Best Dishwasher Features

It is essential to know the features you want your dishwasher to have. Honestly, it makes the decision-making process a lot easier. If you grasp the core features you are after, then you can easily review different dishwashers before settling on your preferred choice.

Thus, competition among manufacturers is stiff. Nowadays, all the famous manufacturers produce dishwashers with unique features in a bid to outsell their rivals.  Of course, this is both good and bad for the buyer because it can be very confusing when looking to buy a dishwasher.

Besides these unique features, there are standard features found on almost every dishwasher such as the power function. But, below are some more exciting features you may find interesting. The aim is to help lighten your work when deciding on a dishwasher that best suits your needs.

Sanitize Wash Program

This setting can increase the water temperature beyond what you would use for hand washing.  The combination of boiling water and good detergents not only gets your dishes sparkling clean also helps in sanitising them.  Some brands now have an exceptional ‘anti-bacterial’ wash feature heating the water up to 70 – 80 C for proper sanitisation and are even certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).

Delayed Start

Interestingly, this is a handy feature that allows you to delay the start of your washing.  The delay settings offer different periods from 1 hour to 12 hours. Thanks to this smart feature, you can run your dishwasher at a time that is most convenient for you.

Single Rack Wash

Running a dishwasher when it is not fully loaded can be costly and will waste water. Thus, to resolve this little dilemma, some manufacturers have created an innovative solution whereby only a single rack in the dishwater can be targeted during a complete wash cycle. Amazingly this feature exists for both drawer and the more standard dishwashers.

Rinse & Hold

Impressively, you can now rinse and hold racks within a dishwasher without using any detergent thanks to this neat little feature.  Quite simple really, you just need to load up one or more of the racks with dishes and press the rinse and hold button. The dishes will then remain in the appliance until there is a full load.

Pause Wash Program to Add a Dish

Yes, this is another exciting feature that gives you a chance to stop the present wash cycle and open the way to drop in an additional dish. With this feature, you can open the door amid secure times of any wash program.

Soil Sensors

Soil sensors measure how dirty the water is during each wash cycle. Soil sensors use beams of light that shine through the water to detect its clarity.  The dishwasher can then decide if the current water needs to be drained out and fresh water brought in to replace it.  Research has demonstrated that soil sensors can help set aside a humungous 600 gallons of water per annum.

Rack Configurations

Yes, this is another neat feature which enables you to reconfigure and adjust the racks within the appliance. It is fantastic to be able to move racks up, down or to eradicate them entirely.  The flexibility allows you to fully load up each time and get the most out of your water and power usage.

Door Colour and Finish

Modern kitchen areas are more elegant than ever, and the kitchen appliances should stay up to date with this pattern. Dishwashing machine makers now built dishwashing machines with various designs of the door front especially. A cabinet door can be connected to the front, and the dishwashing machine ‘vanishes’ into the total cabinets in your kitchen area. For more information on these ‘concealed’ devices, check out Integrated Dishwashers.

Multiple Water Pumps

With this unique feature, one pump provides cleaning water while the other drains out filthy water. Interestingly, this style is more useful as neither pump has to work under excess load. Plus, both pumps work in silence, producing less noise. Of course, the outcome is that the machine will last longer.

In conclusion

There are numerous features available in dishwashers today.  From higher water temperatures to different timing options to the external design, there are plenty of features to choose from.  Find out which features the best work for you and you will be able to choose the best dishwasher that suits your needs.

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