Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


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Pros
Relatively quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; child lock; well-respected brand
Relatively affordable; ENERGY STAR® certified; exceptionally quiet operation; good cleaning performance; adjustable dishrack system; attractive, modern design; concealed control panel with child lock
Cons
Some complaints about dry cycle; complaints about lower rack falling off hinges and being poorly designed; stainless steel finish not smudge-proof
Many complaints about manufacturing quality, the dishwasher being repair-prone, soap dispenser door not opening properly and the lower rack falling off its tracks easily; manual filter needs regular cleaning; some complaints about the bottom of the silverware basket wearing out; uncovered heating element; a few reports that the dishwasher isn't flush with 24" cabinetry
Type
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Capacity (place settings)
14
14
Price (MSRP)
$535 - $739
$575 - $750
Warranty
1-year limited warranty on parts & labor for the entire unit and a 10-year limited warranty on parts for certain components including the racks, stainless steel tub, and chopper (+ 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee)
1-year limited warranty
Overall Width x Depth x Height (Range)
23.75" x 24.63" x 33.5"
24" x 25" x 34" - 35"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
unknown
49.25"
Weight (est.)
90.8 lbs
78 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It has a dual filtration system, 2 spray arms and a 5-level wash system.
It has a 5-level direct wash system, 2 stainless steel spray arms and a dual stainless steel filtration system.
Wash Cycles / Options
It has 5 cycles including "Power Scrub", "Normal", "Delicate", "Quick" and "Upper Only". It also has 3 options including "Sanitary", "Extra Rinse" and "Extra Dry".
It has 6 wash cycles - "PowerPlus®", "Normal", "Light", "Energy Saver", "China Crystal" and "Rinse Only". It also has 2 options - "Sanitize" and "Hi-Temp Wash".
Dry Cycles
It only features an air dry option.
"Heated Dry" is the default, but you also have an "Air Dry" option that is more energy efficient and won't damage delicate plastic items.
Cycle Times (est.)
A normal cycle should run around 141 minutes.
Cycle times vary, but Frigidaire estimates a "Normal" cycle will range from about 105 - 130 minutes.
Delayed Start
Yes, you can delay the start of a cycle by up to 19 hours.
Yes, you are able to delay the start of the wash cycle between 1 hour and 24 hours.
Rack System
It has a 2-tier rack system with nylon coated racks and features LG's EasyRack Plus system.
The SpaceWise® Organization system features 2 dishracks made with Nylon TufRacks™ for enhanced durability.
Control Panel
Exposed
Concealed
Power
It uses 279 kWh/year and LG estimates that it will cost around $27/year to run.
It uses 280 kWh/year. Frigidaire estimates that it will cost about $30 a year to run.
Noise
48 dB
51.0 dB
Exterior/Finishes
Stainless Steel (MDB7749SAM)
Black (MDB7749SAB)
Bisque (MDB7749SAQ)
White (MDB7749SAW)
Stainless Steel
 
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