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May 21, 2006 07:26 PM

do you love your refrigerator . . . dishwasher(s)?

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I'm in the market for both since we're buying a new house. I miss my old bottom freezer refrigerator (sold with our old house -- don't miss the house, just the appliances!)
Now I want a french door bottom freezer refrigerator! What could be better, and the Amana has that big deli tray compartment that could actually accomodate collards, leeks . . . and perhaps a brussels sprouts stalk.

Anyone have experience w/ a french door bottom freezer refrigerator? LG? Amana? kenmore?

As for dishwashers, I'm leaning towards buying two (2!). Not the Fisher & Paykel drawers, but two full size ones. I find after a big dinner I end up with a sinkful of dirty dishes the next a.m. that I couldn't load into the dishwasher because it was running. I think I would trade up(!) from a Bosch to 2 Kenmores.

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  1. I have a GE monogram bottom freezer that works very well. My dishwasher is a Miele and both my wife and i love it.

    1. I have the Maytag MFF2557HES french door bottom mount freezer and my wife and I are huge fans. When shopping for a new fridge we couldn't believe the limited choices for bottom mount fridges. As for dishwashers I have a Kitchenaid KUDL02FRSS. Works fine but it is not as quiet as I wish it were and I like the new models that allow you to put a large amount of detergent instead of filling it up everytime.

      1. If you'd like a retro look, consider a Northstar refrigerator. It has a bottom freezer and comes in lots of colors.

        1. Rather than buy two dishwashers you might consider what I did which was to buy a commercial under-the-counter dishwasher. It is a Hobart LXi series. It has a two minute cycle and almost everything fits into it. All my big stock pots and Le Crueset can go through the dishwasher in two minutes. It is very expensive but it is the last dishwasher you will ever buy.

          1. I posted on this board on both appliances back 5/9/06. We, too, need a new refrigerator and dishwasher. I received many responses, but no one brand or model stood out. I still don't know what to buy. I would love to hear what you decide -- please post!

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            1. re: lynn

              yes I read your post and responses and decided to post my own inquiry because there were not strong recommendations. I'm leaning towards the Amana bottom freezer refrigerator and two Kenmore dishwashers. (I would choose Bosch but I want 2 and get can 2 Kenmores for the price of one Bosch.) Am intrigued by a Hobart dishwasher. Clearly sub-zero and Hobart are top of the line. But I'm a legal aid lawyer so my kithcen budget is, uh, limited!