Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Dishwasher

Ah, did you think I was going to wash dishes?
Nah, just wanted to share my experience.....
(this is not a paid advertisement either.....just fact sharing)
Years ago, when we re-did the kitchen, roughly 10 years ago, we bought all KitchenAid appliances. At the time, we believed they were top of the line. Found out that about the time we bought them, they changed/ taken over/ revamped....so they were really not top of the line, especially their dishwashers. Well, that diswasher lasted less than two years.
So, when the appliance guy said it was shot, we were not going to buy another KitchenAid.
We went to the internet and studied. Bosch has been top of the line for years. Consistently quiet, running and pleasing to most consumers. So, that is what we chose. It was the cost of three KitchenAids.....but we did it anyway.
We are so glad we did.

We have had to have the appliance guy out twice, and both times it was our fault.
The only problem this machine has, well, it's filter and impeller doesn't like the little brads that knives have, they come off (eventually) and they have killed the impeller twice. Rule of thumb....do NOT put knives in the dishwasher!
What makes this machine so great? Well, the list can be long, but on the short list....
It is quiet.
It is efficient.
It cleans, beautifully.
It doesn't have a heater, so you can wash plastic in it, even bowls on the lower level.
Our water bill dropped. The electricity bill dropped.
It still works.....after roughly 7+ years.....
The repair man said, it is consistently the best machine, and if he has to repair it, it is a knife that was put in and the impeller is broken.....people broke it.....
Years ago, after the second knife thing I asked him about the fact that our glasses were getting cloudy.
He told us it isn't the machine (no surprise) it is the dishwashing detergent.
We use Cascade Complete (though recently Hubby bought this huge Cascade Advanced from Costco.....
But even with all their cleaning power, there is still a chemical missing. Our repair guy told us about Lemi-shine......
This helps take that cloudy stuff out, so your glasses continue to look new, even when they are old. Even the cheap ones from Ikea......
So, I just wanted to share that bit of info.
Regardless of your dishwasher, add a little Lemi-shine to your load.....it will really help...
I have found Lemi-Shine at Target, Vons and Stater Bros. Also, online.....
It is worth that little extra cost, it doesn't take much and it helps keep the inside of your machine clean too!
Again, this is not a paid commercial or in any way am I being rewarded....I just wanted to share info with my blog readers....

Nancy

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