Our kitchen is quite small and we didn't want to restrict our choice when we came to renovate it completely so we decided to go for a slimline dishwasher. The Miele was by far the most expensive but the ratings for water and energy use were very good. In partcular we were attracted to the low noise rating. We've had the achine for one year now and overall we are very pleased although its take a little while to get used to it. With dishwashers its really important to read the instructions and make sure the salt setting is right. We had a few problems and eventually called out the Miele man. He was excellent and carefully explained the need to keep the salt reservoir topped up and not wait for it to become empty. He also showed us how to clean the filter properly and generally maintain the machine in tip top condition. 10/10 for support then. And of course a slimline is just that so don't expect the capacity of a fll-sze machine. We've now got used to it and use it twice a day. This might offset the good performance with energy but it also means you need less crockery - often a drawback if you fill the machine up before switching on. The major weakness is the resticted space for wine glasses. They will only fit cofortably in position with the middle shelf at the lowest setting. This is OK but it reduces the space for plates and our full size ones then don't fit. However, we've learned to live with this and overall we're very satisfied.
Short name: Miele G611Sci