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did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 19, 2016 01:11PM
I have needed one for some time, and I know others are looking, too.

my biggest beef with nearly every new one is the flimsy (and badly engineered) new latches for the door. not every one is this way, but many are. if the machine is going to fail, this is a weak point.

but, since they "don't make them like they use to" any longer, I guess it is what it is.
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: Frank
Date: July 19, 2016 02:12PM
Love my 20 year old Asko.
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: Z
Date: July 19, 2016 02:27PM
I've been happy with my five year old Bosch... but ymmv.
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: July 19, 2016 02:30PM
We are looking at a KitchenAid.
I don't have the Model Number with me.
We did notice that the Bosch we liked would not hold our dishes.
YMMV
Don't be afraid to bring a plate or two to a B&M store to see how things fit in for any flavor of Dishwasher.

Steve
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: 3d
Date: July 19, 2016 02:39PM
We have a Miele Futura Classic for 3 years. Quiet and cleans very well.
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 19, 2016 03:15PM
.....no, but we all settle in other parts of our life.....



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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: July 19, 2016 03:44PM
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Z
I've been happy with my five year old Bosch... but ymmv.

Same here. My only complaint is that I wish I would have bought it *after* everyone started putting the buttons on the top (of the door) instead of on the front. I've had more than one person lean against it and accidentally turn it on or off.



(BTW, it's spelled < y'all >.)
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: July 19, 2016 03:52PM
I have a KitchenAid KUDS35FXSS8 and it is easily the best dishwasher I have ever owned. A quick google search tells me it isn't a current model. I looked on the home depot website and I can see this brand dishwasher is very expensive. Even so I would buy one if this one failed. It washes very thoroughly and is exceedingly quiet.
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 19, 2016 03:55PM
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Zoidberg
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Z
I've been happy with my five year old Bosch... but ymmv.

Same here. My only complaint is that I wish I would have bought it *after* everyone started putting the buttons on the top (of the door) instead of on the front. I've had more than one person lean against it and accidentally turn it on or off.

Careful what you wish for... the ones with the buttons on the top edge have a reputation for having steam get in and fry the electronics... (this from my buddy who is a plumber and installs 'em now and then... he won't install a top-edge control panel model without letting the homeowner know his experience with having to replace quite a few of them because they died).



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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 19, 2016 03:55PM
thanks for the posts thus far. still all ears.
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: July 19, 2016 04:03PM
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Paul F.
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Zoidberg
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Z
I've been happy with my five year old Bosch... but ymmv.

Same here. My only complaint is that I wish I would have bought it *after* everyone started putting the buttons on the top (of the door) instead of on the front. I've had more than one person lean against it and accidentally turn it on or off.

Careful what you wish for... the ones with the buttons on the top edge have a reputation for having steam get in and fry the electronics... (this from my buddy who is a plumber and installs 'em now and then... he won't install a top-edge control panel model without letting the homeowner know his experience with having to replace quite a few of them because they died).

Good info; thanks.

At this point, I'd prefer a bluetooth enabled dishwasher so I could just program it that way, along with telling it exactly what time to turn on instead of figuring out how many hours away a specific time was. smiling smiley



(BTW, it's spelled < y'all >.)
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 19, 2016 04:35PM
budget?



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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 19, 2016 04:53PM
Do you ...?
I do!
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 19, 2016 04:58PM
Bosch, with buttons on the top of the door, here. So far, so good (at about 18 mo)

Super quiet. Sometimes I open it to load some dirty dishes without realizing it's already running.
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 19, 2016 06:28PM
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kurtzie
We are looking at a KitchenAid.
I don't have the Model Number with me.
We did notice that the Bosch we liked would not hold our dishes.
YMMV
Don't be afraid to bring a plate or two to a B&M store to see how things fit in for any flavor of Dishwasher.

Steve

I did that with my grandmother's roasting pan that doubles as our nacho bathtub.
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 19, 2016 08:47PM
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Paul F.
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Zoidberg
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Z
I've been happy with my five year old Bosch... but ymmv.

Same here. My only complaint is that I wish I would have bought it *after* everyone started putting the buttons on the top (of the door) instead of on the front. I've had more than one person lean against it and accidentally turn it on or off.

Careful what you wish for... the ones with the buttons on the top edge have a reputation for having steam get in and fry the electronics... (this from my buddy who is a plumber and installs 'em now and then... he won't install a top-edge control panel model without letting the homeowner know his experience with having to replace quite a few of them because they died).

Just last year we intentionally got a Bosch that does NOT have the controls on the top of the door. They're nicely recessed at the top of the face of the door, and don't present a risk of being leaned on.
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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 20, 2016 02:38PM
MrBig,

My wife and had an Electrolux Wavetouch dishwasher in our old apartment. Awesome dishwasher. Expensive but did a great job and was incredibly quiet. A key design is the way the mist blew out of the machine. It doesn't go up, hit the cold granite and condense and drip down the front of the machine. An expensive but excellent machine.

In our current place, we replaced a botched dishwasher with a model from Miele. Got a great deal on it. It's very quiet but not quite as quiet as the Electrolux and you hear a noticeable whoosh sound when water is leaving the machine. This could be due to the plumbing in the new apartment rather than the dishwasher. The Miele does a great job but it uses a lot of rinsing agent. It has a design that keeps water from condensing and dripping down the front of the machine.

I wouldn't buy another Miele. I'd go Bosch or Electrolux. Everyone I know who has a Bosch dishwasher is very happy with it. I loved the Electrolux but I'm not sure I could afford one. They are definitely pricey.

One thing with dishwashers is the location of the controls varies from machine series to machine series within the brand. There were some Miele models with the controls on the top of the door. Others _lots_ of them on the front of the door. Others with just a few on the front of the door. You get the idea.

Robert



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Re: did we ever settle on a decent new dishwasher?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 21, 2016 02:05PM
I believe this was the consensus model:



Not cheap but very versatile.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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