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Sleek, Shiny and Smart Appliances: An Appliance Blog

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Sleek, Shiny and Smart Appliances: An Appliance Blog

The Ultimate Dishwasher Buying Guide for all First-timers

by Judy Pearson

Are you looking for more convenience in your kitchen? Well, a dishwasher is a good place to start. This machine will help you save time and sanitise your dishes for your family's wellbeing. Over the years, manufacturers have been able to advance dishwasher designs to make them energy efficient and overall stacking. You can wash and stack up more utensils in your machine at a pocket-friendly electricity bill. With so many options in the market, it is good to know what each dishwasher design brings to the table before pumping lots of money into it. Here is the ultimate buying guide you will need for your first dishwasher purchase:

Countertop Designs

Countertop dishwashers are highly economical, and they require a stable cart or counter to get them close to the sink. For you to run them, you must have an adapter or similar connection attached to the faucet and the machine will generally operate provided the faucet is on. You must get rid of food residues from the utensils before loading them into the machine and running it.

Countertop dishwashers often come with a capacity setting for four, although larger models can hold more than that. Their portability means that you can store them in another room whenever you are short kitchen space. On the downside, countertop dishwashers can't accommodate cookware and some serving pieces, forcing you to resort to hand washing.

Built-in Under-Counter Designs

Built-in under-counter washing machines are very convenient in terms of operation. Since they are permanently located, there is ease of access and no need to move the machine close to your kitchen sink whenever you want to use it. Furthermore, the absence of a hook up or connection to the faucet means that the kitchen sink is free for other purposes in the kitchen. This independence comes at a price. You must be ready to pay for a plumbing installation that will supply water to the machine and meet any other water supply requirements outlined in your manufacturer's manual.

Built-in under-counter dishwashers are ideal for spacious kitchens that allow you to set up the unit separately from your sink.

Drawer Dishwashers

Drawer dishwashers are a non-traditional alternative that comes as a single or double unit. Preferably, you should go for the double unit even though it may be a bit expensive than the single unit. Each drawer is independent, and you can have different washing cycles. To add on that, there is an option to run small, energy efficient loads and cut down the cost of operation.    

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