Hardworking dishwasher recs.

crazymommyFebruary 14, 2013

I am the current owner of the world's worst dishwasher made by Frigidaire.

From nearly the day we purchased, we have had issues. The first problem is that the coating of the rack started coming off. Immediately, there was rust. Of course, the company refused to do anything because the don't cover "rust." Arrrgh.

Then it wouldn't turn on all the time. Thankfully, I had a power switch on the wall and if I cut the power, I was always able to turn it on easily.

Then...the heated dry wouldn't turn off.

Then it began making horrible noises. I figured it was the motor and we didn't feel the expense to have it repaired would be worth it. We have been prepared for it to die. However, it had other things in mind.

It decided to spring a leak on the underside. I currently have hot water off in my kitchen and am boiling water in order to hand wash dishes. However, I found today that it is leaking when I also drain water from the sink. The fun just goes on and on....

Anyway, I need a dishwasher that is reliable and doesn't have to have tons of bells and whistles. I have a family of 8 and we do a lot of dishes. I prefer tall tubs. I don't want to spend a boatload of money on a dishwasher. Just want something dependable and reliable.

I only used top rack maybe 4 times the entire time we had it.
Sometimes use pots and pans
Sometimes use quick wash.
Never use heat dry.
Would NEVER put my china in a dishwasher.
Don't need a food disposer.

I'd also like something that has a better preventative for food getting into the bottom area. I hated cleaning the awful filter system on our current dishwasher. Plus the three parts to that contraption made no sense to me. I never felt that the top part caught much of anything.

Any ideas?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dan1888

Miele has a $1k Futura Classic model (after -10%).
You should avoid replacement for many years.

Here is a link that might be useful: Miele DW

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 3:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jakvis

The best bang for the buck right now would be the Bosch units

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 5:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
karenlee56

After a horrible exerience with a GE Profile dishwasher that I recently gave up on after less than 2 1/2 years of ownership, I bought a floor model Miele. She can clean ANYthing! Love the 3rd level silverware rack. I am so happy with that dishwasher that no words can describe it after what I went through with the GE!!! I dont think there is an "American" dishwasher brand out there right now that's worth buying. I'm into about the 3rd week of ownership, and still smile like a kid every time the cycle is done and I open it to see sparkling clean dishes, pots and silverware! :)

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 9:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
karenlee56

Looks like my post cloned itself!

This post was edited by karenlee56 on Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 19:18

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 9:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
karenlee56

My posts are duplicating and triplicating!!

This post was edited by karenlee56 on Sun, Feb 17, 13 at 23:08

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 11:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
DCJersey

Dan1888- Are you saying it is possible to get 10% off a Miele dishwasher? If so, how?

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 7:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
minnbobber

Dan 1888

x2 Miele 10% discount how?
I went to the link but saw no discounts.
Thanks

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 9:27PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
steam damage to cabinets from steam oven or warming drawer?
When we had a kitchenaid dishwasher, the hot moist...
houztongirl
Appliance Budget -$15k. How to spend?
We have $15k in our appliance allowance. We need a...
dcnatfan
Help Me Choose A Wall Oven
I have a Gaggenau 24" inch convection oven over...
heron3
American Range? Buyer Beware!
It is with big frustration that I am reporting an unacceptable...
foodiefrog
Bluestar Electric French Door Wall Oven
Who has one? would love to hear about it! I love the...
Dietitian
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™