What makes a dishwasher the best dishwasher? Believe it or not, the answer is completely subjective. It all depends on what you are looking for. Of course, owning a dishwasher comes with an advantage post meals. There’s no manual clean-up. Simply load up the machine with the dirty dishes and utensil, select your cycle, and it does all the work for you. But any dishwasher can accomplish that task. What makes the machine stand out are its features, and more importantly – how said features benefit you.
Let’s take it back one step. We mention how any dishwasher can clean dishes. That much holds true. However, how well the dishes are cleaned upon the end of the cycle depends heavily on the quality of the machine. In fact, in order to gauge how great a machine is, you need to look at several factors. What works for you may not work for everyone else. Consider how affordable the machine is, its finish, its energy-use, its features, how noisy it is, and so forth. By understanding the dishwasher in its entirety, you’ll be able to decide for yourself which machine is the best fit for you.
Let’s look at the top three critically-acclaimed brands, and delve into their machine’s features.
The first on our list is the Bosch dishwasher. So far, this brand has proven to have optimal performance across multiple models. For example, the Bosch SHPM65Z55N 500 Series was ranked best overall, while the Bosch SHEM63W55N 300 Series was voted to have the best value, and the Bosch SHPM88Z75N 800 Series was regarded as a best, high-end dishwasher.
This European dishwashing innovation delivers on three major aspects. The first is how quietly these machines run. All Bosch dishwashers run quietly without compromising their performance. The next is its design flexibility; this brand not only offers a diverse selection to choose from, it also consists of integrated machines that can easily complement the current aesthetics of your space (for a more flush feel). Lastly, look at Bosch’s capacity – with its RackMatic® rack system, consumers can adjust height which allows for more space and results in more capacity to load.
If you’re looking for an efficient dishwashing machine that’s also known for its reliability, a Whirlpool dishwasher is the one for you. This does not take away from Bosch’s reliability, however Whirlpool has certain perks that you simply will not get from its predecessor.
The Whirlpool dishwasher is the perfect combination of quality and affordability. Take the WDT710PAHZ model for example – not only does it have incredible features, its price tag dips below $500 during seasonal promotions. Another excellent model is the WDTA50SAHZ, which includes features like the Total Coverage Spray Arm and modern stainless steel tub. If you’re looking for a ‘smart’ dishwasher option that’s budget-friendly, opt for the WDTA75SAHZ. This particular model includes smart connectivity. Though this brand isn’t known for its advanced programming, it thrives as one of the most dependable and consistent dishwasher brands across the board.
Staying within a budget may sometimes lead to compromise. However, if there’s no budget to worry about – consider a Miele dishwasher. Voted as the best, high-end dishwasher, the Miele 24” Fully Integrated XXL is a smart, quality machine with top-of-the-line components. In addition to its incredible features, such as WiFi connectivity, QuickIntenseWash that cleans and dries in 58 minutes, this model runs even quieter than the Bosch machines.
A great way to see quality of the machine is through its warranty. The Miele model mentioned above has a five-year warranty, as well as fun little perks like LEDs within to illuminate the entire unit and adjustable racks to create more room if needed. The brand’s most recent models, particularly the G7000 Series, can accommodate all types of washing. This includes China plates and crystal, as well as sturdy dishes that can handle heavy soiling and intensive washing. In fact, all Miele models are built to last for decades. While expensive, they pave the way for excellence in functionality and design of a modern day dishwasher.
There are a plethora of reasons why the aforementioned brands are known to be “the best”. Though what we initially said stands true – the best can only be defined through its usefulness to what your individual needs are. As such, will these brands work best for you? It depends. Looking for an affordable option that’s reliable and gets the job done? We have you covered with Whirlpool. Looking for the ideal selection, one that encompasses, and is mindful of, a little bit of everything? Bosch is the brand for you. Need an advanced, top-notch dishwasher that’s both sleek and functional? Look no further than Miele.
We discussed these three brands because they fall on different parts of the dishwashing spectrum. As such, these are the best brands to choose if your needs fall on those specific points of the spectrum. There are obviously other quality brands available, such as Thermador, KitchenAid, GE, and many others. At our certified technicians have the knowledge and experience to help you find the most ideal dishwasher solution for your home. Not only do we offer installations, our team is well-equipped to perform dishwasher repair services for all dishwasher brands, in Toronto and across the Greater Toronto Area. Simply give us a call at 856-807-4155 to speak to one of our representatives and we’ll be happy to assist!