How to Pick the Best Dishwasher

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The major appliances in your household can have a large impact on your everyday life, as well as the everyday lives of your family members. This is especially try for large appliances that you might use very often, such as a dishwasher. To choose the best dishwasher for your household, you need to do a little research and pay attention to all of your options. Picking the features and style you want will help keep you satisfied with your purchase for years to come.

  • Find dishwashers that fit your budget. You can pay over $1,500 for a new dishwasher, but adequate models can be purchased for about $300.

  • Measure your cabinet space. The best dishwasher will fit in the space you have to put it in. It obviously can't be too large, but there also should be significant cracks between the dishwasher and the cabinets. Take exact measurements and bring them with you as you shop.

  • Check out the style. You want the dishwasher you choose to match the other appliances in your kitchen. For example, if your refrigerator and oven are both modern, stainless steel appliances, then a dishwasher with the same look will be the best option for your kitchen's décor.

  • Look for dishwashers that offer the features you want. Some common features include energy efficiency, an additional rinse cycle, touch pad controls and a stainless steel tub.

Tips & Warnings

  • Get a dishwasher that offers a one to three year warranty on all parts.

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