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Miele G6410SC Review - Performance and Running Costs Review


Miele G6410SC: How well does it wash?

The Miele was loaded with our usual mix of dirty kitchen crockery, pots, pans and utensils to best replicate a real world load. In went our trio of test items that include dried on Weetabix, a greasy wine glass and the Pyrex bowl used to cook scrambled egg in a microwave. The first test run the Miele’s Sensor wash programme and a second ran the Eco mode, using a leading brand triple action dishwasher tablet throughout.

Absolute time on the Sensor programme will be variable feast, not least of which is that final drying performance is relative to the heat and humidity in your kitchen as the door pops open to allow more efficient drying. Our test facility is a fairly cool and dry warehouse and the programme took a little under two and a half hours.

The results were a very clean and exceptionally dry load that could have been put straight away without any need to fettle with a tea towel first. The cabinet itself was bone dry with no danger of drips damping your plates as you take them out and there were no little pools left in the base of upturned cups.

Our tough egg stain test, before and after

The glass and breakfast bowl were spotless, polished to perfection and showed no signs of cloudiness or streaking. With the egg test, designed as an impossible task without some elbow grease, the Miele fared very well indeed. There were half a dozen small particles of egg left in an otherwise clean bowl. Only Samsung’s DW60H9970 WaterWall has washed cleaner – and not by much. The Miele offers exceptional all round cleaning.

Miele G6410SC: How much will it cost to run?

On the Sensor wash, the G6410SC hit around the maximum electricity consumption that Miele states for a heavily soiled load with cold inlet water. This measure at 1.38kWh, albeit using just 9.9 litres of water. That is the lowest water consumption on the main wash we have seen to date.

The Eco wash used an almost identical amount of water at 9.7litres, but struggled to hit the maximum 0.85kWh energy consumption Miele suggests in the manual. Instead we measured 1.06kWh for the full cycle, which ran to almost precisely the three hours and 18 minutes stated.

While not quite meeting Miele’s ambitious energy targets, these frugal figures will ensure your dishwasher running energy costs remain around £45 a year. If you are on metered water, the low water use will ensure your dishwashing water bill is less than £5 a year too.

Should I buy the Miele G6410SC?

Absolutely. It’s another superb product from Miele that’s packed with well thought out touches and useful features. It is frugal on electricity, if using a little more than claimed, barely sips water and is easily the quietest dishwasher we have tested, too.

Add in its simple operation and build quality engineered to last 20 years with a 5-year guarantee, and that premium price ticket begins to look like very good value. It’s easily the match of rival premium washing machines like the Samsung DW60H9970FS, but it’s noticeably quieter, uses less water and semi-integrated versions give you some extra flexibility, too.

If you’re still unsure, head to our dishwasher reviews section for more options.


Another outstanding premium appliance from Miele that performs impeccably and feels built to last.

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