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Old 09-20-2014, 10:51 AM
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Anybody have one?

Looking to replace our GE.

Doing research now.

Looking at Fisher & Paykel so far.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:15 AM
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I have one. I like it.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:18 AM
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A friend of mine has one, they like how it works but the 2 draws doesn't help with dishes at all. (per the friend)
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About (15)? years ago, my best friend was building his dream house (about 7,000 sq ft in Killingworth, CT). I did the HVAC, as well as helped with some of the design, etc. He dropped about a $100K in his kitchen and I recommended the 2 drawer Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, he absolutely loved that thing. Back then, most people hadn't seen anything like it, it was very unique. He single, so he'd use one drawer for clean stuff and the other for dirty.

I'm sure things have changed since then, but it seems to me that the 2 drawer design lacked the capacity of the single drawer. It was very quiet and didn't give him any problems as far as I know. Fisher & Paykel have been around a long time, are they still out of New Zealand? Do they have a good USA parts distribution?
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It is my understanding that Haier bought Fisher & Paykel.
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We have had a set of F&P dish drawers for years. Absolutely no problems, and they are great for just the two of us. They clean very well, are quiet, and easy to load and unload. In a perfect world, I'd have one on each side of the sink, so I'd never have to bend over to get to the bottom drawer. The only quirk is that you must use powder detergent, no gel.
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We've got one, and the top drawer just crapped out. Gives us an excuse to buy a REAL dishwasher..a Bosch!

BTW, 2 drawer dishwashers are a BITCH to install! And repair! Keep it simple..single door unit.
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If you have room just put in 2 dishwashers. Each costs not much more than a higher end cabinet it would replace. We did it and love it. I'd say it saves on washes too as you don't end up running one if it's not packed.
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Originally Posted by ericinmich View Post
If you have room just put in 2 dishwashers. Each costs not much more than a higher end cabinet it would replace. We did it and love it. I'd say it saves on washes too as you don't end up running one if it's not packed.
We do kitchens for a living, and I don't think we've ever had a client choose a double drawer unit. 2 separate units IS the way to go. Bosch makes 18" wide units also.
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Just the two of us....and three Shi-Tzus.

I'll research the Bosch models.

Thanks folks...
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Bosch has a 3 drawer model..shallow drawer up top just right for washing those cute little puppies......
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Bosch has a 3 drawer model..shallow drawer up top just right for washing those cute little puppies......


BTW, to me, noise is the biggest issue with a dishwasher. If it was me, I'd get the quietest single door out there. The 2 drawer is expensive and I don't see the advantage,
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My brother did not like his enough (an FP) and went back to a standard unit (Bosch).
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Originally Posted by mikelindbeck View Post
I have one. I like it.
Wait until it breaks.... or leaks underneath and ruins a hardwood floor
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Fis and Pay iirc is rated worst on reliability by consumer reports READERS in the annual survey than other dishwashers that is they break more often
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The Bosch units are quiet!

I know, I sound like a Bosch salesman, but I get feedback from my clients, and I DON'T! sell the units to them. I do install the units, and they are sweet to install.
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Originally Posted by edwardh1 View Post
Fis and Pay iirc is rated worst on reliability by consumer reports READERS in the annual survey than other dishwashers that is they break more often
Didn't want to bring this up, but i've heard/experienced the same thing. They're NOT crappy quality, which is surprising.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Bosch has a 3 drawer model..shallow drawer up top just right for washing those cute little puppies......
My new KitchenAid also has 3 drawers/shelves. The top one is so small and narrow you don't even notice it unless you look real close - I've never used it.
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My new KitchenAid also has 3 drawers/shelves. The top one is so small and narrow you don't even notice it unless you look real close - I've never used it.
You put Shih-tzus on it.....................
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You put Shih-tzus on it.....................
On 'Dingleberry cycle'.
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