How to choose the best dishwasher? When shopping for a dishwasher, there are a number of features that tend to lend themselves to better performance and durability. Nylon-coated racks are important since they tend to have a longer lifespan. A soil sensor is also helpful. Why? It lets your washer know when to end the cycle or if it should keep going.
Perhaps one of the most important features to look for is a stainless-steel tub. Stainless-steel tubs speed up the drying process, dampen noise, and last longer than plastic counterparts.
Many of the newer dishwasher models feature top controls, as opposed to the classic front controls. The top controls provides a sleeker, more attractive look. The food grinder, or masticator, uses a blade to pulverize food debris. However, this is just another part that could potentially break. You may choose filters. They collect food mid-cycle, they are durable. Moreover, only need to be cleaned a couple of times annually.
You can install a dishwasher in either a portable or a permanent configuration. Portable units have finished sides and top that can be used as a counter top. When not in use, the machine sits in place next to the wall. When it’s time to run a cycle, the unit can be rolled on casters over to the sink. There it connects to the faucet and plugs into a nearby outlet. In a permanent installation, the dishwasher goes underneath the existing counter top and bolts into place. Hoses underneath the kitchen sink connect directly to the hot water line and the drain line. And the unit usually plugs in under the sink as well. Both types of installation require a 120-volt grounded line.