I bought and installed a Bosch in my old house. It replaced an ancient
kitchenaide. The quietness was amazing! When I build a new house the
builder only did whirlpool. We did the top of the line, not sure of the
model. something something II IIRC. Anyway, it sure seems louder than
what I got used to with the Bosch. let us know what you decide and how
you like it!
Also look at the cost of being able to be in the same room when its running.
I had a Bosch in my last house that was the last thing in an island and it
was so quite it was hard to believe it was running at times. I have a Magic
Chef in my present house and I would gladly pay the difference in the two to
have the Bosch here now so that I don't have to plan to be away from the
area for the duration of it running. Price isn't everything when it comes to
usability/livability. I have a Bosch Axxis front loading washing machine and
my only complaint with it is that it doesn't have a buzzer that goes off
when its done running.
It's true Bosch's are quiet and excellent machines, but you don't have
to pay that much to get a quiet machine that does a good job.
I almost can't tell when our $450 Whirlpool is running. The loudest
aspect is when it filling or pumping out, and even that's quiet. But,
when it's simply washing or rincing I have to walk over beside it,
stop moving and listen carefully to hear it. To be certainI have to
look at the lamps.
We just went through this and settled on a Quiet Series Maytag. Just
couldn't pay that much more for the Bosch, we had a Kitchen
Aid which worked good. We didn't like the little screen thing in the
bosch to catch the food parts. Having to reach way in there and grab
that gunky thing out. Much of the quietness is determined by the
install, you need to sealup around the outside and bottom to keep the
noise inside the cabinets. The truth about the new dishwashers is they
no longer have fans to aid drying, the stainless steel excuse that
it's needed for the moisture to condense on that seems to be horse
hockey. I remember being leary when they made the switch from the
metal insides to the plastic, we took the chance and went with the
plastic and it held up good, now they want you to upgrade to
Stainless,,,not buying it here.
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