Bosch or Miele Dishwasher Decision
Replacing the 747 jet aircraft in my kitchen. I am debating between the:
Miele Classic G 4205 SC aprox. $1299
Bosch SHE 7ER 55 UC aprox. $1299
I "think" they are the least expensive models with the cutlery tray, which I want, correct me if there are other models with the tray. I have ruled out the KitchenAid(about the same price with the cutlery tray) as I do not want the heat element. I know there are issues with condensation drying but always turn off the heated dry and it's just fine with me, and it's an energy and water issue. These two brands seem to generate the most positive comments overall, and I have friends and family that own these brands with success.
So far in searching in the Houston area I cannot find any models, Bosch or Miele, with the cutlery trays at any of the big box stores and can't, for the Miele find any independent stores that are not part of a kitchen remodel, complete with cabinets and appliances. I have checked the Miele and Bosch websites and have called or visited the stores listed.
So are those reasonable prices? I haven't bought a new dishwasher in 20 years, and just moved and the 12 yr. old builder special is that awful in so many ways. Also, if you know Houston have I missed a store? Any other suggestions. And yes I want the tray, it allows me to eliminate the cutlery basket and that is the deal breaker for me. Any suggestions and advice is greatfully appreciated, I have been lurking and you have so helped in my search.