Choosing a Dishwasher

If you want to save time on doing all those boring housework jobs, a dishwasher is one of those must have appliances. Once you have used a dishwasher, it is not likely that you are going to want to go back to washing up!

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When it comes to choosing the right dishwasher for your needs, there are lots of different things to consider, and it depends on many things.

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Firstly, consider whether you want a freestanding dishwasher, an integrated dishwasher, or a semi-integrated dishwasher. A freestanding dishwasher is an appliance that isn’t built into the kitchen, so it just needs to be plugged and plumbed in. Both integrated and semi integrated dishwashers fit snugly into the units, so there are no gaps in between – these are handy if you want to make the most of space in a smaller kitchen, and with a fully integrated dishwasher like this you can conceal the appliance for a sleeker look.

Other features that you might want to look out for on dishwashers are things like energy efficiency ratings, as this can make a huge difference. There are also a range of modes that you can use too, such as eco mode, intensive wash and half load options, as well as a timer to allow you to choose when you want the dishwasher to start.

Finally, you also need to think about the size of the dishwasher – of course if you have a large family and a lot of washing up to do, then bigger will probably be better, but if you don’t need a large dishwasher this will just take up more space and also cost more to run.