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Looking for a Dishwasher

D34LHunt3r 208 81 September 8, 2015 at 04:21 PM
Looking for a deal on a new dish washer, I will be checking a local scratch and dent but would prefer new if possible. Stainless steel is preferred so it can match the rest of our appliances.

Any features or brands I should be looking for would be helpful also.

TIA

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Looking for a deal on a new dish washer, I will be checking a local scratch and dent but would prefer new if possible. Stainless steel is preferred so it can match the rest of our appliances.

Any features or brands I should be looking for would be helpful also.

TIA
There are a number of dishwashers on sale at Lowes. Combine with 10% off coupon and you get a decent price.
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hi, if you haven't bought a new d/w for 5 years, make sure you read up on how the newer d/w work. i was surprised to learn that the new d/w don't want you to scrap off the food, and that they perform better when placed in dirty (i.e. not pre-rinsed). that said, i had a whirlpool circa 2008 that was decent but loud (i think rated 50-52db), earlier this year, got a new bosch rated at 44db, and the thing is very quiet, hardly even notice when its on.
pay the extra for the quieter version, whatever brand. i did get mine from lowes that had a promotion for free basic install, which is nice, since they also deliver it and install for free (via rebate card). although installing a d/w isn't really difficult, having someone do it for you is nice.

if you have a sears outlet near you, have a look, sometimes they have some great stuff, at great prices but it's very YMMV.
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Looking for a deal on a new dish washer, I will be checking a local scratch and dent but would prefer new if possible. Stainless steel is preferred so it can match the rest of our appliances.

Any features or brands I should be looking for would be helpful also.

TIA
Do yourself a favor and get a Bosch Thumbup

My old house had some run of the mill one and my bedroom was above my kitchen. That thing would keep me up at night if I was running it. OMG it was loud. New house had a Bosch in it and I can run it and sit probably 12 feet away from it and not realize 90% of the time that it's on. Also, it does a much better job of cleaning as well!
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I would agree on the Bosch after replacing d/with every other year finally got one, very quiet and stainless tub.
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kitchenaid ss dw/ at lowes for $550 or so. it is posted in the hot deals section today.
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get a Bosch ...I hate the GE I have now....If you have a Sear's Outlet ( we have one SF area) I found so many big tic items there....got a fridg,wash/dryer big savings.
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A lot of people seem to complain about odor with Bosch and they also don't seem to have a heated drying function. Should this keep me away?
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A lot of people seem to complain about odor with Bosch and they also don't seem to have a heated drying function. Should this keep me away?
i have had a bosch for about 6 months now, use it about 3x/week. the only odor i notice is when i have dirty dishes in there for a couple of days. after every wash, i dont notice any odor. my d/w does not have a heated drying option, so i'll typically run the d/w at night, and then leave it overnight untouched, and unload in the morning. the dishes are 99% dry by the time i unload, and i dont notice any odor. what seems to be different from my 2009 kitchenaid is that the wash cycle and drying cycle is much longer than what it was with the kitchenaid, that did have a heated dry option.
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A lot of people seem to complain about odor with Bosch and they also don't seem to have a heated drying function. Should this keep me away?
What odor? With a stainless steel tub I don't see how odor would be a problem.

There isn't a heating element that gets red hot and F's up your plastic items or anything that happens to fall down in and touch it if that's what you're asking. I just ran mine last night and let it sit for about an hour after it was done and then opened it up and left it over night. Everything was dry in the morning. I don't always wait that long but it does make things drier and even if you don't it's not like they're soaked. It does seem to heat up the water so that it cleans better (although don't quote me on that) which does help in the drying process as the dishes are hot so they turn residual water more in to steam.

The heating elements are nice at drying things I'll give you but they in my experience cause more problems than they solve. Especially if you have kids who don't quite understand the "no plastic on the bottom level" rule!
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got a new bosch rated at 44db, and the thing is very quiet, hardly even notice when its on.
pay the extra for the quieter version, whatever brand. i did get mine from lowes that had a promotion for free basic install, which is nice, since they also deliver it and install for free (via rebate card). although installing a d/w isn't really difficult, having someone do it for you is nice.
So far how do you like your bosch, We went with a kitchen aid a few years back in it SUCKS.
Looking to replace it with a bosch, but reviews are all over the place. Which bosch model did you buy and are you totally happy with it.

thans
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