5 Things to consider when buying a dishwasher

5 Things to consider when buying a dishwasher

5 things to consider when buying a dishwasher 

A dishwasher is one of the most important appliances in your kitchen. You want to get a good quality one that will last for many years and save you time. This blog post will teach you what to look for when buying a dishwasher so that you’re well prepared when the timing is right!

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Determine your needs 

There are many things to take into consideration before buying a dishwasher. You should ask yourself what your budget is, how much space you have in the kitchen and if it’s going to be used by just one or multiple people. You should also consider whether you want to buy used, or new, depending on your current circumstance. Every decision you make will have its pros and cons so make sure you plan accordingly!

Pay attention to energy efficiency 

If you’re getting a new dishwasher, it’s important to consider energy efficiency. You’ll save money, time and help the environment at the same time! You’ll also want to check out water usage, as well as noise levels and cycle time, which is how long it takes for one load. You’ll want to keep in mind that getting an expensive dishwasher could save you more money and time in the long run depending on how much energy and water you use. 

Check out customer reviews 

There are many dishwashers that you can choose from. One of the most important things you should consider when choosing a new model is reading customer reviews to find out if it’s easy to use and how long its parts will last. You’ll want to make sure you check all major websites like Amazon, Walmart, Lowe’s, etc., to see what other people think about the dishwasher before purchasing it. Don’t just look at the positive reviews. Instead, check out a healthy amount of both negative and positive reviews to get a sense of the pros and cons of each dishwasher. 

Look at warranty information

When you purchase a new dishwasher, be sure to look at the warranty information so that you can determine if it’s worth your while. Who will cover any repairs if something goes wrong with the machine later down the line, the store you bought it from, the manufacturer, or both? Pay attention to forums that exist and how active they are when it comes to the certain brand you’re looking at just in case the warranty expires and you want to fix it yourself. Sometimes fixing a dishwasher can be an easier fix, while other times it may be cheaper to replace it. 

Paper or plastic? 

Now we know that dishwashers aren’t made out of paper, but you get the point. Depending on what your budget is, you will get out what you put in. Keep in mind how often you plan on using the dishwasher when purchasing one with a stainless steel interior versus one with plastic parts since they require more upkeep than stainless steel ones.







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Comments (3)

  • These are great tips for purchasing a dish washer. Do the research for sure great advice!

    Lisa Manderino
  • Good list of things to consider when buying a dishwasher! Great resource!

  • Great tips! I am saving this for when we do have to replace our dishwasher.


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