Our 18 year old Kenmore died today and we want a new, efficient, not
fancy, built in dishwasher that we can find at a store in our
town--ie. COSTCO, Lowe's or Home Depot.
I don't care the color but just one that would do a good job for a
reasonable amount of money.
You guys are awesome and helped me with my gas stove/oven and I still
love it after 3 years!
Thanking you in advance.
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Farmers of pure Kona Coffee:)
Anything from Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid or Maytag will be better than anything
that is 18 years old. The more expensive models have more features, more
soundproofing, stainless steel interiors instead of plastic. But they don't
really clean a lot better, so set your priorities.
It may vary in your area, but the stores you mentioned don't always have the
best deals. Often, our local dealer will have the same model at about the
same price, but will deliver and cart away the old one.
Thank you very much Edwin. I just needed a direction and you provided
it. Yup, 18 years is a long time but maybe it is because we live off
rain water alone. No salts or minerals to clog its pores.
Thanks for the advice on the local dealers too. We'll take that into
account- but we live on a 4WD drive so often we pay a little more for
the take away service but we don't relaly mind.
I sure appreciate your advice.
On Feb 5, 8:28 pm, email@example.com wrote:
the quiet ones can cost $995, but isn't your time and peace worth ? i
would wash the dishes by hand until the quiet one gets delivered. your
plan would be repeating a noisy mistake in my house. i actually looked
at the noise specifications and bought the less expensive noisier
model. clean dishes are worth $1 a day, right?
see true appliance wisdom at:
On Feb 5, 6:28 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Someone else mentioned CR and while I rarely, if ever, agree w/ them
on stuff for which I have favorites likes/dislikes, I'll mention that
the local TV "news" shows a segment weekly from them and by chance
happened to focus on dishwashers last week. Their conclusion was as
someone else noted--the "high-priced spread" doesn't necessarily clean
any better or maybe even as well as other far less expensive models.
Their recommendation on that particular segment happened to be, in
fact, a Kenmore model.
Of course, w/ Kenmore, who knows what is the next one and you'd have
to find out the precise model they tested to have any confidence
whatsoever that the model you selected wasn't complete junk. The
review summary also had no information whatsoever on features,
longevity/repair record, quiet/convenience, capacity, etc., etc.,
etc., so is only one part of the choice equation, albeit a significant
Thank you all again for all your input. Yes, I can not afford a $995
dishwasher. The noise from my 18 year old dshwasher is loud indeed,
but I still refer to it as the "electric amah" and appreciate what it
WE'll be shopping next week and again, thanks.
Farmers of 100% Kona Coffee
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