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We just bought a place and of course the dishwasher doesn`t work, and I don`t mean to sound foofoosheeshee but I will not wash dishes by hand. Can anyone recommend a brand of dishwasher that you don`t have to wash your dishes before you put em in? How irritating is that? lol My budget is around $400. It`s built in and is standard size.
Hi Cathy ~ I have a Bosch dishwasher. My son recommended and installed it for me about 2 years ago. I do not have to pre-wash before loading the dishes. It is such a quite running machine. I purchased mine at Lowe's. Good luck finding what you need/want.
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If you're serious about your $400 budget then ignore the Bosch recommendations. I bought mine about two years ago at Lowe's and it was $800. Never rinse ANYTHING and have NEVER had to rewash ANYTHING in the two years. However, I am NOT happy with the design of the racks....says it will hold place settings for 14, which is true, BUT trying to load skillets or baking pans is a real challenge. Another NICE feature is that it doesn't have a heating element on the bottom so you can place plastic items on EITHER rack. A negative is, during months when a/c or furnace isn't on and house is a little warm, dishwasher hasn't been run in a couple of days, it gets a NASTY odor, like some of the front-loading washing machines sometimes get. As long as a/c is on this is not a problem. QUIET ??? You have to touch it to even KNOW it's operating ! The ultimate in quiet. It doesn't dry plastics any better than a less expensive dishwasher. Would I spend that much again ??? Not if I was on a restricted budget.
I agree with the other posters about a Bosch. We've had ours for at least 5 years and love it. There are only 2 of us now, so I will just swipe the dirtier dishes under the faucet because I only run it every 4-5 days. Yes, it can be awkard to load skillets, etc., but in comparison to the quietness and cleaning level, I can live with it.
My washer has a quick cycle that I use often if the dishes aren't that dirty.
Sticking to your budget some of the suggestions here would not be an option. Maybe this article will help
*****Click on link then type in Built in Dishwashers and check reviews .
. For the price range -I have had two Kenmores in previous homes we bought and they totally outshone my Whirlpool and Kitchenaid models bigtime.
Of course there are different models and quality ranges for each make so personal observations are highly debatable and subjective to model number, water hardness, detergent used etc.. We had a builder's model GE at one home and it was the worst DW I have ever had. I have had other GE appliances that were very nice however,~Alliea
Not a suggestion of brand, but do take along a dinner plate ( or cut that size out of cardboard and take it). I don't have huge plates, but the dw I bought isn't the most spacious...I never gave it much thought, actually!
Just a heads up!
Margaret, good suggestion. I'm wondering.....is your top shelf adjustable and you've just never realized it ? Many, many of them are and it would give you possibly several inches of additional space on the bottom or top rack. Just a thought.
I LOVE my dishwasher!!! Nothing fancy here, though. We have a Kenmore Elite. It is so quiet and it has jets in the back so if you face a pan toward the back of the machine and push the "turbo zone" button when starting the pan comes out sparkling...that sucker cleans everything - baked on, burned on you name it!
Good luck in your search
I have a Kenmore Elite. I like it because it's quiet, cleans well and it fits everything for the 6 of us. When I was looking, I actually brought plates, bowls and glasses with me. I wanted a Bosch but nothing fit in it. I have thicker plates (pfaltzgraf). I got funny looks from the salespeople but I didn't care. I would have ended up with having to replace dishes and that would have been very expensive on top of the expense of the dishwasher.
Good luck in your decision!
I am very happy with my Bosch dishwasher ,but I don't wash pots and pans in there,it would fill it up too fast.
We are only two also and I also run it only every 4 to 5 days,otherwise the water bill would be too high. In case
you have a Sears outlet store in your area,look there. I bought a Bosch front loading wash maschine,was
$ 1 500 for $ 560. It only had a very small dent inside the door. The Bosch dish washer was $ 800, but I got it for $
500. It had a little dent on the side of the maschine,which you did not see,after it was installed. No pre-washing of
the dishes ,they get all clean and you don't hear,that the maschine is on.
Please tell us,what you get and how you like it.
I have a fridergade (sorry about spelling) and I love it. I have had it for about four years and I got it at either Lowes or Bargain Supply. But I do recommend that you shop around and watch the sale ads for the best price. I do not put my pots and pans in it I wash them by had but I do put my baking pans in it and they fit just fine.
Probably not too informative here. My folks bought me a Kitchen Aid as a house warming present. It lasted thru 2 husbands with only 2 minor repairs. After 25 years it died. I couldn't afford a new Kitchen Aid so I bought an expensive ($750) Fridgidaire. That baby lasted 3 years. The estimated repair bill was over $500. Junked that & bought a new Maytag from Lowes. It lasted 18 months. I didn't even call the repair guy. I washed dishes by hand for a good 6 months. DH relented & told me to get one. I went to Lowes & just picked out the cheapest name brand & bought the extended warrenty. Figured it would pay for a couple of repairs before being junked.
Wonder of wonders the guy who installed the new one also installed the previous one. We had a nice "reunion". He said it was a good thing to get the warrenty. He was convinced that they just don't build any appliance to last much more than 3 years! Lord knows he's repaired enough of them!
So go with your budget. Get the cheapest brand name unit. Just anticipate replacing it around 3 years old. Life in the 21st century.
PS: I'm absolutely sure the expensive models will last much longer, but I just can't afford to spend that much in one fell swoop & only to hope it lasts longer than 3 years. So if you can afford the initial outlay...by all means go for it!
Cathy, the Kitchen Aid used to be the best,but this was in the times things were still made in the US. Also the Maytag was great. We have a fridge ,which was bought in 1967 and it is still working great. I think now,one has to buy something better. I think Bosch is still made here or in Germany. As I said, try the Sears out led store.
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