Miele does not sacrifice cleaning performance in its products. Over the years, the company partnered with different manufacturers, including Henkel, to formulate dishwasher detergent, rinse aid, cleaner, and salt for the Miele dishwasher.
Model number often change on popular Miele dishwasher detergents, dishwasher tabs, and other cleaning products for rebranding purposes. However, the company doesn't usually reformulate its detergent tablets, rinse aid, cleaner, and salt frequently.
Unfortunately, changes in packaging causes unintended confusion in the marketplace. When searching for Miele dishwasher detergent, tabs, rinse aid, cleaner, or salt, you will see many different products on the "shelves" of popular retailers, including Amazon. At times, you'll even notice different prices from the retailer for the same product in an effort to circumvent Miele's strict pricing rules.
In this review, we clarified the current lineup of Miele cleaning products for dishwashers, including detergents, rinse aid, conditioner (a.k.a. cleaner), and salt.
Miele Dishwasher Detergent Tablets
Miele dishwasher detergent has gone through formula and packaging changes over the years. The company currently markets its dishwasher detergent tablets as "UltraTabs All in 1 Dishwasher Tabs". Each tablet contains Miele's powerful enzyme formula, which activates the detergent cleaning action. Also, each tablet contains supplemental rinse aid and salt.
Each detergent package comes with 3 sleeves, and each sleeve contains 20 tabs. This gives you a total of 60 dishwasher tabs.
Miele dishwasher detergent provides you with shining results. Each tab is wrapped in soluble foil that you don't need to peel off.
You can shop the Miele detergent tabs under the current model number, GS CL 0606 T. The product is also available on most popular shopping sites under its old model numbers: 11295860, 09843900, 10245660 .
Miele AutoDos PowerDisk Detergent for Automatic Dispensers
Miele is the only manufacturer that has an automatic dispenser in a dishwasher. This unique feature is called AutoDos. The cartridge, PowerDisk, holds enough detergent to last about 20 loads.
You can find AutoDos system with PowerDisk in the new Miele G7000 series dishwashers. Combined with auto-open-door drying system and effective pump system these dishwashers are amazing in cleaning dirty dishes.
If you have one of the new G7000 series dishwashers and do not want to use the PowerDisk, not to worry. You can still use the traditional dishwasher detergent or tablets on these dishwashers.
Most shopping sites showcase the AutoDos PowerDisk under model numbers GS CL 4001 P or 11346700.
Miele Dishwasher Cleaner (a.k.a. Conditioner)
We recommend that you give your dishwasher a good clean every three months. Cleaning helps remove dirt and debris accumulated in far corners, keeps the stainless steel tub shiny, and removes any residue attached to the racks and tines. In addition, the cleaning agent removes unwanted smells from your dishwasher.
Miele refers to its dishwasher cleaner as conditioner, which is a small cylinder that you place upside down in your dishwasher. To get the full cleaning action, simply run the pots and pans or sanitize cycle in an empty dishwasher.
You can shop for the Miele dishwasher cleaner under the following SKU numbers 06848160, 09042920 . Make sure to read our how to clean a dishwasher guide for easy tips.
Miele Rinse Aid for Dishwashers
Dishwasher rinse aid enhances drying and makes your dishes sparkle. As a side benefit, the rinse aid helps protect your glassware against etching from the detergent's cleaning action.
You can shop for Miele rinse aid under its current model number, GS RA 502 L, or under its previous incarnations 07843560, 10198910 .
Miele Salt for Dishwashers
If your dishwasher has a water softener, you will need to fill its bottom container with salt. With the help of salt, the water softener fights unwanted watermarks on your dishes and helps prevent calcification in internal pipes.
The Miele salt package weighs approximately 3.3 lbs and lasts around six to nine months under normal use.
You can shop for Miele salt under the model number GS SA 1502 P. Some shopping sites still carry the older model numbers 07843490, 10248600 .
Miele Dishwasher Freshener
Miele makes uniquely formulated fragrances for dishwashers. You can simply attach the freshener on the dishwasher rack and leave it there until the fragrance is depleted. Each freshener will last approximately about one month.
Other Dishwasher Detergents: Cascade and Finish
There are many different competing products on the market. For example, Cascade and Finish are two of the most popular detergent brands in the U.S. Although Miele creates detergents for optimum performance in its own products, you can still use other brands in your Miele dishwasher.