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What is better Polymer Finish or Stainless Finish Tub? Why?

4 years, 4 months ago
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It depends on your specific usage: stainless steel provides surgical-grade hygiene and therefore if is my preference against bacteria, fungus and germs that could evolve in the dishwasher's dark and humid environment.
Polymer finish requires more intensive cleaing to prevent bacteria, especially if you don't use the dishwasher in a daily basis. However, a WHITE polymer tub allows plenty of interior light, much more than light than you could ever find in a stainless steel tub.
4 years, 1 month ago
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Stainless is by far better, it's more durable, more sanitary, and it does not crack or melt. That is why high end dishwashers have this as an interior. It does make the product cost more but it is well worth the extra expense.
4 years, 2 months ago
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Austin TX
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answer 3
stainless
4 years, 3 months ago
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A stainless steel tub offers alot of benefits over a polymer finsh tub. With a stainless steel tub you have less odors and no stains. Its easier to clean and is alot more sanitary.
4 years, 3 months ago
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Charlotte,NC
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Dishwasher rack is rusted

What are the options, if any, on the type of material you can choose from for the racks in the dishwasher? I see a lot of info about the tub, but nothing about the rack. The racks in my dishwasher are rusted beyond repair. I will be buying a new dishwasher soon and want to avoid this problem in the future.
4 years, 5 months ago
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In April I installed a Whirlpool DU1300 XTVQ1 bought from Best Buy. My old GE had rust on rack. Saleman told me the new racks are made of material and have same color through out and will not rust. I think this was an old problem mfg. have fixed.
4 years, 1 month ago
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Wentzville, MO
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Several of the new dishwasher generation have nylon racks which have no metal in them, so no rust. A good rule of them is that if it has a stainless steel interior tub, then it probably has nylon racks.
4 years, 2 months ago
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Austin TX
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answer 3
the racks are a silver/gray to match the interior. The material is similar to most racks. Never found a rack material option on any dishwasher. I bought this dishwasher recently and it's great.
4 years, 4 months ago
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Antelope CA
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do i need to buy any connectors or is that included with the dishwasher.If so which one do i need

4 years, 4 months ago
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I would buy the kit the saleperson recommends. Return it and get $ back if not needed. Better to have when need than to make another trip for installation parts. Also recommend you replace copper water line with flexible hose when you install.
4 years, 1 month ago
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Wentzville, MO
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answer 2
no just a dishwasher drain kit
4 years, 3 months ago
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Dallas,TX
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answer 3
I suggest the connection kit (sold seperately.) You could install without, but when replacing an old unit it is ALWAYS best to use new connections with a new appliance (especially when dealing with a water and electrical combo).
4 years, 4 months ago
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What brand dishwasher runs for the shortest time to wash the dishes?

We have an LG dishwasher that has recently quit working and will be purchasing a new dishwasher. The LG took 2 hours to run a normal cycle and we want to get a dishwasher that takes MUCH less time to run! Which brand and model takes the least time to complete a normal cycle?
4 years ago
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I just purchased a Bosch with a feature called EcoSense. As I understand it a sensor monitors the water and adjusts the time by the cleanliness of the water. After a month of use it seems to run for less than an hour, even though it starts out at 128 minutes.
3 years, 6 months ago
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St. Louis
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The Whirlpool Quiet Partner II also takes about two hours to comoplete its wash cycle, but I've never seen dishes so clean! It also has a one-hour cycle that you can choose if you are in a hurry. It costs only $299 and does a MUCH better job than any other dishwasher I have ever used. Hope this helps.
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Cumming, GA
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answer 3
I've tried a few, including the newer LGs, and have found that the washers that take longer (~2 hrs) clean much more thoroughly than quick washers (1 hr or less). The easiest way to test this is to eat a plate of rice, and then see how well the dishwasher cleans the plate using different models or cycle times. You'll notice that in most cases, the rice will be completely cleaned off the plate in just under 2 hours.
4 years ago
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Why is cutout height shorter than height of dishwasher

Here are two lines from the specs of a dishwasher that I am considering:

Product Height34-1/2"

Cutout Height (in.)33-7/8

I have a 1940s kitchen. The space for the dishwasher is very tight. I measured the space it is 34 inches, but who knows if it is exact? But, I am confortable with a 33-7/8 cutout, but why is the unit taller than the space it needs to fit into?
4 years, 7 months ago
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It will fit!
4 years, 7 months ago
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most have adjustable legs that lower about an inch you need to go into the online manuals to verify it will fit also GE makes a 32" model if you really need but i feel most will fit in their
4 years, 7 months ago
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what does a dishwasher weigh

built in disherwasher weigh
4 years, 6 months ago
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Approximately 80-90lbs.
4 years, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
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Austin TX
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About 130lbs...
4 years, 6 months ago
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Dabitz
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New Milford, NJ
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what is the difference when it says decibel level and a quite sound package

4 years, 6 months ago
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All I can say is I bought this dishwasher and it is VERY quiet. When you have scientific questions I recommend going to google.com and just type in your question and trust me, if there's an answer you will find it.
4 years, 4 months ago
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Antelope CA
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answer 2
Decibel is a specific measureable sound level. Quiet Sound package sounds like product features to cut down on noise level. I am guess a quiet sound package will lower the decibel level - but the important metric is decibel level.

Best Buy groups their washers by decibel range.
 
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LG 24" Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher - Stainless-Steel
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4 years, 6 months ago
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CEE Rating?

4 years, 5 months ago
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The Consortium for Energy Efficiency rating.

http://www.cee1.org/
4 years, 2 months ago
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Austin TX
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answer 2
Do not buy an LG. I can wash my dishes better then their dishwasher. If you do be sure and buy the extended warranty
4 years, 3 months ago
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What kitchenaid d/w have the 3rd rack ?

4 years, 5 months ago
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The innovative culinary rack is usually found the more expensive models. Always check the Kitchenaid.com web site when in doubt.
4 years, 2 months ago
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gmueller
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KitchenAid KUDT03FTSS Architect Series II 24-in. Under Counter Dishwasher has 3 racks.
4 years, 4 months ago
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Antelope CA
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where do you measure a dishwasher on the side or on the door? on the side of my dishwasher it measures 30 -34 inches

where do you measure the dishwasher to buy one on the side or in the front where the door is
4 years, 4 months ago
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on the front of the door, from left to right or vice versa
4 years, 4 months ago
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Antelope
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Antelope CA
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from the floor to the top most part of the dishwasher. Then to measure the opening for your dishwasher, floor to bottom side of the counter top.
4 years, 4 months ago
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Apache Junction, AZ
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