Even with the top rack in the highest position, not all of my plates will fit in the dishwasher! Why don't retailers or manufacturers make this information easy to find? I'd much rather know what size plates fit in a dishwasher than how much water it uses or that it plays a tune when it's finished!
Yes yes yes. I was stung this way by my first dishwasher. It ruined my first dishwasher experience and I was the only person who could reliably fill the fucking thing which kind if took away the whole point of it.
Definitely take a test plate, also when shopping for a microwave
Yes! This happened to us. The plates were not large or oddly shaped. The machine had pull-out cutlery drawer at the top which, I assume, reduced the amount of space for the actual shit you wanted it to wash.
I have a top cutlery drawer which does impact on the available height on the bottom rack. My dinner plates are too big to sit upright, but they lean forward and fit perfectly well and they still get cleaned just as well. I prefer having a cutlery drawer and I love having a Miele because it's nearly silent, so it's a compromise worth making.
I gave massive p,ages and mine fit. Bog standard Bosch's, they also fit in the CDA crappy one before and the Whirlpool one before that. The shape of the slits in this one mean the plates tilt very slightly back, but I assumed that was for better cleaning.