Best Washing Machines and Dishwashers (Chapter 12, page 1 of 2)

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Chapter 12

Going by recent surveys and consumer feedbacks, the three best dishwashers can be identified as Bosch SHU66C02, Bosch SHE44C02, and Whirlpool DU1100XTPQ.

Recent reliability surveys suggest that Bosch dishwashers are the best-cleaning, most quiet and most reliable dishwashers when everything is taken into account. Featuring most prominently among the best dishwashers, the Bosch SHU66C02 has some additional features that ensure the most flexibility. The loading flexibility of this dishwasher comes from the adjustable racks with fold-down tines and a cup shelf. In case the loads are lightly soiled, a quick-wash cycle is useful while a special top-rack-only cycle is suitable for small loads. The Bosch SHU66C02 is available in three colors: white, black and beige. This Energy Star rated dishwater will cost more if you opt for a stainless steel finish.

The less expensive Bosch SHE44C02, rated among the best dishwashers, is also known for its great cleaning ability, low noise and overall reliability. This, however, does not have so many features as the more expensive Bosch SHU66C02. The Bosch SHE44C02 skips an LCD display in favor of an LED display. It has fewer rows of fold-down tines, and lacks the top-rack-only wash cycle. Although it lacks the delay start option, you find in it a quick-wash cycle. In most other respects, the two models are extremely similar. The Energy Star rated Bosch SHE44C02 comes in white, bisque, black or stainless steel.

The Whirlpool DU1100XTPQ is the other one that figures among our three best dishwashers. This budget dishwasher lacks adjustable racks, fold-down tines or extras like a quick-wash cycle or cutlery rack. It can neither boast a delay start, self-cleaning filter, sanitary cycle and Energy Star rating. However, reviews say this model washes extremely well and operates quietly. In addition, Whirlpool has remained one of the more reliable brands for quite long. If you do not have much to do with loading flexibility or extra cycles, this budget Whirlpool model is an excellent, reliable dishwasher.

The Whirlpool DU850SWPQ is a low-cost model which can be added to this list of three best dishwashers. Being much cheaper than the three mentioned above, it should not be expected to clean as efficiently as them. It is not noise-free either. But for those who just need a functional, no-frills model the Whirlpool DU850SWPQ is one of the cheapest one can find in the market. It has three wash cycles, a delay start and a one-year warranty.

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