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monster 07-02-2011 03:15 PM

Dishwasher horror and success stories please.
 
Tell me about your $1,000 dishwashers that blew up after a year and you didn't get the extended warranty and your $200 diswashers that are 20 years old and still going strong. Tell me your extended warranty success stories and failures. We need a workhorse and we need to know what to avoid and what to embrace. Please share. We're pretty already decided but we wanna make sure we're not headed for lemonville to we thought we'd turn to the best knowledge-base in the world for a third opinion (plus any recipes for cute animals we can steam in it greatly appreciated)......

HungLikeJesus 07-02-2011 04:23 PM

Why do brides wear white?

Undertoad 07-02-2011 05:13 PM

Bosch

you know the germans make good stuff

Clodfobble 07-02-2011 06:29 PM

We have a Kenmore Elite that's been going strong for just over 4 years now.

Nirvana 07-02-2011 06:51 PM

Maytag 10 years old no problems [knock on wood]

tw 07-02-2011 07:25 PM

Consumer Reports. Not just to identify the best value. To also learn what is more important for selecting a dishwasher.

Rhianne 07-02-2011 08:03 PM

I have a Bosch too but mine was made in Turkey.

monster 07-02-2011 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tw (Post 743188)
Consumer Reports. Not just to identify the best value. To also learn what is more important for selecting a dishwasher.

and your personal experience is.......?

HungLikeJesus 07-02-2011 08:45 PM

Because you want the dishwasher to match the refrigerator.

Undertoad 07-02-2011 08:58 PM

Bosch

you know the turks make good stuff

monster 07-02-2011 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 743196)
Because you want the dishwasher to match the refrigerator.

No, we don't, as it happens. We want it to match the cooker/stove/oven/whatever the fuck you people call the hot-making thing that isn't a microwave.... which is black.

zippyt 07-02-2011 09:40 PM

Spray Paint !!!

Oh Do Yellow happy face !!!!

Or Let Beest have at the face with his paint ball gun for a Modern Art master Piece !!!

monster 07-02-2011 10:02 PM

Bosch is outta the price range.

Ok, we picked a Maytag Stainless Steel interior, steam clean setting, nylon racks, good energy rating etc.... $381 for a $500-$700 (depends on the store) appliance (July 4 sale -best time to buy domestic appliances). We're still debating the $100 5 yr extended warranty....

Pros (of the extended warranty)
  • dishwashers aren't very easy to fix compared to -say- dryers
  • that's pretty cheap as extended warranties go -20% of average retail
  • less than one call-out charge plus minimal repair costs
  • Covers damage from power surges from day 1, a big problem around here (but not for us so far....)

Cons
  • We never had a problem with the old dishwasher that would have been covered by this warranty (main problem is old age)
  • There's a 1 yr manuafacturer's warranty. Our experience/opinion is that if it lasts a year, it'll last long enough...
  • Money is pretty tight right now

Your further thoughts, please.....

Pico and ME 07-02-2011 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monster (Post 743195)
and your personal experience is.......?

I don't have one that works...the one in my house now is used to store pans and lids... but consumer reports is the first place I would go to research buying a new one.

I was raised on Consumer Reports...it's the bible for my atheist (consumerist) family.

monster 07-02-2011 10:19 PM

OK, so let's assume we did that, and that we'd also like to hear the opinions of people whose judgement/opinions on other topics are known to us and have been evaluated by us....


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