Miele Dishwashers G482 Plus Dishwasher with Basket - 2184212 - 2 / 3 / 4 14 place setting capacity 6 wash programs 3 wash temperatures Single knob operation Update function Cutlery basket Deep upper basket Foldable spike design lower basket Flow-through heater Static drying system Molybdenum stainless steel number one polish Built-in water softener Double waterproof system Child safety lock Water softener salt indicator Rinse aid refill indicator Intake/Drain fault indicator 51 dB (re1pW) operational noise level 417 kWh consumption per year New dimensions in space usage Capacity and loading flexibility Miele Novotronic dishwashers offer an extra tall wash cabinet designed to accommodate everything you can imagine. While they can hold up to 14 place settings, including the serving dishes, the flexible design allows you to customize the interior for nearly any object in your kitchen; increasing the usable capacity and reducing the need for multiple loads. This flexibility is particularly beneficial when you have above average size dishes or when a large load needs to be cleaned. The adjustable top basket creates ample space for tall mugs, long stemmed glassware and large plates. Another unique Miele innovation is the cutlery tray, which replaces a traditional cutlery tray, which replaces a traditional cutlery basket. Thanks to the comfortable height at which the tray is located, no bending over is required to load it. This ingenious design cradles each piece of cutlery as it is thoroughly washed and dried. Unloading the dishwasher is safer and more hygienic as items can be removed by their handles. In addition, the absence of a cutlery basket in the lower basket frees the space for more pots, pans, and dishes. Combine this freedom with a variety of lower basket designs and you'll never have a concern about your dishwasher's capacity again. Foldable spike design lower basket A highly flexible design that effectively holds plates and other tableware yet can be folded out of the way for pots and pans and other large items. Flow through heater Miele dishwashers feature unique flow-through heaters located between the machine walls. As a result, Miele dishwashers are even safer for heat sensitive and plastic items. This also allows Miele to increase the wash cabinet height for even larger loads. Static drying system Some Miele dishwashers use a thermal drying system that utilizes stored heat energy on the items within the chamber, as well as the chamber itself. Built-in water softener A six-setting water softener adapts to a wide range of water hardness. The water softener removes unwanted ions from the water, making the water softer, which reduces spotting. Delicate china and crystal can be washed safely in models offering the built-in water softener. Double waterproof system All Miele dishwashers have a safety valve located on the incoming water line and a sealed underside with a water sensor. Water intake is stopped and the drain pump activated if a fault occurs. Water damage, if any, is minimized. That?s waterproof! Sound insulation Thanks to effective sound insulation, you won't hear much from a Miele dishwasher. Three layers of insulation between the cabinet and the casing does such an effective job, that the perceptible sound level is only 51 dB (re1pW) on our entry level models!