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Though not having a dishwasher isn’t the end of the world, it sure sucks having to scrub that hardened pasta sauce off a stack of plates and the end of dinner.
Most of the machines you’re about to read about are the best deliverers of shiny glasses and sparkling plates.
Whether your old dishwasher is starting to fall apart, or you just want to check out the latest and greatest models, we can tell you the best things to look for when deciding on your purchase!
Many machines are surprisingly different, some that run quieter, have different water usage, have reconfigurable compartments, and much more.
Lastly, making sure you have enough room for your dishwasher to open comfortably in your kitchen is key!
Keeping all that in mind, here are some of the Costco dishwashers that we believe are the best on the market!
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Portable & Countertop Dishwashers
hOmeLabs Compact Countertop Dishwasher – Portable
As if getting the dirty job done wasn’t enough, now you can get it all done with a small, portable dishwasher!
This means that it’s simple and easy to load your dishes up all while leaving far more space open than your conventional dishwashers.
At 17 x 19 x 21 inches, it is absolutely perfect for smaller kitchens or people living in apartments without space for larger appliances.
The basket can be easily removed to load the rack before pressing it back in to start the wash. When it comes down to cycle options, there are 6 for you to choose from including one setting perfect for glass.
You can use the rinse aid dispenser to help dry all your items without leaving behind any marks or streaks.
Obviously this doesn’t hold the same capacity as regular-sized dishwashers, but those in need of the compact style will have absolutely no problem with this machine!
SPT Countertop Dishwasher
With a countertop dishwasher this sleek, you might expect to pay top dollar.
At a great price, this washer gives you full-size power in a compact design.
The durable stainless steel interior is actually quite spacious and the faucet adapter makes it simple to connect to any home faucet quickly and painlessly without having to worry about direct plumbing.
The easy controls help you shift through 6 different cycle modes for all kinds of kitchenware!
The only downside is, if you have a side sprayer that detaches from your faucet, you may need to install a water line as the water pressure with those sprayers don’t quite work with this model.
Frigidaire 18 Built-In Dishwasher, DMAFRIGFFBD1821MS
If you’re looking for a dishwasher that acts as a full size machine, but still fits into more compact spaces, the Frigidaire 18 Built-In Dishwasher is perfect for you!
Like the other washers on the list, it has easy-to-use cleaning cycle options for all of your different washing needs, including an energy saver button for energy efficiency.
At a smaller size than most standard dishwashers, there is a considerable amount of room.
The dishwasher is known to hold up to 8 place settings on average. The premium stainless steel interior makes sure no wash is a match for the dishwasher’s durability.
A removable, self-cleaning filter makes it easy to maintain freshness.
Sure, it isn’t the biggest washer in the world that can hold millions of dishes, but with the multiple cycle options, energy saving capabilities, and quiet cycles, it’s sure a great dishwasher for the price!
SPT SD-9252SS Energy Star 18" Built-In Dishwasher
f you’re looking for a dishwasher that is simple and doesn’t burn holes in your pockets for wild features, this is a great choice for you. We’ve heard quite a bit that, though it’s small, it’s a great performer when it comes to cleaning your dishes efficiently! Depending on your taste, the dishwasher comes in a stainless steel, as well as pure white.
This Energy Star dishwasher holds approximately 8 standard place setting in its’ 18” wide cavity, and has 6 different wash programs so that you can adjust the type of cleaning to your liking. It comes with two adjustable racks, including one adjustable rack for larger dishes, as well as a removable silverware basket.
The rinse warning aid indicator will let you know when you need to fill on rinse aid, and the error alarm will display any fault codes if necessary. It comes with a built in time delay as well so that you can set a wash time for the future. Some people mention problems with leaking, but it seems to be very rare. Luckily, it comes with a one year included warranty!
Frigidaire Professional 24" Stainless Steel
If peace and quiet is your thing, the Frigidaire Professional is just your thing. At only 47dB, not much louder than a babbling brook, this model delivers a quiet and energy star certified efficiency to cleaning your dishes.
It’s built with a modern, stainless steel design that fits perfectly into any of today’s home kitchens. Loaded with features such as the PrecisionPro Wash Zones, SpacePro Organization System, and smudge proof stainless steel, you’ll have your mind blown with the work it can do.
With a cavity big enough to hold 14 standard place settings, you’ll have enough room to wash dishes for the entire family in one go! The flexible upper rack has room for a variety of items, the second rack fits many tall pots and pans, and the third rack acts as an organizational rack for smaller kitchen utensils. Many love the silence of this dishwasher and it is a great upgrade for any old appliance
How can I get the best performance from my dishwasher?
You’ll want to make sure that you are loading it correctly first and foremost. Many dishwashers will specify what items should be place on what rack. Typically, leave the smaller items on the higher rack and bigger on the bottom. Secondly, check to make sure your water that your using is between 120 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. To do this, turn on your sink and get the water hot before starting your dishwasher. Lastly, make sure your detergent stays fresh. Lumpy or old detergent can leave nasty residue if not attended to.
What are some benefits to having a dishwasher vs. hand washing?
For starters, it keeps dirty dishes out of eyesight. Secondly, it’ll save you a ton of time and energy, meaning a fair amount of money. Using a dishwasher typically saves you around $40 a year on electricity and around 5,000 gallons of water. Energy Star reports that you could save up to 230 hours of your time a year if you didn’t have to spend it washing dishes by hand.
How do dishwashers typically vary in price?
Most dishwashers run from about $300 to $1000. The $300 dollar models are typically labeled as low end and lose a lot of the quietness of more expensive models. Expect to pay around $600 to $800 for most high-end models with a few outliers. Modern dishwashers boast the stainless steel interiors on their newer models because of its’ toughness and durability.