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Old 11-27-2018, 11:34 AM   #121
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All European dishwashers lack the heating element. Unless the 'sanitize' function is used on Bosch DW's, chances are any dishes/silverware will still be somewhat wet the day after washing.
My whirlpool dishwasher has a dry-heat option and plastics come out dry after leaving everything in for a while after the cycle is complete. I do use Jet-Dry. The manual says a rinse-aid is a must if you want dry dishware.
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Yep, use every day or two after rinsing in the sink. The only reason for rinsing first is that sometimes leaving them in there a day or without rinsing invites ants in.
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I am short of drawer space in my kitchen. In my area, not many people cook regularly, their dishwashers work at restaurants. But they work too expensively for me, so I usually cook, and long ago a previous owner traded his dishwasher for more drawer space. It is something of a challenge for me to keep up with the dishes, but drawers win out over a new dishwasher in the space.

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I can relate. I have a smallish kitchen, and the location of the dishwasher is not ideal. I got a quote to replace the old dishwasher with three drawers, which was $350(CAD). The dishwasher I was looking to buy was $500(CAD), so I re-arranged my dishware to make the unloading of the dishwasher easier and decided to get a new dishwasher instead of the drawers. I felt if I could do away with doing the dishes (with no pre-rinse!), it would be worth it. I still have a space issue, but rearranging dishware/cookware and removing not-often-used cookware helped.
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What happened to the old one? Did you keep her too, or did she find a new DH?
ROFL! I was thinking the abbreviation for dishwasher sounded familiar.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:22 PM   #125
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I am short of drawer space in my kitchen. In my area, not many people cook regularly, their dishwashers work at restaurants. But they work too expensively for me, so I usually cook, and long ago a previous owner traded his dishwasher for more drawer space. It is something of a challenge for me to keep up with the dishes, but drawers win out over a new dishwasher in the space.

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If you still feel short of drawer space even with the extra drawers, maybe you can arrange some way to hang up your saucepans and skillets? My last house had a thing with hooks on the wall up above the (in wall) oven, where I hung two skillets and three saucepans, and I thought that for me it was an ideal arrangement. The pans I used most often were right there in front of me, instead of way down low in a drawer, and I liked that arrangement. The picture below is from Google images but is similar to what I had (except mine was completely metal, quite ornate and New Orleanian in style). I should have something like that put up in my present kitchen too, but haven't figured out where I would want to put it.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:45 AM   #126
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All European dishwashers lack the heating element. Unless the 'sanitize' function is used on Bosch DW's, chances are any dishes/silverware will still be somewhat wet the day after washing.
Our Miele has an alarm chime when it is done. If you open the door when that sounds and while the dishes are still warm, they will dry quickly.
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Our Miele has an alarm chime when it is done. If you open the door when that sounds and while the dishes are still warm, they will dry quickly.
I love that you have and use a true cook’s kitchen with Miele etc., alongside your old rotary phones.
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Our Miele has an alarm chime when it is done. If you open the door when that sounds and while the dishes are still warm, they will dry quickly.
I’ve never heard that but will give it a try.
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yes yes yes no

dude that sold us the dishwasher says rinsing the dishes prohibits the washer from completely cleaning them

so I had roasted a tri tip and forgot to put aluminum foil in the pan - showed my buddy (wife was out of town) put the pan in the dishwasher without rinsing and viola - clean as a whistle

I did put it on steam mode though
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We have a Miele DW from 1989. An electronic part in it failed once and $200.00 later it was fixed. I bought it because it was the quietest DW I could find. I do all the cooking and buying the food and my spousal-unit cleans the house including the kitchen. My wife loads the DW and I unload it as I do not like the smells involved with loading. We have a policy of doing the job you hate less than the other person. My wife enjoys my cooking and I enjoy her cleaning. She wipes the plates to clean them off. We have a septic tank and do not want to fill it with food waste via the Dish Washer washing or rinsing by hand. I also do not like the idea of the DW rinsing the dishes with all that debris-filled water covering the dishes. I do believe it's all in my head but I do care. We use the electric heat drying function. It barely costs anything in winter and helps to humidify the house. In summer I guess we pay twice!
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Have a GE Profile dishwasher that was put in by the builder when I bought the house 7.5 years ago.

Rarely use it. Maybe once or twice a year. Put in clean dishes just to use it.

It must be high efficiency because it leaves almost no water in the tray unlike my parents' one from 30 years ago.

Hard to tell if it works or not.

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