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Old 09-18-19, 05:48 PM
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Dishwasher time

My Kitchenaid is 18 years old. Canít believe itís lasted this long.

We may buy that brand again, but thought Iíd ask if folks have a preference. I read that some Bosch models are pretty good.

Any thoughts appreciated.

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Just buy a Bosch. Whatever model that you can afford. You will not be sorry.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do 'em as you use 'em
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Just buy a Bosch. Whatever model that you can afford. You will not be sorry.
Seem to be the quietest on the market. We had one (have since moved) could hardly tell it was on. It just worked. Used steam for final dry... did not have that coil heater at the bottom that melts plastic things.
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Bosch it is, ordered with delivery on Sat.

Thx to all.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do 'em as you use 'em
After 25 years of not even once using the dishwasher since we bought the house, we replaced it with a 54-bottle, built-in wine cooler....
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Let it grow mold and get more.
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We replaced a 25 year-old Whirlpool with a Bosch, and then replace the Bosch after 3 years with a KitchenAid. Nice to have a dishwasher again that washes dishes and doesn't breakdown every 3 months. Only issue we've had with the KitchenAid is the plastic axles for the wheels broke on the middle rack. It was a $45 part to replace them with stainless ones, and now a class-action suit will reimburse us for that cost.

We always laugh that someone took the Bosch from the end of our driveway before the appliance company was able to pick it up. Those poor souls thought they just scored a deal...
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Looked in the mirror, what did I see?
The same old dishwasher...
Looks just like me.
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Looked in the mirror, what did I see?
The same old dishwasher...
Looks just like me.
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Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
Looked in the mirror, what did I see?
The same old dishwasher...
Looks just like me.
I have to admit, that is pretty much the situation these days.

We DO have a dishwashing machine... but pretty much the only time it is used is to sterilize bottles on bottling day.

I use PBW, and the super high heat setting, and after the bottles cool down, each bottle gets a quick dip in a starsan solution before air drying, upside down, (on a rack, from the dishwasher) and then being filled and capped.

I mean, so the maching IS handy.
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I have to admit, that is pretty much the situation these days.

We DO have a dishwashing machine... but pretty much the only time it is used is to sterilize bottles on bottling day.

I use PBW, and the super high heat setting, and after the bottles cool down, each bottle gets a quick dip in a starsan solution before air drying, upside down, (on a rack, from the dishwasher) and then being filled and capped.

I mean, so the maching IS handy.
I vote for a DW with sterilization mode...especially if there is or may be a baby in the house...works for baby stuff too, not just self-medipreservation.
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I am a fan of LG. Was Maytag until Whirlpools' acquisition.
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I go out to eat now and then because I think the dishwasher is charming. She certainly is busy.
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We recently remodeled our kitchen, including the flooring, and replaced a 15 year old GE dishwasher (it worked fine but the racks were beginning to rust at the points and the wheels on the lower rack were breaking) with another mid-level GE. It leaked around the door from its first run. We called the tech in under warranty. Since it was a brand-new model, a new door gasket had to be ordered. It took a couple of weeks to come in and to get the tech back to install it. It leaked. Another gasket was ordered and, guess what? It leaked, too. Mrs. Altair got significantly irritated and started hounding GE. They sent out a tech and he ordered a NEW dishwasher. Guess what? He ordered the wrong color and only noticed it after tearing into the carton of the new unit. Finally, another unit was delivered (they moved us up in the model range - stainless steel tub with a different design for the door/tub interface) that doesn't leak. It's super-quiet - you have to be careful about not opening it while it's running, it's that quiet. I still check under it every now and then to make sure it's not leaking.
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We recently remodeled our kitchen, including the flooring, and replaced a 15 year old GE dishwasher (it worked fine but the racks were beginning to rust at the points and the wheels on the lower rack were breaking) with another mid-level GE. It leaked around the door from its first run. We called the tech in under warranty. Since it was a brand-new model, a new door gasket had to be ordered. It took a couple of weeks to come in and to get the tech back to install it. It leaked. Another gasket was ordered and, guess what? It leaked, too. Mrs. Altair got significantly irritated and started hounding GE. They sent out a tech and he ordered a NEW dishwasher. Guess what? He ordered the wrong color and only noticed it after tearing into the carton of the new unit. Finally, another unit was delivered (they moved us up in the model range - stainless steel tub with a different design for the door/tub interface) that doesn't leak. It's super-quiet - you have to be careful about not opening it while it's running, it's that quiet. I still check under it every now and then to make sure it's not leaking.
Sounds great.

