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Post by Guest » Mon, 13 Sep 2004 4:33 am

We're relocating from the UK. We use our dishwasher heavily, and was wondering if most rental flats in Singapore come with one? Otherwise, how cheap is it to get one there, and can we find the tablets (like Finish, etc) quite easily? Also, would the rental flat let us install one?

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Post by another guest » Mon, 13 Sep 2004 9:51 am

Our apartment did not have a dishwasher, so we asked the landlord to put one in for us. He agreed. There was no place to put it actually inside the kitchen, so it is just outside the door with the clothes washer and dryer. This seems to be quite common as I saw the same type of arrangement in other apartments that we looked at. (Don't worry, it sounds worse than it is - it works out just fine!)

I would suggest choosing your apartment first and then when you make an offer to include requesting a dishwasher (and other appliances if they are not already there). The market seems to be somewhat in favor of the renter these days, so if you are offering a good, fair monthly rent, the landlord will likely not want to lose your tenancy over a dishwasher. Anyway, all he can do is say no in which case you can buy and install it yourself - I doubt he would argue with that.

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Post by mikem » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 5:34 pm

Our apartment did come with a dishwasher, but after visiting many stores I still could not find any tablets such as the Finish 4 in 1. Any idea where I might find them, if not I guess I'll buy over the Internet.
Thanks...Mike

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 7:54 pm

Get a maid.

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Post by durain » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 8:09 pm

what stores you been visiting??? you can get finish diamond in NTUC.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 8:32 pm

Mike - not sure if it helps, but we use SOMAT 1 tablets in the Bosch (we also got our landlord to install one - a dishwasher, not a maid!). They work fine with the same named liquid. Both available at NTUC and Cold Storage.

HTH, P

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Post by boffenl » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:48 am

My husband opted for the dishwasher versus maid too. We use Colgate-Palmolive liquid like in the US that we buy at Cold Storage-Jelita. Doesn't the power scratch your glassware? The power seems cheaper, but I'm leery after spending $2k for the dishwasher of his dreams!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 2:20 pm

I spent $10K for my dishwasher 25 years ago and still going strong. Was made in Singapore and any type of detergent works fine. :mrgreen:

Only thing is I've never been able to find the off switch on the volume control. I didn't know that they were equipped with audio but I soon found out.

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Post by Saint » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 2:40 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I spent $10K for my dishwasher 25 years ago and still going strong. Was made in Singapore and any type of detergent works fine. :mrgreen:

Only thing is I've never been able to find the off switch on the volume control. I didn't know that they were equipped with audio but I soon found out.

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Sounds like a lot better than these newer high maintenance models that look pretty but far less agro if you do the washing yourself!

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Post by boffenl » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 3:23 pm

Knock it off you two! Can't believe I spelled powder power--twice!

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 3:31 pm

boffenl wrote:... Doesn't the power scratch your glassware? The power seems cheaper, but I'm leery ...
Hi Boffenl - do you mean the powder tablets? If so, we have used them for years in Bosch and Smeg dishwashers with our usual glassware and also fine crystal, and never had any problems with scratching. Just ensure you use the correct corresponding rinse-aid that matches both the powder tablet AND your dishwasher, otherwise you might get some smudging or streaking.

HTH, Mr. P

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Post by boffenl » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 3:56 pm

Thanks Sierra! My husband was so shocked by the price of detergent he asked family to bring some from the US. Sheesh. Ah, where is Wal-Mart when I need it. I'll try powder next time I run out--some came with the Bosch we bought.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 4:18 pm

Hi again, The Somat 1 powder tabs and their matching liquid rinse aren't expensive compared to equivalent products back in Australia!

Guess you guys got it lucky back in your old home!

You can always run a test. We bought some new day-to-day glassware when we got here, put it in, and bingo - no dramas. Of course, we used only one glass!

Glad to be of help, that's what we're here for.

Cheers, P

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Post by HunBunny80 » Tue, 23 Sep 2008 7:00 pm

I want a dishwasher the next time I move too. I cannot imagine washing up after a party and I do not like the idea of a live-in maid. Used to have dishwasher and hmmm.....I miss it!!!

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