Which Miele DW to get?
Hi there! I am looking to get a Miele dishwasher, and I'm a little confused as to which model to get. Here's the scoop: I currently have a couple year old Miele Optima that I love. My husband and I have a small vacation condo in which we have a 10 year old Whirlpool DW, which does the job but is HORRIBLY loud. Our condo is basically one open loft, so there's no hiding from the terrible sound of the dishwasher. We'd like to replace the dishwasher, and, as our Optima is brilliantly quiet, we were thinking we'd just get another one.
Of course, since we got our Optima, it appears that the Miele model lineup has changed. One of the reasons we chose the Optima over other models for our house was that it had the on-board water softener, which was critical due to having extremely hard water. At our condo, not so much - we actually have extremely soft water. I like the cutlery tray, rather than the basket, but I wouldn't say that's a must have. What's probably most important, given the layout of our place, is that we have a very quiet dishwasher. I'm not sure what the difference is between the different Miele Q rankings. Back when I bought the Optima, they just told you the decibel ratings!
Any guidance/advice would be greatly appreciated.