Honest Advice on Dishwashers
Here are a few facts to consider when selecting the best dishwasher for those cleaning jobs.
Basic Things To Keep in Mind
Dishwashers come in various categories and so it all depends on the amount of work and budget. Free standing dish washers come in sizes of between 45cm to 60cm wide, meaning you have to measure where you want to place it in your kitchen so it fits well before making a purchase. These are mostly single trays.
If you however need to separate your dishes you can opt for the double tray. If your kitchen is already designed and complete you can choose to maybe take out one of the lower cabinets and fit in a built-under dishwasher. With this you get to retain your overall kitchen appearance, all neat and intact.
Separate or Built-in
With a little construction you can have this installed in your kitchen. It is also good to note that when choosing a built in, go for the stainless steel finish, since you will not be able to clean around the hidden areas. These are priced a bit higher, but it is worth the extra cost. Another option would be the smaller, one tray dishwashers that can go over your kitchen table top/counter - these consume less water.
Other varieties, if you can fit the budget, include outdoor dishwashers, for those barbecue parties you would want to hold in your back yard, and not clamp up your normal small house dishwasher. These may cost you up to $2,000 depending on the manufacturer. Size does matter too when it comes to choosing a dishwasher. As mentioned earlier it all depends on where you want to place it. We live in this technology age of "smart everything", dishwashers too are not left behind.
There are some with "active water feature" which maximizes water efficiency. Most of them have programs such as quick, pre-rinse, intensive, economic wash. These functions are meant to help you make an informed choice. The best advice would be to look into all this information and make a good decision.
It all comes to your cleaning chores, space and budget. If you are a person with medium family, go for size and functionality. If you are into design and technology, well the choices are many. If you are constantly busy and on the rush, which is why most people get dishwashers as opposed to doing dishes themselves, go for those with multiple functions. When all is said and done, there are also other factors like electricity consumption, which range from item to item; water consumption which also goes with size. If all this is a lot to stomach, you can just go with the WELS rating and Energy ratings provided and make a wise and informed decision.