We had a Bosch that had a stainless steel interior, and a front panel that allowed us to install a maple front that was made by the same cabinet maker of the rest of the kitchen stuff. The handle was discreetly recessed up at the top of the panel, and all the controls were on upper thick door edge. No lights, no buttons, no controls were visible when looking at the cabinet from the kitchen area. The counter on top was granite... which no doubt helped keep it quiet. I could never tell when it was on... got into the habit of loading it at night, and turning it on a bit before we went to bed. If the house was absolutely quiet, you'd hear a soft low wooshing noise. Joked about having an "open/close" sign for it so we'd know the status. Otherwise, I'd never open it until morning. It was a great machine. But then we only really used it when we had big dinner parties... music friends... over to jam with the wife. Otherwise, we had a tendency to just wash by hand.

These days, different house, bit noisier GE machine... not bad mind you, just not totally silent... You know it's on. And we still only use it rarely. (like when I bottle... as I mentioned) Somehow, in our minds, it really is a luxury, that we really don't use.

Now clothes washer... oh man, THAT IS a different story.
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My laundry pair are rebuilt and run like brand new.
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My dishwasher quit. She didn't even leave a forwarding address.


That said I replaced my Maytag with another Maytag as I had gotten over 10 years of use on the last one.
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Wow. You guys are funny. We replaced our Amana with a Whirlpool, if I remember correctly. I was just happy to have a machine help out at home !!!
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Bought a Kitchen Aid just a couple of months ago before the sale ended. Managed to get a good middle of the road machine at $450 off. I can't tell when it's running, even when it the same room without looking at the lights. The only time I hear noise is when water is vented into the kitchen drain and that noise I'm hearing from the sink drain itself. I'm afraid that the Bosh was out of my budget as a retire living on a fixed income.

My old dishwasher was more than 20 years old and we feared that it was the source of a minor leak. It wasn't. That's another story for another thread but tomorrow my house is being torn apart in search of the leak which is probably the master drain pipe from under the sink and naturally the place that it appears to be leaking from is in the wall behind the sink cabinet.
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Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
My laundry pair are rebuilt and run like brand new.
Old Speedqueen, eh? Built like a tank?

We got a fancy Maytag... 5cuft. No spindle. Lots of fancy settings... yet my wife insists on "wash." (she wants all the bells and whistles, then doesn't use them... )
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Like RGMN, my wife and I replaced a slowly dying Kitchenaid that was just shy of 22 years old with a Bosch. Didn't clean the dishes worth a spit so it was replaced with another Kitchenaid 3 years later. Been 8 years and it is quiet as a church mouse when running, and as others have said, we can't hear it running. Again, like RGMN, the rollers on the baskets were poorly engineered as they used a lesser plastic. My guess it was a cost saving measure without a thorough product test cycle. Spent $45 for new ones. Dealer said Whirlpool was well aware of the issue and they have plenty more in stock!

Curiously enough the Kitchenaid we had in our first house died at age 22 as well, and the one I grew up with was pushing 30 by the time I moved out of the house. Of course, my dad had fixed the old school plastic timer and water pump during that time.

Will say the Kitchenaid refrigerator suffers from wrong plastic syndrome like the dish washer. Bought them at the same time in 2010.
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My dishwasher quit. She didn't even leave a forwarding address.

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Again, like RGMN, the rollers on the baskets were poorly engineered as they used a lesser plastic. My guess it was a cost saving measure without a thorough product test cycle. Spent $45 for new ones. Dealer said Whirlpool was well aware of the issue and they have plenty more in stock!
Check to see if you are covered by the Burch v. Whirlpool settlement. They will fix or pay for the fix the rollers if you are covered as part of the class.
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My New Bosch is a few months old. It does a better job of washing than the old noisy GE. It's almost silent.
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