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Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Stayingup » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:53 am

Can anyone recommend a good full size dishwasher to me. Or advise what I can do to improve its

I have a Bosch Classicxx at the moment and its not very good. I use cleaner and put salt in but I still have to wash by hand many of the itmes after its finished its cleaning cycle. Maybe I'm missing something. Anybody got any ideas?

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by IanMcL » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:57 am

I have a Bosch too and it is very good.

All i would say is get the biggest one you can, as it means less washes. Eco mode uses very little water.

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by cbx750 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:00 am

We had a Zanussi which was good. I think Bosch is overrated we had a Bosch washing machine which was the worst we have ever had.
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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Bosscat » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:03 am

Get yourself a Phillipino dish (washer)
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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Frenchclaret » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:03 am

We are on our second Bosch dishwasher and they have both been excellent.

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by ElectroClaret » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:07 am

Stayingup...don't know where you live, but if you're in the North, whatever you do, don't add salt.
The waters very soft up here, so doesn't need it. Give it a try without salt.
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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Clarets4me » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:09 am

Stayingup wrote:Can anyone recommend a good full size dishwasher to me. Or advise what I can do to improve its

I have a Bosch Classicxx at the moment and its not very good. I use cleaner and put salt in but I still have to wash by hand many of the itmes after its finished its cleaning cycle. Maybe I'm missing something. Anybody got any ideas?
Do you rinse items before loading ?

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by IanMcL » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:16 am

ElectroClaret wrote:Stayingup...don't know where you live, but if you're in the North, whatever you do, don't add salt.
The waters very soft up here, so doesn't need it. Give it a try without salt.
Whatever you do, keep splashing the vinegar!

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Rick_Muller » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:18 am

Stayingup wrote:Can anyone recommend a good full size dishwasher to me. Or advise what I can do to improve its

I have a Bosch Classicxx at the moment and its not very good. I use cleaner and put salt in but I still have to wash by hand many of the itmes after its finished its cleaning cycle. Maybe I'm missing something. Anybody got any ideas?
We had a Bosch previously and to keep it running properly we used the recommended cleaner from Bosch https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-Dishwash ... ljaz10cnVl" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

We used one every 6 months or so, or if it started leaving residues again.

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Tread Warily » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:54 am

I took a Dishwasher apart one time.There are places and things inside that can never be washed out.
A dishwasher is a lazy-mans load. :shock:

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Bosscat » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:14 pm

We have a "Beko" dishwasher its about 7 years old now and it replaced the "Indesit" we had put in with the kitchen 10 years prior to that.

We don't add salt as the tablets we use are ones with added salt.

We always rinse the worst off the plates etc before putting them in the DW. Never have any problems really

Having Solar panels means all our washing is done during the day so as to utilise the sun to wash our dishes and clothes ... (Clothes obviously in a Hotpoint Washing Mashine and not in the Dishwasher of course :lol:)
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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by houseboy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:46 pm

I've been fighting this dishwasher thing at our house for years. Wife and, over the years, 3 daughters all moaning they want one. Apart from the fact that they have one (me) you still have to half wash the bloody things before you put them in the dish washer (I am told) so what is the point? Two daughters have left home now (not because of the dishwasher thing by the way, just natural wastage) but the pressure has increased now due to an imminent new kitchen sometime in the new year. 'Well seeing as how we are having a new kitchen we might as well.....', you know the score.

Dishwashers are a terrible and lazy way of spending money, I am still fighting but it is an increasingly bothersome fight that I fear I will lose eventually. Should I give up now or last out until a eventually die?

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:56 pm

We have a Miele and never had an issue with it

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Stayingup » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:10 pm

ElectroClaret wrote:Stayingup...don't know where you live, but if you're in the North, whatever you do, don't add salt.
The waters very soft up here, so doesn't need it. Give it a try without salt.
Thanks I'll take your recommendation.

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Stayingup » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:12 pm

houseboy wrote:I've been fighting this dishwasher thing at our house for years. Wife and, over the years, 3 daughters all moaning they want one. Apart from the fact that they have one (me) you still have to half wash the bloody things before you put them in the dish washer (I am told) so what is the point? Two daughters have left home now (not because of the dishwasher thing by the way, just natural wastage) but the pressure has increased now due to an imminent new kitchen sometime in the new year. 'Well seeing as how we are having a new kitchen we might as well.....', you know the score.

Dishwashers are a terrible and lazy way of spending money, I am still fighting but it is an increasingly bothersome fight that I fear I will lose eventually. Should I give up now or last out until a eventually die?
Look at it this way. If you can get a good one (like I had previous to this Bosch) that actually cleans and dries properly you will save on Tea Towels.

