Dishwasher Buyer’s Guide : What To Consider When Buying A Built In Dishwasher

Dishwasher in Modern Kitchen
The variety of dishwasher designs allow you to choose the perfect match for your kitchen decor.

Today’s built-in dishwashers blend in better with kitchen design and provide faster, quieter operation for busy families. These dishwashers are available in stainless steeel models, or custom panels that mesh with your existing cabinetry and contain hinged, drop-down doors. They come equipped with pull-out dish racks to make loading and unloading easier. Built-in dishwashers require a sizable kitchen space, and they can wash lots of dishes in one load. One or two drawer dishwashers are great for small apartments or for additional cleaning and storage for large households.

Designer Home Surplus sells some of the best dishwasher brands, including Samsung, Fisher and Paykel, Dacor, KitchenAid, Miele, Viking and Whirlpool, among others. Although features differ slightly between brands, they all have some common attributes. Since dishwashers, like washing machines, can be quite loud, most manufacturers offer some type of noise insulation. The quietest dishwashers have a decibel level of 44 to 57 dB.

To determine what dishwasher cleans the best, you’ll need to consider the volume of dishes you wash daily and the special cleaning, rinsing and sanitizing features each model features. All dishwashers offer light, normal and heavy cleaning cycles with some dishwashers featuring up to 19 cycles. Specialized cleaning options treat china and crystal, sanitize dishes at high temperatures or clean tough stains with pressure washing. Some dishwashers include up to 30 water jets to saturate dishes and pots with powerful streams of water for a thorough cleaning. Many dishwashers have digital displays that indicate dishwasher wash time, and a delayed start option that allow you to set wash cycles to begin at a specific time.

Custom Panel Dishwasher
Panel ready dishwashers can blend seamlessly into your cabinetry with matching door panels.

Choosing the proper capacity dishwasher for your needs saves time, energy and kitchen space. The number of place settings the racks hold determines dishwasher capacity. A standard dishwasher holds up to 12 five-piece place settings, which is suitable for most families. A tall tub dishwasher holds up to 14 place settings.

Many dishwashers feature folding or split dish racks you can remove to accommodate large pots and different size dishes. Most dishwashers offer utensil trays or cups to hold cutlery. Dishwasher tubs are made of stainless steel or plastic, and the denser the tub material, the quieter the dishwasher will be.

Built-in dishwashers come in several different design options to match your kitchen layout and existing appliances. They are available in stainless steel for a modern look or in custom panel versions to match kitchen cabinetry. Most manufacturers even offer built-in dishwashers in black and white, and some can be ordered in custom colors to fit your kitchen décor.

Inside view of Dishwasher
Premium features like stainless steel tubs and adjustable racking are available from most dishwasher manufacturers.

Like many other appliances, dishwashers must conform to government energy standards. Energy Star labeled dishwashers consume less energy than the minimum federal requirement for energy use. These energy-efficient dishwashers use 4 gallons each cycle instead of the 6 gallons consumed by other dishwashers.

If you’re looking for a popular dishwasher brand at a low price, we can help you find the best dishwasher for the money. From standard capacity built-in models to slim drawer dishwashers, we have wide variety of dishwashers available at discounted prices. Contact us online or visit our Dallas showroom for great deals on name brand dishwashers.

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