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Topic # 150468 23-Jul-2014 21:15
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looking for a new stainless steel dishwasher.
MUST be "square" looking. no silly rounded edges (who the hell wants rounded bits in a square edged kitchen unit??)
 Under $1500.    MUST be quiet.

any suggestions? we had a samsung in the last house and it was good but didnt really dry well and the model we had has been superceeded...

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  Reply # 1094526 23-Jul-2014 21:25
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Our Bosch with the cutlery drawer at the top is awesome. Cleans well, very quiet, slightly slow but huge capacity because of the extra drawer. We got top of the range model which was around $2000. It's so good we're going to go all Bosch in future for appliances. Fisher and Paykel stuff I have is 6-7 years old now, the clothes drier makes strange sounds constantly, the fridge occasionally, the washing machine still seems ok though.




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  Reply # 1094534 23-Jul-2014 21:37
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We have an LG direct drive dishwasher. It is excellent, dries very well and very quiet. I have an open plan lounge dining area and noise was very important to me. The most noise we get out of it is when the water is filling.

Highly recommended and I was sufficiently impressed by the LG direct drive motor I bought a washing machine recently.

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  Reply # 1094551 23-Jul-2014 22:00
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This ASKO dishwasher fits your budget perfectly - we have one and it's seriously the quietest dishwasher you have ever heard! Very square looking and stainless steel! Seriously - people will be saying to you "wow is your dishwasher is so quiet" and wondering if it is on full power or not!


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  Reply # 1094719 24-Jul-2014 10:27
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Not exactly sure what the current model looks like, but no one ever got fired for buying fisher & paykel

edit: and I think its still half kiwi owned.




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  Reply # 1094726 24-Jul-2014 10:35
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We have a Bosch, and it is very quiet, you typically struggle to hear it unless there's something banging around it.

You cant hear it fill at all, I actually thought I'd forgotten to turn on the tap when I installed it.
The loudest part is the draining, but that's because you hear it through the sink.

I'll never buy a F&P appliance, I've had plenty of experience using and repairing them, they're total rubbish.




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  Reply # 1094732 24-Jul-2014 10:40
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We have a SS Dishdrawer, it is pretty quiet (bit noisy when emptying, but while washing it is quiet). Might be a bit more than $1500 though, but shopping around will get it close to that.

I would buy again.

Bosch and Asko are good brands too.

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  Reply # 1094740 24-Jul-2014 10:46
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Hmm.. I just recently had the same question. Lol. I bought our dishwasher from Kitchen Things. We got a Smeg dishwasher (its an Italian brand). Did a bit of shopping around. Was really leaning towards the Bosch models though, before coming across the Smeg. I dont know if they still have the sale on, but they had the top end smeg models down to 1500 which was quite decent. They were by far the most economical dishwashers I found (in terms of water use - had a 6 star rating - about 9 litres per wash cycle). 

Before buying the smeg, I was really leaning towards Bosch cz they pretty much had the best balance of water rating, power rating, price and features. But I found the Smeg had similar feature set (including the much coveted cutlery drawer). This is the model we got.

Have a look.

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  Reply # 1094749 24-Jul-2014 10:53
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We got a Bosch earlier this year after the old Whirlpool that came with the house kicked the bucket.  The local appliance repair people say Bosch is good, and that they really look after their customers and will often repair things out of warranty for free.  Bosch also score highly in Consumer tests.

Our old dishwasher needed fancy Finish gel tablets to get the dishes properly washed.  The new Bosch one does just as good a job with the Active brand tablets which are half to a third the price.

The model we have is a SMS40M02AU, but it's white, not stainless steel.

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  Reply # 1094750 24-Jul-2014 10:56
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raytaylor: Not exactly sure what the current model looks like, but no one ever got fired for buying fisher & paykel

edit: and I think its still half kiwi owned.


That's what I thought when I got all my appliances, and I regret it.




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  Reply # 1094751 24-Jul-2014 10:56
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+1 for Bosch. We have at home and it's bulletproof and quiet.

We have a new model F&P at work. Piece of cr@p. Flimsy build, things keep falling off. I used to swear by this (once iconic) brand, pity how the mighty have fallen.

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  Reply # 1094766 24-Jul-2014 11:06
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We have a F&P dishdraws, around 5 years old and parents one is around 7 years, both fantastic and would buy again. Sister has the newer model thats around a year old and even better than ours (adjustable racks etc, more moden square design). Would sneak in on your price restrictions.

We don't use the powerballs, very expensive compared to using rinse aid and any powder that is on special at time of buying more, no noticable difference in cleaning.

Complaints above for F&P is probably the cheap non dish draw model (Elba), we have one at work and while it seems to wash well, dry cycle seems pretty rubbish.

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  Reply # 1094767 24-Jul-2014 11:09
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raytaylor: Not exactly sure what the current model looks like, but no one ever got fired for buying fisher & paykel

edit: and I think its still half kiwi owned.


We have the Fisher and Paykel One Touch (DW60DOX1), which I'm not sure they sell any more (we purchased it mid-2012). It is certainly quiet, but I'm not sure I'm 100% happy in the cleanliness of the dishes afterwards (which we have no control over, as it auto senses the cycle to use). I'm not sure if that is down to poor dishwasher performance, or poor performance of the teenagers responsible for rinsing and loading. I suspect both may be to blame here, but am not sure what ratio to apportion this blame :-)

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  Reply # 1095199 24-Jul-2014 20:03
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Another Bosh vote here.
The cutlery draw at the top is amazing, don't buy a dishwasher without one. It creates a lot more overall space, keeps each item separate and makes unloading very quick.
It's super quiet, cleans and drys really well.

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  Reply # 1095208 24-Jul-2014 20:17
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dclegg:
raytaylor: Not exactly sure what the current model looks like, but no one ever got fired for buying fisher & paykel

edit: and I think its still half kiwi owned.


We have the Fisher and Paykel One Touch (DW60DOX1), which I'm not sure they sell any more (we purchased it mid-2012). It is certainly quiet, but I'm not sure I'm 100% happy in the cleanliness of the dishes afterwards (which we have no control over, as it auto senses the cycle to use). I'm not sure if that is down to poor dishwasher performance, or poor performance of the teenagers responsible for rinsing and loading. I suspect both may be to blame here, but am not sure what ratio to apportion this blame :-)

This mirrors my experience with F&P dishwashers.  And, IMHO, it you have to rinse before using a dishwasher, it's not worth having.

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  Reply # 1095211 24-Jul-2014 20:24
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Asko are very good. I have a bosch now and it is reasonable, but the asko washed better and could hold a lot more, and I think the build quality was better. The plastic bits ont baskets on the he boshe seem to disconnect quite a bit, and i have had some welding on the baskets fail, and mine s about 4 years old. Meile are supposed to be good too for reliability , but never have one.

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