If you eat using more than paper dishes, it's worth your while to get a good dishwasher. Not only does having a dishwasher save you time and energy, but the features one can add to your home make the investment a good one, no matter what you choose. But having a dishwasher can mean dealing with water spots on your glassware, which can be unsightly. Many modern dishwashers have water softener technology that prevents water spots, however. This is why we've compiled this list of the three best dishwashers that prevent water spots of 2021. Each of them is 24 in. wide, so they will fit into a standard cutout.
From the Sapphire Series, the Thermador DWHD770WFP is feature-rich and filled with high-end amenities. From the Sapphire Glow™ blue light that makes your dishes sparkle whenever the door is opened to the Time Remaining PowerBeam® that shines the estimated time remaining for each load onto the floor, it looks every bit as modern as it is. It can wash up to 16 place settings at a time, making it the most spacious on this list, and it has a load of features designed to protect your dishes while cleaning them quickly and efficiently. Not only does it have flexible folding tines to help accommodate larger or bulky dishes, but it uses Sens-A-Wash® technology to tailor the wash and rinse cycles to the exact load level you need. One of the ways this dishwasher prevents water spots is its Crystal Protect™ system. This system adjusts the water softness during the cycle, allowing for speedy, complete drying and reducing water spots to near zero. There's also a hand wash cycle specifically for delicate glassware that reduces the impact of agitation on your dishes, protecting them from breakage as well as spots.
The Galanz GLDW12TS2A5A is the most budget-friendly of the dishwashers on our list, but it has a number of precision-engineered features that make it a shoo-in as one of the best dishwashers available. It can handle up to 12 place settings in a load, and its fully integrated controls give it a high-end aesthetic you're sure to appreciate as you select between five cycles. The upper rack is fully adjustable, allowing you to set it at whatever height best suits you. It even has a half load option for smaller or lightly soiled dishes. But what really makes this machine (and the dishes inside it) shine is the water softener. By removing the salts that cause water spots, Galanz goes above and beyond in preventing them from occurring in the first place.
Hailing from the 300 Series, the Bosch SGE53B55UC is a perfect choice for someone who wants to make their kitchen smarter. Using the Bosch Home Connect™ app and your Wi-Fi, you can control the dishwasher from your smartphone or use your voice through Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. You can even order new detergent tabs through the app. The dishwasher itself holds up to 13 place settings, and its recessed handle and stainless steel exterior give it a modern appearance. Its AquaStop Plus® technology detects leaks using two sensors and keeps them contained, reducing costly damage to your kitchen. When it comes to water spots, the integrated water softener speeds up washing by removing the salts and lime that build up in the water supply, creating a quick and spotless clean.
Are water spots on dishes bad?
Water spots on dishes don't harm the dishes, but most people prefer dishes without spots.
What causes water spots on dishes in a dishwasher?
Dissolved minerals (such as calcium chloride) in the water can settle on dishes as they dry, leading to water spots. This is more common in areas with hard water.