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Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3161
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 02:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Our 12 year old builder-grade dishwasher is leaking. Time for a new one. Anyone shopped for one recently? Seems like there are too many choices out there and the prices range from $200 to $1500...time to educate myself.

And thanks to Dave Ramsey,
http://www.daveramsey.com/
I am not stressing about how to pay for it cause I have set up an emergency fund. My biggest hassle is going to be how many features & options do I want/need, and how long can I tolerate hand-washing our dishes.

Baby Steps!
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2490
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 02:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We bought a Bosch a couple of years ago mostly because it was the quietest machine available. I don't care diddly about options -- the thing has been on the same "normal" wash setting since the day we bought it -- but I want to be able to converse in the kitchen while it's running. Couldn't be happier. The thing is so silent it's scary. Built like a tank; all stainless inside. Doesn't bang up the glasses or melt the tupperware. I'm a major fan. When the washing machine goes, I'll buy Bosch for that too.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3162
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 03:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

what'd ya spend on it? and which model did you get?
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 7125
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 04:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Our daughter and her husband bought a Whirlpool and it is far quieter than our Sears.

I have a Bosch tankless water heater at the camp and an very satisfied with it. If it has water pressure and propane, it gives 140F water!
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2491
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 04:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow! I said "a couple years". When I pulled out the file to answer your questions about model and price, I see that we actually bought it in August 2004. I had not realized that so much time had passed.

AFAIAC, that only speaks to how well-built the thing is. Like any family of four, we beat hell out of the thing. It's not unusual, if we are entertaining, that we'll empty it, refill it immediately, and start it right up again. We'll jam in any pot or pan which will fit and don't bother pre-rinsing. But it still looks and works great and has never once needed service.

Anyway, to answer your questions: It's model number SHX46A06UC. We paid $800 for it in 8/04.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3163
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 05:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yeah...that is on the upper end of the price range I am willing to pay. I will also have to contend with the wife wanting to cheap-out. We are going shopping around tonight, and I will take a hard look at Bosch. Basically, I want Energy Star rated, quiet, and an NSF Certified Sanitization Cycle. but when I go to Best Buy online, the cheapest model with those requirements is about that price

Oh well. I'd rather spend a little more on something I know i will be happy with, than cheap-out and wish I hadn't been so stingy.
 

Merle
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Username: Merle

Post Number: 112
Registered: 05-2002
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 05:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here's the one I bought last year Bob and we're very happy with it. Just not as much stainless inside

http://homeeverything.com/web/sitefiles/product-15440/SHE5AM06UC.html
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 2252
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 06:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bob, when we built our house in 2000 we got a Whirlpool Gold because it was supposed to be so quiet. That was a lie, it's noisier than all get out. Then, a year later friends of ours built and put in a Bosch. It was simply amazing. We were standing in their kitchen talking and he was raving about it. I said yeah, whatever, let's hear it run. He said "It IS!!". It was shocking, you couldn't hear it at all.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 2244
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 07:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My parents have one of those two draw high end ones where you can not hear it at all and uses less water and what not but for what they paid I would rather just turn the TV volume up a little bit when our low end unit is running.

Doug
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2493
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 07:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mike, we actually had a little trouble when we first got the Bosch. We weren't used to it being so quiet and would open it up mid-cycle. You really have to listen hard to know it is running. I guess we weren't the only ones because I notice that the newer models have added a warning light.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 2105
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 09:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Our Kenmore DW is going strong on its 15th year.

When our daughter got married, we gave them our Maytag washer and dryer. and sprung for the new Bosch front loaders. Outstanding build quality, and the washer is a definite water miser! But I've never heard so much beeping to indicate end of intermediate cycles. . . and it won't stop till you get up and do something. That's my only complaint with the thing.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3164
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, we went to HH Gregg last night and will have this one delivered today:

http://www.hhgregg.com/ProductDetail.asp?SID=n&ProductID=23729

There were a couple models with more bells and whistles, but I couldn't see spending any more than this on a dishwasher.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2494
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 03:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good choice. Who needs bells and whistles? Like I said, mine has never, ever been run on anything except "regular wash". Whatever all the other cycles are, they aren't necessary. Build quality and quiet operation trump touch screens and doodads.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11658
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 03:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paul, KISS in terms of features, but rugged and reliable in terms of construction, have always been my benchmarks when purchasing items. Bells and whistles are mostly silly window dressing to distract from what really matters.
 

Tim C.
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Username: Timc

Post Number: 201
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 10:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I replaced my Whirlpool with a Kenmore because it was old and SWMBO was tired of hearing it run. I could have fixed it but was tired of hearing her complain. The Kenmore was a Consumer Reports recommended. I have however been disappointed with the quality of cleaning. I throw everything in it to wash and will not pre-rinse. I have the philosophy that if it doesn't go in the dishwasher, I don't want to own it. Too bad I can't get a dishwasher large enough for a Sanke keg/kettle.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3165
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 07:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Installation was easy. I realized just how jacked up the builders made the original install. I have it done right now. I have it draining to the knock-out plug in the disposer instead of a jury-rigged connection to an elbow. All I need now is a PVC plug, but I have an unused stopper from my brewing supplies plugging it for now
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 2253
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 01:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Bob, what do you think? Guess who's 10 year old Whirlpool is now starting to make some nasty noises?

I'm not totally heartbroken, I've been wanting to get rid of the noisy beast anyway, now we are just going to need to instead of want to.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3188
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 02:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I like the Bosch. But I would prefer the controls on the front panel instead of hidden on top of the door. Looks cool on the showroom floor, but I need my blinky lights so I can know WTF the machine is doing, it's so friggin quiet!
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 2254
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 01:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You are the second person I've heard say stay away from the hidden controls, good to know.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3189
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 02:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is just annoying. It is a friggin dishwasher. Why do you need to hide the controls? Are you embarrassed that your kitchen has a dishwasher? lol!
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11751
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 03:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bob, I agree entirely, but if you must know the reason it's to create the illusion of power. What is the best desk for an executive office? One that is immense and empty with nothing whatsoever on it. Why? Because it creates the image that the person who uses the desk is so powerful that he/she does absolutely nothing him/herself but is so powerful that he/she only tells other people what to do.

Design and advertising are two fields that push me close to the edge in terms of my sanity.

(Message edited by BillPierce on May 25, 2010)
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 2255
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 03:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think we are going to take a good look at this one, it gets good reviews everywhere I have looked.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02216099000P?vName=Appliances&cName=Dis hwashers&sName=Built-In&prdNo=5&blockNo=5&blockType=G5

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