Noticed today that our dishwasher was leaking all over the kitchen floor. Not a good thing which means looking around for a new one and the choices are dizzying. Some of the features in these things make me wonder if they're really necessary. One review site lists an Electrolux model as the best by far, "the closest any machine has come to dishwasher perfection." This dishwasher features an inside light and a light which shines out onto the floor. And here I thought Electrolux was a vacuum cleaner company.
But, another review site has a Kitchen Aid as the best by far. Our dishwasher is a Kitchen Aid, but was put in, oh my gosh, many years ago. Dale was still with the Lutheran Hour so it has to be from the late 90's. Did well by us, never had an issue til now. But today's model "has a plethora of wash cycles and wash options, a handful of which are eco-friendly." Plus 3 racks and the ability to do 16 place settings at one time. Whew.
A third reviewer writing on a blog, is all behind a Bosch 500 series dishwasher because it's so quiet and has a third rack for cutlery.
This is going to take some time. The main thing to determine is what the dishwasher is most used for and then decide if you need one which can clean 16 place settings or a third rack or clips for stemware. How eco friendly do you want? Do I need a light which shines onto the floor? No, but an inside light might be nice although not necessary.
Mainly want i one which works, runs as it should, isn't backbreaking to load and unload and lasts as long as the one we're replacing.
Oh, and tonight I find our garbage disposal has quit too. So if these things do indeed come in 3's, what's next?