Over the last few months, we’ve all spent a lot more time indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, I’ve certainly done my fair share of home improvement projects, but while redecorating and finally buying some houseplants, I realized the dire need to invest in a dishwasher. With everyone in my household eating three meals (plus snacks) a day at home, the dishes were piling up — and between hand washing and dish washing, my skin was suffering. Thankfully, there are a ton of great grime-fighting options out there to fit any list of requirements — all you need to do is read on!
Tough on the Grime but Easy on the Wallet
First up, we have a great entry-level option. Whether you’re a first-time homeowner looking to upgrade your appliance from the 1970's version that came with the house or a newbie who’s been happy to hand-wash dishes before this point, the Amana Front Control Built-In Tall Tub Dishwasher is a smart purchase.
Need to Wash a Lot of Dishes? Fit Everything but the Kitchen Sink
As I mentioned, one of my main incentives for investing in a dishwasher recently was the sheer quantity of dirty pots, pans, plates and cutlery my household produces on a daily basis. With four roommates sharing one kitchen, things were bound to get messy — but they don’t have to stay that way. Say goodbye to teetering dish towers that sit in the sink overnight!
The Compact and Counter-Friendly Dishwasher
If you’re renting an apartment, don’t have the standard dishwasher hookups in place or are simply short on space, this countertop model from Black + Decker gets the job done without sacrificing precious lower cabinet space. All you need to get started is a kitchen faucet and a microwave-sized area cleared on your counter.
Want to Be Green? Save on the Suds with This Dishwasher
If you’re environmentally conscious, a dishwasher might sound like a great investment for you — but a less-great investment for the planet, right? Luckily, the engineers over at Bosch heard your concerns when they created the 800 Series 18 Built-In Dishwasher, a model that doesn’t sacrifice any of its greenness for the sake of convenience.
The Dishwasher with All the Bells and Whistles
For some folks, no appliance is worth purchasing if it doesn’t come with all of the bells and whistles. And that’s fair: A dishwasher is often a big investment, one you hope will last for years to come. If you’re big on creature comforts and the price-tag isn’t your utmost concern, the GE Adora Top Control Dishwasher is truly a top-tier appliance.