Looking for a dishwasher for your home? Confused to buy one!!!
We are here to help you outFirst ,let’s know, What is a Dishwasher?
As the name suggests, a dishwasher is a mechanical device that cleans dishes and utensils. A dishwasher removes soiling from your dirty cutlery through cleansing, spraying hot water, rinsing and drying, all with a touch of a button.
Why to buy a dishwasher?
If you want to give yourself a break from doing the dishes or if you are too tired of the tantrums put by your maid, then dishwashers could be your life saviour!
Here are some of the reasons for which you should consider buying a dishwasher:
- Automatic dishwashers are more water efficient than regular hand wash.
- It’s effortless and time saving, so that you can concentrate on more important works!
- Kills germs and bacteria very efficiently.
- Its environment friendly and budget friendly.
- Reduces stress, especially during parties and events
HOW DOES A DISHWASHER WORK?
Basically, a dishwasher is a robot that cleans and rinses dirty dishes. Humans have to load the dishes, add detergent, set the proper washing cycles and turn it on, but the dishwasher accomplishes a whole series of functions by itself. A dishwasher:
- Adds water
- Heats the water to the appropriate temperature
- Automatically opens the detergent dispenser at the right time
- Shoots the water through jets to get the dishes clean
- Drains the dirty water
- Sprays more water on the dishes to rinse them
- Drains itself again
- Heats the air to dry the dishes off, if the user has selected that setting
What to look for when buying Dishwashers in India?
The noise rating of a dishwasher directly correlates with the price-tag. If a whisper-quiet dishwasher is what you are looking for, then be ready to pay a premium amount for it. However, know that the low-end dishwashers are also significantly quiet. You can always check the decibel of the model that you want for your home by asking the dealer or searching it online. The old dishwashers had a rating of 80 decibels, which is very loud. There are three segments of decibels that the dishwasher noise is categorised into. However, if you ask, what should be the decibel that fits your home; we would say; as low as you can afford.
Speed and Cycles
This is the default dishwasher cycle option. It is meant for the full load of utensils that has a standard volume of food dirt. Here the sound and energy ratings are gauged by the use of this cycle.
It makes optimum use of the sensors of the dishwasher and adapts the cycle-time to handle a mixed load that is based on how soiled the utensils are.This is meant for bigger utensils such as kadhai, pans and pots, or regular size dishes that has heady food dirt stuck to them.
The water pressure is lowered to wash fragile utensils such as fine china or wine glasses.
Different brands tend to call such cycles with slightly different names or terms. For instance, ‘Heavy’ may be termed ‘Pots & Pans’ while ‘Efficient’ may be called ‘Energy Saver’. However, the core idea of each of these variants is similar across all the brands.
Capacity and Space Requirement
The dishwasher makers usually list its capacity on their respective websites. There you would notice the description in numbers of the place settings that can fit in. As per the universal standard, one place setting accommodates a big dinner plate, a saucer, a coffee cup, a bowl, a small plate meant for the snack, a knife, a drinking glass, a dinner fork, a tiny salad fork and two teaspoons. Majority of the full-size dishwasher would hold anywhere between 12 to 16 place settings in it.
Food Disposal & Filters
Usually all the high-end dishwashers today use a filter that has mesh. But a machine fitted with a filter does make some noise, which can be taken care of by rinsing the mesh filter regularly. Self-cleaning advanced filters ensure the hands-free maintenance, but the manual filters need to be cleaned periodically. A dishwasher fitted with the former is a bit costly in comparison to the latter. But having a filter in the dishwasher is always excellent.
Hard Water Compatibility
Checking the tub type in the dishwasher is essential. The low-price models usually come with plastic tubs, whereas the higher-end dishwashers have tubs of stainless steel. It is an entirely different thing than the aesthetics. There can be exterior of stainless steel, which the dishwasher tub could be of plastic. The tubs of stainless steel are more energy efficient and durable in comparison to plastic tubs. However, irrespective of the tub material; the cleaning performance doesn’t get affected.
Essentially a vital aspect of any electronic machinery, the safety. The dishwasher must have a safety locking system integrated into it, which should not allow you to open it even accidentally when the machine is doing a wash. Usually, in the industry, it is called child-safety-lock.
FAQs for Dishwasher
1. There’s no way the dishwasher can clean Indian Masala stains.
It can easily clean all types of Masala, oil stains and greasy food residue. You can also set its temperature from 45°C to 70°C depending on how dirty your dishes are.
2. It can’t scrub the dishes like how I do with my hands.
Its powerful spray arms remove all the stubborn Masala and oil stains with high water pressure giving you a highly effective wash.
3. If we have to pre-rinse the dishes before putting in, what’s the use?
You don’t have to pre-rinse the dishes. All you have to do is just scrape off the leftovers from the dishes and load them in.
4. It doesn’t have the space for my Kadhai and other large utensils.
With two baskets, it can hold your Kadhais, pots, pans and still have space for your plates, spoons and glassware.
5. It takes a lot of time to wash dishes.
Loading a dishwasher takes only 10 min, and your work is done. And in this time, it not only cleans your dishes but also dries them. VarioSpeed shortens the wash cycle by half, saving you precious time for leisure.
6. It won’t fit in my kitchen.
The dishwasher fits perfectly into any Indian kitchen, requiring space of only 60 cm width. So no more dirty dishes stacked in the sink.
7. My electricity bill will go up.
It is highly energy efficient and uses only 1 kW of energy for each wash.
8. It’s not hygienic to wash baby bottles in it.
Its 70°C temperature wash kills up to 99.9% germs and is suitable for hygienically cleaning baby bottles as well.
9. The dishes have to be taken out if there’s a power failure.
There’s no need for that as it continues washing from where it left.