Dishwashers ~ who uses cold water??

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14 years 6 months ago #2478 by Birman Babe
A couple of days before Xmas my much loved F&P Nemo DW blew up. It was 10 years old & it had been having trouble with its electronics for a wee while and just wouldnt have been worth fixing so off hubby went into Thames to buy me a new one. Now, one should nevr send a man to buy a dishwasher, should they? I asked for one the same but it was discontinued but they had the model which replaced it & was very similar. Great. Well its nowhere near the same and I dont like it *sob* I want my old Nemo back *stomps her feet*. I am one of these people who rinses their dishes prior to loading & this will never change. My Nemo had an Eco Fast Wash which took around 1/2 hr & washed/dried everything fantastically. This new thing only has a Normal/Eco wash which **WAIT FOR IT** takes 2hrs to go through the cycle using cold water. Please dont anyone tell me this is normal ?????
Yes, it has a Fast wash but theres no drying cycle..grrrrrrr.
Does anyone know how much difference it would take if I swapped the hose to the hot water fill instead of the washer heating the cold water? There is nothing in the book that gives the cycle times.
I cant believe I have got my nickers in such a twist over a damn dishwasher...but I have sooooo many dishes (mainly cat plates).

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14 years 6 months ago #73195 by The Kats Place
I so know what you mean. Had the same feeling about a washing machine - told the shop to 'get it out of my house NOW, before I threw it out' as it didn't do what they had promised.
I love that my diswaher heats to almost boiling point because of the cat plates and also we have the cats inside the house so I like our plates scalded too. Mines a Simpson. Is there no chance of the shop exchanging yours?

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14 years 6 months ago #73203 by wino
I know how you feel about the Nemo, had one of those and loved it.

I wouldn't mess with the water though, husband tried that on the $25 dishwasher we currently have and it put the power bill up $40 a month.

My sister has just bought a dishdrawer and while I have been scoffing at those things for years I'm secretly kind of impressed with hers (which does do the eco load in next to no time) and may have to get one.

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14 years 6 months ago #73205 by flyingfeathers
Wouldn't get a dish drawer, we have one and it's awful. Doesn't wash dishes properly and you can't always get big plates, pots and pans in it. Much prefer a door dish washer. It's already gone wrong twice, it is an older model but still don't think they've improved that much.

Have a look at the consumer.org report on it, we became members not so long ago, think it's around $70 for a year and we've already got our money out of it :D Considering it's $15 a report.

I would see if you can exchange it if I were you BB especially if you're unhappy with it, that's a really long wash cycle [}:)]

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14 years 6 months ago #73225 by oskatd
Kats Place, how do the moggys stand up to the dishwasher cycle? Have often wondered when Mog comes in looking a little grubby, but so far have resisted the temptation....

Ours uses cold water, as does the WM, but both heat their own water, you need to go european for that though (bless the germans...).

BB, you have learned an important lesson - never let men buy any household appliance, they suck at it!

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14 years 6 months ago #73239 by Hestia
oskatd:
men and household appliances

hubbie says: b-llocks!
(he searches info for weeks before he buys appliances)
(even a cheap orange squeezer hahaha)

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14 years 6 months ago #73242 by DiDi
I have a Dishlex which has been totally ridiculed on this site but it has done it's thing very efficiently and I am happy to keep chugging on with it until it dies - which it will before too long! How long have I had it - no idea - probably about 8 years. In that time I have had to replace the utensil thingie because the plastic gets brittle and breaks and knives etc going through the bottom does not work well with the other thingie that spins around underneath it. Yes it does heat its own water and I like that.

Probably what is more important to know in this situation is that my previous two European dishwashers could not cope with the bore water and died very premature deaths based on how much it would cost to replace parts in them so my advise is ...keep it simple. My choice was always based on how I visualised my use of pots, pans and dishes being placed in it and to that end, my crappy old Dishlex has been brilliant. So there! Grin. Not sure you can still get them as they are Aussie made I believe. Not sure that helps but just felt the need to defend my old friend.

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14 years 6 months ago #73246 by kalnetta
Best to check the manual and see how hot the water going into the washer should be .Ours says some thing about not hotter than 70 degrees and if you use electricity to heat your water it could work out to be expensive.We have solar and a wet back so don't have the water heater turned on.

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14 years 6 months ago #73268 by maggies mum
Replied by maggies mum on topic Dishwashers ~ who uses cold water??
Can't help you BB I'm afraid, we don't have a dishwasher!! I thought I'd never be able to live without one, but to be honest I reckon it's quicker to wash up by hand!

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14 years 6 months ago #73302 by Birman Babe
MM, not with 16 cats and numerous kittens it isnt..
I have emailed F&P with a few questions; will wait & see what they have to say.

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