Top Tips for the Christmas and New Year Clean Up

Plus Five Energy Saving and Efficient Dishwashers

Christmas and New Year is a time for getting together with family and friends over homecooked food, treats and festive nibbles, which often means an endless cycle of dishwashing. Our Product Training Manager, Sophie Lane shares her top tips on how to efficiently load your dishwasher for best results, as well as advice on how to prevent cloudy glassware.

Our G 7000 dishwasher collection includes freestanding, semi and fully integrated designs to suit a variety of kitchen spaces. The majority of models in the range are rated A for energy efficiency, while all G7000 dishwashers use just 6L of fresh water per cycle and benefit from low 41-43dB noise levels, ideal for open-plan kitchens. Each Miele dishwasher also offers superior performance in both cleaning and convenience and is tested for 20 years’* use.

Top Tips for the Christmas and New Year Clean Up

How to Load the Dishwasher

“Christmas and Boxing Day usually means an endless cycle of dishwashing, so make sure you’re loading it effectively to not only clean crockery, cutlery and cookware properly but also to get as much in one load as possible without compromising on the results.

  1. For plates, face them towards the centre in the slots on the bottom rack and don’t be tempted to add more plates than there are slots.
  2. Cups, glasses and bowls should be on the top rack at an angle, facing downwards for best results when cleaning as well as draining and drying.
  3. Plastic items and Tupperware should always be on the top rack, as they could otherwise get too hot if placed on the bottom.
  4. Pots and pans should be facing down on the bottom section.
  5. Cutlery should be handles down in the cutlery basket apart from sharp knives, which must always be sharp side down or laid flat on a cutlery tray.
  6. Never overload the dishwasher, make sure you’re not blocking the spray arms and wash baking trays separately in the sink.”

How to Avoid Cloudy Glassware

“All glassware is prone to clouding over a period of time; however certain factors can affect and accelerate this process.

  1. High wash temperatures are not recommended for glassware. Instead use a lower temperature wash which is much gentler. All Miele dishwashers feature a ‘Gentle’ programme which is a shorter duration and a lower wash temperature.
  2. Poor loading can be another cause of cloudy glasses. Take care not to knock glasses against other hard objects either during use or when loading in the dishwasher. This can cause small scratches which will not be visible to the naked eye at first. However, the more often the glasses are washed in the dishwasher, the more noticeable these scratches will become. Miele dishwashers with FlexLine baskets offer easy and careful loading.
  3. It's also important to check the dishwasher is set up correctly. Dishwashers require salt and rinse-aid. Both of these contribute towards achieving good washing and drying results. However, if the dosage amount of either of these is set too high or too low, it can impair results or cause clouding. Set the water hardness level in accordance with the water hardness in your local area (your local water authority will be able to provide this information).
  4. Using the right detergent can also help. Miele add glassware additives to its dishwasher detergents to help protect your items and prolong the shine. We also go one step further; models with AutoDos adjust the amount of detergent used based on the programme selected. For example, when choosing the ‘Gentle’ programme, the dishwasher will reduce the amount of detergent used to ensure glassware is protected.”


Key Features of Miele’s G 7000 Dishwashers
Over the last 20 years, we have successfully reduced the energy consumption of our dishwashers by 44% and almost all of the Generation 7000 dishwashers are now rated A for energy efficiency.

Sustainable solutions Miele’s G 7000 dishwashers offer a sustainable approach with EcoPower technology and precise positioning of the spray arms. AutoDos with integrated PowerDisk also helps to reduce waste as well as save time and money. It adjusts the amount of detergent required and ensures that only the optimum amount of water and energy are used for the best, most efficient washing and drying performance, for every use.

App and voice control All Miele G 7000 dishwashers with AutoDos can be connected to the internet via WiFi and operated with the Miele Conn@ct app from a mobile, tablet or Amazon Alexa.

