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Offline rkpatt

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Buying a new dishwasher in the $300-350 , recommendations ?
« on: December 25, 2008, 03:59:46 PM »
I am replacing a  dead Whirlpool DU980 which lasted 10 years . I am looking purchasing one of the following models in the $300-$350 ( "on sale" ) price range -
Aman AB1500W , Maytag MDB4621 , MDB4651 , Whirlpool DU930, DU1055 .  I am looking mainly for a machine that cleans well and is durable  . Extra features are not important . A tall tub not a must and a standard tub model would even be preferable if were more durable . Any recommendations on these or other models in that price range are appreciated .

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Re: Buying a new dishwasher in the $300-350 , recommendations ?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2008, 09:22:04 PM »
Much as GE sucks these days I would go with a potscrubber without the bells and whistles.
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Re: Buying a new dishwasher in the $300-350 , recommendations ?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 07:40:19 AM »
OK,  for GE models any " best buy " suggestions ? - Thanks

Much as GE sucks these days I would go with a potscrubber without the bells and whistles.

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Re: Buying a new dishwasher in the $300-350 , recommendations ?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008, 09:01:35 AM »
Another possibility that I would consider is a mechanical timer model (more reliable ?) . However it, seems that now most those are built more cheaply (poor cleaning, flimsy  racks minimal sound insulation )  like for apartments etc  .

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Re: Buying a new dishwasher in the $300-350 , recommendations ?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2008, 01:40:45 PM »
Go with the cheapest non-electronic model you can find.
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