There’s plenty we want out of a dishwasher – it should clean what we didn’t rinse well enough (or at all), it should be able to handle even the busiest on-the-go dish loader (that includes teenagers who figure out ways to wedge everything inside but the kitchen sink), and – perhaps most importantly — it should be able to disguise the fact that it’s even there by being nice and QUIET. There was a time, a few years ago, when your average dishwasher – as it went through its cycles – sounded like a tropical storm had mated with a small earthquake. You know the kind – like when you actually have to turn up the volume on the TV because you can’t hear over the rinse cycle.
Home-Tech Knows Best
When the time comes for purchasing a dishwasher, you can spend hours surfing the Internet forums for opinions and Googling websites for advice – or you can rely on the experience and expertise of the pros at Home-Tech who sell and repair appliances every single day. We talked to Jeff Hendershott who’s been helping Home-Tech customers with dishwasher choices for over nine years. So, unveiled by Home-Tech’s appliance experts, the best dishwashers for 2014. Drum roll, please.
Bosch is simply the best of the best, and the 500 Series Built-In Dishwasher (model #SHP65TL) is an all stainless steel design that matches to any kitchen. It’s one of the quietest on the market at just 44 decibels and features an upper culinary rack that holds all your utensils. The seamless handle and sleek look add to the fact that it holds an amazing 16 place settings.
Coming in at a very close second, the KitchenAid Architect Series II (model #KDTE334DSS) boasts an interior flexibility that means all its moving parts can conveniently accommodate everything you put into it. Control buttons are concealed at the top, and racks with ball bearings make loading and unloading smooth and effortless. Noise is also concealed at a gentle 45 decibels.
Maytag, known for reliability, another stainless steel dishwasher, monochromatic both inside and out, is a winner because it’s hushed at just 47 decibels, and features a powerful 4-blade disposer. This one is built for the long haul and is all about durability.
For a personal tour of these top of the line dishwashers, stop into the Home-Tech showroom to learn even more and listen to the sounds of silence. Or you can explore online at Home-Tech’s appliance website.