bigstock-Washing-Dishes-1004175Is it time for a new dishwasher in your home? Does it sound very loud and leave soap spots on your dishes and glasses? If so, Dream Kitchen and Baths has come up with some important information when purchasing a new dishwasher.

What sizes are available for purchase? Most dishwashers are 24 inch built-in, under-the-counter models. If you have a small kitchen or don’t have the space needed for a full-size model, you should select an 18-inch version. Most units today have wheels and finished sides, which usually feature butcher-block tops and come with water hookups to attach to your sink faucet. Also, portable dishwashers can be rolled out of sight when not in use.

Difference in Price:  A basic model is for $300 and $1,000 or more for a high-end model. Most American- made models prices range from $200-$300 and at the low end of the price range. Today, more manufacturers are offering models with stainless-steel interiors which won’t ship or discolor and range from $600 to $800. Some dishwashers also contain electronic sensors that measure the soil level of the dish load and regulate water usage and cycle time.

Important factors when choosing a dishwasher: When purchasing a new dishwasher there are important factors that you must keep in mind. You must decide which feature best fits in your lifestyle. Think about the size family you have, how much space do you have, and how long do you plan on keeping it?

Some dishwashers are quieter than others: Of course some dishwashers are quieter than others. On most domestic-made models, the pumps and motors are mounted to the tub, a natural sound amplifier. Dishwashers where the motors are attached to the base-pan – a feature often originate in European models, are the quietest.

Some dishwashers conserve more energy and water: One way to find out if your dishwasher saves energy, conserves water and cost less to function is to search for the federal government’s Energy Star Label. Dishwashers receive this rating from the U.S Department of Energy if they’re considerably more effective than the minimum government standards. Today most dishwashers are installed with water-saving features such as the rinse-and-hold cycle and a hard food disposer that save you from using too much water to wash food particles off your dishes by hand.

What type of warranty do dishwasher manufacturers offer? Many offer a minimum, one year parts and labor warranty. Also, they provide a two year or possibly longer warranty on some of the components.

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