How to choose a good dishwasher. Recommendation.
Statistics merciless: in the dishwashing spend 220 hours per year, or about 36 minutes a day. And when the dishwasher I had not, I personally spent more precisely: not forks and plates, of course — on pots and pans hated. By the way, if you are using a wash bucket of water, and dishwashers — only one-third, while the quality of washing is always perfect (just your task competently deliver and pick the right program). A drive power required, as the TV — about 215 kWh per year.Many benefits. So why do we still doubt?
The question, as it turned out, does not lie in the plane of saving water or electricity — rather it that «there is no place to put the dishwasher.» Or we do not see sufficient reason to the planning of the kitchen to replace it one of the lockers. To correct the situation.
Photo: partly built dishwasher. A good solution for those who buy a car later Headset
Built-in, stationary or portable dishwasher — how to choose
It is that which is not visible in the kitchen set — facade facade kitchen machines hidden entirely or only visible control panel. Such machines are mounted on their own legs between two free-standing tables. On opening the car door hang kitchen facade. Built machines most often selected for new kitchens.
It is possible to build in part (that is, not to hang facade) or apart. The control panel is located on the door — you can run it and keep an eye on the timer, without opening the lid. This machine can be put on the finished kitchen instead of the old cabinets or on any available space. stationary dishwasher is also possible to hide the usual furniture fronts If desired (e.g. so that you removed from tables).
This machine is very small, a little bigger than a microwave oven. It is suitable for villa or apartment kitchen-studio. But such dishwashers volume enough one-two, a large family is not enough.
In the photo: the narrow dishwasher. It is suitable for a small kitchen and a small family. When the little people, the bulk dishwasher does not fill in one meal. With a little you will not have to collect the dirty dishes for three days
What size is best
Embedded and stationary machines are full-size (60 cm) and narrow (45 cm). Skinny models are commonly used in small kitchens — they are on the width of the duplicate standard kitchen cabinets. That is why they are most often placed on the finished kitchen.
For finished dishes choose a model without large external buttons. Typically, manufacturers do not take into account their size when the machine indicates depth. This means that the house can wait a nasty surprise: the dishwasher will not close the decorative facade.
Depth dishwashers typically 55-62 cm, and a height ranging from 81 to 85 cm. If worktop mounted on irregular height (e.g., for tall owners) to lift the dishwasher helical supports.
Compact dishwashers are usually 45-46 cm in width and height of the standard depth. They can be put on the floor or on a stand, hiding behind the facades of kitchen units. Compact machine, for example, fits easily under the sink in place, which usually takes a bucket (buy a model with a cover of the pedal).
In the photo: a dishwasher, which extends slightly beyond the edge of the kitchen. E is not fatal, if you are not a perfectionist. Otherwise, calculated to the millimeter sizes
Tip: Pay attention to the dimensions shown in the wiring diagram. At the price tag width and height sometimes rounded. This is critical for embedded or stationary machines, which are placed in a narrow space. For example, the width of the dishwasher may be 46.6 instead of the usual 45 cm. And the machine can not fit between the two side members headset.
In the photo: the dishwasher is located next to the sink, not to pull the communication across the kitchen
Where to put the dishwasher
When designing a kitchen, it is easier to «dance» is from the built-in equipment, including a dishwasher. The most important aspect — access to communications, the optimal location — next to the sink. Above it is usually in an oven, and if you keep at it everyday dishes, you might need to remove it in place — will not have to make any unnecessary steps.
How to place the machine on the left or right of the sink? The only true answer is no. If you still only want to built-in dishwasher, try to mimic the home scenario. The right-hander usually takes a plate with his left hand and right — cleans the leftover food. Have you ever desire to shift the plate in his right hand, to put it in the dishwasher, or more convenient to operate the same left? Here is the answer to the question of where to put the dishwasher.
Important: Please rate the distance from the door to china boxes. If you can not simultaneously open and the dishwasher, and cabinets, where to put the dishes, plates will have to first take out on the table. In a small kitchen is sometimes unavoidable, but if there is enough space, it is better to calculate in advance to make fewer daily activities.
However, the location at the sink — not an axiom. Furthermore, the dishwasher can not stand on the floor, and, for example, occupy a central position in the kitchen pencil case (as above). So it will be more convenient to download, especially for people in the age — do not have to bend over ten times and get up.
