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#1 babysaurs

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Hi looking for a new dishwasher for the house we are building have heard meile and bosch are the better brands any thoughts on this?
Id like to have a good ebergy and water rating and a cuttlery tray/draw.
TIA

#2 amabanana

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

I love my ASKO.  It is huge inside and very quiet.  When I first got it I had to keep checking it was on because I couldn't hear it!  biggrin.gif   I was deciding between Bosch/Miele and ASKO and went with the ASKO in the end because the arms and runners are stainless steel instead of plastic.   They are all good machines though IMO from what I gathered in my research.
My Mum has the Bosch with the cutlery drawer and I much prefer the basket - so does Mum now she's tried it.  I guess, like washing machines, people have different things they like and dislike.

Edited by amabanana, 30 January 2013 - 01:48 PM.


#3 bakesgirls

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

I have Miele, and after having several other brands over the years, I can't imagine I will ever go with any other brand again. It has a cutlery drawer which I love, but TBH it's only really useful if it's next to your cutlery drawer so you can put the clean cutlery away easily (which in our case it is). The link is for the same one I have.

http://www.miele.com.au/au/domestic/produc...CU_CS-40243.htm

#4 mantilla

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

We have a Bosch (7 or 8 yrs old) & have had no problems.  It does have plastic runners & baskets though if that is a decider - but we have needed no servicing or had problems.  Its reasonably quiet too & a full wash cycle takes between 45 mins & 1 hour.  Had it all this time & not absolutely certain about this (cycle times) but I would def recommend.


ETA - forgot to add my minutes original.gif

Edited by mantilla, 30 January 2013 - 01:59 PM.


#5 Schmig

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

ASKO all the way. It is so quiet I often go to put dishes in it when it is on. Also mine has no buttons on the outside so my DD can't turn it on

#6 Apageintime

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

On the advice of EB I recently purchase a Miele and love it. Its so quiet and cleans everything really well.

It was well worth the extra expense.

#7 boysescakes

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

I have a meile, and I must be the only one that hates it.  I am forever putting more rinse aid in and of late it hasn't been draining, even after removing filters and scrubbing them etc.  I use dishwasher cleaners too to keep it clean.  I don't know what I'm doing wrong.  But it's just a year old and I swear I had little to no problems with my much cheaper and older westinghouse. 😠

#8 annie13

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE (boysescakes @ 30/01/2013, 02:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a meile, and I must be the only one that hates it.  I am forever putting more rinse aid in and of late it hasn't been draining, even after removing filters and scrubbing them etc.  I use dishwasher cleaners too to keep it clean.  I don't know what I'm doing wrong.  But it's just a year old and I swear I had little to no problems with my much cheaper and older westinghouse. 😠

This is me too. I have had nothing but trouble and has never cleaned the dishes well. I do like the cutlery draw but that's it.

#9 sad small umbrella

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

We bought a Bosch recently and love it.  Very quiet, love the cutlery drawer, the dishes come out clean.  The 29 minute cycle is good enough for most loads.

#10 deborah8

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

We went through this process recently with my MIL. I think any of the brands you've mentioned could be good, although i'd stay away from the lower end bosch machines made in turkey, as i believe some of the interior is plastic rather than steel. We took a sampling of her largest/most awkwardly shaped and most frequently used pots and serving dishes, plus a mug, wine glass, bowl, plates etc to a shop with a wide range of floor stock, and started seeing how things fitted in. It was a bit of a circus but made the decision much easier. Also look at where you can put sharp knives if there won't be a cutlery rack. Also try getting to and cleaning the filter. We've had an asko and 2 mieles including the current base model in the family and been happy with all of them. Good luck!

#11 hm6

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

We bought a Smeg - not real happy with it so wouldn't recommend it. Poor design inside so it's frustrating to load. Plus not always real happy with the clean either.

#12 Carmen02

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

we have had an ASKO and did have a few problems with it over the years...currently we have a bosch and i love it original.gif

#13 babysaurs

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Thankyou for you help so far yes i remember ready ASKO was a good brand too. Will have to look st those:) Want it to be stainless on the outside too:)
happy to spend around the 1k mark
We have a westinghouse in the place we are in atm and its been playing up for the last 4 months only works when it wants too!

#14 kristin5

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

I bought an Asko last month and am rapt with it. It gets the dishes so clean (compared to the Dishlex I had before, I guess anything was going to be better!). It is on sale at the moment for $1099 (stainless steel model). And in some models, the top of the cutlery basket can be converted to be used as a cutlery tray (I haven't figured out yet if it applies to the model I got - D5424SS - but I don't think it does). It is also all stainless steel inside (rather than plastic like some of the Miele and Bosch models).

#15 Madnesscraves

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

a thread was posted recently on here asking the same thing, I'll say it again ASKO all the way. its fantastic!

#16 babysaurs

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

any one got a link to the other thread please?

#17 kristin5

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

This is my thread from December:

http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...1039366&hl=

#18 Glr-r

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

asko!

#19 whoisme

Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Bosch all the way.

It had a cutlery draw, up high so I didn't have to bend down.

Also, it heated cold water in the sides, so it used no hot water.  It had a 4 1/2 star energy rating, super quiet and very economical on the Rinse Aid.





#20 Klinkalink

Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

In order I would go Asko, Miele then Bosch (depending on how much you want to spend).


#21 Academic

Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

I love my Bosch. It was a really good price from Good Guys as well. It's not top of the line, but it does the job very well!

#22 tick

Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

Asko definitely. We have a Miele presently and I can't wait for it to die so I can get another Asko instead. They're awesome.

#23 ~strawberry~

Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

We pulled out the quite new Bosch that was in the house we bought and put in a Miele. The Miele is so much quieter, I love the cutlery tray (you sort when the cutlery goes in so you don't have to sort when putting away), and I love the extra room in the bottom from not having a basket in there.

We own quite a number of Miele appliances (they used to have friends & family sales  tthumbs.gif ) and have never had an issue with any of them. My parents have had their Miele dishwasher a lot longer than us and have also never had an issue.

#24 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

We have had a few different brands over the years. We now have a Miele, have had it 2 yrs and it's brilliant. Love it! Love the cutlery tray. All the others we had had the basket, the trey is so much better.

Before that we had the FP dishdrawer for many years until it died. It was good too.

My friend has an Asko and often has problems with it.



#25 SeaPrincess

Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (boysescakes @ 30/01/2013, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a meile, and I must be the only one that hates it.

Nope, I do too.  The one in our current house (which is a rental) is a useless pile of rubbish, doesn't do a good job, has no indication of how long any of the cycles are and they all seem to take forever.  DH put it in the shed at the weekend and put our own in, which is an LG.  I'm not normally a huge fan of LG, but the dishwasher does half loads, top or bottom, and has a cutlery basket in the bottom as well as a cutlery tray that I use exclusively for the sharp knives. I can get far more dishes in it than the Miele, it's no louder, it has a child lock and tells me how many minutes are left to go.

BIL has the F&P drawers and I'm not a fan of those either.




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