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How to Buy a Dishwasher?

Dishwashers should be rather straightforward. Dishwashers used to be as simple as water being sprayed at your dishes until they are clean. Now dishwashers have a number of new options.

That being said, you want your dishwasher to be quiet but you will be paying way more than you should for the quietest dishwasher.

Buying a dishwasher has become more complicated as there a number of new companies worth considering like LG, Samsung, and Blomberg along with more well-known brands such as KitchenAid, Bosch, , Frigidaire, Electrolux, Maytag, ,  andWhirlpool.

There are a number of ways to buy a new dishwasher, quietness is probably at the top of your list. For that, you would look at decibel levels. Anything under 50 dB is considered quiet, with 44 dB almost being noiseless. You can find dishwashers as low as 37 dB but you’ll probably pay more than you should if you’re searching for the “absolute quietest” dishwasher.

My recommendation is to pick a reliable brand like a Whirlpool or a KitchenAid. Within each brand, there are a number of models.

The sizes don’t change, so as you ascend into the price you pick up more specialty cycles, more adjustable racks, a third rack for silverware, and more insulation for quietness.

You may want to consider a stainless interior dishwasher because they are non-porous and do not retain odors.

There are a number of excellent dishwashers to think about buying for your home.

How to Choose the Right Dishwasher

  • Focus on reliability
  • Don’t overpay for quietness
  • Choose the features that matter most
  • Is the dishwasher going to be finished with a custom panel?
  • Consider rebates

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