Shopping For A New Dishwasher?

Save yourself time, money and headaches by knowing where to look and what to look for when buying a dishwasher.

Let’s face it, buying any appliance can be a major headache, but something as important as a dishwasher can turn into a nightmare if you don’t buy the right model. A friend of mine has a dishwasher that just died on her and she asked me where to turn for advice on which dishwasher she should purchase next. This is what I suggest when looking for a new dishwasher.

What to Look For

There are four main things you want to look at when shopping for a dishwasher – its ability to clean, its size, its capacity, and how quiet it is. Other things to question are whether or not it has an energy saver cycle, hard food disposal, and a self-cleaning filter. If the dishwasher you’re looking at doesn’t offer these features, you may want to start looking at another model.

Where to Look

If you’re shopping for a dishwasher, check out these excellent sites for reviews and comparisons:

This is a great site that offers a buying guide and comparisons on a number of today’s popular models.

This site allows you to compare prices of top-selling dishwashers and review their features and benefits. You can also read consumer reviews.

This site allows you to read consumer reviews written by people who actually have purchased the dishwasher models you’re interested in.