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I'm looking to purchase either the Diamante Plus G2143SC or the Optima-II G2432SC dishwasher this week Friday, due to the FL 20% Appliance Rebate that begins that day.
I've looked at both (but the only Optima on display was the fully integrated G2472SCSF) and I'm not sure which one to go with as there's a $300 price difference (G2143SC $1400, G2432SC $1700). The specs says the Optima-II is more quite, has the vario water temp, turbidity sensor, drying sensor and the split tray on the top. I'm just not sure if those features really make a difference (like the turbidity & drying sensor) and how much more quite it really is to warrant the price difference. (The overseas Miele sites show the Diamante as 48-46dB and the Optima as 43-42dB.)
Also, regarding the warranty, the one Miele offers is $249 and extends it an extra 4 years and can be purchased up to 364 days from the installation. But the dealer also sells a $149 5-year warranty from Bankers Warranty Group of Florida. I'm not sure if Banker warranty is any good and who they use to service Miele appliances. If it would be worth saving the $100 and going with the Bankers warranty, or maybe wait 10-11 months and then get the warranty Miele sells.
Any help would be appreciated!