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Dishwasher recommendation
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Post# 918281   1/30/2017 at 14:34 (509 days old) by autowash (st louis )        

Hi all,
I am about to replace my Whirlpool Gold dishwasher and need recommendations.
It has been a great machine but not really liking what I am seeing in the new whirlpools. It is only me but gets a fair amount of use, price not a huge issue but dont want to buy alot more than I need. Have a Maytag stove and fridge that have been good performers.
Any recommendations would be appreciated! I love this site and am amazed at the wealth of knowledge and kindness always displayed.
Thanks much,

Post# 918291 , Reply# 1   1/30/2017 at 15:49 (509 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Hello Tim,

I had a 90's Whirlpool Gold. I used it for almost 2 years with the board defective and only normal cycle.
You will get as many different opinions here or more than Heinz has pickles or ketchup varieties.
I like my current GE, but many on here don't like them.
A Maytag dishwasher today is a Whirlpool, as are their laundry equipment.
Our kids have a Whirlpool product Kenmore, for three years now and like it. It is a higher end model, like a Kitchen Aid.
The lower end Bosch dishwashers (Asentia series) seem to have issues with the detergent dispensers and wash motors failing after a few years.
Kenmore has fire recall models currently, but I don't know the maker. Most are Whirlpool, but a few are Bosh.
I suppose all have good and bad points.

Post# 918303 , Reply# 2   1/30/2017 at 17:04 (509 days old) by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
my recommendation would be to go with a ge dishwasher

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i would reccomend a ge dishwasher rated number 1 onthe dishwasher top 10 this model to be precise also american made and very good in term of washing dishes

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Post# 918310 , Reply# 3   1/30/2017 at 17:27 (509 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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The last Kenmore dishwasher included in a recall was October 2015 and it was Bosch produced models.  I love my 1 year old Kenmore Elite that's essentially a KitchenAid. 

Post# 918312 , Reply# 4   1/30/2017 at 17:35 (509 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
A Maytag or CleanWash KitchenAid:

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I what I would go for.  By far the 2 best options out there.


Post# 918549 , Reply# 5   2/1/2017 at 03:30 (507 days old) by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        
A Maytag

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branded Whirlpool. I love mine. No issues so far and it's nearly 3 years old and so far I have loved it - you just have to get passed the tiered upper rack. But I hear the Whirlpool's are good too. I think the Maytags will use more water and have a bigger motor though.

Post# 918557 , Reply# 6   2/1/2017 at 06:42 (507 days old) by autowash (st louis )        

Hi all,

Thanks for the input.  Went and looked and settled on the Maytag,  good price and seemed like a decent enough machine.   

This site is always helpful and thanks again!


Post# 918584 , Reply# 7   2/1/2017 at 09:44 (507 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Kenmore Elite here very much like a Kitchenaid. Does a great job. Maytag, Whirlpool and Kitchenaid are all owned by Whirlpool now.

Post# 918627 , Reply# 8   2/1/2017 at 15:22 (507 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

My understanding is the "Botch" TOL models have a cycle that will up the water useage and shorten the cycle and clean much like the traditional machines of old. There is a special name for this cycle.

I would be surfing Craigslists looking for old, low-mileage KitchenAids from the 70's and 80's. Estate sales are great.

Post# 918641 , Reply# 9   2/1/2017 at 17:26 (507 days old) by PassatDoc (Orange County, California)        

Is it the Bosch "Extra Shine" cycle?

My Bosch 300 series from 2001 gets everything clean. Never any service calls. About a year ago, parts of the lower rack began to rust out, so I replaced it. They no longer made the 300 series lower rack, but there was a size-compatible mid-range rack with fold down tines and a silverware basket that splits in two and which can be placed in various configurations in the rack. Yes, it cost close to $200, but it also provided some upgraded features. If/when the machine incurs an expensive repair, I would replace it.

Post# 918656 , Reply# 10   2/1/2017 at 18:35 (506 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Jim, Peteski was telling me about it and I don't remember . He sells the new machines and is much more familiar. I don't think it was "Extra Shine".

Post# 918661 , Reply# 11   2/1/2017 at 19:24 (506 days old) by NeptuneGuy27 (Baltimore,MD)        
The option is...

Speed Perfect. I have it on my Bosch 800 series. Yes, it will speed up the cycle and use more water, higher water temps and increased spray pressure. It does work very well I might add. But most cycles with my Bosch are generally under the 2 hour mark and seem to finish up in less time than the estimated time displayed at the beginning of the cycle.


Post# 918681 , Reply# 12   2/1/2017 at 20:44 (506 days old) by maytaga806 (Brighton, MI)        

I would definitely recommend a new Maytag dishwasher! This one looks pretty nice but you'd have to check the reviews. Comes in stainless steel, white, and black.

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Post# 918705 , Reply# 13   2/1/2017 at 22:48 (506 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

Bosch added a new cycle on their 2017 linup. I think it was something simmilar to the 1h wash by Whirlpool.

