Top positive review
15 people found this helpful
on January 18, 2012
I've been wanting to get one of these units for a few years. In doing my research, I found that most units were described as flimsy, loud, and just not effective.
I wanted to use it for a month or so before I posted a review.
1. It is REALLY quiet! I live in an apartment building, and I really didn't want to hear complaints about some crazy clunking and whirring sounds coming from my place.
2. The fill and drain hoses are combined - joining at the faucet hookup. The water drains into the sink from under the faucet hookup. This avoids the problem of a drain hose possibly flopping around and spraying all over.
3. The dishes come out sparkly clean! I generally use the NORMAL setting (85 mins.), and it works just fine. I use the SPEED setting (45 mins.) if I'm just washing a lot of glassware and utensils.
4. The maximum amount of water it uses per load is about 4.2 gallons.
It did a great job on baked on food, as well as glasses and silverware. I've been using the Palmolive Eco liquid dishwasher detergent. At first, I was completely filling the receptacle, but there were suds in the bottom when the cycle was completed. No big deal, just use less detergent! Haven't experimented with any of the gel paks yet.
I agree with the other poster that it would be nice to have an indicator as to where the machine is in the cycle, but it really isn't that big of a deal to me.
I received the dishwasher in excellent condition, no problems with damage or missing parts. It is super easy to hook up - you just attach the hoses to the back of the unit, and screw on the faucet adapter. It's nice looking - no clunky dials, etc.
I HATE washing dishes, so this is my favorite thing right now!! No more dishes in the sink! I use it every 2 days or so. The Minea is definitely a pricey unit, but so far I think it's well worth it!!