Updated 14 Sep 2016

Miele

G 4203 SC Active

Snapshot: The Miele G 4203 SC Active is a standard-size freestanding with dishwasher with 14 place settings and it’s available in a stainless-steel or white finish. How well does it clean your dishes?

G 4203 SC Active
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1299

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Test results

Overall score
71
Washing
?/10
Drying
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Good washing performance.
  • Good drying performance.
  • OK energy efficiency.
  • Height-adjustable top basket.
  • Fold-down plate racks.
  • Auto-sensing feature works well – when the dishes are less dirty it saves water, time and energy.

But

  • No child lock.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:

Washing (65%)
Drying (25%)
Energy efficiency (10%)

If a machine has an “auto” cycle, we select it over the “normal” cycle. We do this because an auto or sensing cycle should be designed to give optimum results for every wash. We put each dishwasher through its paces at least twice and the scores are averaged.

To really test a dishwasher’s ability to clean, we carefully dirty each test load with a range of foods and let them dry for 15 to 18 hours. And we’ve added baked-on porridge to the foods we’ve always used (such as baby cereal, spinach, egg yolk, tomato juice, tea and butter). Each of the foods plays a crucial part in assessing how the dishwasher performs and they’re there to test things like filtration, spray-arm effectiveness, rinsing and automatic sensors.

See “About our test” for more information.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1299
Origin
Czech Republic
Type
Standard
Size
Standard: 12-15 place settings

Specifications

Place settings
14
Noise (dBA)
47
Cycle time (normal, hours:mins)
2:32
Annual electricity costs
$116
Water use (L/cycle)
15
Water connection
Hot or cold
Maximum inlet water temp (°C)
60
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 57

Features

Delayed start
Fast wash
Half load
×
Anti-flood hose
Adjustable top basket
Removable plate racks
×
Fold-down plate racks
Fan assisted drying
×
End of wash signal
Audible and visual
Time remaining display
Child lock door
×
Child lock controls
×
Auto sensing
Integration options
Freestanding with worktop
Stainless steel
Optional

More Info

Equivalent models
Available in white and stainless steel.
Notes
-

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