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Miele Futura Classic Plus G4925SCU Dishwasher Review

Built like a tank, and cleans like a boss.

Credit: Reviewed.com / Johnny Yu
July 02, 2015
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There are several variations of the Miele Futura Classic Plus Series G4925SCUS. These include the Miele Futura Classic Plus Series G4925SCUW and Miele Futura Classic Plus Series G4925SCUB. They are very similar to the Miele Futura Classic Plus Series G4925SCUS in most respects.

By the Numbers

When looking over the test data we collected, it was clear that the [Miele Futura Classic G4925SCU] is a slow, heavy hitter. The dishwasher’s Normal and Pots & Pans cycles excelled at stain removal at the cost of speed, but the Express cycle was the exact opposite.

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Performance

Miele G4925SCU—Meat Stains
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The Express cycle left a lot of these meat stains behind. View Larger

The Normal cycle clocked in at 2 hours and 28 minutes and did a great job removing stains. In many test cases, over 99% of the original food soils were gone, and there were virtually no instances of redeposit. While this cycle is too slow to reasonably do multiple loads in one night, the cleaning power more than makes up for it.

Pots & Pans took 3 hours and 14 minutes to complete, but it had the highest cleaning score on our stain tests. The milk, meat, egg, cheese, burnt sugar, and baked lasagna stains were all completely removed. Overall, this cycle performed exactly the way a heavy duty cycle should.

Miele G4925SCU—Oatmeal Stain
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The Express cycle barely did anything to the oatmeal stains. View Larger

Express took a brisk 44 minutes, but it had some of the lowest cleaning scores we’ve ever encountered. Some dishes looked virtually untouched after the wash, except wetter. With stain removal rates as low as 82% on dried milk, and 49% on baked-on spinach, this cycle really can’t handle anything but the lightest stains. Internal temperatures never went above 114.2°F during this cycle—just a bit colder than our water inlet temperature—so that could explain the poor showing.

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Efficiency

The G4925SCU is slightly better efficiency-wise than other dishwashers on the market. It used relatively little water, but the long cycles led to higher power consumption. In total, you’re looking at an annual utility cost of $27.06 per year.

The Normal cycle, surprisingly, used the most water: 4.04 gallons per run. Pots & Pans and Express used 3.84 and 2.84 gallons, respectively. Power usage corresponded with each cycle's duration, with Pots & Pans using 1.22 kWh of power, Normal using 0.80 kWh, and Express barely moving the needle at just 0.23 kWh.

Capacity

There was enough space for ten place settings and a serving setting inside the G4925SCU. This dishwasher doesn’t come with a cutlery basket, but it does have a third rack for loading silverware and some serving utensils. If you have more ladles and spatulas than the third rack can handle, you can stow them on the fold-down shelves on the upper rack.

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