Top 5 features to look for in dishwashers

If you are looking to buy a dishwasher whether it is a standard one or an undercounter dishwasher for your home or business then there are a number stainless-steel-washerof features that you need to look out for as you go about selecting the right one for you.  Some of the things to look out for include;

Energy efficiency
Thanks to the US governments energy star guideline it is very easy to see how much energy is consumed by household appliances as they chart the average amount of energy consumed by different brands of household appliances so it is as easy as looking at a chart to be able to determine where your device falls.  You want a washer that does not use a lot of power as this means that it will not heavily impact your power bills.

Noise level
This may not seem like a big deal but believe me it is, especially if you have a small kitchen or one that is near your living room. Generally most dishwashers nowadays will have a db rating, which is a measurement of how much noise the machine makes, of about 40 to 50 so the lower the value the better for you as this means it is more silent.

Most machines for doing dishes will usually be about 18 to 30 inches wide which will determine whether or not they will fit in your kitchen. If space is a priority for you then you are better of just going with a smaller size you can look at some of the most popular sizes at Also if you have a large family then a bigger size would be more suitable for you if you can fit it in your kitchen

In terms of features the more features that your dishwasher has the better but the most important features to look out for are the wash cycles, basins and dish racks and cleaning filters. This will determine how efficient your washer is in terms of the different cycles available giving you more options while the racks will allow you to have a wider variety of configurations  when filling dishes for washing.

Running cost
The running costs of your washer are how much it will cost you in terms of any repairs or servicing needs that may arise in the course of use. Where possible get a device with warranty on both parts and labour to reduce the costs. Also make sure local support is available for whatever device you chose to get.

Dishwashers inner working explained

If there is one modern home appliance that has really changed our homes and kitchens, it has to be the dishwasher. Its impact is often under appreciated but you only need to experience what it is like to have to do your dishes by hand dishwasher-reviewsto understand how much it made your life better.

So today we want to explore the inner workings of the house hold dishwasher. They will generally come in two types; the standard washer and the undercounter dishwasher, which tends to be used more for commercial purposes like in restaurants and hotel kitchens.
A quick review

Generally a dishwasher is just like a fancy robot or machine that is built for washing dishes. It makes use of the same basic elements that are required for clean dishes, this is soap and water. However how it does it is what makes the difference. The soap is a special kind that is specifically suited for use with dish washing machines, it tends to clean better and is also much easier to rinse making sure that no spots or food stains are left on the dishes.

Many people wonder why they just can use any over the counter dish washing soap and the main reason is that because it is not suited for use with a machine it does not produce the best results when used with the dishes.

Once the right soap is loaded the machine then water is added to a container like surface at the bottom of the machine where it is then heated to about 130 – 160 degrees and then pumped through jets that are located at the bottom and the top of the washer more information on this can be found at This allows the dishes to have enough space to come into contact with the water and detergent.

In order to get the best results in terms of clean dishes make sure that you do not overload the washer but leave enough space for the water jets to flow through in order to reach the dishes. It is advisable to wash dishes when the water pressure is highest or sufficient which is mostly when there are fewer people using water in the house.

Once the dishes are done most dishwashers have the option of drying the dishes so that they come out dry and clean. However because this process tends to use a lot of energy it may be sometimes advisable to just remove the dishes and set them on a rack to dry.