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Portable Dishwasher Reviews - Discover All of the Options!

Posted by Todd Buehler on Feb 25, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

The dishwasher is a staple appliance wherever kitchens are found, but not all kitchens are compatible with the installation of a traditional built-in dishwasher. The portable dishwasher is a great alternative for apartments, offices, gathering facilities, and homes. Designed to hook up to your kitchen sink, you can run your portable dishwasher and then tuck it out of the way until the next load of dirty dishes is ready. 

If you don't have room for a built-in dishwasher, a portable dishwasher might be the perfect option for you. We'll go over the features of a typical portable dishwasher and compare countertop dishwasher models to full size portable dishwashers. We'll also review a popular Whirlpool portable dishwasher and Danby countertop dishwasher, too! (For more information on choosing a new dishwasher, take a look at our dishwasher buying guide.)

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The 5 Best 18 Inch Dishwashers for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 17, 2021 7:00 AM 


 

The typical dishwasher width of around 24" just doesn't cut it for small spaces. For narrow kitchens, small apartments, and other situations, many people turn to the 18-inch dishwasher to maximize space. In this article, we compare five of the best 18-inch dishwashers on the market to help you get the best bang for your buck!

We focused on built in models here, but we also compared the best portable dishwashers if that's what you're looking for. Here are our picks for the best 18-inch dishwashers of 2021 - in no particular order, numbered for your convenience. Check out our dishwasher buying guide for more info on choosing a great new dishwasher!

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Top Control vs Front Control Dishwashers - Which Are Better?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Feb 3, 2021 8:30 AM 

 

There are many factors that go into choosing a new dishwasher, like quietness, reliability, tub material, interior layout - the list goes on. One of the basic things that you need to consider about your new dishwasher before you even open it is the exterior aesthetic. The control placement and handle configuration are some of the biggest contributing factors to the look of a dishwasher. 

In this article, we'll explore the differences between these two control placement options to help you decide which option is right for you! (Check out our dishwasher buying guide for more information on choosing a new dishwasher!)

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The 3 Best Portable Dishwashers for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 25, 2021 9:15 AM 


 

If you live in a condo or apartment or need a dishwasher for an office kitchen, a portable dishwasher might be the best option. Portable dishwashers offer similar cycle features and interior designs to built-in dishwashers, but can be moved around on wheels and hook up to your kitchen faucet and sink to pull in and drain water. In an older home or other areas with limited cabinet space, a portable dishwasher can provide the cleaning power of a built-in dishwasher without the hassle of installing it into the cabinetry and installing the necessary plumbing. 

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Panel Ready Dishwashers - Are They a Good Option?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jan 5, 2021 11:00 AM 

 

If you are designing a new kitchen and want to achieve a modern and professional style, you may want to consider a panel ready dishwasher, also known as an overlay dishwasher. This style allows you to have your cabinetmaker design a panel for the front of your dishwasher which will match the doors on your kitchen cabinets and install a matching handle. These models are designed to hold the custom panel's weight and add a nice look to the kitchen. They may pair well with a panel ready refrigerator and help you achieve that integrated high-end look you desire.

There are many other factors to consider when researching a dishwasher, but if looks are a top concern, a panel ready model may be what you need. For more information to help you choose a new dishwasher, check out our dishwasher buying guide!

 

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The 7 Best Dishwashers for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 9, 2020 8:30 AM 

 

Are you looking to upgrade your old dishwasher in 2021? The dishwasher has evolved a lot over the past decade, becoming sleeker, quieter, and more efficient. We’ve compiled some of the best dishwashers on the market for 2021 to help you discover some of the amazing options available! With high-quality features like stainless steel wash tubs and third racks, you have more options than ever before! (For more information on buying a new dishwasher, check out our dishwasher buying guide!)

Let’s explore some of your choices from a variety of brands and at a range of price points. All of them feature stainless steel tubs, and many have third racks to boost capacity. There are many other cool features. The pricing ranges from $799 up to $1,149 (but keep in mind that promotional periods, package deals, and rebates can knock 20% or more off of the list price).

 

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Is a Stainless Steel Interior Dishwasher Worth the Price?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Dec 1, 2020 8:30 AM 

 

When researching a new dishwasher, you have a lot to consider. Most people want good quality, durability, washing capability and, of course, they want their new dishwasher to be quiet (learn about dishwasher decibel levels in our article, or check out our dishwasher buying guide for more info on buying a new dishwasher).

One of the biggest contributors to how your dishwasher will perform in most of these areas is the materials used in construction, particularly of the interior. Dishwasher interiors and door liners are made of stainless steel or plastic and sometimes a mix of both materials. A stainless steel interior dishwasher is an option you should consider, although they tend to have a higher price. Because plastic is less expensive, it is usually found in lower-end dishwashers. Most manufacturers use plastic to make spray arms, silverware baskets, dishwasher racks, and other interior parts.

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LG Dishwasher Reviews - Discover Inverter Direct Drive Motors & More!

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 25, 2020 8:15 AM 

 

LG is one of the fastest growing brands in the appliance industry, offering top-quality products and innovative features. They've won several awards in the past few years for customer satisfaction and reliability, so they're a great choice for appliances. When it comes to dishwashers, LG has a lot of great mid-range to high-end models that can go on sale for 20-30% off during holiday sales. If you're looking for a cheaper option under $500, you should probably look into Bosch, Frigidaire, or other brands with budget dishwasher offerings.

We'll go over the key features LG has incorporated into their dishwashers and then dig into reviews of three popular models at different price points. Let's go!

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Quietest Dishwasher - The Top 10 Quietest Models

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 25, 2020 8:00 AM 

 

Your dishwasher may seem to be getting louder by the day. Over time, the motor, pump assembly, and other parts wear out and cause vibrations that result in louder operation. On top of that, older dishwashers just don't have the design features to compete with new models when it comes to noise. There are dishwashers available today that are literally whisper-quiet!

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Best Stainless Steel Dishwasher - Top 5 Models Under $1,000

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 9, 2020 9:30 AM 

 

Dishwashers come in many price ranges. Stainless steel is a go-to for today's modern kitchen, but you don't have to be a big spender to get a dishwasher that will look great in your space. We've highlighted five stainless steel dishwashers at different price points so you can get the aesthetic you're looking for no matter your budget! Of course, keep in mind that holiday sales and package deals can send these retail prices down by 20% or more.

Each of the models in our reviews have integrated top controls (except for one model from KitchenAid) and a smooth front with no brand badge for a sleek look. We cover options from Frigidaire, Bosch, Whirlpool, and KitchenAid. Be sure to include these brands when researching a new dishwasher (check out our dishwasher buyer's guide for more info!). You might discover some unique features that you will like. Let's dig in!

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