Selecting a dishwasher

Most people have not purchased a new dishwasher in the last 5-10 years. In that time, there have been many advances in technology that have led to dishwashers that use much less water and energy, clean better, and accommodate more dishes than ever before.

Because the wide array of dishwashers in today's market can be confusing or overwhelming, we'll look at the different features to consider and their benefits. You can then decide which ones you find appealing and find a dishwasher that has everything you want.




BRAND

There are more brands than ever to choose from when it comes to dishwashers. Here is a list of the brands you are likely to find, and some information about each brand.

Amana: An American brand owned by Whirlpool that focuses on combining affordability and innovation
Bosch: A German company that focuses on quiet operation
Electrolux: A Swedish brand that focuses on luxury features
Frigidaire: An American brand owned by Electrolux that focuses on affordable performance
GE: An American company that focuses on innovative dispensing technologies
Jenn-Air: An American brand owned by Whirlpool that focuses on features for the cooking professional
Kenmore/Kenmore Elite/Kenmore PRO: A Sears exclusive brand, with models manufactured by Frigidaire, Whirlpool, and Bosch
KitchenAid: An American brand owned by Whirlpool that focuses on professional-style features
LG: A Korean company that focuses on steam technology
Maytag: An American brand owned by Whirlpool that focuses on durability
Miele: A German company that focuses on super-premium appliances
Samsung: A Korean company that focuses on innovative electronic controls