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Dish Washer that will dry dishes

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Our newest dish washer is about 6 years old. It has never really been great at getting dishes dry. It has many modes including heated dry but because it is "smart" it wants to save energy and doesn't really get the dishes dry dry. Moist is what I would call it. It takes about 3 hours to do a wash on "smart wash mode". There is a 1 hour mode that leaves the dishes more than moist.

About 2 dish washers back we had a good simple one that actually dried the dishes.

Any recommendations.

Bill
 

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We just bought a Samsung model that pops the door open at the end of the dry cycle and has a small fan that continues to blow on the dishes. It actually does a very good job of getting the dishes dry. The only thing that isn’t completely dry is some of the dishes that hold water, like the tops of coffee cups
 

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We had the good luck to replace our dishwasher a couple of months before COVID hit.
We have a Bosch that dries quite well except items that have a bowl shaped feature pointing up like the bottom of our coffee cups.
Here's the claim: CrystalDry™ technology transforms moisture into heat to get dishes, including plastics, 60% drier
 

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The same is true for new HE dryers. I find the automatic settings never get everything completely dry, still slightly damp.
 

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We had the good luck to replace our dishwasher a couple of months before COVID hit.
We have a Bosch that dries quite well except items that have a bowl shaped feature pointing up like the bottom of our coffee cups.
Here's the claim: CrystalDry™ technology transforms moisture into heat to get dishes, including plastics, 60% drier
+1 on the Bosch. I love my dishwasher.
 

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I would hate to have the humidity escape into the house.

We just bought a Samsung model that pops the door open at the end of the dry cycle and has a small fan that continues to blow on the dishes. It actually does a very good job of getting the dishes dry. The only thing that isn’t completely dry is some of the dishes that hold water, like the tops of coffee cups
 

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My Bosch doesn’t get plastics dry but it’s a couple of years old. The later ones have newer “dry” technology. I love the Bosch tho! I do typically run my DW at night. By morning it is completely cool and I think that helps make things dryer. Perhaps something to try.
 

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Our LG has both "extra dry" and "overnight dry" settings.
The overnight feature works well to get things dry.
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I would hate to have the humidity escape into the house.
Since dishwashers don't have vents to the outside, isn't the moisture getting into the house one way or another?
 

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I guess that I'm really dating myself when I say that I do remember dishwashers that did dry dishes well.

We have a top of the line, stainless steel Kitchenaid. We've always thought the darn thing was defective. I grab a towel before I open the dishwasher door, especially if there are any plastics or coffee cups inside.

I'm glad to know that we are not alone in our dishwasher frustration.

Another question: most of the time, I now wash the dishes by hand. After all, what's the point of using the dishwasher if I'm going to have to dry a lot of things by hand anyway after the cycle is done? Are there others like me? And is this why modern appliances are energy efficient? They save energy because I do the work rather than using the machine?
 
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Has anyone found a Dishwasher that fully dries plastic food storage containers on the top shelf? We always having to shake them out over the sink and then place on drying pad on the kitchen counter.
 

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I've always had a Whirlpool and found it very efficient. It's been a number of years but I bought it at Best Buy and was very pleased.
 

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Our old dishwasher "back in the day" dried dishes using a heating element. Which also cooked plastic occasionally. When we bought the Bosch I specifically looked for a dishwasher without heated drying so that I didn't have to worry about forgetting to turn it off. I will put plastic in the bottom of the dishwasher if I need the room. It's never bothered me if there was water in the bottom of the coffee cups (I dab them with a dish towel when I pull out the top rack), and for the most part the plastic I put in the dishwasher, usually just the snapware lids, is fairly dry. If they're not I toss them in the dish rack in the sink and let them air dry. If you empty the Bosch when it's done running the plates are so hot that you almost can't touch them, so that's how things get dry. Obviously the plastic does not get as hot.
 

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Has anyone found a Dishwasher that fully dries plastic food storage containers on the top shelf? We always having to shake them out over the sink and then place on drying pad on the kitchen counter.
our Kitchenaid does as long as we load them so they do not collect standing water and keep jet dry rinse aid loaded.
 

