Stainless Steel - Dishwashers
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Mon Apr 04 00:00:00 MDT 2016Alicia C. Rating:5.0
..,until I bought this dishwasher. I hadn't lived with a dishwasher since I was 17, and I'm 35 now. I decided to buy this after finally being overwhelmed by the dishes left to wash after a dinner party. It is worth every penny. It didn't make sense for me to spring for a full-sized dishwasher since I don't have a family (it's just me, my partner, one dog, and two cats) and since our kitchen doesn't have a place to install one (it would have required cutting out a section of cabinets, etc). So this was the compromise. I do have to say that it is TOTALLY WORTH permanently plumbing this into your sink pipes. I wouldn't love it so much if I was connecting and disconnecting a hose to my kitchen faucet everyday (and while it's running, I wouldn't be able to use my kitchen faucet). My partner and I are very capable DIYers, but we'd never done plumbing. We could do it, so you can do it. You will likely need a specialized piece from a plumbing store to tap into the main water line. Home Depot or Lowe's won't have what you need. We needed a T-connector with (if I recall correctly) two female and one male threaded connections. We installed it right above the shut-off valve—instead of the sink hose directly connecting to the main pipe shut-off valve, you install the T-connector between the main line and the hose to the sink, now giving you an extra line to go to your dishwasher. You will also need a basic dishwasher connection kit for the hoses. The plastic hoses that come with the dishwasher are not meant to be permanently connected with water sitting in them all the time. We also took space in a cabinet below the counter, right next to the sink, to install it. We drilled a hole in the cabinet wall to the sink area using a hole saw attachment, and did the same on the other cabinet wall to access an electric outlet. Perfect. With some patience and the right tools and pieces, it now works perfectly like a mini built-in dishwasher. I love that this dishwasher cleans well, runs quietly, has a lot of settings, gets things sterilized, has a stainless steel interior, and looks classy and cute. The only cons are that if I have a dinner party, I have to run it 2 or 3 times to get it all done, but hey, it sure beats doing dishes by hand. I can pack a fair amount in here, including pots and pans, and if you take some care in loading and arrangement, you can actually pack in a lot and get it clean. If you try to totally stuff it or don't take any care in the arrangement, stuff won't get totally clean. But it seems like this may be the case for any dishwasher. It also takes 1-2 hours to run, but what do I care? I've got it permanently hooked up to the plumbing. The only other tip I can think of is that when it's finished running, the residual heat doesn't totally dry the dishes, so it helps to open the door and let it steam out a bit. For me, this isn't a big deal. For its size and cost, it's pretty awesome. I run it 1-2 times per day. I can't believe I didn't have a little dishwasher for so many years!
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