At Miele, the truth lies in the numbers–they call it SoundTruth™. In America, no dishwasher is quieter than a Miele, a claim only Miele, the world’s largest family-owned appliance manufacturer, can make with resounding confidence. Other leading dishwasher manufacturers tout similar claims, but what they fail to reveal is the SoundTruth.
Miele commissioned Owens Corning Acoustics Research Center (OCARC) to conduct extensive comparative dishwasher testing. Tests were conducted on both ‘clean’ and ‘soiled’ loads, simulating a true, at-home application.
The tests showed that when soiling was introduced, a leading manufacturer, who aggressively promotes low sound levels, recorded an increase of 6 decibel levels as compared to its advertised sound levels, while Miele Dishwashers maintained the same decibel rating.
Dishwasher noise levels are rated in decibels– the lower the decibel, the quieter the dishwasher. A difference of just a few decibels may not seem significant, but a dishwasher that is just one decibel higher is actually 30 percent louder. A dishwasher that is 3 decibels higher is twice as loud or equivalent to the noise made when running two dishwashers simultaneously.
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The testing proved that not only does the Miele Futura Diamond dishwasher produce the lowest decibel of 37 dBA*, but Miele was also the only brand to maintain its levels for both ‘clean’ and ‘soiled’ loads.
“The combination of an advanced insulation system, turbidity sensors and a powerful pump ensures Miele consistently and efficiently manages sound, without sacrificing performance,” said Dirk Sappok, Product Development Group Manager at Miele. “Simply stated, no dishwasher is quieter or cleans better than a Miele. We’re so confident that if our customers are not completely convinced their Miele is the quietest and best-cleaning dishwasher they have ever owned, Miele will fully refund their purchase within 90 days. We are the only industry manufacturer to offer such a quality assurance guarantee.”
This standard of uncompromising performance maintains that a Miele dishwasher will not only outperform, but also significantly outlast others on the market.
*Extra Quiet Program needed.