dishwashers:Bosch?? Miele?? Asko??
do you own these imports?? pros and cons??
I've owned a Miele for the last three years. Very quiet, does an excellent job of cleaning, has a well-designed system of adjustable trays/racks. The cycle time is rather long, which is not a problem for us. I've had no maintenance problems whatsoever; after I removed the plug the installer left in the drain line, that is.
We have had a Bosch for 5 years and have had absolutely no problems. Very quiet and very reliable. What I can tell you , with information from a friend of mine who is in the appliance cervice business, is that if repairs are needed the parts are expensive and because of the way they are constructed some components are difficult to get at and service or replace and that means more time and money.
The Bosch Model SHU66C0 is rated #1 on Consumer Reports new list for dishwashers. Quoted at $880. This model is also listed t #4 on CR's "Greener Choices" for energy efficiency. Also, J.D. Power and Associates ranked Bosch "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Dishwashers."
The Miele has an ok rating as well but it's number 11 on the list. It's quoted at $1550.
IMO, there is absolutely 100% no question. I'd buy the Bosch... :-)
Remodeled 8 years ago and put in an Asko dishwasher. It has been outstanding, never been touched by a repairman. It's super quiet and delivers sparkling dishes and glassware. All the controls are on the inside lip (top) of the door, nothing external. Stainless inside and out. If we every remodel again (at another house as we are thinking of moving for retirement) I'd buy another Asko in a minute.