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Replacing a Dishwasher
Owning a home comes with it’s share of headaches from pests, to exterior repairs and updating/replacing appliances or even costly systems like Heating & Air Conditioning systems. At our last house, we had to replace the dishwasher when we realized (while having the floors replaced) that the 5 yr old Frigidaire Gallery dishwasher was leaking. As you may have guessed… it was leaking directly on to where the new floor was to be installed.
So you may ask “how did you make a decision on what to buy and what did you decided on?”
6 Tips for Buying a Dishwasher
- Buy the low end of a higher end manufacturer. This could mean buying Miele, Asko, Bosch and to a lesser extent Samsung and LG.
- Avoid (if you can) the very largest brands Whirlpool, GE (you know they aren’t owned by GE anymore?), Maytag, Kitchen Aid. They’re so big that you might have trouble getting service.
- Skip the extended warranty… they rarely pay off to the policy owner’s benefit.
- Look for a stainless steel tub…holds up to heat and detergents better than the less expensive plastic tubs.
- Leak guard/containment. This will keep your floors dry if there’s a problem inside the washer.
- A food grinder. Makes those bits of food of your dishes easier to travel to your sink drain and keep the drain lines from getting clogged.
Which Dishwasher Did We Buy and still Love?
- 14-Place Settings
- 5 Wash Cycles
- 2 Options
- Express Wash
- Sanitize Option