That's an easy one for me to answer - I'd buy a Bosch.......the best one I
could afford at the time.
Stainless Steel interior, extremely quiet and reliable.......and Bosch has
an excellent reputation for getting the dishes clean *every* time. If you do
some research w/consumer satisfaction as well as test results from Consumer
Reports or another such facility, I think you'll find they score very high
marks compared to the other brands. Btw, Lowes has started to carry the
Bosch line of dishwashers - by special order only I believe.
Hope that helps,
I had a Bosch and would/have recommended it for being quiet and washing
Currently I have a KitchenAid Superba It is very quiet and washes well SS
interior and very flexible with the adjustable top shelf.
I don't like how cluttered the front panel is I like a really clean look on
the front. But the price is very reasonable for what you get!
Recently bought a 3 level Maytag for myself and a Bosch for my
parents. The Bosch is the cheap one well rated by Consumer Reports.
The Maytag also got a good rating.
Bosch is quieter, uses a filter instead of grinder (some people don't
like filters.... some do), has a stainless steel interior but I don't
like the top rack at all.
Maytag holds a ton of dishes, a bit noisier, 3rd rack can come in
handy, racks are a bit rickity, plastic interior.
Both are great machines and I told you what to look for in each but
you will have to decide what is more important.
Too bad Maytag doesn't make a 3 rack machine with stainless steel
interior, a bit quieter, filter with grinder, and sturdier racks.
Would be perfect.
If I was old or had mobility problems, the Maytag would be more
difficult to load since the 3rd rack is very low.
First figure out which features you really need/want. It also helps
to know which features you don't need, as that can save you some
money. I'd get CR's best buy brand/model as it's $400 or less.
Having a quiet dishwasher would be nice, but not for $700.
What is all the flap about a stainless steel interior?
We have owned dishwashers in 4 different houses for over 35 years and never
had a problem with the interiors which were not stainless steel. As I
recall, the dishwashers we have had were Admiral, Frigidaire, GE and
Kitchenaid. Only ever had to replace one of them. It was a GE and I think
it just died of old age.
I fail to see the advantage of a stainless steel interior.
I have the next to the top of the line Bosch and I got it for $450
(contractors price). We didn't want the top model Bosch becacause of the
buttons being on the top edge of the door. She wanted them on the front of
the door. Consumer Reports rates the Bosch the top dish washer. It really
doesn't cost that much more to go first class.
If you have hard water it is definitely an advantage since plastic
stains more easily. Also plastic may pick up smells more. But for
most people it is no big deal. I've had both and it is not a buying
consideration for me because my water is not hard.
Mine is a white plastic interior with no problems after 13 years of
heavy use. There might be an advantage to the seller--higher price and
more profit. It certainly does not help get your dishes clean.
However, I do have a SS sink, and like the appearance.
We had a Kitchenaid Superba (not stainless interior) start rusting
out after 7 years. Ours is a 2 person household, and we are both
careful, responsible people. My mother's dishwasher rusted out, too,
but only after 18 years.
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