Dishwasher designs continue to improve as manufacturers offer an ever-growing selection of dependable energy-efficient machines at every price point. Review dishwasher features and buying tips before purchasing a new model for your kitchen. Whether standing idle or in operation, dishwashers serve a kitchen well. They rinse, clean, and dry plates and glasses, but also provide a handy cache for stashing dirty dishes and cookware when food prep or a party is underway.
Interior capacity (calculated by the number of place settings that fit inside) is tied to model size and doesn’t increase with higher prices. Standard dishwashers measure 24 inches wide and accommodate between 12 and 15 place settings; compact models measure 18 inches wide and hold eight or nine place settings. Both sizes are available as built-in units or as portable versions (including convertible models that also work as built-ins). Portable dishwashers can be positioned wherever there’s extra space and rolled to connect with a faucet when needed. Dishwasher drawers measure 24 inches wide and are sold singly or as a pair of independently operating dishwashers, with each drawer handling six or seven place settings. Countertop dishwashers, measuring 17 inches high, are designed to slide beneath upper cabinets, attach to a faucet, and clean six place settings.
Available in bisque, black, white, silver, and stainless-steel finishes, basic-to-best dishwasher categories deliver attractive options that advance contemporary to classic decorating styles.
In fact, when it comes to dishwashers, higher prices don’t necessarily signify increased value for your dollar; even basic models are equipped with energy-efficient systems and desirable cleaning and loading options.
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