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Another vote for Bosch. We've had ours a little over a year and it's the best dishwasher we've every had.
 

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I'm going to veer off topic. This thread has me thinking that I'm a lot older than I thought.

When I was a kid, major appliances worked, and they worked for many years before needing replacement.

Now the world is so much more complex. When I go to buy toothpaste, I come face to face with well over a dozen different types of Crest toothpaste. It's a crisis. Which toothpaste should I choose?

I may finally be making my peace with lightbulbs. After some false starts, I have learned to flip over the package and check the Kelvins. An LED bulb that puts out light in the range of 2700-2800 K seems similar to the old incandescent bulbs I am used to.

I'm sitting here this morning eating Special K. The grocery ran a sale on oat milk last week, so I decided to try it. So now it's happening to milk! There's almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, soy milk, cow's milk, and on and on. Even Coca-Cola is selling milk (look up Fairlife milk). Milk is getting complicated! It's another existential crisis. What type of milk should I buy?

My wife just said we need to hire a life consultant so that our lives will go smoother. We need someone to help us choose appliances that will work, help me pick the right toothpaste, lightbulbs, milk, and the myriad of other things that have gotten complex and confusing.
 

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Another top of the line dishwasher that doesn’t get as much press is Asko. The one I use at the beach gets things dry.

That said, I LOVE the Bosch’s 3rd rack and never want to live without one again. My 800 series also has a light that shines on the floor that tells me it’s running and a water cutoff if it ever detects a leak.
 

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I'm going to veer off topic. This thread has me thinking that I'm a lot older than I thought.

When I was a kid, major appliances worked, and they worked for many years before needing replacement.

Now the world is so much more complex. When I go to buy toothpaste, I come face to face with well over a dozen different types of Crest toothpaste. It's a crisis. Which toothpaste should I choose?

I may finally be making my peace with lightbulbs. After some false starts, I have learned to flip over the package and check the Kelvins. An LED bulb that puts out light in the range of 2700-2800 K seems similar to the old incandescent bulbs I am used to.

I'm sitting here this morning eating Special K. The grocery ran a sale on oat milk last week, so I decided to try it. So now it's happening to milk! There's almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, soy milk, cow's milk, and on and on. Even Coca-Cola is selling milk (look up Fairlife milk). Milk is getting complicated! It's another existential crisis. What type of milk should I buy?

My wife just said we need to hire a life consultant so that our lives will go smoother. We need someone to help us choose appliances that will work, help me pick the right toothpaste, lightbulbs, milk, and the myriad of other things that have gotten complex and confusing.
A lot of this was triggered by energy efficiency standards. One consequence of that is that there is a penalty for installing items such as motors and compressors that are oversized for the application. Oversized = not working as hard = longer working life.
 

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We ended up with an upper-end GE dishwasher because I wanted something other than stainless or black and really liked their "slate" color. Our kitchen is open to the great room so quiet was a key consideration. It is so quiet that we have to ask each other if the dishwasher is on. At the end of the cycle dishes are dry. The only drawback is the water left on top of glasses that are indented on the bottom. Oh, and plastic doesn't dry.
 

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We always use the blue Finish rinse aid as recommended in the manual. When googling my problem there was a small video on how to adjust the amount of the Finish rinse the dishwasher uses. We never adjusted this ever and it was all the way to the low position. I cranked the adjustment to the high position. Other articles suggested using the Finish Powerball Quantum soap because it has a rinse aid and dishwasher salt in it. I never heard of dishwasher salt. After the first load I do see a difference on everything but the plastic containers.

I'm thinking I might get my wife a really nice dishwasher for her birthday if she can put up with this one for a while, lol. It is working better with the rinse aid turned all the way up and the expensive soap. It might be I make it to Christmas if I luck out.

Bill
 

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The drain...
Most dishwashers have a vent on the side of the door usually on the upper left which is used to expel the steam during the heated dry cycle.
 

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The drain...
Steam goes up, it doesn't go down. It would condense on the dishes before it ever went down the drain. Leaving wet dishes and water spots.
 
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