Thinking of Buying a New Dishwasher This Weekend? Here’s What You Need To Know!


Dishwashers are one of the most common kitchen appliances featured in Australian homes. In fact, dishwashers are no longer the luxury item they once were. Now, they are more of a necessity than a luxury, with most homes having one.

Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study surveyed Australian homeowners who have renovated in the last 12 months, are currently renovating or looking to renovate in the next 3 months and found dishwashers to be the third most frequently updated appliance (74%) behind rangehoods (77%) and cooktops (87%).

At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we sell a wide range of household appliances, including dishwashers. As the head of purchasing. it is my responsibility to stock quality products. In order for me to do this, I need to know a lot about the product, and dishwashers are one product I know plenty about. Today I’ll share my advice with you so you can be better equipped when you go to see us over the weekend.

Continue reading this post as I offer a brief guide to buying dishwashers in Perth. Whether you’re buying your first dishwasher, replacing a broken dishwasher or simply looking for a more economical solution, this post will help you out. So, make sure to read right through to the end.

Types of dishwashers

Before you start looking at dishwashers in Perth, you first need to know the different types that are available. Dishwashers come in different styles, and you should choose one depending on your kitchen space and needs.

While dishwashers are available in several different configurations, they can broadly be classified into two styles. These include freestanding dishwashers and integrated dishwashers (door sold separately).

Freestanding dishwashers are standalone appliances that are suitable for use in kitchens that have slotting space available. On the other hand, integrated dishwashers are built-in appliances as part of kitchen cabinetry. These dishwashers offer a plush and seamless appearance and blend in with the rest of the kitchen décor.

Size and capacity

It is very important that you measure the space available in your kitchen before looking at dishwashers in Perth. After all, you don’t want to purchase a unit that’s too big for your space, do you?

Once you have an idea of what size dishwasher you need, you should consider the capacity of the unit. Dishwashers are available in three capacity sizes. These include full-size units, slimline units and compact units.

Full-size dishwashers can fit 12-14 place settings and are ideal for large families and those who entertain guests often.

Slimline dishwashers can fit 9-10 place settings and leave additional space for a pan and a pot. And they are ideally suited towards small to medium-sized families.

Compact dishwashers fit 6 or fewer place settings and are suitable for single people.

Features and functions

Dishwashers today are equipped with a plethora of features and functions. This makes choosing a dishwasher much more confusing. But don’t worry – I’ll tell you which features and functions to look for.

Wash cycles and dryer cycles are the most important feature to consider. Ideally, you want to choose a unit that offers a short washing and drying cycle.

Another important feature to look out for is efficiency. The star rating and water rating of a unit indicate this. As a rule of thumb, choose a dishwasher with a higher star and water rating.

Self-cleaning filters are another feature that you may want to consider. This filtration system increases the longevity of a dishwasher. However, note that this feature is typically only available in high-end models.

Where to buy dishwashers in Perth

Now that you know a little about dishwashers, you can head to Ross’s Discount Home Centre this weekend for a great deal. Here are some of our bestselling dishwashers that I’d like to recommend:


Before you begin looking at dishwashers in Perth, you must make a few considerations. Consider the type, size and capacity of the dishwasher you need. Also, choose a dishwasher that offers the basic features and functions as I have mentioned above.

And, for the best quality dishwashers in Perth at the most affordable prices, look nowhere else but Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

Drop by our showroom in Guildford over the weekend or browse through our online store to buy your dishwasher today!

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