What dishwasher dear hive mind?
So, need to obtain said dishwasher asap as have a gaggle arriving for xmas and its the last bit of the kitchen rejig to sort.
Was leaning towards a Meile as our fridge freezer has been ace ( as ace as a white good can be!) .
Hear Bosch are good on a budget, but any suggestions appreciated. Budget up to 6-700 .
:o)Posted 4 years agodrlexMember
On my experience, cheap out & save money. Last house had a Zanussi that has no problems in the five years up to sale; now have a £200 Beko for four years (yes; aware of electrical fire problem on some models & no; this wasn’t one). Avoid Fisher & Paykel unless you like tinkering & expensive parts.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
Bosch here too but for 300 quid and i was impressed with how quiet it is compared to my parents very expensive built in howdens ( what every they use) dishwasher. You cant sit and have a conversation in theirkitchen when theirs is on although the fact its built in may mean the vibrations are echoing through the wood.
My parents previous zanussi was bought when i was in primary 2. So about 1993- they pnly got rid of ot 2 years ago for the noisy integrated thing- never had a thing go wrong with it.Posted 4 years agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
My love affair with Miele ended yonks ago. Their older products, ie the ones I had in my other life, were great but the newer ones are shoddy.
As an example, within 2 years an engineer had to come out to my Miele fridge/freezer and after 3 years the Miele washing machine broke down. Well, considering I live on my own it certainly wasn’t from overuse!
Their products are noticeably less solid and I wouldn’t buy again.
So, for my small size dishwasher, I ended up with Siemans due to lack of choice. It’s OK but very lightweight and feels bargain basement although it wasn’t.Posted 4 years ago
Depending on whats heating your hot water surely.
There’s 2 bits to this
1. The dishwasher will clean much better with the hot feed; and
2. It’s not going to cost any more however you heat your water and for mains gas and oil users it’s going to be cheaper – even if it only takes advantage of the hot water when you’ve heated a tank for other reasons.
Stove + solar here means it’s cheaper and better.Posted 4 years agoBlazin-saddlesMember
philbert is spot on. I fit Kitchens for a living too, Miele are the best by a margin, followed by Siemens and Bosch, Beko, Indesit etc. will wash pots but that’s about your lot.
Do NOT plumb to hot either, not recommended by manufacturers and despite what people think, it’s more expensive to run this way.Posted 4 years agodavosaurusrexSubscriber
Put this integrated one into our new kitchen 6 months back. Quiet, cleans well, are Smeg generally well regarded? Seemed cheap at £260 to me.
Got a Miele washing machine that cost £700 odd, doesn’t wash clothes any better than our old Hotpoint and when the door seal failed a new one was £120! The replacement appears to be a generic part too and I had to use a bead of silicone on the internal edge to stop it coming away. Meh. Wouldn’t buy another one.Posted 4 years agoratadogSubscriber
Bosch and Miele both have a good rep and can last well but as above they are expensive. We are just on our third Indesit since 1997 so averaging 8 years a unit and around 200ukp per throw. They usually run a couple of times per day. In the end a combination of water, salt and muck is going to do any of them in so rather have a cheap one last 8 years than an expensive one.Posted 4 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
Bosch / Siemens / Neff. All the same machines just badge engineered to a different price point. Utterly brilliant, robust and very quiet. The aqua-stop feed pipe thingy they have fitted would have saved us two months co-habitation with a noisy industrial dehumidifier.Posted 4 years agokonabunnyMember
Zbigniew + Süssmann. They’re hand made in Zug Canton, Switzerland and use German stainless steel, not the Russian crap. You need to tell them what elevation your house is at so that they can calibrate the blades appropriately. Get the ZS-650b, with the right rinse aid (I use the eco version of Eckelbø, which isn’t too expensive if you get it direct from the factory website at eckelboe.dk), it really makes the dishes come alive.Posted 4 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
Do NOT plumb to hot either, not recommended by manufacturers and despite what people think, it’s more expensive to run this way
Kind of depends on two thingsPosted 4 years ago
– whether the machine is designed for a hot feed
– how long the dead leg is from your hot water tank – modern dishwashers don’t take much water. The risk is it take the cold from the pipe. And no more. The pipe is then full of hot water which cools down before the dishwasher needs more. .
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