Dishwasher help needed
My tenant's dishwasher caught on fire. I stopped by to take a look at it and the control panel area is wrecked. Luckily there is very little damage to the surrounding areas. This was a super cheapo dishwasher and they never liked the way it cleaned. They are good tenants so I'd like for them to have an effective dishwasher but I am not buying them a Miele.
So I came up with a better idea... buy myself a Miele! They can have my GE Profile. It cleans well, has been good over the years and isn't too loud but it just feels kind of cheap to me. Plus I would like something quieter, really want the 3rd rack for silverware, and want the build quality and reliability of Miele (I have had to work on the Profile once or twice). I also hate the hidden controls; I want to know what's going on in my dishwasher while it's running.
Now, what model to buy? I like the idea of getting one with a china/crystal cycle and changing the hookup to cold water so I can move away from hand washing delicate stuff. If I spend this much on a dishwasher I don't want to have to do ANY hand washing anymore LOL! I'd like to know if anyone has one hooked up to cold water and can comment how well that works. How well does it handle heating the water from scratch, and are the slightly reduced temps for the china cycle worth it? Also, can anyone comment on the 3D cutlery rack? Is that worth it? I think I am trying to decide between the two middle models (Diamond and Dimension) and have pretty much ruled out the top of the line and bottom of the line.