and sprays water upwards. That worked well in the economy and automatic program. In the short program, however, most of the food remnants stuck to the dishes. The Samsung devices lost many points in the long-term test because two of three identical devices failed. For all other candidates, a maximum of three fell over the test period (2nd 800 Rinse cycles).

Dishwasher types: fully integrated, partially integrated or free-standing?

When buying a dishwasher, the design is decisive. Traders and manufacturers use the terms “fully integrated”, “partially integrated” or “free-standing” to describe the devices. We will explain below which model is suitable for you.

Basically, the question is whether you have a fitted kitchen and would like to integrate your new dishwasher into the existing kitchen system or not. Fully integrated and partially integrated dishwashers are suitable for fitted kitchens. The front with fully integrated dishwashers is completely hidden behind a panel that matches the rest of your kitchen. The front panel is continuous, so that the display and control panel are covered, and are usually located on the top of the door. The advantage: Your entire kitchen appears in a uniform look. Semi-integrated devices , on the other hand, are covered with visible controls in the front area. This makes operation much easier. However, the front differs from the rest of the kitchen system. Freestanding dishwasher have their own design specified by the manufacturer and have the advantage that they can be placed anywhere.

Most of the dishwashers sold and installed today are fully integrated. Picture: Miele

Buying a dishwasher: you should pay attention to this when buying

In addition to the design, electricity efficiency, water consumption, operation and washing programs are also important criteria for the purchase.

  • Energy efficiency: The first look should be on EU efficiency -Label fall: This enables energy consumption, cleaning and drying capacity of household appliances to be assessed quickly and easily. The energy efficiency class divides electricity consumption into classes A to G. A stands for a particularly low consumption, G for a particularly high consumption. Meanwhile the divisions are A +, A ++ and, since December 2010, A +++ added. If possible, your dream device should be awarded the latter. Category D to G dishwashers are no longer manufactured. The cleaning effect class indicates how well a dishwasher washes. On the A to G scale, Class A appliances achieve the best washing results, Class G appliances the worst. Using the dry action class the drying performance of a device can be assessed. The scale ranges from A for good to G for bad.
  • Water consumption and noise level: A modern dishwasher uses less water per wash than washing it up by hand. Very economical devices are enough in the eco or savings program 10 liters. They only change the water when rinsing from a certain level of pollution. Also make sure that the operating noise is as low as possible – then the dishwasher can also run overnight. Quiet products produce a noise level of only around 40 decibels.

  • Service: The handling is similarly simple for all devices: program selection, delay start, start / stop – there are usually no other controls. Important: Coarse filter and salt filler neck should be easily accessible. You can pre-program the start process using the delay start. Most devices have a remaining time display. So you know when the dishes are clean and you can clear out the machine.
  • washing programs: With the Eco or economy program, the dishwasher works particularly thoroughly and conserves resources. With longer exposure times, lower temperatures are sufficient for the rinsing process. The program lasts around two to three hours, but it is worth it: you can often achieve the best cleaning result, protect the environment – and your wallet in the long run. In the automatic program, the dishwasher estimates the fill level and degree of soiling and adjusts the program sequence to the determined values. You save some time, but the electricity and water consumption is usually higher than in economy mode. The short program is ideal if, for example, the dishes run out during a party. But: It uses around a third more water and energy than the savings program. In contrast, glued, crusted food scraps, baked casserole dishes are a case for the intensive program. With the help of high temperatures and longer rinsing times, it also removes stubborn dirt. Fragile glasses and expensive place settings can be cleaned with the washing program. It only works at low temperatures that do not damage the material. Some dishwashers even adjust the water hardness.

The most important questions about dishwashers at a glance

Cutlery drawer or cutlery basket: which is better?

There are hardly any differences in the cleaning result. So it's a matter of taste. This is also proven by the fact that some models from the manufacturers Bosch, Neff, Siemens and Miele are available in both versions.

How much water does a rinse cycle use?

The water consumption of a dishwasher depends on the model and the program used. Many models need around in the savings program 12 liters, but sometimes significantly less. The consumption of small models is 5 to 7 liters.

How much does an average wash cycle cost?

Apart from the purchase cost of the dishwasher, each wash cycle costs electricity, water and detergent. Possibly also salt and rinse aid. A full load of dishes generates consumption costs between 40 and 60 Cent – depending on the detergent / tablets used.

Can I connect my dishwasher to the hot water connection?

Information can be found in the machine manual. With some models that need the cold water to dry, the drying effect can suffer.

What height should my dishwasher have?

The width of a standard dishwasher is just under 60 cm and is based on the grid of conventional kitchen furniture. The height depends on the height of your worktop. To be flexible here, there are dishwashers in the heights 81 and 86 centimeters.

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