Why Does Research Matter?
You can't trust just any dishwasher to do the job. That's why we researched the most important factors that are involved in choosing a dishwasher. These include cleaning power, capacity, number of racks, energy efficiency, cycle options, and length of a cycle. If you're going to spend a lot of money on a quality dishwasher, it should be durable enough to last you many years. Most dishwashers today do not require that you pre-rinse your dishes, which saves you an extra step in the dishwashing process with no resulting consequence as to the dishwasher's cleaning quality. Read on for a more in-depth look into our top choices!
Why Do We Recommend the Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher?
The Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher features three tracks and enough space to hold up to 16 place settings. The third rack has sides that can fold down and offers 30% more loading capacity. Additionally, you can adjust the rack height to three different levels to make room for larger dishware. FlexSpace Tines can be folded back to further accommodate larger pots and pans. If you don't want to use the third rack for a particular cycle, feel free to remove it. The silverware rack can be divided into two pieces and placed anywhere in the dishwasher. This dishwasher could not be more flexible or accommodating when it comes to meeting your loading needs!
Why Did We Choose the Bosch 300 Series Dishwasher?
The Bosch 300 Series Dishwasher features a removable V-shaped third rack that provides space for large utensils in the center. It thus also provides enough space for wine glasses on the sides of the middle rack. This results in 30% more loading capacity! It is a quiet dishwasher operating at 44 decibels. FlexSpace Tines can fold back so that you can easily fit larger pots and pans. Additionally, you can adjust each of the three racks to three different heights, allowing for nine possible rack positions. If you suspect you'll need to run the dishwasher after the next meal in a few hours or after breakfast tomorrow, you can use the delay start timer to postpone the wash cycle by up to 24 hours.
What Does the LG Front Control Dishwasher Offer?
The LG Front Control Dishwasher features two racks and can fit up to 15 place settings. You don't have to hand-wash your fine china anymore since the Delicate cycle is gentle enough to clean it without causing damage. The QuadWash system utilizes four spray arms and Multi-Motion arms that rotate while spinning to provide a thorough clean from a variety of angles. If your dishes are only lightly soiled, you can use the Express cycle to get them clean in just 33 minutes. You can adjust rack height in order to fit larger cookware into this dishwasher.
What Do We Love About the GE Dishwasher with Front Controls?
The GE Dishwasher with Front Controls has a stylish slate-colored door. It features a Piranha Hard Food Disposer which is a stainless steel blade that pulverizes food particles by rotating at 3,600 RPM. This prevents large particles from clogging the dishwasher. Four jets in the upper rack shoot water deep inside tall glasses that can otherwise be hard-to-reach. If you only want to wash dishes on the upper or lower rack instead of doing a full wash, you can do that, thus saving water and energy. This dishwasher is NSF certified for food safety so you can be confident that 99.999% of bacteria is being killed when using the sanitize option.
Why Should You Check Out the Frigidaire 18" Built-In Dishwasher?
The Frigidaire 18" Built-In Dishwasher is available in both black/silver and an all-white façade, so you can get one that matches your kitchen's style. The controls are easy to use and it offers six cycles to choose from. These cycles include heavy wash, normal wash, light wash, china/crystal, energy saver, and rinse only. Just like our other choices, there is no need to rinse off your dishes prior to putting them in the dishwasher. Users love the delay start option where you can set the dishwasher to run up to 4 hours in advance.
Why Are We Impressed by the Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer Dishwasher?
This high-end Fisher & Paykel dishwasher features two drawers that are as easy to open and close as you would a normal kitchen drawer! You can program each drawer to run on separate cycles which is great if you have heavily soiled dishes in one drawer yet fine china in another. It runs quietly at just 44 decibels so it won't interfere with conversations or television viewing. This dishwasher can fit up to 14 place settings (7 per drawer) and offers 9 wash cycle options. Wash programs include delicate, delicate eco, fast, fast eco, heavy, heavy eco, normal, normal eco, and rinse.
A good quality dishwasher can make your life much easier and free up time you would have otherwise spent at the sink washing dishes. They can reach a higher temperature than we as humans can withstand, thus resulting in improved sanitation when it comes to cleaning dishes. There are a number of considerations that need to be factored in and researched when choosing a dishwasher, which we've broken down above. You can choose between three racks, such as with our Bosch 800 Series and Bosch 300 Series recommendations, or two racks as in our LG and GE picks. All of the dishwashers that we've chosen to recommend include Energy Star compliance in order to save you money long-term.
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