Buying a dishwasher does mean mainly one thing: You can finally say goodbye to washing the dishes by hand. Here is how you’ll choose the right appliance for your kitchen.
As the Christmas festivities are coming up, many people are preparing to host a feast or a party at their house. But whilst the preparation is fun to most people, they will also have to face the less-funny part: Cleaning up the mess in the kitchen as soon as the guests are gone. Fortunately, there is one appliance that could save you from most of it: a dishwasher. So, if you consider getting one for your kitchen, we can help you out with some advice on what appliance to buy.
Set Your Budget
Firstly, you should know how much money you want to spend on a dishwasher. Similar to other appliances, the price range usually varies between $ 400 and $ 1500. More expensive appliances will come with a variety of different features. But even if you are on a budget, you can expect your dishes to come out shiny. Anyhow, you will have to accept that you will not get the higher-end features and finishes.
Think About the Size of Your Dishwasher
Secondly, you should figure out what size you would want. Needless to say, the size of your new dishwasher must fit your kitchen or the cabinets. The majority of dishwashers come in a standard size of 35 inches high, 24 inches wide and 24 inches deep. However, there are also other sizes available, such as slime size or compact dishwashers that are about the size of a microwave oven. Furthermore, you can decide if you want to buy a freestanding, integrated or semi-integrated appliance.
Different Cycle Options
Every dishwasher comes with different washing cycle options. While cheaper appliances often just come with the basic cycles, normal, heavy and quick, high-end dishwashers will have more options to choose from. If you need all of them depends on your dishes. Are you just cooking for two people or are you a household of many people? If there are more than two people in your home, you should consider buying an appliance with more cycle options.
Which Features Should Your Dishwasher have?
Finally, there are different features that you could look for:
- Adjustable upper racks that allow you to raise the rack so bigger items fit into the lower rack
- An extra tray for cutlery
- An automatic sensor that measures how dirty the dishes are and adjusts the water temperature accordingly
- Protection against flooding
- A safety lock for children so that the washing cycle can’t be changed while the dishwasher is being used
Choose a Dishwasher
Have you found the perfect appliance for your kitchen? We have put together a blog post on how you can install the dishwasher yourself. However, if you don’t want to give it a try, our technicians are always happy to help you with the dishwasher installation. You can find all the contact details here or write them directly through our request form. We hope this article was helpful to you and that you’ll have a good time hosting a party at your home without having to worry about dirty dishes.