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I Need an Excellent Dishwasher! Anybody LOVE Their Dishwasher?

Hello ladies!

My hubby and I are FED up with our POS of a dishwasher!! We are looking forward to buying a new one with our tax refund next week and want desperatly to get a good one! We bought a middle of the road, pricewise, one a couple years ago and it sucks so bad, its pitiful. We usually buy all of our appliances at Sears, but that doesn't have to be the case. Our current one is a Whirlpool Gold. My huuby wants one that DOES NOT have the silverware holder on the door. When we bought our house 8 yrs ago, mind you, it had a really old one, that was super loud, but worked great. It was an AMANA brand and looked like it was from the 70's :) I just want it to work and not leave lil' bits of gunk on everything, at this point I am okay with spending @ $600-$700 on one that will work great and last a long time...I dont even care how quiet it is!

I eagerly await your replies! Please feel free to tell me about yours if it sucks so we dont buy that one!

Thank you ladies

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Dang it! My hubby was right...we are going to have to up the budget. How about the pros and cons to the dishwashers with drawers?

Thoughts?

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We have a Kenmore quiet guard that works quite well and has many functions. You can vary the water temp., power, and cycle lengths and drying temp. It has two washing spinners, one on top and on bottom and you don't have to worry about blocking anything on the bottom with large pans. The silverware holder on the bottom rack and can be taken out to accommodate even larger plans or more dishes. It works well and is relatively quiet. We'd recommend it.

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I wish I had one to recommend, but mine falls into the "sucks" category. It's an Asko D3122. I wanted a QUIET dishwasher and thought that all Asko diswashers were quiet. It is more quiet than my old Whirlpool, but not as quiet as I would like. The exterior is cheap and plasticky. You should be able to find a much better washer for the $800 we paid. (ugh) It seems to clean just fine, but just not worth the money.

Good luck! I am looking forward to seeing the other responses. :)

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I wish I had one to recommend, but mine falls into the "sucks" category. It's an Asko D3122. I wanted a QUIET dishwasher and thought that all Asko diswashers were quiet. It is more quiet than my old Whirlpool, but not as quiet as I would like. The exterior is cheap and plasticky. You should be able to find a much better washer for the $800 we paid. (ugh) It seems to clean just fine, but just not worth the money.

Good luck! I am looking forward to seeing the other responses. :)

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We have a Kenmore quiet guard that works quite well and has many functions. You can vary the water temp., power, and cycle lengths and drying temp. It has two washing spinners, one on top and on bottom and you don't have to worry about blocking anything on the bottom with large pans. The silverware holder on the bottom rack and can be taken out to accommodate even larger plans or more dishes. It works well and is relatively quiet. We'd recommend it.

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I too love my Bosch. It came with our home. I love how the space is organized in it for loading and it is amazingly quiet!!! I have forgotten that it is on sometimes and open it up in midcycle, which doesn't make a mess at all if that ever happens. It's great. I'd get one again in a minute! You can look online at consumer reports for a small fee. When making a big purcase like this, it is worth paying a little money to find out from the experts which is best for your needs and budget! I don't usually rinse my dishes (my husband does) but they come out clean every time! Good luck!

We have an Electrolux dishwasher and it is very quiet. Maybe a little more than what you want to spend. It has adjustable racks and you can move the silverware holder where ever you want. The also has many adjustments to accomodate larger pans.

Some friends of your got and Maytag Jet III(I think), it may have been the II model. I was standing right next to it and could barely here it run.

We just remodeled our kitchen so we looked at many dishwashers. You can go online and look at specifics before driving around to all the stores. You may want to look at the decibals if you are looking for a quiet one.

I have a kitchen aid and love it. The silverware compartment is along the side of the basket and I love it. I can fit two full size plates side by side. Best dishwasher I have ever had. I also love that it has a delay feature on it, so I can set it to wash dishes when we have gone to bed. It is the best.

We just replaced our old appliances and I read up on consumer reports and am glad I did. I am completely satisfied with my Kenmore appliances. I did the research and it payed off. I bought them all based on the best rated dishwasher I could find, and I love my new dishwasher. It has tons of features and fits right into your price range.
http://www.consumersearch.com/dishwasher-reviews
There is the link to read the reviews, it is model#13742, but when I went into Sears, they knew which one I was talking about and took me right over to it. They said it is their most popular model. So far it lives up to the hype. I have no complaints, I love it!

I LOVE my dishwasher but it cost more than the range you listed. Mine is a Meile. It's super quiet, water efficient, and runs with just a teaspoon of detergent so I save money there. The cool thing is the silverware is actually on a third tray at the top of the dishwasher so no space wasted for the basket, it's all spread out for better cleaning, and no bending over to load and take out those small things. I can even lay sippy cup valves and other small items up there so no basket needed for those either. Meile is known for having a custom line where you pick all the 'parts' of the dishwasher. I bought their 'economy' version with the insides and door design pre selected and assembled.

The one item with this machine is there is a filter at the bottom that need to be cleaned each month. If it's neglected then the machine doesn't work properly.

