The primary benefit of buying a used dishwasher is saving money. A used dishwasher can cost a fraction of the price of a new dishwasher and still have a lot of good use left.
Important factors to consider when buying a used dishwasher are energy-effectiveness, model type, brand, features and source.
Dishwasher models built after 1994 are more energy-efficient than older dishwashers. Newer dishwashers are designed to have improved energy efficiency, and this lowers water costs.
It is important to select a type of used dishwasher that still has replacement parts available. Generally, the more popular and trusted types of dishwashers are most likely to continue having available replacement parts.
When buying a used dishwasher, an individual should consider buying a well-reviewed model from a trusted brand. This helps ensure that the dishwasher does not have major problems and can provide reliable use.
Older dishwashers sometimes have very limited features. The more cycles and features a dishwasher has, usually the more energy-saving it is.
It is best to buy a used dishwasher from a trusted source such as family, friends or a local appliance store. When buying from a stranger, an individual can look for signs that the appliance is in dependable shape or is likely not going to work for much longer.