When you want to buy a dishwasher there are things you should check, as you just can't simply buy the cheapest model on the market.
It is important to have a dishwasher with an adequate size based on the needs of your household. Also consider how frequently you will use the dishwasher. You can choose a compact capacity or a standard capacity model. There are also models with adjustable racks for serving pieces with various shapes and fold-down tines.
The most common cycles include normal, light, and pans and pots. A rinse and hold setting can also be available to suspend washing until you have a full load. It is preferable to have a model with various wash cycles where you can a cleaning level based on how dirty your dishes are. A light or energy-saving cycle is a most welcomed setting as it will save you money with its low water consumption.
Find out the water and power consumption of the selected dishwasher model by looking at the EnergyGuide stickers. If it is possible go with a model that has the highest water and energy efficiency.
Not so long dirt sensors were a premium feature on all models. Today, recent dishwasher models generally include dirt sensors to regulate water consumption according to the dirt on the washes.
Verify the noise level of the model. You can get a cheap yet fully functional dishwasher, but it can produce loud noises during the washing cycle.
Because of its increased popularity, manufacturers have made dishwashers available in various colors and designs. Still, white and black are the most common colors. Some prefer models with stainless steel finish, although they can show fingerprints and smudges. Customized front panel can be fitted to certain dishwasher models to blend with the rest of the kitchen cabinets.
For easy maintenance you can choose a model with self-cleaning filters, but keep in mind that it could increase the noise level of the machine. The performance of the machine is negatively affected if the filters are clogged. The cleaning of the filters is easy as you just take it our for rinsing.
Prices vary from $200 to $1300 for domestic brands and from $350 to $2000 for foreign-made brands.
Armed with these information you should be able to get the right dishwasher.