[Lowe's] LOWES - Bosch Dishwasher $498 ($550 off) - "Best recommended" dishwasher
• Rated #1 and a best value by Consumers Report
• Bosch is the world’s number one dishwashers brand
• Virtually silent at 50 dBA
• Saves 280 gallons of water each year
• 279 kwh/yr- most energy efficient in its class
• Good Housekeeping seal of approval
• Bosch exclusive 24/7 Overflow Protection- ensures that your dishwasher will not leak even if it's not operating
"Best recommended buy" dishwasher per Consumers Report testing of dishwashers and consumers satisfaction survey: Best cleaning of dishes, shortest wash time (95 minutes vs 180 minutes of some other brands), least repair history, energy use, ease of use, & noise level. The Bosch dishwashers actually beat the OTHER more expensive German dishwasher brand Miele (selling $1500 plus) in repair history. The Bosch brand was popular in germany and europe for a long time, but the Ascenta dishwashers are made in USA, not China as other brands. In short, other brand dishwashers may LOOK better to you, but they are likely not effective or efficient in cleaning dishes. I own one Ascenta dishwasher myself, with 10% price match at Sears.
Price effective from Dec 20 - 24. (Sale extended to Jan 2, 2013 per Lowes boxing day flyer)
May price match at Sears with an additional 10% off.
http://lowes.ca/dishwashers/bosch-a ... dishwasher
This stainless steel dishwasher is the higher end of the Ascenta dishwashers. There are 4 medels in the Boasch Ascenta series dishwashers, and their built are similar - motor, stainless steel inside except the bottom. The 4 models differ in the options like time delay to wash the dishes, adjustable top rack, stainless steel vs plastic front panel, hidden vs exposed control buttons, etc.
Thanks to Guncho's post later, Futureshop also has the bosch ascenta dishwasher selling $499 ($380 off) for the boxing day. But the futureshop bosch dishwasher has LESS features than the Lowes bosch dishwasher and therefore not as a better buy.
Lowes - SHE3ARF5UC bosch dishwasher has delicatee wash, express wash, rise & hold, adjustable top rack, flip tines, flexible silverbasket.
Futureshop SHX3AR55UC bosch dishwasher has none of above Lowes' dishwasher features, but it has the half load feature that Lowes dishwasher doesnt have, and the silverware basket is "standard".
Note that, if money is no object to you and you need to impressive someone, you can pick other more expensive ($1500 plus) high end bosch dishwashers, e.g., 800 series, or buy the other even more expensive german Miele dishwashers, because they are also rated very high (79 or 80 out of 100). But if these two german brands dont appeal to you in their features, you can try to buy the following two highly rated dishwasher models: LG Steam LDF7932 ($US$1000), Kitchen Aid KUDE50cx (US$1350) etc.
Some might wish to buy a Kenmore dishwasher. But, the Kenmore dishwashers are made by GE or whirlpool. The highest rated $1390 Kenmore model PRO HE 1317 (rated 79 out of 100) which takes 145 minutes to wash one load. The lowest rated kenmore model 15112 was rated by consumers scroing 43 pts out of possible 100 and that kenmore dishwasher was tested to have average cleaning and noise, below average in ease of use, and 110 minutes to finish one load.
Here are one youtube video on dishwasher testing.
The delivery and installation will cost you between $180 to $220. But it is not too difficult to install it yourself - 3 connections: power, water in, waste waster out. Here is the video to show how to replace or install a dishwasher yourself: