Bosch racks up the top scores in Consumers Reports, and Miele is a close second but at twice the price of the top-rated Bosch Ascenta. I have had that Bosch model for 8 trouble free years now and we are very happy with it. Its main quirk, being energy efficient, is that it has trouble drying plastic - the trick is to crack the door open at the end of the cycle and let the steam out.PointsHubby wrote: ↑ DW RECOMMENDATION = Buy the best you can afford for your available dollars !!!
That’s the key ... top brands tend to be:
In many cases it’s better to buy a cheaper less featured top brand, than a expensive lower brand with more features
Suggest you do some reading / research
Look at Consumers Reports for example (an independent review service vs Reviews you’ll find on Manufacturers website )
Sears Canada used to be the best place to buy based on Pricing, Sales Service, Delivery, Installation, Haul Away, Warranty ... and After Care / Repairs
Sadly they are no more
These days ... Costco comes the closest
Lowes isn’t far behind
Or some Mom & Pop Furniture & Appliance Stores ... or the smaller local stores / chains
If you can hold off ...
Autumn is the best time to buy most appliances ... as the NEW models come out
And stores will have featured sales on those
As well as clear out sales on last years models
Waiting all the way to Black Friday, May be particularly worthwhile
(Personally we bought a range at that time last year from Lowe’s ... and saved / got back hundreds of dollars ... by being able to buy it on sale, and take advantage also of FREE Delivery, FREE Haul Away ... plus getting cash back on CC, and Bonus Miles from AirMiles Promotion )
The rack configuration in our Bosch could be better, I would look among the Bosch and Miele options for what suits you best.
I'm not sure why you added Maytag, it is now a tired old brand with a poor reliability rating and a low satisfaction rating per Consumer Reports?
And I find there are good deals throughout the year. I think the trick is to know the prices and jump on a deal when you see it.