dishwasher--ge pdwt502vii vs bosch shv9er53uc

flevyJuly 10, 2012

This is the last decision I have to make for appliances. Everyone is so helpful that I'd like your advice on selecting a dishwasher. I'm down to 2 brands GE and Bosch.

My family runs the dishwasher 1x per day and then has enough dishes to fill up about 1/2 load before the next day. So let's day we run 3 cycles in 2 days. My kids are still young and I still pack their lunches. Breakfast is still in plastic bowls. Lunch is plastic containers. What I'm saying is that there is A LOT of top rack action going on.

What I like about the GE---

1. I know it. I have a profile model now and it works for me

2. I don't clean the drain

3. They added a new feature that I only have to add detergent once in a while. That being said, I've forgotten to add the Jet Dry for the last few months so this might not be a good feature for me :)

4. It holds a lot.

What I like about the Bosch--

1. It has a 1/2 load cycle

I really don't know much more about it than that.

Noise isn't so much of an issue since I usually run it before we go to bed. I just want clean dishes in the morning. I've given up thinking that that the plastic wear will be dry so I just unload it into the drying rack in the morning. I do rinse clean my dishes before putting them into the dishwasher.


Thanks so much.

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Given you haven't gotten any specific answers let me give a general expansion.

I was looking at a Whirlpool Dishwasher at Lowes, WDT710PAYB that was on sale for $450 stainless exterior and $350 Black exterior, I may be off a bit on the price, but it gives you an idea of the machine being a low/mid priced model. This model has the control function/buttons on the top edge, makes it hard to see when the door is closed. Other Whirlpool models shared the same features and layouts.

I was impressed by the very deep top shelf, this could address your need for washing lots of bowels it also offered a top only wash program (best I can recall).

Given what you are looking for you may want to expand your question to include Whirlpool. It is a good "old" American brand name, I don't know anything about where it is manufactured, however. The brand has a good reliability record (we have used this brand refrigerator and cloths washers for decades).

Good luck, While GE is also a good old American brand it too may be manufactured elsewhere, I'd bet on it given other actions by its CEO.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 7:50PM
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