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Bosscat » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:39 pm

houseboy wrote:I've been fighting this dishwasher thing at our house for years. Wife and, over the years, 3 daughters all moaning they want one. Apart from the fact that they have one (me) you still have to half wash the bloody things before you put them in the dish washer (I am told) so what is the point? Two daughters have left home now (not because of the dishwasher thing by the way, just natural wastage) but the pressure has increased now due to an imminent new kitchen sometime in the new year. 'Well seeing as how we are having a new kitchen we might as well.....', you know the score.

Dishwashers are a terrible and lazy way of spending money, I am still fighting but it is an increasingly bothersome fight that I fear I will lose eventually. Should I give up now or last out until a eventually die?
Back in the 70's when my sisters 3 children were pre-teenagers, they used to bicker and fight about who did the washing up and who's turn it was to dry etc.
They had a new kitchen that included a dishwasher. My Nephew and Nieces then bickered about who filled it and who emptied it and who's turn it was to put away....

Dish washers are brilliant ...

Some once said, if you get 3 dishwashers ... you don't need to have storage for your crockery.

As you use the crockery from the clean dishwashed washer ... which eventually becomes the empty one.

You then place the dirty ones in the empty washer ...

So when the empty one has filled you now have an empty one ready to fill with dirty crockery.

Washer one ... Empty washer ... ready to fill
Washer two ... Washing ...
Washer three ... use the clean dishes etc.

Once washer three is empty, it becomes washer one (ready to fill) Washer two becomes Washer three as it is now full of Clean dishes ... Washer three is now empty so becomes Washer One.

Sounds complicated but its logical

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by houseboy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:39 pm

Stayingup wrote:Look at it this way. If you can get a good one (like I had previous to this Bosch) that actually cleans and dries properly you will save on Tea Towels.
Now that would be an excellent argument but for the fact that I leave them in the drainer overnight then put them away. No need for tea towels. Ha ha! You see I have covered every argument over the years. Am I sad?

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by houseboy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:46 pm

Bosscat wrote:Back in the 70's when my sisters 3 children were pre-teenagers, they used to bicker and fight about who did the washing up and who's turn it was to dry etc.
They had a new kitchen that included a dishwasher. My Nephew and Nieces then bickered about who filled it and who emptied it and who's turn it was to put away....

Dish washers are brilliant ...

Some once said, if you get 3 dishwashers ... you don't need to have storage for your crockery.

As you use the crockery from the clean dishwashed washer ... which eventually becomes the empty one.

You then place the dirty ones in the empty washer ...

So when the empty one has filled you now have an empty one ready to fill with dirty crockery.

Washer one ... Empty washer ... ready to fill
Washer two ... Washing ...
Washer three ... use the clean dishes etc.

Once washer three is empty, it becomes washer one (ready to fill) Washer two becomes Washer three as it is now full of Clean dishes ... Washer three is now empty so becomes Washer One.

Sounds complicated but its logical
3 dishwashers??? Three??? That puts me in mind of Marvin the Paranoid Android from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, 'Two moons,two? How dreadful.'
So where would these 3 dishwashers go? Would you pile them on top of one another or have them side by side? And what about the cost? I'm not made of money you know. Anyway I have a plan. If we get one, which seems inevitable now alas, I will remove the fuse from the plug after a couple of days then say to my beloved 'there, you see, I told you it was a bad idea, damn things's broke down now.'

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Bosscat » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:49 pm

houseboy wrote:3 dishwashers??? Three??? That puts me in mind of Marvin the Paranoid Android from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, 'Two moons,two? How dreadful.'
So where would these 3 dishwashers go? Would you pile them on top of one another or have them side by side? And what about the cost? I'm not made of money you know. Anyway I have a plan. If we get one, which seems inevitable now alas, I will remove the fuse from the plug after a couple of days then say to my beloved 'there, you see, I told you it was a bad idea, damn things's broke down now.'
Or you could just keep washing by hand ... and keep humming that ditty from the past...


"Hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face ... With mild green Fairy Liquid"

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Firthy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:51 pm

The wife :) Damn site cheaper than buying a new one.

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by houseboy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:55 pm

Bosscat wrote:Or you could just keep washing by hand ... and keep humming that ditty from the past...


"Hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face ... With mild green Fairy Liquid"
You might make light of my quandry Boss but I have been fighting this battle so long now it seems like the hundred years war.




Who called me a bloody luddite...come on own up!!!

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Bosscat » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:20 pm

houseboy wrote:You might make light of my quandry Boss but I have been fighting this battle so long now it seems like the hundred years war.




Who called me a bloody luddite...come on own up!!!
It was your Missus Ian m8 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by houseboy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:43 pm

Bosscat wrote:It was your Missus Ian m8 :lol: :lol: :lol:
I can add that to all the other things she calls me now - the human python, tripod, man of her dreams, daemon lover, etc. Oh hang on, that's not me.

