Wiping down the front of a dishwasher after loading in the dirty dishes kind of goes with the territory. No matter how careful you are, greasy finger marks always seem to spoil an otherwise clean surface. The latest integrated machines from German domestic appliance maker Miele overcome this messy problem with a couple of taps.
What are Miele Knock2Open Dishwashers?
“Knock2open makes dishwasher operating a magical experience with its perfect solution in handleless kitchen design. By tapping the front of the fully integrated Miele dishwasher twice, the door opens by about 10 cm completely automatically using a clever opening mechanism. A convenience you will enjoy every day (Miele website).”
Available on the Lumen dishwasher (model G6595SCViK2o) and the Diamond dishwasher (model G6985SCViK2o) in custom wood panel fronts only, you literally knock twice on the front and the door automatically opens. It’s very cool.
Why Would You Want Knock2Open Technology?
If you’re going for a modern kitchen design and your cabinetry doesn’t have handles or minimalistic handles, Knock2Open dishwashers ensure that you keep continuity throughout your base cabinets.
Other Features in Knock2Open Dishwashers
As you’ve probably guessed by now, tapping twice on the front of the handle-free door automatically and quietly opens it to the ajar position. Then you can push it down without smudging the front and load in the dirty dishes. The company says that the mechanism won’t accidentally open up if you’re noisily chopping veg on a nearby worktop or slamming kitchen units closed.
At-a-glance monitoring has also been incorporated into the new machines. Its TimeControl feature uses four edge-mounted LEDs that auto switch on when a wash cycle starts, then turn off at timed points in the program. The last remaining light indicates that 20 minutes are remaining before the door is automatically opened and you can safely remove the cleaned and dried dishes.
Besides this cool technology, Miele Knock2Open dishwashers are brimming with features that have made them famous like their 3D Cutlery tray and super-duper, whisper quiet operation (44 decibels for the Lumen model and 42 decibels for the Diamond dishwasher). Both units are packed with cleaning cycles like China & Crystal, Pots & Pans, and Rinse & Hold. In total, the Lumen dishwasher features 12 wash cycles and the Diamond offers a whopping 16 different cycles. Miele even backs up their Diamond dishwasher with a free five-year warranty as long as you register your purchase at Miele’s website. Also, If the Automatic program is selected, water consumption in the new models is a low as 6.5 litres. The unit on show in Berlin is rated A+++ for energy efficiency, the highest grade EU Energy Label.