Top Five Dishwasher Models

Miele G 7410 SC AutoDos in Stainless Steel/CleanSteel – Freestanding

The freestanding G 7410 SC AutoDos dishwasher comes in a choice of Brilliant White or Stainless Steel/CleanSteel to complement both classic and contemporary kitchens and features automatic detergent dispensing with AutoDos which, when combined with its integrated PowerDisk, reduces detergent consumption by up to 30%. It offers 13 programmes including an exclusive SolarSave option that uses minimum electricity for homes with solar heat, heat pump or gas-oil heating and a Hygiene function for bacteria-free baby bottles and chopping boards. It also includes a 3D MultiFlex Tray for extra space when needed, a QuickPowerWash for best cleaning and drying results in just 58 minutes and it can be operated via the Miele@home app for added convenience.

Miele G 7200 SCi in Brilliant White – Semi-Integrated

The semi-integrated G 7200 SCi dishwasher comes in Brilliant White or Stainless Steel/CleanSteel with 10 programmes including Automatic, Intensive 75˚C and Eco along with QuickPowerWash for an A rated wash and dry programme in just 58 minutes, AutoOpen energy-saving drying with automatic door opening at the end of the cycle for perfect drying performance even on plastics along with a ComfortClose door and ComfortPlus basket for flexible yet secure placement.

Miele G 7465 SCVi XXL – Fully Integrated

When a sleek, seamless look is desired, we have a wide range of fully integrated dishwashers that are completely hidden from view. The G7465 SCVi XXL (ideal for larger households and those who frequently entertain) comes in Stainless Steel/CleanSteel and Obsidian Black and features automatic detergent dispensing with AutoDos and integrated PowerDisk, reducing waste while saving time and money. The 3D MultiFlex Tray and ExtraComfort basket design offer versatile and secure placement of items while AutoOpen Drying opens the door automatically at the end of the cycle, drying all items - even plastics such as Tupperware - to perfection. There is also a choice of 13 programmes including Express, Extra Dry and IntenseZone for high-performance cleaning in the lower basket.

Miele G 7660 SCVi – Fully Integrated

With AutoDos and integrated PowerDisk for automatic detergent dispensing to reduce waste and save time and money, our G 7660 SCVi fully integrated dishwasher is a Miele@home operated model that also comes with the 3D MultiFlex Tray and MaxiComfort basket as well as BrilliantLight with four powerful yet energy efficient LEDs that light up when the door is opened for easier loading and unloading, especially useful at night once the Christmas and New Year guests have gone. There are also 17 washing programmes and options to choose from including Tall Items 65˚C, Hygiene, Pasta/Paella and ExtraQuiet.

Miele G 7975 SCVi XXL AutoDos K20 – Fully Integrated

The top-of-the-range G 7975 SCVi XXL AutoDos K20 is the perfect dishwasher for premium handleless and modern kitchens with its M Touch display for swipe and scroll operation and Knock2Open technology that opens the dishwasher door with two knocks on the front panel, ideal for when users have their hands full. Added benefits include AutoDos with integrated PowerDisk for automatic detergent dispensing and 16 wash programmes and options including Intensive 75˚C, Eco, Tall Items 65˚C, Hygiene, SolarSave, Pasta/Paella, Gentle, ExtraQuiet and Express.

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Miele's range of washing machines, cooking appliances, vacuum cleaners, heat pump tumble dryers, and refrigeration appliances offer unparalleled benefits and performance. With German precision engineering, advanced technology, and a focus on sustainability, Miele appliances provide the ideal solution for those seeking top-quality, long-lasting, and eco-friendly household appliances. Whether you are looking for intelligent laundry solutions or precision cooking, cleanliness-conscious cleaning, or energy-efficient refrigeration, Miele has something to suit your needs and elevate your home experience. By choosing Miele, you not only invest in premium appliances but also in a more sustainable and responsible way of living. To explore Miele's extensive range of products, visit

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