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Dishwashers??

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  1. blkcloud

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    I have a superman dishwasher.. it wont take crap of anything...
    its a GE quite power 3.. bought it brand new 1 1/2 years ago and it has to be the sorriest appliance we have ever owned.. you can run the dishes through it 2-3 times and they are still dirty.. we have to pre-wash the dishes before we put them in there.. I cant imagine how this happens but.. you can load glasses in it upside down of course and when you take them out there is all kinds of sandy looking gritty stuff stuck to the inside bottom of them..?? I regulary take the wands out to make sure all the water holes are free and not clogged.. what.. in you opinion is a real good dishwasher to buy? thanks!
     
  2. Robb

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    Kitchenaid. Their better ones have a stainless tub and are super quiet.
     
  3. gsw7880

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    Just built our house a year and a half ago. Bought all new kitchaid stuff, per wife. Happy with everything but the dishwasher it absolutely sucks, and it was not cheap.

    Gsw
     
  4. JDEERE

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    blkcloud,
    I bought a GE , what a piece of garbage. Lasted a year before i threw it out.Bought a Kitchenaid with a stainless tub, good unit.
     
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    I really like Bosch. Very quiet and do a great job cleaning.
     
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    Bosch here too. Super quiet. About 5 yrs, no issues. Had some questions and talked to the company phone bank. They Speak english. Bought a front load washer from that experience and I like it even better.
     
  7. MTA Tom

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    The federal government strikes again--

    "...Federal legislation to ban dishwasher detergents containing all but trace amounts of phosphates is designed to help the environment. But many of the eco-friendly products in the latest batch we tested are not great at cleaning dishes." Consumer Reports, 8-09

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/august-2009/home-garden/dishwasher-detergent/overview/dish-detergent-ov.htm
     
  8. APrice

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    Samsung here. Quietest we've ever had. Cleans good. Looks good (stainless front and inside.)
     
  9. Shooting Jack

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    We bought a silent partner III Whirlpool as they were rated so high. The pump burnt out in month 13, out of warranty. The Maytag man on TS.com told me how to fix it, even calling me with instructions, which I followed and it has been super ever since. Jackie B.
     
  10. stokinpls

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    "there is all kinds of sandy looking gritty stuff stuck to the inside bottom of them..?? "

    What do you have for a water source? Maybe you need an inline filter. I almost hate to admit it, but everything that goes in our dishwasher gets at least rinsed. I never did figure the garbage grinding feature of any dishwasher was too good. I could be wrong.
     
  11. Beretta687EELL

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    We currently have a Kitchen Aid dishwasher, which works very well, as long as I remember to keep salt in the water softener. I've had to get it repaired twice.

    I've bought my last North American made appliance. I bought all new Maytag top of their line appliances 4 years ago. I've had to repair them all, except the gas dryer.

    I will take a hard look at the Bosch stuff, when I get tired of repairing the current junk. Bill Malcolm
     
  12. grntitan

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    We also have a Bosch

    It is Very quiet<br>
    The Power Scrub mode cleans like a commercial dishwasher in a restaurant<br>
    Has Sanitize on several modes including the Power Scrub that steam cleans<br>
    It is also very efficient with water use
     
  13. Didreckson

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    Seems the general consensus is my experience as well. I have had 2 Kitchen-aid SS dishwashers, both very quiet and good cleaners. I rinse, so garbage grinding feature is nice, but I try not to use it.

    I had a Bosch unit, and it was the quietest by far, and a great cleaner. I would not hesitate to buy one again, but kept the whole kitchen consistent in newer homes.

    I have a GE Profile in a home, and it actually is an OK unit. Not nearly as quiet, but does a good job cleaning. It would not be my first choice, but it works OK.
     
  14. dave-320c

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    Bosch is very good; Electrolux is a bit better.

    Dave
     
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    Best dishwasher is me. I have a Whirlpool but never use it. I live alone so it would take 2 weeks to fill it up.

    Eric
     
  16. Catpower

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    We have a Kitchenaide that works great, back in the old days they were the best hands down

    But what you might look at is the strainers in the bottom under the wash arms, some times they can get plugged and then the pump can't get enough water to clean the dishes good, check under the top strainer, as there is usually another finer one underneath it

    It might not be the problem, but it was quite a few times back when I worked on appliances
     
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    Bosch, make sure you get the condensation drying unit. No heat element to melt plastics, inline heater heats water to 161 degrees and SS interior holds heat to dry the dishes. Too much soap is the bane of all dishwashers, 1 teaspoon will do it.
     
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    My wife works just fine,cheap maintainance too.,,LOL

    Doug H.
     
  19. bill1949

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    I'll stick with Maytag, never pre-rinse anything and everything comes out clean...Bill
     
  20. GW22

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    Did I ever tell you about the time I converted my dishwasher into a snow-thrower?

    Yep, I bought her a shovel.

    -Gary ;)
     
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