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Why I regret buying a flagship Miele dishwasher.
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Post# 999801   7/9/2018 at 11:15 by miele4life (Reading, UK )        

Hi all, sorry if it has been a long time since I posted on here but I'm back to tell you all the truth about 1 of my appliances and why money doesn't always guarantee happiness with them.

Way back in the Summer of 2008, my old Hoover Crystaljet D820 dishwasher was on its last legs and the time came for a new 1, owing to how brilliant my Miele Platinum 6 washing machine was and still is today, naturally we decided to go for Miele for the dishwasher as well but not just any old model, I set my heart on the most expensive 1 at the time being the flagship G1833SC which cost about 1200 then even though we were entering a recession at that point in time. So anyway, we ordered it, had it installed and marvelled at all the features it had, it felt like we've got the ultimate in dishwashing providing perfectly clean dishes with its plethora of programmes and options.

While the honeymoon period was good for the first few years of owning it, something started to go amiss sometime after that where the machine would do the initial drain out after the programme was started but after that it would just do nothing and that's how it would be later in its life and I couldn't quite figure out what the problem might be, quite disappointing for a model that we paid so much money for, especially for a brand that's built on a reputation for high quality & reliability.

Another problem is that although it's the flagship model with every feature imaginable, how many times would you use a programme for things like tall items or plastics? Probably not a lot while Without Heater is a joke, the dishes won't get hygienically clean that way so there's some programmes on it that 1 could easily do without. Realistically, all you really need on a dishwasher are Intensive, Normal, Eco, Quick & Pre-Rinse programmes while Sensor/Auto cycles can also be useful.

So does a flagship Miele dishwasher buy you happiness? In short, No. While a flagship model sounds like you've getting the very best but it doesn't always translate into something that you'd expect to be brilliant and what I've found is that it hasn't always been reliable and there's some features that I've never used on it, making the 1200-odd purchase price not worth it. So soon, I'll be happy to downgrade to a mid-range Siemens IQ500 which has just the right amount of programmes and features and for a more reasonable price too. So after a decade of an expensive machine that wasn't always up to the job, it's time for a good downgrade to a machine which will be the sweet spot for dishwashing.

Moral: Don't blow your money on a flagship dishwasher, you may regret it later like myself. :)

Post# 999821 , Reply# 1   7/9/2018 at 13:27 by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

My dishwasher is a Kenmore portable...

Probably the silliest dishwasher here in the USA and guess what... It works just perfect using the 1 hour cycle.

I used the Pots and Pans only once (and hated it because it took 5+ hours to finish and the result wasn't spectacular)

Sometimes i use the normal cycle to save water and electricity, even knowing it takes 3 hours to finish. Not a problem I'f i'm going to bed. The results are similar to the 1 hour cycle.

And... it works! that's what matters my dishes are always sparkling clean.

Post# 999828 , Reply# 2   7/9/2018 at 15:25 by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
ge dishwasher

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I have a ge profile dishwasher normal cycle no option 75 minutes with option and temp boost plus bottle spray 1:33 minutes if I have to use heavy cycle same option 1:80 minutes pretty good for a dishwasher

Post# 999889 , Reply# 3   7/10/2018 at 06:26 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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I have to agree.

I had a 1998 Hoover Crystaljet D8** dishwasher... can't exactly remember the model number now; the one with the dark oval 'digital' display, two speed motor, possibly the D840? It washed brilliantly, but was a noisy creature, and the baskets were a bit on the flimsy cheap side.

In 2004, upgraded to the top of the line Bosch Logixx Automatic dishwasher. I was mesmerised by the three automatic sensor programmes, quietness and solid construction.

Having used it, I have always thought that this Bosch has the most lacklustre performance imaginable. The spray always seemed under-powered. I just wish the upper basket sprays had a bit more vim and vigour. The upper spray arm gets worn quite quickly, and has been heard to clatter off the basket as it revolves.

Some detergents foam too much in it, causing poor performance. Other detergents cause less foam, but don't remove the tannin stains properly. The chlorine based detergents cleaned best, but they are no longer available.

I came to the conclusion that this particular Bosch machine was designed for the older chlorine detergents, even though bio detergents can be used.

On the other hand, my mum's 2013 Bosch dishwasher has bare-bones features and hybrid plastic/metal construction, is noisy, but cleans brilliantly with any detergent.

It's funny (peculiar) how some things you covet or aspire to, are quite disappointing once you actually get your mitts on them.

(And I've been through the same carry on with two separate Panasonic cathode ray tube televisions being faulty right out of the box, and one top-end Hoover washing machine).

Post# 999890 , Reply# 4   7/10/2018 at 06:32 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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Make that THREE separate Panasonic CRT televisions being faulty from the start.

TX-28A2: picture was squint and needed the scanning coils to be realigned.
TX-28W3: luminance circuit failure.
TX-36PD30: 4:3 picture was decidedly not to geometrical specs.

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