When purchasing any new appliance for your home, your two primary concerns will likely be the price and the style, particularly when it comes to your kitchen appliances, such as the dishwasher. Although price and style are important factors that will be involved in the decision-making process, they are not the only two things to think about.
In addition to price and style, you will need to consider the capacity, energy use, size and the interior layout; however, if you have the information regarding size requirements and usage, shopping for a new dishwasher can be a task that is both simple and maybe even enjoyable.
Purchasing the right dishwasher will minimize your future dishwasher repair needs.
There are a few different types of dishwashers to choose from: built-in, drawer and counter-top. The most standard of these three is the built-in dishwasher as it is often the ideal size for fitting into a formatted space within your cabinetry. If you don’t have enough room available for a built-in edition, then maybe a counter-top dishwasher will suit you best. The drawer dishwasher is not as common, but it is useful for when you need to wash only a few dishes at a time– it has several different drawers for different capacities.
The capacity level of your new dishwasher will ultimately depend upon how often you plan to use the appliance. For example, if you have a small family, an 18-inch dishwasher will likely be suitable; however, for larger families, you will want to consider a larger capacity, such as a 24-inch.
We all want to save as much as we can on our utilities. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to save money when picking out your home appliances. There are several dishwasher models with the Energy Star symbol, and they are becoming more and more common. You can save even more money if you look for dishwashers that feature quick wash cycles, which prevents the appliance from wasting energy and using more water than needed.
COMPARING DISHWASHER CYCLES
Any typical dishwasher will have the standard settings of economy, light and regular; however, there are also certain dishwashers that offer more advanced features. Depending upon your personal preferences, you’ll be able to find features such as a rinse cycle and special settings for specific dishware, like glass stemware.
EXTERIOR STYLE & DECOR
Many homeowners prefer their appliances to match one another, and when it comes to the kitchen, it’s no different. The color of the exterior as well as the overall look will be important to consider when choosing a new dishwasher. Stainless steel is a very popular style option right now, but it may be more difficult to clean compared to a plastic one.
If you are replacing your dishwasher, think about how much you like (or dislike) the current interior layout of the appliance– this includes the placement of the silverware trays. Is the dishwasher you have now large enough to fit a typical load of dishes? Or, would you prefer a larger layout? The ultimate decision will depend upon how often you use the appliance and whether or not you need more room inside.
Contact C&W Appliance Service for routine dishwasher repair maintenance. Our skilled technicians are more than capable of handling any dishwasher repair issue that comes up.