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Do you have a dishwasher you love or loathe? What should I look for?

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SpearmintTea Thu 12-Oct-17 08:50:33

What are the can't live without features I need in a dishwasher? Do you love your dishwasher or curse it every time you use it? I think I'm looking for a full size integrated model, but beyond that I've no idea what I need!

KarateKitten Thu 12-Oct-17 08:58:22

I love ours. The previous house owners left it and it's been fantastic. Works well and most importantly, stack the majority of our stuff easily. I think with dishwashers the most important thing is stackability and the shape of your dishes. Ours is a relatively basic Bosch.

LoniceraJaponica Thu 12-Oct-17 08:58:45

Reliability would help. We have been living in our house for 14 years and use the dishwasher that was here when we moved in. It is a Bosch and makes an excellent job of washing my dishes.

OhWifey Thu 12-Oct-17 09:10:20

Avoid one with a pull out drawer for the cutlery. I thought it was a great idea as it leaves more space at the bottom where the basket would normally go. However:

- you can't then just lift a basket conveniently to your cutlery drawer

- it massively limits the height of items you can put in the normal top shelf

EcoCleaner Fri 13-Oct-17 09:52:55

I love our Neff dishwasher. Washes perfectly every time and it's very quiet.

HeartburnCentral Fri 13-Oct-17 09:57:24

Get one with a timer so you know how long the cycle is and the trays are flexible for placing bigger items. Ours is a whirlpool but takes ages and doesn't have a timer.

IamDBCooper Fri 13-Oct-17 09:59:20

I have a great indesit one I love! Flexible shed and heigh configurations and quiet and economical.

Bought when we moved in as a cheap short term one as we didn’t have one and am still using it in my new kitchen 6 years later.

IamDBCooper Fri 13-Oct-17 09:59:38

Shelf not shed

sparechange Fri 13-Oct-17 09:59:40

I’m going to go against wifey and say definitely get one with a cutlery drawer! It cleans cutlery properly and saves so much space

Also get one that projects a light onto the floor while the cycle is still running, or even better, projects how many minutes are still left

Saves you giving yourself a facial steam having to open the door to see if it’s finished or when it will finish...

StealthNinjaMum Fri 13-Oct-17 17:28:30

I love my Miele with the cutlery drawer. Cutlery is washed well - no spoons spooning leaving food stuck between them - and you can adjust the height of the shelves for bigger items. It's also quiet but I guess most modern models are.

It is much better than my previous neff although it does take longer to do a wash (3 hours for an eco wash but shorter for a non Eco wash). I mainly bought it because when I used to visit dh's aunt she had a Miele and I actually used to enjoy stacking the cutlery drawer. Hers is 15 years old too so they do seem reliable.

I honestly don't work for miele! grin

JT05 Sat 14-Oct-17 09:45:54

One that turns itself off and displays the time left.

dementedpixie Sat 14-Oct-17 09:49:52

I like my cutlery tray too as it saves space in the bottom rack. We have the Bosch logixx one and it's at least 5/6 years old. Ours isn't integrated

OhWifey Sat 14-Oct-17 10:27:42

Seems like I need a bit longer to learn to love the cutlery tray!

EcoCleaner Sat 14-Oct-17 14:32:30

I don't like cutlery trays because I can't fit big plates in the bottom and tall wine glasses in the top in the same wash

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 14-Oct-17 14:36:03


nemno Sat 14-Oct-17 14:53:30

I don't like cutlery trays either. My new Miele does not fit tall glasses or a lot of what I am used to cleaning on the top shelf (eg tupperware, mixing bowls, colander )whereas my Bosch gets all manner of deep items on there.

I wouldn't go integrated for cost, reliability and removeability reasons but if you must then have a display of some sort telling you it is running and ideally how long is left.

Therealslimshady1 Sat 14-Oct-17 14:58:33

I hate my Bosch, as the running time is 3 hours, it then beeps 9 times (so putting it on in the evening is a pain!)

Also, it only fits those small tea cups that nobody in real life uses, not mugs.

My bowls don't fit in it.

For my next dishwasher, I will take a mug and bowl to the shop to see if it fits, and ask staff to demonstrate how to disable the fucking alarm.

KoalaD Sat 14-Oct-17 15:02:03

My Bosch fits everything beautifully, and it's a slimline!

It also has a countdown display thingy, and a delayed start function. And it is v quiet and doesn't beep when it's finished.

I love it.

72percentcocoa Sat 14-Oct-17 15:11:47

If you have a big enough kitchen get two dishwashers.
Meile ones are really good.

BananaPie Sat 14-Oct-17 19:42:10

I'm pleased with my aeg one. 5 programs including a 30min 60 degree one, and it shines a light on the floor.

Last one was baumatic and it wasn't great. Stuff needed drying by hand, and the seal round the door frequently fell off.

sparechange Sun 15-Oct-17 11:53:00

You can turn off the beeps after the dishwasher finishes
Google the model of your dishwasher and it will tell you how.** It’s very easy
For ours, we had to put it onto a certain cycle setting, then press a couple of buttons together, and it muted the beeps

Grumpbum Sun 15-Oct-17 11:56:12

Do any of the above have the ability to take the spinning water jet bits apart to clean. That’s all I want in a dishwasher

Oncewaswho Sun 15-Oct-17 12:19:11

We're very happy with our Bosch, but HATE the cutlery tray so much, it is a total pain to use compared to the basket we had in our old machine. The extra space on the other racks makes no difference to us but the lost height due to the extra tray is a nuisance.

I'd never buy one with a cutlery tray again.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-Oct-17 12:20:36

Do any of the above have the ability to take the spinning water jet bits apart to clean. That’s all I want in a dishwasher yes we do with the Miele

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-Oct-17 12:20:58

We= dhwink

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