I think we might be best to change away from Bosch. We like the layout the most, it's nice looking, but with the issues we have had, I wonder if we are just setting ourselves up for more heartache.
Meiele are having a big promo starting March for anyone that cares.
I wonder whether Bosch simply had a dud model. My main Bosch dishwasher is approaching 10 years old. And apart from a flimsy plastic clip on one of the plate racks, have never had any problems. Although mine would probably be 2 or 3 generations old now. Then again, maybe I just happened to get 1 of the last good ones.
Supposedly there are Bosch dishwashers that are made in Turkey. As well as the German made ones.
As for dishdrawers, problems in an office situation might be misuse. When you load a dishdrawer, you need to leave a gap between the top of your dishes, and the top of the drawer. If you load tall items that means that the drawer only just squeezes closed - you will have problems. Also you can't just yank the drawer open mid cycle, you have to pause it first, then wait 10 seconds or so before opening the drawer.