Good luck with your search.

ok i don't absolutely LOVE my kitchenaid but it works very well. we had a bosch at one point and i find the kitchenaid cleans just as well, tho it's a bit louder and i can't fit 2 dinnerplates side-by-side as i could in the bosch.

my neighbors had HORRIBLE problems with all of their GE appliances so i am very wary of their products. they had a stove, dishwasher, AND frig go out on them and had them replaced several times before they gave up and brought another brand.

I have a 20 year old Hotpoint. They do not make them like they used to. :):) I do like my basic dishwasher but I would like one that I didn't have to rinse dishes off first.

I think it was Kitchen Aid that first put out a product that was silent and included a garbage disposal. They might still be a leader.

I have a suggestion in regards to quietness. My dishwasher says it's "sound insulated" but it wasn't quiet enough for me. A friend pulled it out and I added 2 more layers of insulation (the kind one uses in the ceiling or walls of a house. batting) That noticably helped.

We have had a brand new BOSCH for 6 months now and I do LOVE it. (I never thought I'd say such a thing.) I did my research and purchased the model recommended at the consumer reports page. It's quiet, and it cleans amazingly well! I even put in a casserole dish that had lasagne in it, which sat in the fridge for days as we finished it off, didn't even rinse it and it came out clean. I couldn't believe it! I thought for sure I'd have to re-wash. It's also one of the lowest energy and water-using dishwashers on the market. I think it was in the $800 range, but it is fantastic!

we love our kenmore elite stainless dishwasher. for whatebver reason stainless on the inside does the trick. having two kids we run it daily and never have any issues. highly recommend checking it out.

I'm also disappointed in our ASKO, although I inherited it with the house. I can't wait til it really dies so we can get a new one. It's loud and doesn't clean all that great.

Our friend has a BOSCH that is just fantastic. They have a range of price points. Also, I think there are warehouses where you can get dented or returned ones (like they didn't fit in someone's space after all), but I can't remember what they are called. I'll also look at the Miele.

I bought an LG that is great for cleaning not at drying. It doesn't have a vent to let the dishes air dry you have to wait for all the water to condense to the bottom. I gifted it to my brother & spent a little more at Standard TV & Appliance & bought an Asko. There is no comparison, The asko gave me everyhting I wanted & some things I didn't even know I could have. I love it like a second child. For my kitchen remodel I added one more, now I have two. I really love them, they make cleaning up a breeze. They clean well, they dry great, they do it quickly, quietly (les than 45 Dbl) & they use less water & energy than the LG which was already an energy star appliance. There is a video on Utube if you look it up. I am told by some of the German moms in my mom's group they last forever.

I have seen some negative feedback on the Asko's, I think they have gotten better with time. I have had mine since January 2009. I had the LG for 18 months.

The big thing I wanted when I bought a dishwasher was the element to be covered, so if any plastic fell it would not melt & stink, both the LG & Asko I bought have that feature. Anything that runs under 50 decibles will be very quite.
Meile is another brand I have heard good things about & was looking at for my kitchen. Both cost a little more Than you are willing to spend.

Hi,
We have a GE Profile dishwasher and love it!! We have had it 2 years.. we bought if at sears.. after our middle of the road whirlpool stopw working after 2 years.. I love this dishwasher for many reasons... it is stylish but works like a champ.. the controls are not on the outside of the door they are hidden so little kids can not get to them.. also silver wear rack can be moved around and is not on the door.. super quite and the top rack ajust to several height levels.. We liked it so much we purchased the GE profile stainless oven.. and someday when we save enough would love a stainless frig.. we have a white GE frige and love it. I use the antibactiral cycle alot when I have big loads.. Best of luck,
L.

In our kitchen remodeling business, discerning customers overwhelmingly purchase Miele dishwashers. We have one ourselves. You cannot even hear it when it's running. Once in awhile, someone forgets it got turned on and opens it mid-cycle because it's so quiet. We bought ours a few years ago for around $1400, but I know they sell less expensive models. I recommend Albert Lee for usually the best price. Also, I never make a major purchase without first looking at Consumer Reports!

I may be a little bias since I just got a dishwasher for the first time when I bought my house last June, but I absolutely LOVE my Bosch dishwasher. I'm sure they are on the very spendy side but ours came with our house. It is quiet and powerful! I buy generic brand dishwashing detergent and never have had a problem getting everything clean....and I am NOT a "wash the dish before sticking in the dishwasher" kind of mom! I put dishes in that are truely dirty. Plus I love the stainless steel interior and all the adjusting you can do to the racks! Good luck!

I got my Bosch dishwasher on sale at Standard Appliance for around $500. Shop around, and I'm sure you can find a deal on one.

I love my KitchennAid.

I bought a Whirlpool Gold about 15 months ago and I LOVE it! It is a quiet partner III but it DOES have the silverware rack in the door, which I love, because it gives more space for dishes and large pots in the bottom rack. The number one seeling feature for me was that the top rack easily moves up and down, with the push of two buttons. This way I can place full size dinner plates on the top and bottom shelves when we have large parties. It does a great job cleaning my dishes and I have had NO problems with it! Happy Shopping!

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