Elmira Maksutova, designer of the company «Ulyanovsk cuisine»: «Dishwashers can be placed on the drawer. But dishwasher door usually opens downward, and it is important that it does not hit the front of the box. In most cases, leave an empty space between them. And you can decide whether you «space» needed in the pencil case. »
Photo: Built-in dishwasher in the same style with a refrigerator, not the kitchen fronts
What is leakage protection
In any modern machines have protection against leaks. But the progressive technology, the higher the cost of the dishwasher. There are two systems: overflow protection, and full protection against leaks (second — more expensive).
Alex Mastilenko, director of marketing at Whirlpool in Russia and Asia, talks about the differences between them: «The machines with overflow protection there is a special valve, which blocked the water supply. This happens when the water level in the sump rises to the critical level. System downside is that it only keeps track of interruptions in the work of the machine, but does not react to external factors, such as a hose break. a complete system of protection against leakage is called Aqua-Stop or Aqua-Control. This is a normal water supply hose in a protective casing, but with a device which closes the water in emergency situations — for example, if a hose burst or cracks therein. Less of this system with Aqua Stop system hoses can not be lengthened or installation in tight spaces. »
Important: Incorrectly installed the machine, even with the most innovative system on leaks can spoil a new kitchen and pour neighbors. Ideally, the machine must be connected professional.
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How many dishes placed in the car
Standard built in dishwasher (60 cm) can accommodate from 10 to 13 place settings, enough for a family of 4-5 people. Compact — about 6-8 sets of dishes, but they can not wash the pan or large saucepan. Especially do not need to calculate capacity: this parameter is always specified in the model specifications.
Non-obvious ways to put the machine in large bowl
- Choose a model with a maximum number of mobile elements of the basket. Manufacturers offer various options for placement of dishes: a height-adjustable upper basket, folding holders of plates, special cups and glasses holders. In some models, the upper basket can be folded to fit the bottom of a large saucepan.
- Use removable holder for utensils. They are especially good for small children’s cups and plates.
- Load the dishwasher correctly: very dirty dishes put closer to the center, where the water pressure is stronger. By the way, the new technology allows the machine to work effectively for any load: In some models, the water flow is directed only to the basket, which is located utensils.
Tip: When buying the machine, check the instructions. To her often attached recommended load circuit machines.
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In the photo: the dishwasher is hidden wooden facade. Door paneling absorbs some of the sound from the machine
Loud is working dishwasher
How to choose a dishwasher, if you have a «cardboard» wall? The configuration of the machine noise figure is almost independent. True, the built-in models of the noise absorbing paneling.
Alex Mastilenko «Dishwasher — relatively quiet instrument, it lacks the elements that would be published so much noise, such as in a washing machine. The volume of work associated with the type of engine and hydraulic system. Noise dishwashers, usually varies from 37 to 65 dB. But there is a model in which there are special «night» cleaning regimes. Typically, the noise level therein is less than 45 dB, which is comparable to a low-volume conversation. Such a machine will not disturb even a light sleep. »
Kate Connors Interiors
Tip: At night, water and electricity are cheaper, so put the dishwasher on a timer. Do you want to save resources? Choose a model that does not squeak at the end of the cycle or at least pauses after several signals. Some dishwashers squeak as long as they are not turned off. Such features need to ask the consultant back in the cabin.
Is hygienic Dishwasher
What determines the hygiene of the dishwasher? Firstly, from the materials. Better to choose a model with a washing stainless steel chamber. Unlike plastic, it does not collect odors.
Secondly, at the very bowl, until it builds up in anticipation of cleaning, bacteria multiply. The sooner you wash the dishes, the better. Do not hoard the dishes, use the half-load function that has many machines. Alternatively, the half-filled machine can be put on the rinse mode: 15 minutes, the water will wash away food debris and prevent the active bacteria and the spread of odors.
Third, regularly check the condition of the filter, the walls and on the door gasket. Irrigate they should at least once every two months. If the machine still smells, check the drain hose. Disconnect it from the machine and clean the wire, wrapped with a thick cloth.
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Unpleasant smell from the dishwasher — so often a problem that the producers care about the cleanliness of machines in advance. For example, the patented Active Oxygen from Hotpoint generates active oxygen molecule and cures to 70% of odors. The technology works automatically and does not require additional monitoring.
To maintain freshness in the dishwasher and help flavorings. If you run the dishwasher a few hours after uploading, use the special capsules: you can buy them in any department of household chemicals. One capsule is enough for dozens of cycles.
Tell us in the comments how to chose the dishwasher. What for you was the most important thing when choosing a dishwasher? From my own experience with the machine advise which parts it is important to watch out for when choosing a dishwasher in the kitchen.