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Specifications dishwashers

specificationsSpecifications dishwashers are very standard and are set by the manufacturer. Based on this technical description, the buyer is guided by which model of the dishwasher suits him more. However, not all people are able to correctly evaluate these characteristics, especially if they did not have to use a dishwasher. In this article, we will talk about what characteristics dishwashers have and what to lean on to make the right choice.

How to prioritize?

Quite often, people ask a question: what technical characteristics of a dishwasher should you pay attention to first of all, and which ones you can give up? The answer to this question is not always easy, because in fact it turns out that everyone chooses a dishwasher guided, sometimes, by the most unexpected reasons:

  • so that the dishwasher has a minimum size and fits in a small kitchen;
  • so that the body of the dishwasher has a color that matches the color of kitchen furniture or other appliances;
  • so that the dishwasher can be connected to hot water;
  • so that the dishwasher is not too noisy, since the living rooms in the apartment are combined with the kitchen;

The noise level of a particular dishwasher model is indicated in dB.

  • so that the dishwasher must have a delay in starting;
  • so that the dishwasher is protected from children;
  • so that the machine has protection against leaks and stuff.

Nevertheless, with all the subjectivity of the buyer’s approach to choosing a dishwasher, there are objective indicators that everyone should take into account, since they are of the utmost importance. Consider them.

Overview of Key Features

Objectively, the most important functions of a dishwasher are those that reflect the essence of the operation of the equipment. The most important characteristics directly affect the work of the "home assistant", determining its main features and features. Well, enough theory, let's move on to a description of these characteristics.dimensions of the dishwasher

  1. Dimensions. Quite an important parameter, to which the buyer pays attention almost always. Firstly, often in the room where it is planned to put a dishwasher, there is not enough space, and secondly, the dishwasher is often built in, and every centimeter is taken into account when embedding this kind of equipment.
  2. Loading volume.How much laundry can be loaded into the washing machine the manufacturer determines the number of kilograms, everyone is used to it and no questions arise here. The loading volume of the dishwasher is determined not by the weight of the dishes, but by its quantity. Moreover, the amount is indicated in sets. One set is eight items: 4 plates, one cup, one saucer, spoon and fork. Maybe this is not entirely accurate, but such is the accepted calculation.
  3. Type of machine and type of installation. Also a very important indicator, since the type of dishwasher directly affects its appearance, functionality and size. There are cars: full-sized, compact, narrow. By the type of installation, they can be fully built-in, partially built-in and freestanding. Fully built-in machines have a dismountable furniture facade, models of a partially built-in type have a standard facade part, while they have removable elements.
  4. Type of drying. Quite a lot of consumers are chasing dishwashers with a turbo dryer, since it is a turbo dryer that allows to accelerate the program for processing dishes. In general, there is not only turbo drying, and condensation drying, and intense. In the first case, the dishes in the bunker are dried using hot air, in the second, it dries naturally.
  5. Design. Typically, consumers try to give preference to a dishwasher with a simple and versatile design that fits any room.But in some cases, something special is required.

Having studied the needs of people, some manufacturers of dishwashers offer machines with an original design of the front.

  1. Security. Many people living in apartment buildings are afraid of flooding, therefore they require that the dishwasher be protected by a system against leaks. Young mothers, on the contrary, are more worried that their child does not spoil the machine by pressing the buttons. The manufacturer, responding to this need, provided most of the models of dishwashers with a child lock.
  2. Power usage. Older buyers are often interested in how much the dishwasher consumes water and electricity. They are very afraid that such a technique will ruin them, and in vain they do it. Washing your dirty dishes with your hands, you spend significantly more water than a dishwasher.

Overview of Minor Features

Now let's talk about secondary characteristics, which, however, for other buyers are not at all secondary. Here are some practical examples.

  • Noise level. Unlike a washing machine, the dishwasher is quite quiet. Not everyone will be3 in 1 tablets“Bother” and look for a model that produces not 52 dB, but, for example, 48 dB. Moreover, the difference is small. If you care so much for silence in the house, it’s better to carefully place the dishes in baskets so that they rattle less during washing.
  • The number and composition of programs. This aspect is very important when choosing a washing machine. Dishwashers have few programs, at most 2-6 pieces, and frankly, they are of little use, therefore, people do not pay much attention to them.
  • Delay start. An interesting function, although it is far from being demanded by everyone. Very often it is included by people who prefer to wash dishes at night, when electricity tariffs are reduced.
  • The ability to use the tool 3 in 1. If the machine recognizes this tool and can use it as efficiently as possible, this is good, but in reality quite a few people “bother” with this, preferring to independently control the addition of certain tools.

3 in 1 is salt, rinse aid and detergent combined in one package.

  • Alternating water supply. In an effort to save on water, some people buy dishwashers with this arrangement of baskets for dishesfunction. The fact is that the alternate supply of water to baskets with dishes, either from the top sprayer, then from the bottom, can reduce water costs by 15-20%, while maintaining the quality of the sink.
  • Pre-rinse. This function is in demand by some people for two reasons: firstly, it saves water, and secondly, it helps to wash even very dirty dishes more efficiently.
  • The number and composition of indicators. The more indicators, the easier it is to monitor the progress of the program, as well as the presence of salt and rinse aid. So some advanced users are specifically looking for dishwashers with a large number of indicators, such as, for example, a “beam on the floor”.
  • The location of the basket for dishes. This factor affects how the dishes will be placed in the bunker and, ultimately, how these dishes will be washed. Therefore, some users look at how the basket is located in the hopper and whether it is possible to change its position.

The list of secondary characteristics can be very long, but we will not continue it, since the general meaning is already clear. Modern dishwashers can contain so many different “gadgets” that a spaceship against its background will seem like a “copper age product”. However, here you need to understand that most of these functions are not useful in everyday life, which means that it is not worth overpaying for them either. Prudence above all!

So, for convenience, we decided to classify the technical characteristics of dishwashers, dividing them into: the most important and secondary.This classification is not without drawbacks, but it clearly shows the consumer what to look for first and foremost, choosing a dishwasher. We hope this article will benefit you, good luck!


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