Among the many appliances available to many kitchens today is the dishwasher. This is a very energy efficient and modern alternative to hand-washing dishes. There are many options and many times they can be very overwhelming.
Purchasing your dishwasher
When considering what to buy, you may want to look at a few options. First would be your budget. How much are you willing to spend on your dishwasher? If it is within your budget, go for it. The second thing to consider is the type of dishwasher you want to buy. There are some that have drawers and others that are built in. Some are countertop and others can be moved around and have wheels for that purpose. Some more expensive models can send you notifications directly to your phone to tell you if the machine needs repair or is done washing the dishes.
Next, you may want to look at popular brands of dishwashers. If a product is well-known, it must have gotten its good name from somewhere. You may want to do research to see which dishwashers are the best and which ones are available and preferred in your area.
Here is a list of some of the top 5 brands for dishwashers that you will find in the market:
1. KitchenAid Architect Series II
This is a built-in dishwasher that has space for about 14 place settings and gives you 5 wash options and 6 wash cycles. It is very quiet and energy efficient. The cost of this dishwasher is worth the rewards in the long run.
2. LG Studio
This dishwasher comes with a steam option which eliminates the need to prewash the dishes. It also has an adjustable 3rd rack to fit more dishes and offers many cycles and washing options. It is known to be very energy efficient and comes with a 10 year motor warranty guaranteed.
3. KitchenAid Pro Line Series
This built in dishwasher comes with a washing and scrubbing option that make short work of tough stains and is very energy efficient.
4. LG True Steam
The LG True Steam dishwasher comes with the True Steam option which makes pre-washing unnecessary and gets rid of oily and greasy stains. It is a very quiet and efficient option when it comes to dishwashers. It does not come with a heated dry option however.
5. Samsung DW80F800
Powerful spray jets built into this dishwasher mean that scrubbing is optional. Hard to clean dishes are easily taken care of with this dishwasher. It has an adjustable rack which can fit up to 15 place settings. It is also fairly quiet and very energy efficient.
Maintaining your Dishwasher
The first thing to do in maintaining your dishwasher is to use it regularly to prevent build-up of dirt and food materials. Cleaning your dishwasher is also important to get rid of mildew and debris for more efficient washes. To help with cleaning the dishwasher, you may want to run it with vinegar on occasion. For more tips for those hard-to-reach areas, please see your dishwasher user manual. There are many other elements to talk about but the above is an insight.