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    Default Re: Tell me about your dishwasher, the good, the bad, the ugly.

    If I had lots of money I would buy meile, but we were looking under 1k

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    Default Re: Tell me about your dishwasher, the good, the bad, the ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post

    My advice- hook it up to your cold water tap and get the bigger one. Wash at night when you go to bed, particularly if you have a smart meter. Buy good rinse aide and you cannot go wrong.
    Depends on how you heat your water. We have gas hot water so have hooked ours up to the hot water as it's cheaper than getting the dishwasher to heat the water. I just use vinegar as rinse aid...but Im in Melbourne and we don't have hard water.

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    I think most only come with a cold tap now days? Same with washing machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pregnor View Post

    The bosch ones kept coming up with smell issues in many reviews

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    We have had no smell issues. I hope it stays that way!!

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    Default Re: Tell me about your dishwasher, the good, the bad, the ugly.

    Just recently got a Westinghouse with the XXL bottom shelf. The whole top shelf moves up/down which gives lots of flexibility to how i fill it. Eg. I drop it down to fit my plastic salad/mixing bowls on the top shelf and up to fit my gigantic chef pan in the bottom. Dinner plates fit in bottom at either height.

    Big factor for me was water use as we're on tank. It only has a few cycle options which i like - I only use about 4 of the 16 options on my washing machine! For really greasy loads I have to run it on heavy duty, which uses more elect/water.

    No rinsing, just scrape. But i use finish quantum tablets which i think helps.

    It's early days but i think it's really good value for money. And we're renting too so I needed one that could go with us.

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    Default Re: Tell me about your dishwasher, the good, the bad, the ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pregnor View Post
    I think most only come with a cold tap now days? Same with washing machines
    There's one hose you can hook up to either hot or cold. If you go cold then the dishwasher will heat the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    We love our Miele dishwasher. Having a top rack for cutlery is great. Frees up room down the bottom.
    I think we have the same dishwasher, i love the cutlery rack too. Would you mind upload a photo of your loaded dishwasher? I have problem trying to load big bowls, pots and pans into it.

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    Default Tell me about your dishwasher, the good, the bad, the ugly.

    Don't go Simpson

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    Default Tell me about your dishwasher, the good, the bad, the ugly.

    We have a bosh and like it. It does tend to smell a bot but it's usually on hot days when there has been dirty dishes in it for a few days esp non rinsed milk/youghurt.

    I bought powder once instead of tablets - never again. Think I used it twice before going out and getting more tablets. We use powerball all in 1. Quantum seem to do a better job but are a lot dearer.

    Our bosh had a height adjustable top rack which I never use but if I actually remembered it it would be handy.

    Only have to dry a few plastic things. I also find that small plastic containers tend to tip upside down then fill with dirty water so these get hand washed.

    We mainly only use a couple of settings.

    It does glass dishes that have baked Marinated chicken reAlly well. Usually would have to soak and scrub by hand but just chuck n the dishwasher.

    Sorry about the essay!

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    I have a bosch ... LOVE the cutlery drawer at the top. Means so much extra room in the dishwasher.

    I rarely rinse - only pots and pans or if I have had mashed potato as that seems to stick. I do use a dishwasher cleaner every few months which seems to make a difference (if I notice the dishes arent coming out as clean I will put a cleaner through it)

    Cleans dishes well, dont have to dry, just put away.

    The different cycles I dont use that much ... just choose the hottest one which seems to work best on mine.

    I have noticed that the bosch one takes a lot longer than my old one (which was a westinghouse and was crap) ... but its lasted longer and does a much better job.


 

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