Shopping for a dishwasher can be very challenging especially if you don’t know what you are looking for. In our professional opinion, a dishwasher is a long term investment. Before buying it, one should consider several factors such as the appliance’s performance, the household’s present dish-washing needs as well as future needs. However, eventually it all comes down to the price. We would never advice anyone to purchase a cheap dishwasher because these appliances are bad investments, no matter how you look at them. However, a dishwasher with a moderate price and a decent performance can sometimes be a good choice. Furthermore, if that dishwasher also happens to have a space saving design so that it can match both large and small kitchens ideas, that would be just perfect. Finding such a dishwasher is never easy. After several considerations, we have picked our favorite such dishwasher: Whirlpool Compact Tall Tub Dishwasher WDF518SAAM.

  • Capacity

This dishwasher is best suited for small or medium households. It will comfortably satisfy the needs of a medium household with 2-4 family members. Furthermore, the Whirlpool Compact Tall Tub Dishwasher WDF518SAAM also has a compact size which makes it perfect for small kitchens ideas. Nevertheless, the interior of this appliance is quite specious due to its efficient rack design. It features two racks and a fold down wire cup shelf as well as a large in-the-rack silverware basket. The dishwasher’s tub is made of stainless steel and the racks are made of nylon.

  • Cycles and options

The dishwasher features 5 cycles which are designed in order to satisfy all dish-washing needs. You can choose between the Normal Cycle, The Heavy Duty Cycle, the Pots and Pans Cycle, The Rinse Only Cycle and the Quick Wash Cycle. In order to improve the dishwashers performance you can also choose additional options such as the delay start option or the heated dry option. The delay start option is very useful as it allows you to program the dishwasher to run during the hours when energy is cheapest. Due to the fact that it is also very quiet, you can even run the dishwasher at night without it being a disturbance.

  • Performance and efficiency

The Whirlpool Compact Tall Tub Dishwasher WDF518SAAM is Energy Star Qualified. This means that it is one of the most energy efficient dishwashers in its class. This type of dishwashers can help you save a lot of money on your utility bills. Therefore, this dishwasher gives you the opportunity to get back some of the money that you spent on it by paying smaller utility bills.

  • Price and warranty

Whirlpool dishwashers are known for being very durable despite their small prices. This particular dishwasher can be acquired for $790 which makes it a lot cheaper than other dishwashers in its class. Furthermore, it comes with a one year labor warranty and a one year parts warranty. We highly recommend this dishwasher for small and medium households with average dish-washing needs. However, if you have a bigger family and you cook several times a day, you might need a bigger dishwasher. Don’t let the small price fool you into convincing yourself that you will find a way to make this dishwasher work for you. Buying a cheaper dishwasher which you will use extensively can cost you more money in the long run. For example, a bigger household may have to run this dishwasher several times a day which means that they will pay more for utilities while also working the dishwasher harder. It is essential to know your dish-washing needs before investing in such an appliance.

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