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Post# 979670   1/24/2018 at 08:24 (268 days old) by whitetub (Montreal, Canada)        

Hi Guys,

I just saw this video on Youtube. From AEG, and there is also one from Electrolux.

What are your thoughts on this new lower rack lift system?

A trend that might spread to all dishwasher brands, or something that will break after a few years of use.


Post# 979680 , Reply# 1   1/24/2018 at 09:40 (268 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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I've seen that a while ago indeed. It looks very convenient, but there are a few downsides. This system takes up space in the bottom rack. It's also in the way when you want to pull out the upper drawer, so if you are used to having both drawers open, it's a bit of a PITA. It's also in the way for reaching the salt container and the filter.

Aside from this all, I read in the test from the Duth consumer organisation that this dishwasher isn't very good at keeping itself clean. I'm not very keen on later AEG dishwashers anyway.

Post# 979698 , Reply# 2   1/24/2018 at 10:49 (268 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        
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Is that they seem to have copied the old James SweepFlow for the drying cycle. Only good idea I see here.

Post# 979758 , Reply# 3   1/24/2018 at 17:38 (267 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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It is a great idea.

I think the new Miele or one of their models opens to dry.

Post# 979771 , Reply# 4   1/24/2018 at 18:25 (267 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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That one-handed mechanism reminds me of what's used to raise/lower my upper rack on my Kenmore Elite.  Am I to assume the ComfortLift feature isn't option such that one can select to slide the bottom rack  out onto the door rather than lift it up if you so choose?  If it would allow that, then gives the flexibility of loading such as Luigi pointing out you have to slide the racks in and out depending upon whether you want to load the bottom or top rack. 

Post# 979772 , Reply# 5   1/24/2018 at 18:26 (267 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I believe several Miele models have auto open at the end of the cycle for flash drying ability. 

Post# 979774 , Reply# 6   1/24/2018 at 18:42 (267 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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I went DW shopping with my friend that wanted a Miele. I love that "Knock on the Door" feature and then the interior lights.

It's getting stupid. pretty soon you won't need to do anything.

Post# 979794 , Reply# 7   1/24/2018 at 20:26 (267 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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Again, does anyone pay attention these days?

ok, so it can use plain jane circulated air to dry dishes, thus saving money and energy.  That's lovely. I mean it really blows up my skirt.  Has to be the most exciting thing since sliced bread.


But I also saw 4 that's right 4 additional products to "enhance the functionality of the dishwasher".

Say what?

4 products that consume raw materials, energy, and packaging to be disposed of that the customer is supposed to use so this thingamajig machine can function at the basic task of washing dishes? Where are the energy savings?


For a while now I believed most americans are plain stupid. I'm shocked and saddened that our lack of consumer intelligence is spreading across the Atlantic.

Post# 979828 , Reply# 8   1/25/2018 at 00:16 (267 days old) by mieleforever (SOUTH AFRICA)        

But you still need to bow down to get the rack up plus I think it can get dangerous if there are a few heavy pots and pans on the bottom rack, what if the mechanism just disengages, talking abbout law suites in USA.

Just my take on it, but really glad to see that AEG is stepping up to the plate and it looks like they are inventing again.


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