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How to Choose a Dishwasher
In today’s busy world, it’s important to save time wherever possible, which is why dishwashers are one of the most efficient appliances you can introduce to your household. As such, it’s not only important that your dishwasher looks the part, but more so than it meets your functional requirements.
Selecting a dishwasher in Perth can be a perplexing task if you’re not sure what to look for. Considerations should be made regarding the type of dishwasher, and it’s functionality, quality and design.
Types of Dishwashers
Dishwashers come in only a few formats, the most popular being standard freestanding dishwashers and integrated dishwashers. Standard freestanding dishwashers are, by far, the most common type. They are those, which fit into a void in the cabinetry and are visible in a kitchen’s design. Integrated dishwashers, on the other hand, are fitted into a kitchen’s cabinetry with a matching door panel to integrate with the cabinetry seamlessly.
The functionality of the two is the same. However, due to the contemporary/customised fitting, integrated dishwashers are more expensive than standard freestanding dishwashers.
While all dishwashers wash dishes, some offer better functionality than others. This should also be considered in the selection process. Take note of the place settings and the number of wash programs. Consider your needs also; would a delay start function or child safety lock be useful? Or perhaps a drying function? Is the cutlery basket big enough? Compare the offerings of each. The more functionality, the higher the price. If you don’t need the ‘bells and whistles’, opt for a more basic model to save money.
Don’t measure a dishwasher’s quality by the number of wash programs, functions and features, it provides. Instead, turn to the dishwasher’s energy rating, water rating, warranty and brand.
A dishwasher with a high energy and water rating, which offers a minimum 2-year warranty, and is manufactured by a well-known brand will serve you well and provide longevity.
The type of dishwasher will impact the design. As mentioned, integrated dishwashers are built into the cabinetry and will take on the fascia of the cabinet doors. Standard freestanding dishwashers are generally available in a stainless steel finish; however, they are also available in a white finish.
For dishwashers in Perth that boast of value and designer style, trust only Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Shop online to avail our free delivery option across Perth Metro or come and see the team in our Guildford showroom.