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Post# 1184161   7/4/2023 at 16:15 by Labboy (SD, CA)        

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Im staying in an AirB&B with a pair of DishDrawers. Ive been cooking a lot and have really enjoyed using them. I like the idea of running one while having the other one available for loading.

We are going to be remodeling our kitchen and it is something Id definitely consider. I currently have a Bosch 800 series with an internal water softener which I love. Im considering another Bosch, a Miele and now the DishDrawers.

It seems they do not have a model with an internal water softener which may affect my decision.

Anyone have any feedback on performance and reliability?


Post# 1184162 , Reply# 1   7/4/2023 at 16:50 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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There are DD models with an onboard water softener, I believe indicated by an H in the model number.

Post# 1184188 , Reply# 2   7/4/2023 at 22:03 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Dual dish drawers

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It is kind of neat having two dishwashers, if you possibly have the room just get a second dishwasher.

Weve had many customers that really like their F&P dish drawers. However, most people tend to use the top one because I dont like bending over for the lower one and you cant get really large things in them.

Other disadvantage is the reliability is very poor. However, some repairs are very easy others are awkward, and not so easy to do. Out of the several dozen that weve pulled out of kitchens, nobody has ever wanted another one. Weve always just put a regular dishwasher in.

But if youre careful with things and it suits your home and your uses, it can be a fun machine.


Post# 1184193 , Reply# 3   7/4/2023 at 23:05 by spinspeed (Far North New South Wales Australia (originally London UK))        

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We have a single F&P dishdrawer that was in our house when we moved in 3 years ago. It is probably getting on for 10 years old. I love it. this week it was not pumping out. It was so easy to fix. one unit in the middle of the tub that drives the spray arm and also the pump out impeller. So easy to remove and check for blockages.

I also have a full size Bosch dishwasher. Really good having the choice of 2 machines to us

Post# 1184196 , Reply# 4   7/4/2023 at 23:42 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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My DD will be 20 years of use on 8/21/2023. The serial number is Nov 2002 so it's already 20 years 7+ months physical age.

Post# 1184212 , Reply# 5   7/5/2023 at 08:08 by henene4 (Heidenheim a.d. Brenz (Germany))        

The DishDrawers are a great thing and work well. Very reliable, very simple to fix.

If you are a smaller household, but have consistent input in dishes or run your DW daily anyway, they can be great for splitting loads and not having dishes on the counter during a running cycle.

They aren't the biggest capacity though and still use more than a full DW would comparatively.

The Bosches - especially with Crystal Dry - are performance masters.
I can confidently say nothing washes and drys that good as a complete package at that efficiency.

Their prices are great for what they offer, performance is top and they aren't to slow.

They can be a bit fiddley to service and loading might be not as easy as others.

Mieles are on par performance wise with the Bosches, though they might not dry quite as well.

They are the most premium feeling of all of these though. Really nothing has the heft they have - you really feel the difference.

They are pretty damn expensive though, and quite slow in comparison.

I don't think out of these 3 any is actually definitely better than another choice.

They all have their strong points and a downside or two, so it's more up to what you think is more important.
Flexibility - DishDrawer
Performance for price - Bosch with CrystalDry
Pure Quality - Miele

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