Bought new DW today!
Kevin has been complaining about our old GE dishwasher for some time, and I agreed that it appears to be falling apart. We've already replaced a couple of parts on it, and we think it is at least 10 years old. Also, it is the only black appliance we have - all the rest are stainless steel, and so it made sense to buy a new SS DW.
I found some threads on the appliance forum, and paid particular attention to some from BlueIris, as I believe that she recently bought one, and she had similar requirements to mine + she was interested in the Bosch models.
I ended up buying Bosch Evolution 800 series, Model #SHE68R55UC from Best Buy, and I am happy with my choice. It was on sale for $165 off, making it a good deal compared to internet offers that I found, and I got a Best Buy credit card and will be paying it off over six months with no interest. I could have just paid the entire amount, but I needed to get a revolving account credit card to help improve my credit rating for when I refinance my mortgage. I closed all my credit card accounts more than five years ago, and when I checked my credit report, it said that I needed to have a revolving account to improve my credit score.
The DW was in stock and could have been scheduled for Wednesday delivery, but we wanted to wait until next week, since Kevin is taking that entire week off. That way I won't have to leave work to meet the installers. Also, it will arrive just a few days before my birthday, and so I am considering it an early birthday present to myself.
I read really good reviews for the Bosch 800 series, and they did say that the 800 series was quite a bit better than the cheaper models. I think we are going to like it, but I wondered if any of you have a similar model. I know Ellen has a Bosch DW that she does not like, but I do not know what series model she has, and that makes a big difference. This one is supposed to be very quiet, and that is another major consideration for us, since the kitchen is open to the living room, and I sit just across from the DW while watching TV, and the one we have now can be very distracting.
This post was edited by publickman on Mon, Feb 11, 13 at 1:47