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J K
Our purchase decision was based in the quality and quietness of the dishwashers, which included the third rack. I use it often for small and/or flat items such as spoon rests, spatulas and rings and extra cutlery, particularly serving pieces.
   
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Barbara Ottolino

My Miele has a third rack which I LOVE - highly recommend a third rack. Miele is quiet and third rack can be easily removed if you have very tall glassware (vases) to run through top rack. Middle rack can raise or lower to make more room on bottom rack, or tilt so only one side is taller. Best DW I ever purchased.

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tcufrog

I purchased a Bosch for my old house that had a third rack. I absolutely loved it. The layout was very flexible and the third rack was useful for so many things such as: medicine cups, serving utensils, lids, knives that didn’t need to be hand washed, small Tupperware, etc. I often ran out of space on it.

   

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