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Old 03-05-2012, 05:47 PM   #16
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A bunch of commie states banned phosphate in dw detergent. The result is the companies subjected everyone to shit that doesn't work. But you can still find the stuff that works. I stocked up at Ace. You can buy the commercial stuff online.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:34 AM   #17
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A bunch of commie states banned phosphate in dw detergent. The result is the companies subjected everyone to shit that doesn't work. But you can still find the stuff that works. I stocked up at Ace. You can buy the commercial stuff online.
Gotcha. We live in NY, which allegedly bans phosphates, but our dishes come out very clean. Maybe it is the high water temperature in the dw?

I'll look for phosphate detergents anyway. That and incandescent lightbulbs!
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:52 PM   #18
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Gotcha. We live in NY, which allegedly bans phosphates, but our dishes come out very clean. Maybe it is the high water temperature in the dw?

I'll look for phosphate detergents anyway. That and incandescent lightbulbs!
I think you can get by with the new stuff if you have soft water. Something like that, I don't remember all the stuff I was reading.

I've recently started using more incandescents. I think they may be worth the slight cost increase over the long term. My kitchen sure does look nicer than it did with those CFL floods that took a few minutes to warm up. And a 65W equivalent CFL is equivalent in name only to a 65W. Oh, and made in the USA.
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I've recently started using more incandescents. I think they may be worth the slight cost increase over the long term. My kitchen sure does look nicer than it did with those CFL floods that took a few minutes to warm up. And a 65W equivalent CFL is equivalent in name only to a 65W. Oh, and made in the USA.
You probably don't have this problem in FL, but in NY it is foolish to try and use fluorescent lights outdoors or even in the garage. Winters get so cold all you'll get is a dim glow that takes minutes to give off any meaningful light.

I am starting to stock up on 75 and 100 watt incandescents now.
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Yeah, I need to stock up on some for the hell of it. Don't really use 100s. My wife likes reveal bulbs but those are too spendy to stock up too much.
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We have a KitchenAid dishwasher that is going on 19 years. It has recently sprung a small leak on the bottom right corner of the door, and drips maybe a half cup of water over a cycle. The spring loaded detergent dispenser works maybe 50% of the time. About 10% of the tines on the lower rack are either missing, badly bent, or have rust bubbles festering under the paint. It never dries dishes well. The mechanical timer sometimes gets stuck.

It's time for a new one. Anyone have any suggestions?

We like KitchenAid, and that brand has a couple highly rated models. I have heard nothing but horror stories about Bosch, so that is out of the question. Looking to spend between 500 and 800 on something that is quiet, efficient, and durable.
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I like Bosch.
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I hate my $1100 KitchenAid and regret not buying the Bosch every day.
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I hate my $1100 KitchenAid and regret not buying the Bosch every day.
Wow, that's pricey. Usually Kitchen Aid is low end stuff.

What are your major complaints about the Kitchen Aid?
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