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echt Sat 07-Jan-12 07:00:24

Looking for a new one. Must have a delay setting and be reasonably fast, e.g. our current one, which came with the house can't do anything in less than 100 minutes!! And now it can't do anything, it's an Electrolux Dishlex. By way of contrast, in our last rental, the Bosch could do a full load in 25, perfect every time. But I can't remember the model.

Any suggestions?

LidlDonkey Sat 07-Jan-12 07:38:39

The man who came to install our new Siemens dishwasher said that most of the "good" brands' machines are the same, just some have more features. So his suggestion was to go for a Bosch or a Siemens and buy the lowest-spec model. Also, we got a free 5 year guarantee, which is worth shopping around for.

We have had in the past a Smeg which was awful too.

Seona1973 Sat 07-Jan-12 07:57:04

we have a Bosch Logixx which has a express wash of 29 mins. Its standard washes are over 2 hours but you can half those times by pressing the quick wash button. It is very quiet and has a cutlery tray at the top rather than a basket in the bottom rack.

Bunbaker Sat 07-Jan-12 09:01:58

We have a Bosch and it is fab.

vonnyh Sat 07-Jan-12 14:29:14

We have a Bosch Logixx. It's brilliant, especially the cutlery tray. Quick wash option of 29 mins.

echt Sat 07-Jan-12 19:37:49

Thanks for these suggestions.

PigletJohn Sat 07-Jan-12 21:56:27

Bosch, or Miele if you can afford it.

Bosch and Siemens share a design and manufacture company, and some, though not all, their machines are very similar inside. I got a Siemens recently in John Lewis sale (reduced, last years model) which came out very well on test. Haven't used it yet (long story, moving house) and have previously been very happy with Bosch

Tell us a budget and I'll look up "Which" best buys.

MrsJohnDeere Sat 07-Jan-12 22:05:02

Love my Miele one (far, far better than the Bosch one we had before it) but it takes close to 2 hours to do a standard wash. There is a 40 mins quick wash option but it doesn't get things clean enough. has a fab cutlery tray too.

echt Sat 07-Jan-12 22:22:39

If I tell you we have Miele vacuum and washing machine, that'll indicate the budget. It's about time, really.

PigletJohn Sat 07-Jan-12 22:37:08

I'm going to guess you want a full-sized freestanding.

Best first:
MieleG 5720 SC £890 78%

Bosch SMS40A02GB £290 77% (ha ha, that surprised you)

Miele G5500SC clst £695 76%

Miele G5500SC wh £719 76%

John Lewis JLDW 1221 £399 75%

Bosch SMS65E12GB Exxcel £392 72%

there are more, but that should do.

TuftyFinch Sat 07-Jan-12 22:42:29

I have wanted a dishwasher forever but didn't have the budget. We got a Miele from eBay that was still in it's 5 year guarantee. Very happy.

Can I be cheeky and ask, as you all seem to be quite upon white goods, which is the best, cheapest, quietest dishwasher? Ours sounds like a hurricane and takes forever.

Sorry for complete hijack echt.

ColonelBrandon Sat 07-Jan-12 22:44:48

Miele. Personally like the ones with the upper cutlery drawer - no bending or jamming knives and forks in the holder at the bottom like a version of kerplunk. And safer (was told a grim story about a toddler that tripped over the open dishwasher door & onto the cutlery at the bottom).

Seona1973 Sat 07-Jan-12 22:48:40

our Bosch Logixx is incredibly quiet - I sometimes have to check whether I have switched it on as it makes so little noise

PigletJohn Sat 07-Jan-12 22:50:28

best and cheapest, you say?

well, the cheapest Which best buy, full-sized freestanding, is the
SMS40A02GB at £290 scoring 77%

it scored three stars for noise, same as the £890 Miele G 5720 SC which scored 78%.

Some Miele owners may feel put out by that.

TuftyFinch Sat 07-Jan-12 23:03:59

PigletJohn I think I love you. grin. We have a Whirlpool and it's sooo noisy. It's in the kitchen/dining room/living room/play room and we can't have it on if we're in there. I have been looking at comparisons but it's a bit like asking a pig to mend a watch. Thank you.

Sorry again for hijack.

PigletJohn Sat 07-Jan-12 23:14:37

the full-size Siemens machines score better (4 stars) for noise (and are similar to Bosch) but are more expensive in the Which Best-buy lists.

Mine is a SE26N250GB which is now discontinued.

TuftyFinch Sat 07-Jan-12 23:42:10

Oh my goodness PigletJohn, I am so much an idiot blush. I meant tumble drier.

<even more sorry than before and shoots self>

I must go to bed before I become ridiculous. Thank you so much for your help. And again so sorry for hijack.

IndieSkies Sat 07-Jan-12 23:44:50

Just don't buy a Kenwood.

echt Sun 08-Jan-12 06:31:39

Hmm. Lots of good advice here. I'm in Oz, but all this stuff is sold here, at an inflated price, of course.
I've been amusing myself looking on the net at all the diatribes against the Electrolux Dishlex range.grin I've no complaints myself as the machine came with the house, but have no wish to have such a long-winded machine now I'm buying it.

Thanks again for the info. And I'm now better informed about tumble driers, too. Thanks, *Tuftygrin

nicknamealreadyinuse Sun 08-Jan-12 15:02:19

Can I sort of hijack? I want a stainless steel full-size dishwasher, ideally with the cutlery tray as a top rack but minus the Miele £1000 price tag. I don't mind paying around £500. Energy efficiency would be good. Any ideas?
I'm looking at a Siemens one or a Bosch but neither are those listed below in the Which results.

PigletJohn Sun 08-Jan-12 15:38:35

the stainless wrapping (or other colours) will usually be a slightly different model no. but the same machine inside. If you browse the maker's website or catalogue you might be able to see what it is.

Pannacotta Sun 08-Jan-12 16:15:56

I like the look of the FIsher Paykel dishwasher with two drawers, looks much easier to load and unload than the usual pull out fronts.
They are pricey though

PigletJohn Sun 08-Jan-12 16:19:52

scored only 59% in the Which tests (see above ratings for the best buys)
Pros: Good washing, excellent drying, few watermarks
Cons: Very poor energy and water efficiency, no delayed start

but it is quite pretty.

JWIM Sun 08-Jan-12 17:30:09

We have a Neff - 33 min cycle and runs when we are in the kitchen with virtually no noise. DM has recently bought her first - latest version of same Dishwasher - and become a complete convert - but only because it is so quick. DSis has Miele and it takes an absolute age!

echt Mon 09-Jan-12 02:23:46

Google reviews of Fisher Paykel drawer dishwashers. They get absolutely hammered.

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