I need a new dishwasher. (Does anyone really need a dishwasher?)
The old one bonked just like me at the end of the Canada Day Populaire. It must be 10 years old. Perhaps older. I can’t really remember. All I know is it doesn’t clean the dishes any longer. It doesn’t even finish its cycles. An 87 minute cycle may take 5-6 hours to complete. And, it’s noisy. I put it on before going to bed and listen to it hum, clutter and clink until I finally get to sleep.
So, I went to my local appliance store on the weekend to purchase a new dishwasher. A store I have dealt with previously. Before I could outline my needs, list my preferences or mention the budget I had in mind, the salesman began to close. All I was able to blurt out was “I need a new dishwasher.”. Then it began. I heard about the time limited offers, special rebates in effect and the benefit of extended warranties. He never stopped talking. He never asked a single question.
Needles to say, I left empty handed. Instead, I began searching on-line, careful to consider price, features and availability. Oh my has shopping changed. In less than an hour I discovered all of the options and now I know what I want, not what the retailer has in stock. The make. And, the model. The Bosch SHE65T52UC. (If you have experience with this machine, please let me know.)
Now I can begin calling local retailers for the best price.
The moral of this story is to never trust a salesman. Do your homework before shopping.
What does this have to do with cycling you ask? Well, it was when I was on my ride yesterday that I realized I went about this purchase the wrong way. I thought I was going to the expert to discover what fits my needs best. I was wrong. There is better and more reliable information on-line from the vendors themselves.
So, the next time you need to make a major household purchase, go for a bike ride first.
Funny how an appliance store is the opposite a bike shop
I know. They could learn a thing or two from a good bike shop where fit and service are paramount.
I’ve put TWO Boschs into homes I’ve owned and loved them both times. Quiet and efficient. Good luck finding a dealer!
Thanks Laura. I appreciate your comment. I currently have a Maytag but have heard nothing but good things about the Bosch products.
Just remember they dont have food disposal, which is why they are so quiet. Rinse solid food off before loading. Enjoy!
If it is the Bosch with the top cutlery draw then I have that one – 5 years and been in 3 different homes and flawless
That’s the one. Exactly what I wanted to hear. Thanks.
In UK called a variodrawer – but when it comes to appliances difficult to go wrong with Miele, Bosch and AEG. The ti bikes of the white goods world.
How is it that little things in life like a dishwasher can hold you hostage in your own home ? I lived with NDS (noisy dishwasher syndrome) for years prior to shelling out for a Miele. Why I didn’t I choose a good nights sleep over a crappy dishwasher ? Funny what we can ignore when other things in life hold precedence. But loosing a good nights sleep to a kitchen appliance ? Never again !