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Post# 940006   5/24/2017 at 06:13 (394 days old) by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

Hey everyone,
I am looking at dishwashers and here are my choices
KUDS23 (1200 miles away in PA not sure if seller will ship)
KDTM804ESS (will match new KA stove and fridge)
F&P Dishdrawer (current daily driver)
Asko D5253 (Found it always gave less than stellar results and weird loading. Still have it stored away)
I'm looking for any pros and cons or input on the situation. Thanks in advance

Post# 940007 , Reply# 1   5/24/2017 at 06:23 (394 days old) by Easyspindry (Winston-Salem, NC)        
I've got the F&P . . .

. . . dishdrawer for nearly 10 years and love them. No problems. I like being able to do small loads without the feeling of wasting water. They're quiet and work very well.

Jerry Gay

Post# 940061 , Reply# 2   5/24/2017 at 16:24 (394 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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KDTM804.  I have the Kenmore Elite version. 

Post# 940062 , Reply# 3   5/24/2017 at 16:43 (394 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I have the Kenmore Elite/Whirlpool too. Works well.

Post# 940246 , Reply# 4   5/25/2017 at 18:45 (393 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        
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Post# 940297 , Reply# 5   5/26/2017 at 03:46 (392 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I love my KUDI23...same mechanicals just fewer cycles and different water heater.  But it still won't out-clean my REAL Maytag Jetclean!

Post# 940313 , Reply# 6   5/26/2017 at 09:27 (392 days old) by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

Had a Maytag Jetclean as a kid. It was a real workhorse but very loud

Post# 940343 , Reply# 7   5/26/2017 at 14:01 (392 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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I get the idea that the OP is interested in an upper end dishwasher. But I have to say that last week we needed to replace our barely 2 year old GE MOL dishwasher as it started to leak and even a new door gasket didn't fix the problem. With the cost of parts and labor today it was going to cost at least $300 to repair it so we bought a new Whirlpool BOL model.

I did my research online first and discovered that this model has a 1 hr. cycle. I've run 4 loads so far. I never rinse first and I only do a load every 2nd or 3rd day so the soil does get a chance to harden on the dishes and I fill every space available. I've used only the 1 hr. cycle with heated dry and boy does this dishwasher do a great job! The wash cycle ends exactly at the 60 min mark and takes an additional 18 mins to dry for a total of 78 mins. I use Cascade Platinum Paks and Cascade Rinse Aid, as recommended. The dishes are all clean and dry, just like the dishwashers of the old days. The old GE took 2 1/2 hrs. on normal cycle, hi temp wash, no heated dry. This Whirlpool is a great improvement. Now I hope that it has a long life.


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