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Tips for Buying a Dishwasher

Tips for Buying a Dishwasher

When buying a new dishwasher, one will need to consider the following.

The dishwasher makes life abundantly easier and cleaner. Although one can always wash dishes by hand, the machine ensures complete sanitization and handles large loads, so you don’t have to. When it comes time to replace the dishwasher, you might realize that numerous factors go into the decision. Here are several tips for buying a dishwasher.


When buying a dishwasher, you’ll first want to determine your budget. It’s always better to decide on an affordable range before looking at your options. This way, there will be fewer from which to choose. Regardless, the average dishwasher is somewhere between $500 and $1,000.

Cleaning Strength

Next, you’ll want to ask the ultimate question: how well can your prospective dishwasher clean the dishes? Believe it or not, a budget dishwasher is nearly just as likely to wash them spotless-clean as a high-end one. The detergent you use may affect that more than the appliance itself. 

Cleaning Settings

Even so, the cleaning settings can make a world of difference. Some models will have varying cleaning settings for different dishware, similar to how your washing machine has different settings for fragile vs. heavy-duty loads. You will also see settings to determine the cleaning speed and efficiency.


Dishwasher features are far and wide. Mainly, one can choose to have features that best suit their needs, such as noise level, space capacity, and artificial intelligence. The loudest dishwashers can be around 50 decibels, equal to the noise level of an average conversation. If it’s space you’re looking for, different brands and models can fit more into the same cubic inches than others, with special drawers and narrower slots. Meanwhile, a smart dishwasher can allow you to monitor and control it from your smartphone.


The average homeowner will be shopping for the average, 24-inch built-in dishwasher. However, one can choose from other options, too. For smaller households, drawer and countertop models save space and work just as well. If you live in a rental without a dishwasher, a portable one can come in handy.

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