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Jan 5, 2013 08:31 AM


Most of my appliances are Kitchen Aid and Whirlpool Gold. We moved into our home 8 years ago and all the appliances were new, still we have had many issues with them through the year, so needless to say I have no brand loyalty to Kitchen Aid/Whirlpool

It is time to replace the dishwasher. I am considering going Higher end and looking at Bosch. Anyone have any experience with them, is it really worth the extra money to drop $1,000 to $2,000 on a dishwasher versus the $500 - $750 range? Am I better off saving the $ and spend it on other chowhound worthy items?

Thanks in advance for the advice.

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  1. When I had my KitchenAid dishwasher serviced (thankfully still under warranty), I was telling the repair buy how disappointed I was that it need to be serviced so soon, after all, I got the most expensive model they sold. He told me it didn't matter how much you spend on them, they're all the same. Then he told me he wasn't supposed to make recommendations, but he said I should never get a Bosch... said they used to be the best, but now they're junk. I've never owned a Bosch, but that's what he told me.

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    1. re: ButterYum

      Sounds like he has a personal thing against Bosch, ours has been trouble free for 5 years. I would say though that its main advantage is that it's very quiet - that was an issue for us because of its location - but it doesn't necessarily get the dishes any cleaner than the $300 Frigidaire we had in the last place.

    2. My mom decided that a dishwasher would be a great christmas gift for my wife and I a couple of years ago. We went with a Bosch and it's been sensational so far. The most immediately notable thing was how quiet the thing is. You can only tell it's running by the little 'active' light. You can't hear a thing, even standing right in front of it. Anyway, we've been super-happy with ours.

      1. We have a Bosch that retailed in the $1200 range. Happy with it. I'm sure my engineer SO could explain why he chose that ~exact~ model.

        Me? I can't tell much difference in cleanliness of dishes from our old KA. The stainless Bosch certainly looks great and is super-duper quiet.

        1. We have a Bosch as well as a Fisher Paykel dishdrawer(sp?) and have been pleased w/ both. The FP does a better job of drying at the conclusion of the wash process & we use it primarily for glassware. Both units are quiet and have been largely trouble-free over the 4 - 5 years of ownership.

          1. We looked at Bosch but went withaKitchenAid as the Bosch was not as deep and lacked the larger capacity we wanted.

            We recently replaced our old induction top with a Bosch and after 6 months am fully satisfied. Seems more powerful than the older DIVA (Fagor internals) unit!