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Old 05-29-2007, 07:53 AM   #11
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I'm not going to say which one to buy but stay clear of the drawer type.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:48 AM   #12
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I love my JennAir! it is quiet, has room for even my tallest stemmed wine glasses, has a great "short cycle" and is very energy efficient. Can't remember the stats offhand.

Besides, it looks gorgeous!
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:23 AM   #13
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I understand that the foreign ones do not have a soft food disposal but rather a cup that needs to be cleaned out....make sure you check it out. Don't assume.
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:12 PM   #14
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I have an older Kitchen Aid and it is FINE.
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:51 PM   #15
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What is a good dishwasher?

It's a machine that effectively washes dishes, and silverware, and pots and pans, but that's not important right now.
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:28 PM   #16
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Mine is an older Maytag portable, which was recently repaired free of charge due to the recent recall on the rinse agent dispenser.

The entire inner door, along with the detergent and rinse agent dispensers as well as the connecting wiring was replaced.

It has always and still does work like a charm. I like being able to set the machine to heat the main wash and final rinse water temps to high levels. This not only melts and gets rid of greasy food soil, but it also helps clean and sanitize the dishes, leaving them free of germs and bateria.

The final rinse is extended so that the load is power-blasted with steamy hot 150-degree water.

It has a plastic tub and inner door, 4 wash cycles - heavy, normal, light and rinse only, 2 water heat options and one drying option. Three wash/rinse levels blast food off the dishes and help assure cleaner dishes!

During the dry, a small motorized vent door opens to allow the hot steam built up during washing and rinsing to escape. It works similar to a drying fan.

The machine been in use for seven years now, and is STILL going strong!!

Machines with plastic tubs cost less than the ones that feature SS tubs. Adjustable racks add to the cost, as well as all those bells and whistles.
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:44 PM   #17
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By the way, I have a GE Quietpower, one of the ones under recall. (they come out and replace a few parts, or they offer $150 towards a new one.) We've had it for 7 years so far and it still works like new. It cleans very well, it has all the needed settings, and it has a timer. To be fair it's the only modern dishwasher I've had, but I think it's very good.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:31 PM   #18
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Rose, my cleaning lady, is a GREAT dishwasher! Quiet, efficient, inexpensive, and so far, she hasn't melted anything.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:26 PM   #19
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I challenge my Lucy to your Rose, Caine! Lucy does the windows too.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:49 PM   #20
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We have what I assume is an older Jenn-Air dishwasher. We've had it at least 7 years and bought it for $15 at our area Salvation Army Thrift Store.

We learned by calling the manufacturer and giving them the serial number that it had been a floor/demonstrator model in an appliance store. It had been donated because the model had been discontinuted.

We love it and it performs like a champ. It's not particularly noisy and does a wonderful job. Enough that we'd consider Jenn-Air in the future when we remodel our kitchen.
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