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What specifications should you look for in a dishwasher?

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Specifications of a dish washing unit vary based on information unique to the buyer, such as need, frequency of use, size of average washing cycle and the amount of space available for the unit. Technical specifications allow the purchaser to compare units and choose the best fit for them.

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What specifications should you look for in a dishwasher?
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An important feature to some buyers may be machines that run with little to no noise. A decibel rating will denote the noise level of the unit. Those ratings can be found directly on the unit or in the technical specifications. Pricing is also something buyers consider when choosing a dishwasher.

Other important factors include size of the unit and size of the load it can facilitate, as well as how many cycles it has. Some dishwashers may come with special cycles. For example, they may include one for sanitizing the dishes or one for cleaning crystal.

Dishwashers manufactured after 1994 come standard with an Energy Star rating, which allows the user to know how much money they are saving when using that model, as well as how their purchase and usage of an Energy Star product is positively effecting the environment. All specifications, including decibel and Energy Star ratings, should be attached to the unit for easy viewing. If not, a sales associate should be able to help the buyer by providing further information.

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