Help me choose a Miele DW?
I'm sold on a Miele dishwasher in the broad sense, but am having a hard time deciding which one. It would have to be in the lower price tier, and I really don't need a lot of bells and whistles. Don't need a water softener or a bunch of different cycles (6 is probably 5 more than I would ever use). Any Miele would be sufficiently quiet. I think I would love a model with the cutlery tray. I like the plate protector load feature, which I think might be missing on the lowest model Futura.
Here's what I've seen at our local stores:
Two appealing discontinued models - (1) an Inspira in white (which is okay, but I also like stainless) without the cutlery tray for under $850-ish (love this price) and (2) an Optima in stainless for $1550-ish.
Between these 2 ends of my price spectrum are the new Futura models. The Classic in stainless runs just under $1300. It's a bit difficult to compare it to the Inspira; they both seem good, but would I be missing something major by going with the discontinued Inspira? And would I gain a lot by going with the Optima?
I don't need a DW urgently, but these closeouts have piqued my interest. I could buy now if these are truly good deals. If I wait, are there certain times of the year when I should watch for Miele promotions, such as extended warranty?
I'd love to hear your insights.