How often do you clean dishwasher's filter? Miele, Bosch, Asko
Trying to pick a dishwasher. Read on this forum that USA dishwashers usually grind the food bits and European usually don't. I looked on ConsumerReports.org for advice, and they said this:
FILTER: These keep wash water free of food that could be redeposited on clean dishes. There are two types: self-cleaning and manual. Most filters are self-cleaning; a grinder pulverizes the debris and flushes it down the drain. That's convenient but noisy. Some models have a filter without a grinder. It's quieter, but it needs periodic cleaning, a job that takes a few minutes. It's your choice.
Well, DUH, I know it is my choice, but what I want to know is how often do I have to do it?
I grew up with regular American KitchenAid or similar. Have never cleaned a dishwasher filter. Is it gross? Easy? Every day? week? once a month?
If it helps to know this, I do scrape dishes but don't like to rinse them off!