These days, a woman doesn’t wishes for a jinnee to come and rescue her from household workload. Today, she just wishes to get equipped with all the kitchen appliances that, being no lesser than a jinnee, they help her clean, mob, wash and do every such mundane task. The market is flooded with kitchen appliances that reduce the time and effort with doing household chores and everyday, a new piece of equipment gets invented. With such a wide variety being present, sometimes, it becomes overwhelming for us to be actually able to choose the right appliance. However, some devices are a necessity for the nouveau genre of a woman. One such appliance is a dishwasher. With hundreds of brands and thousands of models being available, getting the perfect model of dishwasher for your home is a tough job. However, with the tips given in the following lines, you may find it easy to get the best bet. So, what are you waiting for? Read on to explore tips on how to choose a dishwasher.
Selecting A Dishwasher
- The first thing, which you have to consider before buying a dishwasher, is the space where the appliance will be kept. Check out the extra space your kitchen holds and measure it. Generally, the width of a dishwasher ranges from 18 to 24 inches, so check out how much space your kitchen can provide for the same. A very big dishwasher will not only cost you much, but also will stick out of your kitchen (if small) like a sore thumb.
- There are basically two kinds of dishwasher - portable and in-built. The in-built one is more popular; as it directly fits in to your kitchen, saves space and has more loading capacity. You can consider a portable dishwasher if you have less space in your kitchen. It can be kept away when not in use.
- You need to think about the capacity of the dishwasher too. If you have a very small family, you may be happy with a small capacity dishwasher. A dishwasher with the capacity of holding 21 place settings is ideal for a family with 4-5 members. If you have more members, consider going for super capacity dishwasher. Dishwasher with adjacent tines and trays are better options, as they can hold more dishes. Still, you need to check whether they can hold different shaped dishes and are flexible enough to maximize the space for your dishes.
- Now you need to check the spray levels and their numbers. The more the number, the cleaner your dishes will be. Check whether any of the spray gets blocked when you put dishes inside.
- You would like to go for heavy-duty disposal, if you don’t want to rinse the plates before washing. Also, check whether the dishwasher is automatic or you need to stay there to press the button every time. In addition, a dishwasher can be very noisy, so consider going for a sound dampening one.
- The water consumption should not be much and the temperature, which it should raise to, should be at least 140 degree F. The hotter the water, the cleaner your dishes will be, so choose accordingly.
- Check for the energy consumption, with the help of the label for energy efficiency ratings. You can also ask the salesperson about how the amount of energy the dishwasher will consume.
- The dishwasher should be easy to handle and clean. Go for simple designs and if you are not a great fan of technology, for fewer buttons as well.
- A dishwasher with dirt sensors is costly and hardly better than those without. In addition, some dishwashers come with self-cleaning filters and delay start timer. Depending on your choice and preference, choose from these extra features.
- A dishwasher with stainless steel insides is a good option, as it doesn’t rust. However, it surely costs more than a normal one. If your budget is low, you can go for the ones that have their insides made of plastic.
- You have the option to choose between natural-drying and heat-drying dishwasher. The heat-drying one consumes a lot of energy and is certainly not a good option if you want to save electricity.