I purchased this Dishwasher for my apartment, Im getting a bad back & this will help me with getting the dishes done. It comes in a huge box, one strong person with a dolly can move this or 2 people. Installation is very simple. You need to have it about 4 -5 feet from the faucet/ sink and I needed no tools at all. I'm very glad I opted to pay a few more bucks to get this model with the delay start and digital menu. I load it up when I want to & make it run when I am not home, so its ready to empty once I get home. It is very quiet, and it does not jiggle, its very stable. I mistakenly left some wine glasses on top of the dishwasher and ran it, when i went to empty the dishwasher, the glasses were still in the same spot & not moved. You can pause it at any time and add a dish that you forgot, I like to check it to see how its cleaning inside. THe loading rack moves all the way out so you have easy access to load. It does not take very large dishes like 12". I first bought the cheap detergent, but was disappointed w/the outcome. I bought a name brand detergent and ran it on "heavy load" and voila- dishes were super clean. I personally do not like for the heat dry, I check the unit about 75% of the way and stop the cycle, if I see the dishes cleaned. Then I end the cycle & restart it in the last mode (rinse only/ no dry) This pumps out the dirty water & shoots up clean water just to rinse the dishes. I do like to hand dry them. If you have super dirty stuck on food, of course you need to soak them for an hour before putting them into the dishwasher. The manual is very handy it has a troubleshooting section and a section that guides you on how to check the filter and clean it out. Its very well made, water does not leak out when you open the door mid cycle. I bought it with a 6 month intrestfree on Overstock- Happy to do that. I put cheap rinse aid in the unit & I wish i hadnt, its causing white rings on dark ceramic dishes. The rinse aid holds 3.7 oz of liquid, once that runs out I will try vinegar for a clear rinse. It is large so check out the dimentions of the unit before you buy it to see if it will fit your space. I am super happy with this unit, I wish I didnt think about it so much and bought it sooner.
The order in which you do things is important, for adding ingredients and entering the settings. For example, yesterday I set the loaf size, the baking time, the crust color, and the baking type, in that order. When I pushed "start" the loaf size and baking time went back to default. It didn't affect the bread fortunately. The instructions could be clearer but with careful reading and page marking you can figure it out. Each loaf bakes perfectly every time without any adjustments for high altitude (5280 feet). I like that the baking can be delayed so I can time it to be ready when I can eat it warm. The recipes are good, my favorites being the italian herb bread and the raisin bread. It's a money saver too!
I have a red Artisan Kitchen-aid stand mixer and use it pretty regularly and it never fails to work exactly as I expect. I am planning a kitchen remodel and wanted a different color so I ordered the Green Apple. Was delivered in perfect condition. Now, for my beautiful red one, I know a young lady who loves to bake as much as I do and has been working with a hand-mixer (bless her heart) and her dream is to have a red Kitchen-aid mixer. I'll be surprising her this week with my old mixer! I had lost the black knob over the attachment screw and 2 of the rubber feet so I ordered replacements, cleaned her up (didn't need much because I always wiped her down and dried her before putting her to bed) and she's ready to bless someone else now! I would like to say one other thing about Kitchen-aid. If you had one and had problems you probably just got that one-in-a-million lemon. This is a very reliable product. Please don't let one negative review discourage you from buying. No one is 100% and certainly more people are pleased with this mixer than not.
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