There’s nothing like reaching for a fresh glass out of the cupboard and getting ready to pour yourself a nice cold beverage, only to look at the glass a bit closer and see…(cue dramatic music)…dishwasher water spots!
And you ask yourself, “why does my dishwasher leave water spots?” It’s actually pretty simple. Dishwasher spots form because of hard water in your water supply which has excessive mineral content and leaves visible residue as water evaporates during the drying cycle. Face it—even washing and drying by hand would be more efficient. But that would negate the very purpose of having a dishwasher, wouldn’t it?
What you really want is a dishwasher that can reduce the number of water spots to the very minimum. And the knowledgeable people at Appliances Connection have what you want in this comprehensive list of dependable dishwashers that won’t have you rinsing your glasses and dishes over and over again.
What dishwasher brands best cut down on water spots?
When it comes to blending high performance with sleek good looks, Bosch delivers on all levels—and their 800 Series 18-in. built-in bar handle dishwasher is one more example. It has a myriad of convenient features like six wash cycles including a sanitize option, and room for ten place settings.
The innovative ActiveTab tray is integrated into the middle of the washer to dissolve detergent tablets more efficiently while the variable spray pressure allows for better load customization and enhanced cleaning performance based on the selected cycle. A built-in water softener helps prevent hard water spots and softens water to the appropriate level for superior washing results. And when it comes to adaptability, the RackMatic system allows you to adjust the top rack to three different heights and up to nine rack positions, while the flexible silverware basket along its length results in two halves that may be placed in a variety of positions in the lower rack.
Miele is a brand known for crafting luxury appliances that blend the latest technology together with practical quality and design. Their Crystal Series 24-in. built-in dishwasher is fully loaded with features including a water softener that works alongside Perfect GlassCare technology to ensure your glassware is washed gently but thoroughly. It has seven wash cycles including the new Quick Intense wash that achieves the best possible cleaning and drying results for normally soiled dishware in under an hour.
The racks can hold up to 16 place settings, along with a fully adjustable patented 3D+ cutlery tray. With AutoSensor technology water temperature, water consumption and program duration are adjusted based on the level of soiling automatically detected. The SensorDry feature ensures optimum drying results even under conditions that are not ideal. And the ComfortClose door remains in whatever position you want without dropping or slamming shut.
From Viking—a name long trusted in the home appliance arena—comes a 24-in. built-in dishwasher you can depend on to clean your dishware thoroughly with any of its eight specific wash cycles and a multi-level power wash that uses variable pressure and three wash arms while the lower rack gets intensive washing. The triple filtration system keeps any dirty water from being recirculated back into the wash. And the integrated water softener cuts down on water spotting.
It also has a lineup of wash options like a delay start for up to 24 hours and a sanitize function. An exclusive Smart Size rack system allows the upper rack to be moved into three different positions to allow loading of taller glasses in the upper rack or larger pans in bottom rack. The entire rack system can hold up to 16 place settings. And after the wash, a unique turbo dry fan finishes the job quickly. And even with all that going on, this washer is about as quiet as you can get running at 42 decibels.
The entry from Fisher & Paykel is a unique 24-in. drawer dishwasher that is as easy to open as a kitchen drawer and can be conveniently positioned at bench height for ease of loading and minimal bending, while the flexible racking allows you to make adjustments to fit in a variety of dishes. An integrated water softener helps reduce those nasty water spots, and 15 wash cycles—including a sanitizing option that reduces 99.9% of household bacteria—lets you choose the cycle that best fits your cleaning needs. An internal fan helps circulate the interior air for quicker drying.
Two cutlery baskets can hold a host of silverware and utensils, and the racks can hold up to 7 place settings. A child lock will keep anyone from changing your selected program, and a Sabbath feature allows you to get your dishes clean while remaining observant.
Known for their ecological business philosophy and consistent earning of Energy Star certifications, this Beko 24-in. dishwasher combines environmental balance with impressive modern amenities with eight different wash cycles and four functions including a sanitize feature. The built-in water softener decreases hard water spots caused by minerals and softens water to the appropriate level. Convenient interior illumination makes finding specific items a breeze even without pulling out the rack.
As for racks, this dishwasher comes with a standard third rack offers easy-loading silverware tines for cleaning flatware, and the upper basket can be raised or lowered to wash large plates below or to accommodate tall glasses. And your after-dinner conversation won’t be disturbed with Beko’s SilentTech insulation technology combined with their ProSmart inverter, which is twice as quiet as standard dishwasher motors. And when it’s all done washing, an LED light shines on the floor to let you know that it is finished.
And the final spot-reduction standout on the list is LG’s 24-in. built-in smart dishwasher. Packed with the latest technology, there is no load of dishes it cannot clean with care. The controls are conveniently located on top of the washer door for easy access. This washer is Wi-Fi capable with a SmartThinQ system so you can program and monitor a cycle’s progress with your smart device, including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. With ten different wash cycles as well as nine options to choose from, you can customize your cleaning to fit the load items. LG’s exclusive QuadWash system uses four high-pressure spray arms instead of two and includes Multi-Motion arms that rotate back and forth while spinning. And LG’s TrueSteam technology offers maximum steam coverage to give you 60% less water spots. The newly enhanced EasyRack Plus system provides outstanding flexibility and convenience, adjusting to just about any load of dishes to aid in optimal cleaning performance. And the racks are mounted on LG’s glide rail and ball bearing design for effortless loading and unloading.
And that ends our tour of high-quality dishwashers that will get your dishes, glasses, and silverware as spotless as possible. However, if you have a different opinion on the subject, we’d like to hear about it. Leave a comment or suggestion below.
Can you use vinegar in dishwasher?
White vinegar can be used as a rinse aid in the dishwasher, especially to combat hard water staining. To be on the safe side, put the vinegar in a dishwasher-safe bowl on the top rack of your dishwasher.
How do you dispose of a dishwasher?
If you can't donate your old dishwasher, the most environmentally friendly disposal option is often to recycle it. Some recycling centers even offer cash for your old appliances.
Is hard water bad for your dishwasher?
Scale from hard water can clog plumbing, and it damages your water-consuming appliances, wearing them down over time. They become less and less effective until eventually they break down.