Is this the most energy efficient dishwasher? The Green Product Awards suggest so

Miele dishwasher
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Large household appliances are known for being one of the biggest energy drains in a household, costing you hundreds of dollars each year and of course, impacting the environment. With more focus on this than ever before, it's clear to see why more people are looking towards eco-friendly models when making their purchasing decisions, with energy-saving awards pitting many appliances at the top of the list. 

Renowned appliance brand, Miele, has just been awarded the all-important Green Product Award for its fully integrated G 7565 SCVi XXL AutoDos dishwasher, thanks to numerous eco-conscious features. Thoughtful engineering means that the appliance is energy and water efficient, so you don't have to worry every time you put a cycle on. This comes just ahead of Earth Day on the 22nd April, which celebrates sustainable products and initiatives. So, if you're thinking of buying one of the best dishwashers, this might be one to consider. 

What is the Green Product Award?

Since 2013, the Green Product Award has been recognising products and services that excel in terms of eco-friendly design, innovation, and sustainability. Miele's G 7465 SCVi XXL AutoDos dishwasher meets the 'A' energy efficiency class and features many environmentally features such as load recognition and a transparent app to monitor water and energy consumption. The three main markers are consumer visibility on daily energy usage, energy efficient settings, and hot water connection which saves on electricity. 

Consumer visibility on daily energy usage

The dishwasher connects with the Miele app so that you can control it from anywhere around your home. The consumption dashboard in the app allows access at any time to information such as how often a program is used per day, week, or month, as well as how much water and electricity is used. This then compares the data and offers 'green' tips, so that you can constantly make improvements to your energy consumption. 

Energy efficient and gentle on resources thanks to EcoPower and AutoDos

Over the past 20 years, Miele has reduced the electricity consumption on its dishwashers by around 44%, generating the new 'A' energy efficiency class. Thanks to intelligent water intake, optimised spray arms and a highly efficiency filtration system, it is far more eco-friendly while also still maintaining first-class cleaning results. A clever drying feature also means that the door opens automatically by a few centimetres at the end of a programme, helping to use less energy. 

The AutoDos system has an integrated PowerDisk that can dispense detergent automatically, helping to save waste and money. A PowerDisk lasts for around 20 cycles and is made from 100% mpost-consumer recyclate, while the detergent used is free from microplastics, fragranes, preservatives and coloring. However, grocery store tablets or detergent can also be used if you have products that you don't want to waste. 

Even more economical with hot water connection 

The G 7465 SCVi XXL AutoDos, along with all Miele dishwashers, can be connected to a hot water supply with a temperature of up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. And when the hot water comes from a regnerative source as a heat pump or the SolarSave program is used, you can save up to 35% more electricity compared to a model connected to a cold water supply. 

Holly Cockburn

Holly is the Features Editor at Top Ten Reviews where she focuses on creating informative, how-to advice. She has a degree in English Literature and previously worked as a copywriter at Howdens, specializing in kitchens and trend-led interiors. When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her exploring the best London bars and brunch spots, or planning the next budget-friendly city break.