Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dishwashers : Question and Answer

 

Q:

What is the best dishwasher?

A:

The best dishwasher for your household will depend on a number of factors including your budget, kitchen size, washing needs, noise tolerance, desired features, style preferences, etc. Depending on your budget, we'd suggest looking for an ENERGY STARĀ® rated dishwasher that offers very flexible rack storage (adjustable racks, foldable tines, etc.) and one that is designed with a stainless steel tub. Stainless steel tubs are more durable/stain-resistant than plastic tubs, and they also have water-condensing and heat-retaining properties that enhance the efficiency of the dry cycle. We also suggest thinking about whether you want a self-cleaning or manual filter system. Models with self-cleaning filters will be louder than ones with manual filters but eliminate the need for pre-rinsing and regularly cleaning out the filter yourself. In terms of different brands, Bosche and Miele manufacture the highest rated dishwashers according to Consumer Reports, and, according to JD Power & Associates, they both also have the highest overall customer satisfaction rates. Bosche dishwashers are moderately priced (~$700), while Miele dishwashers are very expensive (~$1800).

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