Dishwasher Buying Tips
Considerations when Purchasing a New Dishwasher
Whether you’re looking to replace every appliance in your kitchen, or just replacing your dishwasher, there have been many changes in kitchen technology that can help ensure that the appliance you choose is perfect for your home.
There are two main areas to focus on in order to make your decision more confidently when looking into buying a new dishwasher: the type (or style) of dishwasher and the size. Odds are you already know whether you need a built-in dishwasher or a portable dishwasher, but there are several different sizes that could fit perfectly in your kitchen; but that might not meet your needs. For example, an under the sink dishwasher is made for smaller kitchens, and even though it holds up to 10 dish sets, it may not be quite big enough for a larger family or someone that prides themselves on cooking nightly meals.
Review the following styles and sizes of dishwashers to find the GE dishwasher that’s just right for you and your needs.
Types & Styles of Dishwashers
24″ Built-In Dishwasher
This is the most common type of GE dishwasher and comfortably fits between cabinets and underneath the counter. These dishwashers can hold up to 16 place settings.
18″ Built-In Dishwasher
This 18″ built-in GE dishwasher is a great option for smaller kitchen configurations or as a second dishwasher in a basement or bar area. These dishwashers can hold up to 10 place settings.
24″ Portable Dishwasher
Portable dishwashers are designed for spaces where built-in dishwasher installation may be a problem or are just not desirable. These models have finished sides and top, so they are attractive from any angle and can be placed separate from your counter and cabinets. They also offer more kitchen design flexibility as they can be built in at a later time.
24″ Under Sink Dishwasher
GE Appliances offers dishwashers designed to be installed under the sink, with a special tub to allow for sink plumbing; some models can also be installed beneath a cooktop. These dishwashers can hold up to 10 place settings.
By replacing a dishwasher manufactured before 1994 with an ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwasher, you can save $35 a year on your utility bills*. Replace one of these old dishwashers with ENERGY STAR and save money to pay for dishwasher detergent all year. And a new, ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwasher will save, on average, 1600 gallons of water over its lifetime.
* According to Energystar.gov, accessed January, 2016