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Miele dishwasher - what type of "salt" do I need, and where do I buy it?


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#1 jaydee

Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:07 PM

Hello fellow Miele dishwasher owners,
We have just purchased a dishwasher and read in the manual today that we need to put "salt" in it prior to use.  What sort of salt is required and where do I buy it?

TIA,
Jo

#2 NS1

Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:43 AM

When we bought our Miele dishwasher there was a brochure in there saying that the salt was not required in Australia - it was only required in Europe. We haven't used the salt for the whole time we have had it (5 years) and haven't had any problems at all. I love my Miele!!

#3 jaydee

Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:53 AM

Excellent.  Thanks!
Can't wait to do our first load!!!!   biggrin.gif

Jo

#4 penney

Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:10 AM

Congrats on the Miele!  You will love it!

I called Miele and asked about this too.  They said just to grab a 2kg bag of rock salt from the supermatket and put that in.

HTH

Kirsten

#5 apple123

Posted 10 December 2007 - 11:51 AM

We were told that no salt was required as well.

#6 juliavc

Posted 10 December 2007 - 01:05 PM

Salt shouldn't be required.
I think it is to do with the "hardness" of the water.  Our water is much "harder" than in Europe, so no need to add the salt.

#7 *LucyE*

Posted 16 December 2007 - 03:25 PM

The salt will actually 'soften' the water and give you a better wash result.  Most of the town water in Australia is treated so it isn't as important as in some European countries where the water is very 'hard'.  

You don't have to add it but I have noticed a difference with it.

#8 jaydee

Posted 17 December 2007 - 10:58 AM

Thanks everyone for the replies.  I just have to say that I LOVE this dishwasher! The cutlery draw is fantastic!  So happy with my decision.   wub.gif

Ok, stupid question.  I had a look for "rock salt" in my supermarket and couldn't find any.  Is it the same as sea salt??  I know it needs to be an unrefined salt, but couldn't work it out from reading the labels.  

Thanks again,
Jo

Edited by jaydee, 17 December 2007 - 10:58 AM.


#9 danno5954

Posted 10 April 2008 - 02:33 PM

i had the same problem as you, however i managed to find rock salt at the local coles supermarket. According to the manufacturers web site (www.pacific-foods.com) rock salt is sea salt
regards dan

#10 Guest_FancyPants_*

Posted 10 April 2008 - 02:44 PM

No salt required in Australia!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only in Europe. Don't worry about it!  smile1.gif

#11 ~A2~

Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:12 PM

hi

Just bumping this to ask if anyone has a slimline Miele machine.

We are looking at our first dishwasher so I am so in the dark on information.

I have to have one that is 45 cm wide at the most.  

Miele sounds like the best one.

Regards and TIA

Ali




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