Published at Monday, May 21st 2018. by Simone Marois in Dishwasher.
Size up your options. While most conventional dishwashers are the under-counter type which are 60cm wide there are more compact options out there for those that want to save kitchen space. First off there are 45cm machines which have a capacity of around a third of a full-size dishwasher. That still amounts to around 20 pieces each of crockery and cutlery though so it's often an economical option for small families. Table-top dishwashers are also available for kitchens where space is at a real premium.
Compare the cost of replacing a damaged water inlet or drain valve with the cost of buying and installing a new dishwasher. There's a big difference. It's true that getting a repair done can be pricey and can throw your monthly budget into cardiac arrest. However dealing with a solvable problem when it comes up is much better than ignoring it and having to buy a whole new machine down the line. You might have to spend some money that you didn't plan on spending in the moment but you'll save far more money in the long run.
Today every updated kitchen has a dishwasher or should have a dishwasher. I know people who spent a fortune on cabinets flooring and fancy granite counter top when they updated their kitchen. Unfortunately they didn't install a dishwasher. A big no-no in today's tough real estate market. Even though it's just my husband and I in our home now we still use our dishwasher about once every 3-4 days. I rinse the dishes well before I put them in the dishwasher since they'll be sitting for a few days before washing. I always use the heated dry cycle unless I'm washing my good china in which case I don't.
Let's first tackle the idea that the repair bill for dishwasher service will be huge. If there is a major problem with your dishwasher then yes the repair bill might end in a number that makes your heart skip a beat (and not in a good way). No one plans for their dishwasher to start inexplicably leaking or not draining and even the most budget-savvy homeowner will be hard-pressed to have money set aside for all appliance repairs that come up. However consider this: the cost of getting appliance repairs done when you need them means that your appliance will be in good health for the foreseeable future.
The ideal size for a small dishwasher is whatever width your cabinets are next to the sink. Standard cabinet widths are 12 15 and 18 inches. There are plenty of 18 inch dishwashers for about $400 each. They typically fit eight plate settings which would work for a family of three. 15 inch dishwashers are far and few between none of the major retailers has one. So if the cabinets next to your sink are 15 inches or less you may want to skip an under counter dishwasher all together and try one of the newer counter top dishwashers.
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