Dishwashers

Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:14 am

Kitchen Aid, about 20 years old now, still going strong.

I worked for Hobart many years ago, one of the guys had a commercial stainless steel model that had a three minute cycle! That machine was a tank.


That was a commercial model, Hobart makes a undercounter model for small commercial kitchens and bar glassware.

My daughter has very hard water with a lot of sediment in it and has filter but dishwasher only lasts about 2 to 2.5 years


Install a water softener!
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:25 pm

Yeah, that's what the guy had, an under the counter model. I bought a used dishwasher once- never again. It worked but the guy had put it in his garage for a long time and the nasty water in the pump housing had turned so rancid it was almost impossible to get the smell out. I am the king of pennywise and pound foolish.....

I've seen even my wealthiest customers have nothing but trouble with their water softeners. It seems the conditioned water has so much salt in it. It corrodes their shower drain covers, builds up on their marble showers, and clogs their humidifiers and is undrinkable!
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:36 pm

We're on our 3rd dishwasher in 12 years. We run it once a day average so maybe the ones lasting 20+ years aren't run once a day.??
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:42 pm

I married mine 26 years ago :bop:
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:04 pm

I've seen even my wealthiest customers have nothing but trouble with their water softeners. It seems the conditioned water has so much salt in it.


Something has to be wrong with the way the softener is cycling. The water here is extremely hard and I have a high capacity softener. No problems like that here. I appreciate not having to clean the faucet aerators and the shower head every month plus not having lime scale on everything. Not to mention the time the toilet wouldn't flush properly anymore because all the holes under the rim where clogged with scale. :shock:

It could have been lime scale if the softener wasn't set up properly.
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:31 pm

Read this Consumer Report on dishwasher . More important Read the recall on Bosch dishwasher on the second link

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/appl ... /index.htm


http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2009/01/bosch-recall.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:01 pm

Freddy wrote:I've had my dishwasher for 27 years now. She's in the kitchen cooking breakfast as we speak. Sometimes she breaks down and I have to do a load, but for the most part she's never failed.


Yeah, but you've probably been paying for that dishwasher every one of those 27 years!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: pret On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:40 pm

We bought a bosch and we love it! My parents have one... going on 6 years now - never had a problem. I don't wash off the dishes before they go in... and they come out clean.

Bosch does have a lower line that just came out last year. Stay away from it! There are design flaws - stick with the one that cost about 800 retail... you can find them sometimes on sale for 650, but you won't regret it. It's quiet and it's quality.
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:49 pm

pret wrote:We bought a bosch and we love it! My parents have one... going on 6 years now - never had a problem. I don't wash off the dishes before they go in... and they come out clean.

Bosch does have a lower line that just came out last year. Stay away from it! There are design flaws - stick with the one that cost about 800 retail... you can find them sometimes on sale for 650, but you won't regret it. It's quiet and it's quality.

Hey Pret look and make sure you don't have one of these models they are being recalled from May 1999 To July 2005
They where sold from May 1999 to Dec.2006 recalled do to catching on fire :shock:


http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2009/01/bosch-recall.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:16 am

I have only this thought:

Dishwashers stink.

I hate them. They never perform as billed. They waste time, resources and money. I think it's faster and perhaps easier and certainly cheaper to do them in the sink.

That being said, I own one, I use one, and I will probably buy another one when it breaks. But I still hate it.

It's my wife that likes it. (and I do half the dishwashing)
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