Dozens of manufacturers offer dishwashers with various bells and whistles. The primary features that are most important to our clientele are:
- Integrated (hidden) Controls
- Stainless or Wood Panel Door Option
- Sealed Drying (protects your dishes from being exposed to air outside the unit). Some units pull air from the front toe-kick area to dry the dishes. Sealed drying does not expose the dishes to dirty air
- Stainless Steel Interior Tub
- Adjustable racks
- Various wash cycles and delayed start
- User-Friendly style & convenience
- Economical to operate (low water usage)
- Large capacity
Cool trends in dishwashers:
- Fisher & Paykel offers the
"dish drawer" which allows you the convenience of 2 independent dishwashers. Or choose 2 single drawers and put one on each side of your sink. Never bend over to load and unload the dishwasher again!
(hidden) controls enable you to put a
cabinet front on the dishwasher and completely hide
it from view. The stainless integrated model makes
for a very stylish design that blends with any
décor. Bosch is our pick for this option.
- Extra large unit:
The standard width for a dishwasher is 24". Dacor has developed the 30" model that holds up to 20 place settings! It is quiet and beautifully designed, but used mostly in new construction because of the added room it requires.
- Placement of unit: You can make loading the dishwasher less of a chore by raising it up off the floor a few inches so that you don't have to bend over so far in loading & unloading. If you're right handed, consider placing it to the left of the sink. That way, if you hold the plate in your left hand while you scrape the food off with your right, you won't have to switch hands to load it.