What Are Some Characteristics of the Best Dishwasher Brand?


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According to Good Housekeeping, some characteristics of the best dishwasher brands are rack design, cleaning performance and energy efficiency. The best dishwasher should be geared toward the specific needs of the kitchen it is used in.

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In a study of 15 dishwashers, Good Housekeeping found that the following rack design elements are ideal for accommodating cookware: a knife holder for safely placing blades in the top rack, a flatware basket, a caddy for handheld utensils, a clip for holding plastic cups in place, and a bottom rack designed so that soiled sides of plates face the center for better cleaning. Energy efficiency and water conservation are also important characteristics.

Other features to look out for include dishwashers with specific cycles designed for heavily soiled cookware that have targeted sprays to eliminate heavy grime and grease build-up. Dishwashers with dispensers that hold a month's worth of detergent save time in dishwasher preparation, and they save the consumer money as well.

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