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Design prize for new fresh water dishwashers

Shortly after the sales launch Miele Professional receives the coveted iF design award for its new commercial dishwashers. For the judges it was crucial that these machines not only have an elegant appearance but also make everyday working life considerably simpler for users.
Three models which operate exclusively on the fresh water principle are available on the market. The new „Speed“, „Brilliant“ and „Hygiene“ dishwashers are specifically developed for the different requirements in the catering, nursing home or kindergarten and crèche sector. Many innovations simplify the operation of the new machines and reduce necessary processing steps: for example the new, automatic AutoOpen door feature and the in-door salt container which allows the operator to refill the salt container conveniently without having to stoop – and without having to remove the lower basket, which may well be heavy and fully loaded.
The new elegant console with its centred display provides an uninterrupted sheet-steel surface which is easy to operate and to clean. The three most frequently used programmes can be saved as favourites and launched at the touch of a fingertip using the quick selection button. Further criteria for the award were the short programme durations and hygienic dishwashing results of the new machine generation, as well as the baskets and inserts which are perfectly geared to a wide range of items.
Since 1953, the competition, as a trend indicator for outstanding design, has been focusing on future developments. This year the internationally operating design centre, with its headquarters in Hanover,  presents  the decorated competition entries for the first time in the new exhibition rooms in Hamburg’s „HafenCity“ docklands. They are also published on their Internet site http://www.ifdesign.de/.