If you are thinking about buying a dishwasher, you are going to be spoilt for choice because there are so many brands on the market. Dishwashers buying guides are packed with advice, tips, and recommendations, among other essential information that are perfect for those who want to get their money’s worth. Here are three things you should take into consideration before committing to a purchase.
Look for something that is energy efficient
I believe that getting a machine that is energy efficient is one of the most important factors to consider before purchase. A model that runs ‘efficiently’ will not only save you lots of money over its life cycle, but means that you can have a clear conscience knowing you are helping the environment. Always choose a model that has water-saving features, and comes with programs such as ‘rinse-and-hold’ cycle as well as having a’ hard food dispenser.’ Both of these functions save you time using excess water to rinse particles of food off dishes by hand. If you can buy a machine with an ‘upper/lower rack wash program as well. The rack wash software cuts down incoming water to parts of the machine, and, therefore, saves water and energy even more.
The correct size for your kitchen
Don’t forget that even though the majority of dishwashers come as standard 24-inch built in, you can get smaller versions if space is at a premium. If you find that even an 18-inch is taking up too much kitchen space, then you should consider buying a portable model. These small mobile units are on wheels and can be stored away in a cupboard when they are not being used.
When you are buying a dishwasher, the noise levels that they give off will vary, and depend on a number of factors. On some models, the motor and pumps are attached to the tub and will naturally amplify the sound. It is best to find a machine which has the motor mounted at the base. It’s a difficult task to know which machines are the quietest, but if in doubt, go for ones that advertise this as a selling feature. Price could well be a factor in this as well. Remember that in most cases cheaper is not better. On the subject of noise, the more you pay, the quieter it gets. Trust me on this.
Of course there are other issues that you should take into consideration before buying this labour saving machine. Points such as the colour, price and how easy it is to operate should also feature at sometime during the decision process. If a machine ticks all these boxes, then you will know you have made the right choice.