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Hi everyone.  I bake out of my home and use my dishwasher about once per day.  I consider this normal use, I use it for my family's dishes more than for my baking, as my business is super small.

My dishwasher is two years old, cost $600, has broken and will cost $650 to repair.  Needless to say, I am going to just purchase a new dishwasher, (as I did not purchase the $200 extended warranty on the one that has broken.)  Does anyone have any recommendations for a good dishwasher?  I was told that Kitchenaid is the best, with the lowest cost of repair.

I am going to write a letter to the president of the company and let him know what a terrible product my dishwasher has been.  I cannot afford to spend money on dishwashers that break after 2 years. Actually, I'm not sure there are too many people out there who can! 

For now, until I can afford a new one, my favorite dishwasher will be my husband.  icon_biggrin.gif   That means no baking for awhile, as I need to sanitize my equipment. Glad it's summer and things are slow.

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You know you can sanitize in a basin of warm water with bleach, right? 

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post #3 of 38
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You know you can sanitize in a basin of warm water with bleach, right? 

 

1T of bleach to one gallon of water.

 

i have all kitchenaid appliances and never again. stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. EVery one has been a problem in the 6 years we have lived here. 

post #4 of 38

I've had a Maytag dishwasher for decades. I don't use it much, probably once a week, but it's still working like the day I got it.

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post #5 of 38
Good to know, I was planning to get all KA for my new house, rather than the Whirlpool it comes with.

Actually I should have known that seeing how quickly my mixer broke.
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I also have a maytag and it has a sanitize option. I use it everyday and have for 4 years. It's still good. I wash my cake supplies by hands and sanitize with the bleach mentioned above. I work from home but worked in a bakery for 3 yrs and do everything the same
post #7 of 38

I have a Kitchenaid double oven and love love LOVE it! We had a Maytag dishwasher and it just stopped after only 2 years. Sometimes it's really hard to tell what to buy. Seems like you can find good and bad for all manufacturers.

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Good to know, I was planning to get all KA for my new house, rather than the Whirlpool it comes with.

Actually I should have known that seeing how quickly my mixer broke.

My kitchenaids have always been fabulous. I have had 1 for 14 years and no problems, and i use that sucker all the time! I have 5 kitchenaids now, lol 

 

I have a maytag dishwasher and it works great, though I have only had it for 18 months, so I wouldn't really recommend it yet. 

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post #9 of 38
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Just avoid Samsung...

Yes, I know i can use bleach to sanitize, but I am very sensitive to bleach and must be careful.

Good to know about Kitchenaid.

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The GE guy who repaired my brand new microwave today told me that GE uses Samsung parts in theirs.
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post #11 of 38
When we bought our house last year we gutted the kitchen and got a KA fridge, KA dishwasher, and KA double oven with a Dacor range. In the past year we've had a few issues with the oven (related to the control board) and one of the guides on the top rack of the dishwasher broke. No problems with the fridge or range.

I did a lot of research on the appliances, and apparently every manufacturer within our price range (~$10K for the appliances) has some quality problems so my advice would be to buy an extended warranty, and shop based on price and features.

Pics of the reno:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonkraft/sets/72157631460051924/
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Y'all know that the Whirlpool Corporation is the parent company for KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, and more? I worked in the R&D lab at Maytag/JennAir testing a "secret" oven. 

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post #13 of 38
That's a lovely kitchen!
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post #14 of 38
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Thanks for all the input.  I think I am going to buy the least expensive Whirlpool I see and get an extended warranty, which will equal what I paid for my Samsung.  

post #15 of 38

That's a very white kitchen.  Raised ceiling looks much better, and white tile counter ?  Blech !

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