4 Features To Consider For Your Family's New Dishwasher

Posted on: 29 June 2017

If your old dishwasher is reaching the end of its life-cycle, here are a few features that you should consider for your family's next dishwasher that will help make washing dishes a little easier with your busy schedules.

#1 Rinse-Aid Dispensers

Rinse-aid dispensers are a really handy features when you have a busy family. They allow you to fill up a receptacle with enough rinse-air, otherwise known as dishwashing soap, for multiple loads of dishes. That means that when you tell your kids or your spouse that all they need to do is just start the dishwasher, you really mean it. This feature can cut down on some of the time and hassle of running the dishwasher.

#2 Delayed Start

Another great feature to look into is delayed start. This allows you to pre-set the time that your dishwasher will run. Be sure to examine how this feature works, as it can vary from model to model. Some delayed starts allow you to pick the specific time, say 8:00pm, for the dishwasher to run. Others allow you to pick the number of hours in the future you want the dishwasher to run.

So, for example, if it was 7:00am and you wanted the dishwasher to run around 1:00pm, you would need to delay the start for 6 hours. There are even some models that allow you to program the days and times of the week that you want your dishwasher to run.

All of these methods work; it is about what type of delayed start makes the most sense to you.

#3 Food Disposals

If you are really short on time, and find that your family often doesn't have time to properly rinse off dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, a washer with a food disposal may be ideal for you. This is a feature that is found in more deluxe models. To start with, your dishes may go through an extra rinse cycle or a more intense rinse cycle to clean them. Then, all the food particles that come off are trapped together and get ground up and sent down your plumbing pipe, similar to how a garbage disposal works in your sink.

#4 Hidden Controls

If you have young kids running around your house, a dishwasher with hidden controls may be ideal. With this type of dishwasher, you don't have to worry about your little ones changing the setting on the dishwasher or accidently starting the dishwasher. The controls will be hidden inside the door to the dishwasher, making it much harder for little hands to interfere with.

To easy your busy life with your family, consider purchasing a dishwasher that has a rinse-aid dispenser, delayed start, hidden controls and a built-in food disposal. Talk to a dealer, like Hudson Appliance Center, for more help.