My dishwasher is broken. I mean, it works, except that it’s not shutting the heating element off after it’s done washing. I HAD NO IDEA a dishwasher could break in the “on” position that way. Glad it didn’t burn the house down.
So advise me on buying a new one! What do you like about yours? What do you not like? What brand do you have? Etc.
I’ve lived without one now for over 30 years. The house I bought last year is nice and all but doesn’t have a dishwasher. Everyone I know laughed at that (DUDE! Over half an acre with killer views, hardwood floors, nice garage, a finished out basement but you STILL don’t own a dishwasher!?!). I don’t plan on getting one. More trouble than they are worth IMHO. Especially if you have a small set of go-to dishes you tend to use at every meal. Even growing up we always used to grab favorites out of dishwasher and hand wash them because my mom was a believer in “never run until it’s full” and that was too long to wait.
I installed a Bosch when I remodeled the kitchen in the house I bought 4 years ago. It has been great! Quiet, no spots, dries well. And I also like the third shelf at the top.
Cons - the cycle does take a long time. But since I usually run it before going to bed it’s a non issue. The only other problem is my housekeeper doesn’t realize the third shelf is there so she never unloads it when she’s cleaning the house…
I went with a Whirlpool and it’s good but loud. As most people here have suggested, if I had to do it again, I’d go with a Bosch. You could get a gently dinged Bosch at lowe’s or home depot on clearance.
Yeah. It’s the same as Tesla. Consumer reports looks at cars not as luxury goods, but as every day vehicles. That’s why consumer reports does not rank Tesla highly particularly with respect to reliability. If you look at dishwashers is a luxury good, then Miele is good. If you don’t care about Dishwashers other than utility, then follow consumer reports. If you have an already stylish kitchen with really nice casework like Siematic or Poggenpohl or Henrybuilt, or something like that, then you probably will not be going with consumer reports’ recommendation.