Helpful Tips on Choosing The Perfect Dishwasher For Your Household

Fred's Appliance
February 5, 2014

Your current dishwasher has been with your family for a little over 10 years, unfortunately, its ability to clean your dishes has declined, and the time has come for you to purchase a new one. You’ve searched the internet for a dishwasher that fits your budget, but the various units available has you wondering what features fit your family best. If you’re facing this situation, we would like to lend you a few words of advice before you make your final purchase.

  • What’s inside truly does count. The convenience of having adjustable racks and enough slots to fit your utensils will always play a large role in choosing your perfect dishwasher. You don’t want to bring home an appliance that has an inadequate setup that prevents your dishes from getting cleaned properly.


  • The right size for your needs. Whether you have a large family or a small one, dictates what size dishwasher you need to buy. A standard sized unit is adequate for a family that uses the appliance on a regular basis while a smaller model works best for fewer people. Though, you should keep the future in mind. If you family has the potential to grow you may want to consider purchasing a larger dishwasher now, so you won’t have to upgrade down the line.


  • Washing cycles. As technology advances, the number of wash cycles on dishwashers continue to increase. If you prefer a basic appliance, look for one that only has your standard cycles, such as, light, regular, economy, and pot and pans. On the other hand, if you want a unit that showcases its versatility, you may want to consider a dishwasher that features cycles like, glassware, sanitize and half-load size. Further upgrades can include sensing load size and soil levels. The price of a dishwasher definitely increases when you begin to look at enhanced versions of the appliance.


  • Saving Energy. Dishwashers manufactured today have loads of benefits, but the most important to the environment and your wallet is the Energy Star label. Purchasing an appliance that dons an Energy Star means the unit’s efficiency level is high, and your monthly energy bill is lower.


  • Warranty. Before making your final decision, check what type of warranty the dishwasher comes with. It’s best if the appliance includes a one-year warranty on parts and labor.


While purchasing a new dishwasher can help you cut back on your energy bill and save you from emergency appliance repair costs, thoroughly researching your choice unit is a must. If you would like to learn more about dishwashers and their numerous features, please contact us, and we’ll gladly answer your questions.

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