Dishwashers are designed to thoroughly wash your plates, cups, and utensils so they come out clean and ready to be safely used again. Unfortunately, not all dishwashers are created equally, which can leave harmful bacteria behind on your pots and pans. NSF-certified models, on the other hand, promise to eliminate 99.9% of all household germs from your dishes, so you can be confident they're safe and clean for your family to use. NSF International only certifies dishwashers that offer a sanitizing or high-temperature option of at least 150°F and reduces bacteria by 99.9999%. Here are three of the best NSF-certified dishwashers on the market, so you can choose the best one for your home.
This 24-in. large capacity dishwasher from SHARP has seven wash cycles and can accommodate up to 14 place settings. The Power Wash feature uses a third sprayer to thoroughly clean soiled dishes and the Soil Sensor will detect the soil level of each load to automatically adjust the wash settings. Two interior LED lights make it easy to see inside your ENERGY STAR® Certified dishwasher and the Smooth Glide Rails make it easy to load and unload. The Library Quiet wash cycle washes your dishes at just 45 dBA, which is quieter than most refrigerators, so you won't even know it's running. Select the Half Load function to save water and energy on a small load, or utilize the adjustable third rack to load all your dishes at once. This NSF-certified model is equipped with a Sanitize option that eliminates 99.9% of common household bacteria and uses high temperatures to thoroughly clean your dishes. Select the Heated Dry option so your dishes are cabinet-ready at the end of each cycle.
This Viking 24-in. built-in dishwasher is equipped with eight wash cycles and can hold up to 16 place settings in one wash. The three-position Smart FullSize™ Rack makes it easy to load dishes of every shape and size in your ENERGY STAR® Certified dishwasher. The industry-leading heavy gauge top and bottom dish baskets hold even the heaviest dishes. With Quiet Clean™ technology, this dishwasher operates at 42 dBA, making it so quiet, you'll have to check the LCD control panel to see if your stainless steel dishwasher is even running. This NSF-certified model has a sanitize function that will raise your water temperature during the final rinse, eliminating 99.9% of all germs so your dishes come out perfectly clean. Select the 35-minute Quick Wash cycle and delay your start time up to 24 hours. The Turbo Fan Dry option will circulate the air inside to dry your dishes so they're ready to be unloaded when the cycle is complete.
The Frigidaire 24-in. built-in dishwasher has four wash cycles and can accommodate up to 14 place settings in one load. The Hard Food Disposer helps to eliminate solid food particles so you don't have to clean the filter and the child lock feature will keep your dishwasher from being accidentally started. This NSF-certified model has a Sanitize option that will eliminate 99.9% of all common household bacteria to ensure that your dishes are completely clean. This ENERGY STAR® Certified dishwasher is equipped with DishSense™ technology, so your dishwasher will automatically adjust the cycle time based on the soil level of your load. The dishwasher's OrbitClean® Spray Arm provides better water coverage and with multiple-cycle options, you can press the Ready-Select® Controls to choose the wash cycle that meets the needs of each load.
What does NSF certified mean for dishwashers?
NSF-certification is given to dishwashers that have a sanitation option that reaches temperatures of over 150°F and will eliminate 99.9999% of common household bacteria.
How often should you replace your dishwasher?
You can expect to replace your dishwasher every 10 years.