Looking for the perfect dishwasher for your family? Find out what you need to look out for to make your purchase a success!
A dishwasher – a household must have!
A lot of people simply can’t imagine life without this appliance. A dishwasher is an appliance that saves a lot of time. Anyway, let’s be honest, not many people like to stand at the sink for a long time and wash after the whole family, so it is nice that there are such solutions. Even a single person will need a dishwasher, let alone a 2+2 family! Therefore, if you are wondering if it will be useful for you too, it probably is. Check out how to choose a good appliance and enjoy saving time.
The basic difference – size
We have the most popular models of dishwashers available in the market, namely 60 cm and 45 cm. So that will be the first question you ask yourself – which of these options do I need? Is 45 cm enough for me or is 60 cm a must? It’s common knowledge that a larger appliance will hold a lot more dishes, so first of all think about how much clutter you produce in your sink on a daily basis! Does everyone in the house use one glass all day long, or do you have 20 cups in the sink in the evening? Do you eat out a lot and have lots of plates to wash, or are you out most of the day and the only dishes to clean are after dinner and possibly breakfast? In the case of small kitchens, where every inch counts, a 45cm dishwasher might be the only option, so the problem solves itself. However, if you have the option, it’s worth investing in a wider appliance, as the load capacity of a 45cm one can be problematic.
What else should you pay attention to?
Okay, let’s say that we have already chosen the size. What else do you need to pay attention to when choosing a dishwasher? Certainly among the parameters you need to check is the energy class. Recommended is A++ and higher, unless you dream of high bills. Another issue is water consumption – here it is worth looking for those using 6-9 liters and equipped with an eco program. When visiting a home appliance store, ask also about the volume of the appliance. Especially in the case of increasingly popular living rooms with kitchen annexes, this is very important.
Price and opinions – they also count
Everyone has a limited budget when buying appliances, so price is something you’ll definitely want to pay attention to. Fortunately, there are so many options on the market that you’re sure to find an option for you from some manufacturer. Reading reviews online is also very helpful, especially on forums where users share their reviews. It is always a good idea to ask around among family and friends, who will certainly suggest which models they are satisfied with and which ones do not necessarily suit them. Also pay attention to the warranty. It’s better if you don’t need it, but it’s definitely worth having! A dishwasher that comes with a longer warranty will be reliable.
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