I'm setting up a thread for readers who've bought their dishwashers within the last year or two and have had great success with them. We want to know why you love it. Please no negative reviews on this thread. Please post your brand and model along with why you love it. Any tips you can pass along would be appreciated. This will help our readers who are looking for a new dishwasher.
I have to agree with Phil here. There are dozens of threads where you can post your opinions about any dishwasher. This thread was set up for folks who are happy with their purchase and want to share that with our readers. Please re-post your opinion in the proper thread.
Sorry moderator. That's nonsense. Is the CR Annual Auto Report issued in two sections (good and not so good recommendations)? You guys are amazing. We've already in the last year learned that CU has given Toyota a "free pass".I've been a subscriber for so long that I forget the year I started but this just might be my last.Cu is beginning to remind me of a government agency. It's time to rejoin the real world.
These are not ratings, or reliability studies. The forum is for readers to sound off on the particular topic of conversation.This forum area is just that, a conversation. We have set aside one thread for success stories. You can start a new one or post your complaints on an appropriate thread. There are dozens and dozens of them here.
You are free to post your Toyota ideas and comments in our automotive forum, but here, we are interested in the success stories our readers have with their dishwashers.
I love my bottom-of-the-line Bosch DW (Evolution 300 series). It is very quiet, efficient and does a great job at cleaning dishes. The drying performance is equal to the American DWs with a heating element that we have used before. Not having the heating element is a big plus IMO since I can load plastic items wherever I want without having to worry about them melting.
I do use Cascade Complete or Electrasol detergent and JetDry. I have tried a cheap liquid detergent once and it left the glasses cloudy. I just use one TBS of powdered detergent, so a box of Cascade powder lasts a long time. I have had this DW for 7 months now and the box is still half full.
My in-laws got the same DW a few weeks ago after their ~2 year old Kenmore DW (made by Whirlpool) died. They, too, like the quietness and cleaning performance. The only complaint they have is the way the racks load. I like the racks and can find a place for most of our dishes, but I usually don't put pots and pans in the DW. I guess the rack is a little bit smaller than some other brands, but they offer plenty of space for our needs. We just run the DW every other day or less.
I would definitely choose this DW again if I had to buy one today.
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We just purchased and installed an Electrolux Model EWDW6505GW0 from Lowes for $1099. Installed it the other day and the wife says that she loves it. In her words "even the silverware feels clean".
The versatility of the rack system where all the divider tines fold down on both the upper and lower racks allows for unlimited loading options. The upper rack adjust up and down (3 positions), again for multiple variations in loading. The unit has several small baskets for the siverware to stand up individually, thus preventing "nesting" of the items. The baskets are individually removable, to use or remove as needed. With no visible heating element in the bottom, no more melted plastic if something falls down. The cleaning ability appears to be superior to any we have experienced in the past. The "Wave Touch" controls on the top edge of the door mean nothing on the front of the door for a very "clean" look of the all white unit. Plus, nothing for the grandkids to play with. With a redesign of the components underneath, the unit sits very low to the floor, allowing for a large front opening. Also, don't worry about the door being dropped and it banging down, the door stops and stays wherever you let go. But, don't forget to clean the screen in the bottom of the unit as needed, it has no food grinder ( a consequence of coming from a European market).
The biggest selling point of this unit is the quietness. You have to make an actual effort to hear if the unit is on or off. I can't imagine any other unit being quieter as this unit makes virtually NO NOISE when running! The only noise I could hear was the water draining into my garbage disposal as it drained.
As a plumber for the last 30 years I have installed numerous dishwashers. However, this unit is so much different than any other I have installed. The water, drain, and electric have somewhat limited areas to in which to enter the dishwasher space. If you are replacing an existing unit, you will likely have to relocate the water and drain lines from their old locations, plan accordingly. If a new installation, do NOT assume you know where to bring in the lines, you don't! Wait until you actually have the unit sitting in the kitchen before running in the water, drain, and electric lines, it will save you frustration. But, not a difficult installation.
I love my dishwasher! :-)
I believe it was the first appliance I researched here (online) before buying, and I have been extremely satisfied with it. It is a Sears Kenmore Elite Ultra Wash Tall Tub, manufactured by Whirlpool.
I have a large family, and it holds more dishes (including pots & pans) than any d/w I've ever had before. But the most important thing to me is that they all get SO clean. I never have to pre-rinse anything, excepting egg or oatmeal, because hot water will 'cook' them on the dishes. So I rinse those dishes with a bit of cold water before loading, or else let them soak in a bit of cold water if I'm going to wash later.
The top rack is graduated to allow for different heights of cups and glasses. There is so much more room there, I can even load mixing bowls.
I really like the silverware baskets, too. There are three of them, one large and two small, which connect together. They have tops to them which allow me to separate the silverware so it doesn't 'nest' together, and I often use the smaller baskets for items such as kitchen sponges and veggie scrubbers. The lids keep them from getting into the d/w.
There is no center tower in this d/w, which is a huge plus for me. It took me a time or two to get used to loading dishes differently, but the cleaning power is so much greater, I didn't mind at all. The bottom rack is where I can really tell the 'Tall Tub' difference; I can load tall cookpots which I use for soups and stews with no problem at all. Casseroles and cookware with baked-on foods come amazingly clean, every time.
I love the water heater in the d/w. It doesn't matter whether someone is taking a shower or I'm low on hot water; this d/w heats the water to the proper temp every time.
I also love the quietness of this d/w. The kitchen is right next to our family room, with just an archway between, and I often send a kiddo in the kitchen to see if it's still running. It's that quiet.
This d/w has saved us a lot of money on utility bills, as it's an Energy Saver. I use the Water Miser cycle 99% of the time, and it is through in 15-20 minutes. (I don't use the Dry option, but let the dishes air dry).
This d/w is so superior to anything I ever had before, I'm still amazed at its cleaning power, even after having had it for several years. We bought it in January or February of 2004, got it on sale at Sears, and paid just over $300 for it. It was a steal of a deal.
I used to use Cascade all the time, but then I discovered ElectraSol (which is changing its name to Finish), which includes Jet-Dry in its 'Power-Ball'. This cleans so well, it's all I ever use now - and it's much less expensive.
Just had to post about my wonderful dishwasher! :-)
THANK YOU Claire, for posting this! We are presently looking for a new dishwasher and a whirlpool is actually one we might have, high on our list. Do you know what the actual model# would be?
Looks like this would be available at Sears, since you bought it there. However it looks like you purchased it in 2004... hope this would still be available, maybe not as the same model# as the one you bought, though. Hard to know...
Thanks for being so descriptive in why you love this dishwasher. It's a huge help to someone that is looking, with so much out there. Your reasons you listed are just great, and you listed more than one or two reasons. Just a huge help. Your time you took to post is very much appreciated!
Anyone ever use or have any opinions on the Bosch Ascenta Dishwasher, Stainless Steel - SHE4AM15UC ??
I am considering purchasing it and would like any feedback.