Broken DishwasherS…

The first one went dead last week. It is a Frigidair’s cheap unit came with house. Probably the pump went dead and it will cost about $100 to replace… not worth when the new one cost less than $350 after tax…

The second one went to the repair shop, but it will take a week or so before it get fixed. This one came with my wife to the house, and it’s a 32 years old made in Japan unit that still goes strong. def, a keeper… at least I think…

To replace our first unit I did quite an extensive search online, reading up pros and cons compare different brand, models, check prices around, etc. Based on reviews, I narrowed it down to Bosch, KitchenAid, and Miele. Kenmore Elite was also on my list, but after reading a few horror story about sear’s support, I decided to remove from the list. Bosch is a German brand, which has a lot of features for very reasonable price. Also it has been rated high on Consumer Report. KitchenAid is made by Whirlpool, and also rated high. It’s priced higher than Bosch, but it comes with heat dry option, and with some plastics it is a good option to have. Miele is “The Best” dishwasher based on many reviews. However, their cheapest model is more than what we really want to spend… It stayed on my list just because of it’s reputation. If you are willing to spend $1000+, it will be a serious contender…

After visits to local stores to compare rack configurations and to check the local deal, we pretty much decided to Bosch 500 series, SHE65T55. It has 3rd rack, and with front control panel. Even though top control is more popular now days, I personally prefer seeing what dishwasher is doing without opening the lid, and extra 50 to get the top control does not make much sense to me..

I still going to check out the Bosch model and comparable KitchenAid model one more time before I made purchase though..

Our second dishwasher got damaged while it (he, actually, or, well, Me to be more accurate) was working on removing the broken dishwasher. I was pulling the drain pipe, and when it came loose, my hand was banged on metal edge, and I sliced open my right thumb. No broken bone, no cut tendon (I have a first hand experience and it was not fun…), just a deep cut and blood…
I washed it quickly, check my thumb still moves, and bandage it tight and head to the Health Center. Thanks to Miami’s new program, Employee Health Clinic, I did not have to rush to emergency or urgent care. Nurse checked the wound, gave me tetanus shot, clean up the area and tape them together. From walk in to leaving took just 45 minutes… Last time I went to emergency room, took them more than an hour just to be checked by doctor.
until I get better in a few days, my poor wife won’t have any dish washer…

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do not open if you dont like blood...
do not open if you dont like blood…

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