I asked her not long ago what she dislikes about me most and she said 'pull up a chair'.

Her main complaint is that, as she cutely puts it, 'you breathe too much'. I said that I need to breathe as much as I do to stay alive. She then looked at me with that look that women give when they know the penny has dropped. I was cut to the quick.
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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Bosscat » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:47 pm

I asked my wife what 2 things she hates about me..

1, was I didn't listen
2, was ermmm oh ahhh hmmmm something else
:? :? :? altogether
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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by FactualFrank » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:51 pm

Bosscat wrote:I asked my wife what 2 things she hates about me..

1, was I didn't listen
2, was ermmm oh ahhh hmmmm something else
:? :? :? altogether
Mine told me she's loving me because I don't listen to her properly.
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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Clarets4me » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:27 pm

houseboy wrote:You might make light of my quandry Boss but I have been fighting this battle so long now it seems like the hundred years war.
Who called me a bloody luddite...come on own up!!!
They do save on water " houseboy " ....

Now your daughters have left, it's time to get one ! When they visit and moan that you've got one, just say that you didn't need one when they were at home to do the washing up, but now ......

Retire 5 paces, and watch the sparks fly .. :D
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Post by houseboy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:39 pm

Clarets4me wrote:They do save on water " houseboy " ....

Now your daughters have left, it's time to get one ! When they visit and moan that you've got one, just say that you didn't need one when they were at home to do the washing up, but now ......

Retire 5 paces, and watch the sparks fly .. :D
The irony is they have both got one. My wife is jealous.

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by Croydon Claret » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:40 pm

I just bought a dishwasher from http://www.theappliancedepot.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They specialise in either ex demo stock or stuff that might have the tiniest of blemishes.

I got a Bosch tabletop dishwasher. Should have been £475, got it for £275. Brand new and with a 2 year warranty.

You just call them up and they'll tell you what the issue is, in most cases its nothing you would care about

The only problem with mine - the edge of the box was damaged. I got £200 off because of some crushed cardboard :D

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by IanMcL » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:49 pm

houseboy wrote:I've been fighting this dishwasher thing at our house for years. Wife and, over the years, 3 daughters all moaning they want one. Apart from the fact that they have one (me) you still have to half wash the bloody things before you put them in the dish washer (I am told) so what is the point? Two daughters have left home now (not because of the dishwasher thing by the way, just natural wastage) but the pressure has increased now due to an imminent new kitchen sometime in the new year. 'Well seeing as how we are having a new kitchen we might as well.....', you know the score.

Dishwashers are a terrible and lazy way of spending money, I am still fighting but it is an increasingly bothersome fight that I fear I will lose eventually. Should I give up now or last out until a eventually die?
I used to wash up and now I load!

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by houseboy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:33 pm

IanMcL wrote:I used to wash up and now I load!
I don’t think I would find loading as therapeutic as washing up. It’s like a meditation.

*I’ve used all this on my wife.

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by IanMcL » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:46 pm

houseboy wrote:I don’t think I would find loading as therapeutic as washing up. It’s like a meditation.

*I’ve used all this on my wife.
I know what you mean. However, there is a satisfaction in packing a good load!

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by houseboy » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:46 am

IanMcL wrote:I know what you mean. However, there is a satisfaction in packing a good load!
Now now. :lol:

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Post by 2 Bee Holed » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:06 pm

Marigolds make a good one.
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Post by If it be your will » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:40 pm

houseboy wrote:I've been fighting this dishwasher thing at our house for years. Wife and, over the years, 3 daughters all moaning they want one. Apart from the fact that they have one (me) you still have to half wash the bloody things before you put them in the dish washer (I am told) so what is the point? Two daughters have left home now (not because of the dishwasher thing by the way, just natural wastage) but the pressure has increased now due to an imminent new kitchen sometime in the new year. 'Well seeing as how we are having a new kitchen we might as well.....', you know the score.

Dishwashers are a terrible and lazy way of spending money, I am still fighting but it is an increasingly bothersome fight that I fear I will lose eventually. Should I give up now or last out until a eventually die?
I have the cheapest Bosch one. I put all sorts of crap in it, and it just works, without rinsing or anything. I don't put obvious lumps in it, like boiled potatoes, but not far short of that. No salt or rinse aid, just a Finish tablet. Cleans greasy tools and oily parts well. Anything, really. If, due to my abuse of it, it eventually conks out, I'll just buy another one.

Don't put trainers in it (internet suggestion) - they completely fall to bits. (Dishwasher is okay, however.)

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Re: Dishwasher recommendation

Post by !aiboforceN » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:06 pm

Another vote for Bosch... had it for many years without issue.

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