Tuesday, February 24, 2015

broken dishwasher basket

One of the things I like to document on here is things that break.  This is because I feel that in general merchandise in the USA is not of adequate quality and should be improved.

What you see here is a basket from my Kitchen Aid dishwasher.  You will notice that some of the cross pieces have broken off.  This means that the holes in the bottom of the basket are too large and utensils fall through.

When they fall through, they hit the rotor below, stopping it from turning.  When this happens the dishes don't get clean.

It may also be bad for the rotor.

Cost of new basket: over $50, which seems very high to me for a plastic part like this.

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