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Leah Frances 04-26-2009 11:12 PM

what dishwasher should I buy?
 
Well, the Kitchen Aid is broken (Yet again! Grrr). And DH and I are thinking about a new Dishwasher. We want one that will do a great job of cleaning dishes without rinsing or that have sat for a day or two, is convenient to load, and is on the quieter side. $400-$600 range

I am wary of Consumer Report reviews - they like Kenmore - seems to break often - and Bosch - I've heard bad things about them.

I'd love to hear some thoughts.

Chemist1961 04-27-2009 05:33 AM

I have mid line Bosch about 8 years old and love it, 5 people and a dog so plenty of dishes at least 2 full loads a day. The bosch had a defective circuit board several years ago which I researched on line and fixed myself ..cold solder joint. Otherwise it would have been an exspensive fix...$300 or so ,but it does a great job, super quiet, etc
Hands down I would buy another one. I think you can buy a basic model for $500 or maybe less. There is no exposed heating element, which I like.
Go out and kick a few tires, open close some doors and look at fit and finish. Cheap is disposable. I think Bosch is now built in US so don`t know if it`s still the same quality but worth a look for sure.
Don't know if LG and Samsung are building dishwashers yet but their other appliances look pretty impressive...

buletbob 04-27-2009 05:58 AM

I agree the Bosch is an excellent dishwasher, never had any problems with them when I install them with the kitchen remodels. the customers love them. if your looking for another brand make sure you get one with the SS liner. it helps to create more heat during the cleaning cycle, then the plastic liner. I Also find that the SS there is no water marks left on the drinking glasses when we empty the dishwasher. Just my opinion. BOB

LawnGuyLandSparky 04-27-2009 08:21 AM

3rd vote for Bosch. We don't even look at the plates or glasses when emptying it. Can barely hear it running but I think all dishwashers are quieter now because of the insulation required by energy codes. No exposed heating element.

kenmac 04-27-2009 10:12 AM

Well you already had 1 & probably don't want another. My vote is for high end kitchenaid.. thermador..

RippySkippy 04-27-2009 11:09 AM

We have a Kitchen-Aid Architect II series and love it. My wife want a suite of appliances that all match so our other option would of been a Bosch.

Leah Frances 04-27-2009 12:06 PM

Blowes is running a 10% of Bosch promotion right - now. Sigh. We're going to keep the KitchenAid and fix it for later.

My husband says, one day.. he'll live the dream... Two dishwashers!

Leah Frances 04-27-2009 07:01 PM

Got the Mid-level Bosch SHE 45M -we had some price creep - We wanted to spend 500$ - they didn't have the $500 model in stock and the next one up $600+ had the some of the nicer options - adjustable top rack/half load/lower dB rating.

It installed very easily - I've loaded it up with every dirty dish in the house (almost everything fit in one load - four + days of dirty dishes) and is most certainly quieter than the old Kitchen Aid.

Plus the energy rating on this is $25/year. That's right... per year.

I'll post to let you know how it washed.

Scuba_Dave 04-27-2009 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Leah Frances (Post 266254)
My husband says, one day.. he'll live the dream... Two dishwashers!

Doesn't he have that already ? :wink: :laughing:

Leah Frances 04-27-2009 07:06 PM

Apparently not, at Lowes today he said, "Living the Dream" over and over again, under his breath.

Scuba_Dave 04-27-2009 07:25 PM

But he has the Bosch.....and....you :laughing:

Leah Frances 04-27-2009 09:17 PM

Full load of dishes on 'normal wash' came out piping hot (like WOW!) and squeaky clean.

clintb 04-28-2009 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Leah Frances (Post 266430)
Got the Mid-level Bosch SHE 45M -we had some price creep - We wanted to spend 500$ - they didn't have the $500 model in stock and the next one up $600+ had the some of the nicer options - adjustable top rack/half load/lower dB rating.

It installed very easily - I've loaded it up with every dirty dish in the house (almost everything fit in one load - four + days of dirty dishes) and is most certainly quieter than the old Kitchen Aid.

Plus the energy rating on this is $25/year. That's right... per year.

I'll post to let you know how it washed.

Good buy with the Bosch. The wife and I just remodeled our kitchen, mostly done by us, a friend and one family member. We went with the Bosch Evolution SHE98M05UC and are very happy we did. Quiet, like you can barely hear it from one room over and cleans very well. It's rated for, get this, $19 per year operating costs. Crazy!

Happy dishwashing.

LawnGuyLandSparky 04-28-2009 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by clintb (Post 266719)
Good buy with the Bosch. The wife and I just remodeled our kitchen, mostly done by us, a friend and one family member. We went with the Bosch Evolution SHE98M05UC and are very happy we did. Quiet, like you can barely hear it from one room over and cleans very well. It's rated for, get this, $19 per year operating costs. Crazy!

Happy dishwashing.

Keep in mind operating costs vary greatly depending on how you heat water and what your energy rate is... I would REALLY love to know who the H E L L lives in the "average" area where these annual figures are reality...

AT any rate good play by play to Leah... at 2pm she was saying the old will get fixed and no new DW this go round, and by 8pm she broke hubby right down to the sniveling coward he really is. :thumbup:

clintb 04-28-2009 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by LawnGuyLandSparky (Post 266735)
Keep in mind operating costs vary greatly depending on how you heat water and what your energy rate is... I would REALLY love to know who the H E L L lives in the "average" area where these annual figures are reality...

AT any rate good play by play to Leah... at 2pm she was saying the old will get fixed and no new DW this go round, and by 8pm she broke hubby right down to the sniveling coward he really is. :thumbup:

Very true, and to be quite honest, since we're new to the area, I haven't checked the breakdown of our KW/h. I figure the dishwasher, with its very efficient operation, is much better than the plethora of leaks in the structure, thus those get my attention first. :)

The joys of home ownership. :laughing:


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