Home dishwashers save time and effort by providing a consistent and sanitary cleaning of dishes, glasses, silverware and other items. They come in various designs, sizes and materials. With technological advancement, they are continually evolving to improve cleaning quality and efficiency, as with drying technologies like CrystalDry™ and AutoAir™ dry. Home dishwashers are easy to incorporate into the home's design and color palette. Dishwashers undergo vigorous testing to ensure efficient cleaning for various materials, such as ceramic, plastic, stainless steel and glass.
Like other major appliances, dishwashers come in varying sizes built to fit into different spaces. A conventional home dishwasher is 24in. x 24in. Portable dishwashers are an ideal choice for small households or temporary spaces. They come in slim models that are 18in. wide or slightly larger at 24in. wide to comfortably fit on countertops and under cabinetry. Countertop dishwashers offer small load washing conveniently. They can fit between cabinets or on a countertop and connect directly to the kitchen faucet for water and drainage. Similar to their built-in counterparts, they have features such as heated wash and dry cycles, self-cleaning filters and hard-food disposers.
The tub is the interior of a dishwasher. It comes in two materials, stainless steel and plastic, which are both long lasting. A stainless steel tub can withstand more heat, so the water can reach a higher temperature to remove stubborn stains. Because of its material, the tub also retains heat better, leading to fast and effective drying. The choice of a stainless steel tub or a plastic one depends on the cleaning required and the water. Notably, stainless steel is a preferred material for many kitchen appliances, including free-standing ovens and refrigerators, because it resists odors and hard water stains. Unlike the plastic stub, stainless steel absorbs noise better, leading to a quieter wash cycle.
Advanced appliance models, such as many built-in ovens and dishwashers, come with smart options like mobile apps or Wi-Fi® modes that allow for remote operation from smart devices. In dishwashers, these enhancements help improve the user experience by allowing the user to start the wash cycle from their smartphone, check on the cycle status and monitor performance remotely. Some models also come with features such as SmartWash™ or AquaSense™ recycling for more environmentally conscious users. SmartWash adjusts water and energy levels to match the load's size and save on water and energy, while AquaSense recycling reuses rinse water for a wash and clean water for the final rinse. Different models come with a selection of cycles to suit different users. The one-hour cycle is ideal for when you are in a hurry and uses an inbuilt sensor that ensures that the load comes out clean and does not need rewashing. A heavy cycle mode is also available for tougher stains.