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Sep 21, 2006 12:00 AM

Please update me: I need a new DISHWASHER...what should I buy?

My appliance repairman -- who I really like! -- has recommended the Bosch dishwasher to replace our almost 20-year-old KitchenAid.

I will make this purchase in the next few days, so I would love any input before I buy. Thanks!

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  1. My daughter just got a Bosch (2 mos) and loves it - very quiet. What ever happened w/your frig search?

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    1. re: Sarah

      WOW-oh-WOW, Sarah! You have an amazing memory, huh!!!

      Actually, while the appliance repairman was here today to tell me that we need a new dishwasher, he also told me that we need a new clothes washer. So, before he could even look at the fridge, I scoooooted him out the door! The fridge is not far behind! I just haven't found anything that I really like, and this has been the problem with all the appliance replacements. I would have jumped if I had seen something that was equal to or better than what I purchased many years ago.

      We're all getting older...I'll need to be replaced next!

      Thanks for the encouraging words about the Bosch dishwasher.

      1. I am seriously wed to GE dishwashers. One I am craving, and since my current Profile which is quiet and efficient and does not need to be replaced, so I will keep yearning for, allows you to put in enough detergent to last for 45 loads. Oh I want that machine. I need to replace my cook top first though. It is a Monogram downdraft model with 5 gas burners, it is about 18 years old and in my island. I need another downdraft or I will have to replace my counter top. Or I wll have to reconfigure my kitchen and replace all of the countertops. Aaaaarggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

        1. Responding to: "...or I will have to reconfigure my kitchen..." and "...still in dishwasher limbo." I'm laughing WITH you, Melanie!

          Appliance replacement is not as simple as it used to be, and I am just not finding anything that is nearly as good as what I purchased many years ago. The Sears Kenmore Elite washing machine that I have (which washes kitchen towels and aprons-- just so I keep it food oriented for the Chow Team!) is less than 5 years old and needs replacing.

          When the repairman looked at the almost 20-year-old KitchenAid dishwasher he was impressed by all the metal and "real" parts; I know I will not find that today. Not next house I am turning my kitchen into a huge, walk-in closet!

          1. We just got KitchenAid and I am very impressed - quiet, do an exceptional job of cleaning and use very little detergent -