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What dishwasher do you have and like?

Asked by janbb (58582points) January 7th, 2016

My Bosch is about 5 years old and has not been great from the get-go. I’ve decided to replace it. I’m leaning toward a Kitchen-Aid because I had one in Florida that I liked. What do you have and like? Any recommendations on features? I didn’t get a drying option with this one but will look for that as an option with the next.

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CWOTUS's avatar

I’ve never heard of the Ketchen-Aid brand. It sure sounds like a knock-off to me; I’ll bet the Kitchen-Aid people would be up in arms about such an obvious ripoff of their name. If I were you, I’d go for the Colonel Electric or the LukewarmPoint.

But seriously now… are you looking for a built-in or a portable model?

janbb's avatar

Shit – I saw that typo and forgot to go back and edit it. Mods?

Built in.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I have a Bosch which extra quiet, cleans great and doesn’t overflow like the one it replaced.

Just read an article ( think it was on CNET ) dishwashers and that most problems with getting dishes clean is either the way it is loaded (overloaded is major problem) an the brand of dishwasher detergent.

Found the article in CNET.

janbb's avatar

My Bosch sometimes discharges the soap and sometimes doesn’t. The dishes stay wet forever. And lately it sometimes cycles to “clean” five minutes after it has started. Nope – no Bosch.

chyna's avatar

My brother has a Bosch. He has had the repairman over 19 times. It leaked, then the repairman ripped the rubber gasket off, it leaked some more and on and on.

I have a Kenmore that I like, but it’s not that quiet. It does have a heat dry option.

Cruiser's avatar

I am ready to replace my Whirlpool DW and would have a hard time buying anything Whirlpool as both the dishwasher and stove’s plastic button labels are peeling apart and does not speak well to their higher end line of appliances. They came with the house and imagine them to be around 7 years old.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I have a Maytag that’s performed flawlessly for 15 years. It’s probably useless as a reccommendation. The only complaint I have is that the lower dish rack’s rubberized coating is giving out and the rack is rusting away. And apparently there are no replacements to be had.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

My own two hands, and I like them just fine.

ibstubro's avatar

I have a Whirlpool I bought about 10 years ago.
I hated it when I bought it and for the first few years. Turns out most of the problem was low water pressure at the house. We got city water and it works better today than it did new. Very seldom is anything not clean, and everything has held up, physically wise.
I don’t wash pot and pans in my dishwasher because my pans are black and it whitens the outside.

I have heated dry and make certain to turn it off every time. It’s hard on your dishes and if you don’t use it all the time, it stinks. I usually try to open the door while the dishwasher is still hot inside and I don’t have a problem with wet dishes. I’ll pull the drawer out and jiggle it. If something has water collected, I tip the water out.

Does that come with heated dry, @Love_my_doggie??

JLeslie's avatar

I had a GE profile with the third rack for flatware and it performed pretty well. I loved that the middle rack could adjust up and down, and I could fold down the thingies that stick up if I needed a wider space, or didn’t want the thingies to be sticking into or against something. I do want to try a Kitchen Aid though, and might the next time I buy one. I always hear good things, and I do think the overall quality is probably better than GE.

Edit: one thing that bugged me about the GE was the fancy one I had required the rinse aid or it kept giving you a message. The indicator was tricky to turn off, and I don’t like using electricity unnecessarily.

ibstubro's avatar

On my Whirlpool the silverware basket is attached to the front of the bottom rack. Great if you take the basket off to fill it. Bad idea if you grab hold of the silverware basket trying to pull the rack out.

A few tiny cable ties solved that.

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