which dishwasher?

propertyrental
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Mine has died and so old not worth trying to fix.
But what to replace it with?
I've searched 5/6 different review/comparison sites and none of their recommendations overlap! So how to decide?

Built in
I like the top level cutlery tray.
not bothered about multiple programmes - I mean how often does one vary from the standard prog?
decent energy efficiency would be nice (C+?)
Place settings - any (10+)

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  • silvercar
    silvercar Posts: 46,777
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    We have a Bosch, it has the top cutlery tray. Does the job.
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  • Emmia
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    We have a (slimline) Bosch, with a top cutlery tray, I'd buy another one if / when it died.
  • DullGreyGuy
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    not bothered about multiple programmes - I mean how often does one vary from the standard prog?
    Depends what they are... I agree we don't use most (eg "pasta") but Eco, Fast, Auto and Hygiene are used regularly and Glasses occasionally. For some you can also add "intense" for the bottom layer and "extra dry", the later doesn't get used. 

    I've fallen out of love with Bosch after washer-dryer developed 2 major faults within 6 months at under 5 years old. Our Bosch dishwasher died 12 months earlier but it came with the flat so was of an unknown age so may be ok but again it was a series of things that went wrong with it in quick succession. 

    We went for a "blow the budget" model as got seduced by things like internal light etc. Have to say we are very happy on its cleaning performance to the extent that the Mrs ran it a few times without remembering to put detergent in and only complained on the third time that some items weren't coming out as clean as normal (it holds a reserve of detergent so you only add it every 30 washes or so)
  • GDB2222
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    We have been happy with Bosch, and I can’t say that I have missed having a light inside my dishwasher. 
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
  • DullGreyGuy
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    GDB2222 said:
    I can’t say that I have missed having a light inside my dishwasher. 
    Did you have a light in the dishwasher before or have you always been without a light? 

    Its clearly a nice to have feature rather than a must have but its so much easier to spot that rogue teaspoon thats fallen out at the back of the machine or spot an item hasn't cleaned properly when unloading in the evening and so the main lights aren't on. 

    Seems to be a trend with devices right now as the new washer and dryer both have internal lights too and again something I could live without but it is handy and makes finding the rogue sock stuck to the side much easier. 
  • comeandgo
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    I am also unhappy with Bosch, their dishwasher lasted less than two years and they nor John Lewis who we bought it from could not have cared less.
  • GDB2222
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    comeandgo said:
    I am also unhappy with Bosch, their dishwasher lasted less than two years and they nor John Lewis who we bought it from could not have cared less.
    I though John Lewis provide a minimum 2 year warranty, so why didn't you claim on that? 
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
  • Albermarle
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    not bothered about multiple programmes - I mean how often does one vary from the standard prog?
    decent energy efficiency would be nice (C+?)

    For max energy efficiency, you need to have an eco wash option. They usually take much longer than a normal wash.
    We only use three settings ( Bosch) 
    Mostly-  Quick 45 degrees ( 30 minutes)
    If very full/dirty Auto 45 - 65 with Variospeed ( 80 mins) 
    Machine care ( very occasionally)
  • propertyrental
    propertyrental Posts: 2,217
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    Interesting that Bosch is the only one mentioned so far - though with votes for and against!

    My sister swears by her Neff, though only bought it because her kitchen fitters offered a deal on all Neff white goods.

    Much cheaper than Bosch (or Neff) are Beko and hotpoint, but is it a question of 'you get what you pay for'? Or do the cheaper ones 'do the job' so worth considering?
  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Posts: 9,202
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    Interesting that Bosch is the only one mentioned so far - though with votes for and against!

    My sister swears by her Neff, though only bought it because her kitchen fitters offered a deal on all Neff white goods.

    Much cheaper than Bosch (or Neff) are Beko and hotpoint, but is it a question of 'you get what you pay for'? Or do the cheaper ones 'do the job' so worth considering?
    Neff are Bosch @propertyrental (likewise Siemens)... historically they were the same company but had different products with different targets - Bosch the reliable German engineering, Siemens the technology advanced and Neff the stylish minimalist.

    In recent years many of the products have become the same with just some superficial branding/surface design differences. When we considered them for an induction hob the only difference was the brand, model name and on one there were numbers against the levels on the scale whereas on the other there were just markers with no numbers. 
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