Post# 918981 , Reply# 14   2/3/2017 at 15:19 (505 days old) by Hotpointwfwt02 (Manchester)        

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My recommendation is that you buy a Bosch / Siemens dishwasher or a Miele. Buy Bosch / Siemens dishwasher as BSH dishwashers are the best value for money.
I have a Bosch integrated dishwasher and it's a few months old and never had trouble at all.
Before the integrated one I had a Bosch Exxcel SGS56E02GB dishwasher for 13 years. It was a flipping workhorse. I have a few friends who own BSH dishwashers and they recommend it.
I have a friend who owns a Hotpoint FDD912 dishwasher in Graphite and she has had no trouble with it.
IMO Hotpoint dishwashers before 2003 are good and reliable workhorses as they are basically rebaged Bosch / Siemens machines.
I don't think Hotpoint dishwashers post 2003 are good because they are rebadged Aristons / Indesits made in Italy.
Before buying the Bosch SGS56E02 in 2003 Mum decided on the Hotpoint DWF70G because of the look of it.
Bosch / Siemens make the best machines without going the Miele route.

Post# 919043 , Reply# 15   2/3/2017 at 20:29 (504 days old) by Alsaroy (New Jersey)        
Just got the top of line KitchenAid

I hope it is worth the top of the line price. We have now had several Whirlpool based dws over the years, whirlpool, Kenmore and KitchenAid. All have been great performers with very little repair need. Last KitchenAid lasted 12 years, still worked but the racks rusted out. At our senior years decided to splurge for the top line, it even has a window and interior light. So far it washes great and is so quiet.

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Post# 919047 , Reply# 16   2/3/2017 at 20:32 (504 days old) by jp10558 (Southern Tier, NY, USA)        

Personally I've had very good luck with the Bosch, as has everyone I know who's gotten one. Granted, I wouldn't go below the 500 series, and since I upgraded to the 800 series a while ago after some rodents decided to eat the 500 series, I've been very happy. It cleans very very well, and the third rack for utensils is such a good idea. The V shape is also quite a good idea, we can fit more than just forks and spoons because of it. It gives so much more room because you don't need to use the utensil basket. It's also really really quiet.

Post# 919119 , Reply# 17   2/4/2017 at 04:38 (504 days old) by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        
I don't know

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much about Bosch dishwashers - but I do wonder if there is any major difference between the USA vs Euro versions of Bosch. I do know there are big differences in the clothes washers because of the voltage difference.

Oh, and what's up with the pictures? If someone posts more than one picture, I can see the first one, but when I try to > to the next pic there's just a spinning circle that stays there forever.

Post# 919120 , Reply# 18   2/4/2017 at 06:40 (504 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

Bosch US dishwashers have a lower wattage heater and thus different cycles.

Racks are somewhat different as well.

No Zeolith drying for you guys over there.

But they have the same pump, where used the softner unit appears to be the same, and so is the water storage system. Tub design should be the same as well.

Oh, and different control system.

Post# 919131 , Reply# 19   2/4/2017 at 08:02 (504 days old) by Logixx (Germany)        
Besides that...

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The US Bosch dishwashers don't have the heat exchanger (where water is preheated before it fills into the tub), nor do they have the storage tank to save final rinse water for the next prewash. I think the tubs are slightly deeper as well and you get much more, as we call tham, XXL dishwashers that are about two inches taller than the "normal" European units that are referred to as ADA Compliant in the US.

I guess a feature that'll be exclusive to the US is the MyWay drawer, primarily designed for bowls.

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Post# 919136 , Reply# 20   2/4/2017 at 08:27 (504 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

A year after I replaced all my kitchen appliances with Kenmore Elite, here comes Kitchenaid with the new model that has the window in it. Since the Kenmore Elite model I have is a clone of Kichenaid, there is one model of them that has a window too! Oh well, a day late a dollar short! I would imagine most of the middle to top of the line dishwashers would do a decent job these days. Whirlpool makes most of the popular ones now, like Maytag, Kichenaid and Whirlpool along with others.

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Post# 919162 , Reply# 21   2/4/2017 at 10:38 (504 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

They do have storage tanks on the 800 series I think, Alex...

Post# 919191 , Reply# 22   2/4/2017 at 13:07 (504 days old) by Logixx (Germany)        

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I was looking at the Benchmark 800 model and it had no none of the storage tanks.

Post# 919233 , Reply# 23   2/4/2017 at 15:11 (504 days old) by PassatDoc (Orange County, California)        

Lebe modern mit Miele ;)

Post# 919251 , Reply# 24   2/4/2017 at 16:14 (504 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        
Lebe modern mit Miele

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I had one of those!

Post# 919261 , Reply# 25   2/4/2017 at 16:55 (504 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Some may recall my last rant about the p.o.s. Kitchenaid of ours, and the previous one.. never again a Whirpool product will grace our beloved home. I know Tom A. also had a helluva time with his KA dishwasher. Bosch or back to Miele next time for me.

Post# 919439 , Reply# 26   2/5/2017 at 11:30 (503 days old) by Bobbi (Pennsylvania)        

Autowash - What failed on your Whirlpool Gold? How long did it last? I've had one for at least 6 years, and it's been great. Curious as to how long I can expect it to last and what might fail first.

Any particular reason to not go with another Whirlpool Gold?

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