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Thread: Cost of Dishwashers in NZ - Cheap - Expensive

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    Default Cost of Dishwashers in NZ - Cheap - Expensive

    Saw this today on the NZ website,

    http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...ricalGoods.htm

    Manual Dishwasher $799.99

    I always thought you had to marry or have kids to get a Manual dishwasher and I am sure they run to more than $799 in upkeep costs.

    Personaly I prefer the automatic ones that I only have to stack and unstack. (that mode seems to be missing on male models, or is that I just have a faulty one).


    JO

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    No Jo,

    I stack and unstack, dry up too on occasions.

    Yours needs some maintenance I think.

    John

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    checked your link. not exactly killer prices. the big question is how well they work??? then again, in london the biggest problem is the water - doesn't really matter how good your machine is your washables still look rubbish. maybe with this in mind even a mediocre/ cheap appliance will perform same as high-end uk???

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    We bought a second hand one when ours started melting things :eek for the equivalent of 171. Fisher and Paykel - it's OK but the design for stacking things is not too brilliant. It washes dishes though and that's all I care about

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    I quite fancy one of Fisher & Paykel's dish drawers :P

    http://usa.fisherpaykel.com/kitchen/...r-benefits.cfm

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    Yeh - I was chatting to somebody about those and they seem to be really good. You can wash one drawer at a time and it's more economical so I'm told

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    not sure how economical a dishwasher can be in a world in which water is the most delicate natural resource. for the most part its one of those urban sins we need to live with. and i'd rather spend the time i dont wash dishes raising funds to build wells in africa.

    how do people who have moved to nz find the local appliances work compared to good european ones here?

    incidently, have never found an f&p appliance with a price attached to it. worrying???

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    The dish drawers are more economical with water than the free standing units I believe.

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    i live in hope. they do sound like a good idea.

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    OK eveyone, I have discovered that only Bubbles saw the funny side.

    I thought you got Automatic dishwashers ie electrical, Manual ones were human. Ie my husband or me. My running costs are much higher than a a mechanical dishwasher.

    What is a manual electric dishwasher, doesn't make any sense to me?

    Thanks Bubbles, will have to get tough and train him to stack unstack.

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