Appliance Update- Dishwashers
Which Dishwasher suits your needs?
Modern dishwashers come in many shapes and styles. They have evolved from what was once a luxury item and have found their way into well over half of all Australian homes. Gone are the days when the family would gather around the kitchen sink to dry the dishes and in the meantime the modern kitchen has undergone a transformation from being purely functional to being a thing of beauty. Appliances have had to keep up with this design trend and the dishwasher is no exception. These days you can choose a dishwasher which will seamlessly blend into your decor and in with several integrated models you would hardly even know it was there. The advent of Dishdrawers has also meant that dishwashers can now be installed in even the smallest of kitchens.
In this article we take a closer look at the various dishwashers you'll find in the market and what their various advantages are.
The compact dishwasher is perfect for anyone with a small kitchen. They are extremely popular amongst those who live in flats and units. Compact dishwashers are also available as freestanding models or integrated/semi-integrated. Below are a couple of compact dishwashers in the Whitegoods Online range.
The Blanco Dishwasher model DWF45X is a popular model with 10 place settings. At 450mm wide x 850mm high x 570mm deep it is able to squeeze into smaller kitchens with ease. It has an easy to use rotary dial with 5 wash programmes including a quick 30 minute wash cycle. The Blanco DWF45X also utilises condenser drying technology. You'll find the Blanco DWF45X available at Whitegoods Online for $849.00 RRP $1099.00
The Bosch Compact Modular Dishwasher model SCE53M05AU is designed to be installed under bench. Although compact in size it still manages to provide a generous 8 place settings and combines the latest Bosch technology. The SCE53M05AU also has 5 wash programmes catering from light to heavy washes. You'll find the Bosch SCE53M05AU available from Whitegoods Online at $1270.00 RRP $1499.00
Most people would be familiar with the Freestanding Dishwasher as they are the most commonly used dishwasher in Australian kitchens. As most modern homes have plumbing already installed these dishwashers can be easily hooked up and used right out of the box. They come in a variety of capacities and pricing starts from the lower ranges right up to premium models. Here are a few examples currently available from Whitegoods Online.
The Fisher and Paykel Dishwasher Model DW60CSW1 has a 12 place setting capacity and comes with 5 wash settings. This model is very quiet and has an easy to use control panel. Fisher and Paykel is a trusted brand in Australia so this dishwasher represents great value for money. Whitegoods Online has the Fisher and Paykel DW60CSW1 available for $588.00 RRP $759.00
If you are a fan of European Whitegoods then Bosch might be the answer! The Bosch Classic Class Dishwasher Model SMS50E12AU packs in European features and design with a price that won't break the bank. This dishwasher has a 14 place capacity with 5 wash programmes and features half wash plus which significantly reduces water and energy consumption. The Bosch SMS50E12AU is available from Whitegoods Online for $889.00 RRP $1249.00
If you would like a premium European dishwasher in your kitchen then you will be hard pressed to do better than an Asko. Designed in Sweden, the Asko Dishwasher model D5894SSXXL has 15 place settings and some very clever features. With its hidden control panel the D5894SSXXL will really make a statement. With 15 wash programmes, Turbo Drying Express™ technology and a host of Asko innovations, you'll get years of service from this machine. The Asko D5894SSXXL is available from Whitegoods Online for $2599.00
Dish Drawers have been in the marketplace for several years now. Developed by Fisher and Paykel they are designed much like a filing cabinet. The drawers are opened and dishes places into the unit from the top. Dish Drawers are available in single or double units. Single units are ideal for very small kitchens. The integrated models can be perfectly "hidden" into the bench or if you'd like to put your dish drawers on display there are several very smart options available. One of the advantages of the dish drawer is its ease of access from the top.
Whitegoods Online has a large range of Fisher and Paykel DishDrawers available. Prices start at $630.00 RRP $849.00 for the FISHER AND PAYKEL DISHWASHER DRAWERS Model DD60SCW6. This unit is perfect for any small kitchen.
The fully integrated FISHER AND PAYKEL DISHWASHER DRAWERS model DD60DI6 is available for $1220.00 normally priced at $1619.00
Integrated and Semi Integrated Dishwashers
If you like to keep that sleek integrated look in your kitchen, Whitegoods Online has a range of fully integrated and semi integrated dishwashers available. A fully integrated dishwasher is fitted with a panel and handles that match your kitchen cupboards so the dishwasher is completely hidden. A semi integrated dishwasher has only the control panel showing but it fitted with a matching panel.
The 14 place setting Bosch Classic Class Semi Integrated Dishwasher model SMI50E25AU is available from Whitegoods Online for $1209 RRP $1549.00
If you are looking for a great deal on a fully integrated dishwasher then you can't go past the Delonghi 60cm Integrated Dishwasher Model DEDW97FI priced at $915.00 RRP $1199.00 this model has 14 place settings.