The Newest Dishwasher Features on the Market

Are you remodeling your kitchen and need to know what brands or models are best for your family and budget? Before you go purchase just any dishwasher, take a few moments to research the newest features available. A dishwasher is one of the lowest cost appliances you’ll need to buy so you can spend a little more to get a top of the line models.


When it comes to time savings, a dishwasher is well worth the investment. The top models can cost slightly over $800 and worth the price. You can find decent models for much less.

Features to consider

When shopping for a dishwasher, there are a number of features that tend to lend themselves to better performance and durability. Here are some of the features you’ll want to look into getting with your new kitchen appliance.

Nylon-coated racks

You should look for nylon-coated racks since they tend to have a longer lifespan.

Soil sensor

A soil sensor is also helpful because it will let your washer know when to end the cycle or if it should keep going.

Stainless-steel tub

Perhaps one of the most essential features to look for is a stainless-steel tub. If you can afford the heftier price tag, stainless-steel tubs will speed up the drying process, dampen noise, and last longer than plastic counterparts.

Top controls

Many of the newer dishwasher models feature top controls, as opposed to the classic front controls. The top controls give the machine a sleeker, more attractive look.


Another feature manufacturers celebrate is the food grinder, or masticator, which uses a blade to pulverize food debris. However, this is just another part that could potentially break.


You may prefer filters, which collect food mid-cycle, are durable, and only need to be cleaned a couple of times annually.

Noise Levels

. It’s so quiet that it has a special light on the exterior to let you know it’s on.

Third Racks

Check out the dishwashers and their racking systems. A third rack basically works as a utensil holder. It’s located on the top level of the washer and can hold other oddly-shaped items, such as ramekins and ladles.

Energy Star

The dishwashers have an Energy Star rating that will help with energy usage.


Another critical factor is to compare the warranty for the dishwasher.

Extra-dry option

There is an auto cleaning mode with the extra-dry option to thoroughly dry items.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has a Dishwasher Buying Guide updated in February 2019 that shows you the best dishwashers for your budget and needs.

Brands that are reviewed in the dishwasher buying guide are Amana, Frigidaire, GE, Kenmore, Ikea, LG, Maytag, Samsung, and Whirlpool. The guide also reviews Beko, Blomberg, and Bosch dishwashers.

Manufacturers in the high-end price range include Bertazzoni, Dacor, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, GE Profile, Jenn-Air, Kenmore Elite, KitchenAid, Miele, Thermador, and Viking. They also test models from Equator, Kucht, and Thor Kitchen.

Hire a Contractor

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About Georgia Home Remodeling

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Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

We are fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialist, and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler.

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