By Claire Reilly

Miele has announced a refresh of its entry-level dishwasher range, with additions to its existing G 5000 series, and the introduction of the new G 4000 series. The additions include freestanding, built-under, integrated and fully integrated models, and are available in white and CleanSteel (fingerprint resistant) finishes, with black and white fascias also available on integrated models.

The new G 4000 and G 5000 dishwashers feature at least 6 separate washing programs, including SensorWash and a half-hour QuickWash programme, as well as a Turbo function that reduces washing and drying times.

The models boast improved water efficiency (up to 4.5 star WELS rating in some instances) and offer a 14 place-setting capacity with adjustable upper basket height and a lower basket that can be reconfigured to suit different dishes.

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The G 5000 dishwashers feature Perfect GlassCare technology which ensure thorough cleaning of delicate glassware, giving the models the tick of approval from boutique glassware manufacturer Riedel. They also offer a DetergentAgent function that adjusts the wash cycle to the detergent used, and an easy-to-use ComfortClose door.

According to a Miele spokesperson, “Miele’s G 4000 and G 5000 dishwashers provide discerning consumers, designers and specifiers with a plethora of choices designed to complement any well-made kitchen”. And thanks to their sound output of 48 dB, “the perceived operating noise from the new models is only marginally louder than the rustling of leaves in a gentle breeze”.

Model numbers and prices, provided by Miele:

G 4101Freestanding Dishwasher – RRP: $1,199.
G 4101 U Build-under Dishwasher – RRP: $1,199.
G 4101 U CleanSteel Built-under Dishwasher – RRP: $1,399.
G 4101 i Integrated dishwasher – RRP: $1,399.
G 5141 Freestanding Dishwasher – RRP: $1,599.
G 5141 U Build-under Dishwasher – RRP: $1,799.
G 5141 i Integrated Dishwasher – RRP: $1,799.
G 5191 Vi Fully Integrated Dishwasher – RRP: $1,799.

The G 4101 (candelabra not included).