Dishwashers are among the most used kitchen appliances. Many households run their dishwasher daily, and this can take a toll on the appliance. That’s why it's so important to choose a dishwasher that is robust and reliable. The experts at Appliances Connection have put various brands of dishwashers to the test and found three of the most reliable dishwasher brands of 2021. Here's a run through of what makes each of these brands special.
Miele is known for their high-quality, German-engineered appliances, and their dishwashers are no exception to the rule. Most Miele dishwashers come with a MultiComfort zone that adjusts easily, allowing you to place even the most unwieldy cookware (from pots and pans to delicate stemware). The FlexLine baskets available in the G7000 Series include completely hinged rows of spikes, as well as ergonomic rails and wide handles for the most ease of use. If you have a lot of cutlery to clean, look for the extremely customizable 3D MultiFlex Cutlery tray as well. Look for AutoDos power disks that allow you to refill your detergent as little as once every 20 cycles, and WiFiConn@ct technology that allows you to control and monitor your dishwasher from your smartphone through the Miele@Mobile app. In the ProfiLine Series, look for water softener compartments as well, making these dishwashers ideal for locations with hard tap water. These dishwashers can handle up to 16 place settings, making them suitable for any size of household, and select models include a Perfect GlassCare feature for even the most delicate items.
If you're looking for a feature-rich appliance that comes from one of the most reliable dishwasher brands, it's hard to go wrong with Monogram. In the Statement Series, look for a Piranha Hard Food Disposer that dispenses with even the bulkiest clumps of rinsed off food particles. There's also the LED interior lighting for clear visibility within the tub. As a bonus, many Monogram dishwashers connect with your smartphone via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, allowing you to monitor and control each cycle using only your voice. In the Minimalist Series, keep an eye out for sleek, minimal stainless steel designs as well. If you prefer to have proper lighting as you work, you'll be glad to learn that most Monogram dishwashers have bright, efficient LED interior lighting. Some Monogram dishwashers are panel ready, allowing you to seamlessly match them to any decor, and whether you're looking for a small 18-in. dishwasher or a full-size 24-in. one, you're certain to find a Monogram dishwasher that suits your needs.
Dacor creates innovative, high-tech dishwashers that are easy to customize for each individual load. You can choose between panel ready dishwashers, stainless steel, and graphite stainless steel, allowing you to match the rest of your kitchen perfectly. In the Contemporary Series, look for WaterWall™ technology that gets water from corner to corner of your machine and Zone Booster™ technology that allows you to target specific, heavily soiled areas. Dacor dishwashers are also high capacity, allowing you to wash up to 14 place settings at once. All Dacor dishwashers have super-quiet operation, maxing out at 49 dBA. That's quieter than light outdoor traffic. In the Professional Series, look for an AutoRelease™ function that improves drying performance up to 35% by automatically opening the door to release steam after drying cycles.
How do I choose a good dishwasher?
The features you should prioritize in a dishwasher depend on your specific needs. If you have a lot of bulky or fragile dishes, look for a dishwasher that has adjustable racks and multiple cleaning modes. If you frequently wash smaller loads, look for a dishwasher with a "half load" function. You may also want condenser dryers and dynamic soil sensors based on your needs.
How long is a dishwasher supposed to last?
The average dishwasher lasts about 10 years, but highly reliable dishwashers such as the ones featured in this post can last even longer with proper care and maintenance.