Tips for Choosing a New Dishwasher

Inside a dishwasher

Few appliances simplify household cleaning duties as much as the dishwasher. Improvements in dishwasher technology have made dishwashing even easier and less time-consuming than dishwashers from ten years ago. New dishwashers rarely require dishes to be pre-washed or even rinsed beforehand, and are often equipped with all kinds of cool features. If you are in the market for a new dishwasher, and want to ensure that the appliance you choose is right for your household, consider the following factors during your search.

Consider Capacity

How much dishware does your household go through each day? How frequently would you like to run your dishwasher? The answers to these questions can help you determine how large your new dishwasher should be and whether it should have three tiers or just two.

Look at Energy Efficiency

Eco-conscious homeowners will be happy to learn that most modern dishwashers require less water than just about any handwashing technique. Models equipped with stainless steel washing arms and “clean load” sensors are especially efficient. Many newer models also use relatively little electricity. Do your research and choose a dishwasher that will help you feel good about your carbon footprint.

Determine Long-Run Cost

In the interest of financial planning, it is important to choose a dishwasher that works with your budget. When deciding how much you can afford to spend on a new appliance, however, keep in mind its durability, efficiency and energy costs. A dishwasher that may only last five years is not worth more than half as much as a reputable dishwasher that comes with a ten-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Featuring the latest in dishwashing technology from Viking, General Electric, and Bosch, Friedmans Appliance in Concord is an excellent place to shop for a new dishwasher. To explore the dishwashers and other kitchen appliances in our inventory, visit our Concord showroom at a time that is convenient for you. If you have questions about any of the appliances in our online catalog, call (925) 265-8402.