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In Reply to: RE: Try buying household appliances now posted by Mike K on October 14, 2021 at 07:34:40
My entire kitchen is (now somewhat older) Samsung. The dishwasher gave up the ghost after a number of years, but they do that. It probably lasted 5 years, the new one 5 years so far. Wife's sisters Bosch units lasted far less time. The heavily used 10 year old microwave handle broke off, I fixed it with some epoxy (not visible). Otherwise all bullet proof for around 10 years.
What do you know that I don't? I can't bother calling a repairman when I don't need one... :)
Our current house came with a base model Whirlpool dishwasher. It lasted 22 years. It was still going strong except for the cosmetics when we replaced it. It had a huge metal motor and heater compared to the new $1,500 KitchenAid which has a plastic motor smaller than my fist and virtually no heater. In order to make EnergyStar specs, the KitchenAid requires the water heater to do the heating work, else it goes stuck in an error code hang because the water is too cold.
We are also still using a Sears Kenmore countertop microwave on a daily basis that is over 30 years old.
I doubt any currently made appliances will match those longevities.
We have a KitchenAid dishwasher that's at least 30 years old. It just won't die. If you look at repair forums, those things are legendary. It does a better job of cleaning dishes than the newer dishwashers, as well.
I called yesterday. Apparently they're too busy to answer or return a call. I don't mind waiting, I just want to make sure my order is in and to see if there is at least an idea of when they might ship.
But I'm comparing apples to apples, new models only. The people I know who use their dishwasher a lot (we're 8-10 x a week) maybe last 5 years, no matter what brand.
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