A dishwasher is one of the best investments you can make in your kitchen. Full console dishwashers in particular are known for their accessibility and ease of use, but there are a lot of full console dishwashers on the market. How do you pick just one? The experts at Appliances Connection have created this list of three of the best full console dishwashers of 2022. At 24 in. wide, each of these washers will fit into a standard cutout, and each of them are ENERGY STAR® certified, so they're efficient and eco-friendly to run.
Frigidaire is known for its robust, powerful appliances, and the Frigidaire FFCS2418US is no exception. Its spacious cavity fits up to 14 place settings at once, while its three separate spray arms allow water to get into every portion of the dishwasher. You can choose between 5 cycles, including a PowerPlus™ cycle for heavy loads and a 1-hour light option. There's also an NSF® certified Sanitize cycle that kills 99.9% of household bacteria. The wash tub is made of a particularly durable polymer that works well with the heated dry option, and the Stay-Put Door stays at whatever angle you place it. You can even set this dishwasher to run up to four hours in advance thanks to its Delay Start function.
The LG LDFN4542S is the most spacious full console dishwasher on this list, holding up to 15 place settings per load. Thanks to its Inverter Direct Drive® Motor and LoDecibel™ Quiet operation, it's also the quietest, coming in at just 48 dBA. This dishwasher uses a set of four QuadWash® Multi-Motion arms that rotate in multiple directions as they spin, ensuring that your dishes will end up spotless every time. Thanks to NFC Tag On technology and the ThinQ® smartphone app, you can download custom cycles, and through Smart Diagnosis™ you can even troubleshoot your dishwasher from your phone, potentially avoiding a costly service call. Dual Zone Wash technology allows you to wash delicate items in the same load as pots and pans, thanks to the variable spray intensity in the sprayer arms. Meanwhile, you can place a variety of items on the third rack, allowing you to wash even awkwardly shaped items such as ladles. Not only is the interior tub made of stainless steel, but the exterior door is Printproof Stainless Steel, which means you can wipe fingerprints off it with a damp cloth.
For budget-friendly versatility as well as durability, it's hard to go wrong with Whirlpool. Whirlpool products are fully designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA. The Whirlpool WDF520PADM can hold up to fourteen place settings in its plastic tub, and thanks to the AnyWare™ Plus Silverware Basket, you can place your silverware in the door or on the front of the lower rack, freeing up more space for dishes. The AccuSense® Soil Sensor scans your dishes for their soil level and adjusts the normal cycle accordingly. There is even a 1-hour wash cycle for less soiled dishes that need to be cleaned quickly. This dishwasher also remembers the last cycle you used and automatically chooses it for you for the next load, saving you time and energy. The Sani Rinse® option kills nearly all bacteria and viruses on dishes, while the Soak and Clean cycle is ideal for caked-on food on pots and pans.
How long should a dishwasher last?
Most dishwashers last about 10 years, depending on how often they are used. Proper care and maintenance can help extend the life of your dishwasher.
Are stainless steel dishwashers quieter?
In general, dishwashers with stainless steel tubs are quieter than dishwashers with plastic tubs. However, with advancements in insulation, there are some super-quiet plastic tub dishwashers on the market, so if you are interested in a quiet dishwasher, but prefer a plastic tub, keep watch for those.