Jump to content

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


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#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




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.