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The Top 5 Dishwashers Under $1,000

4/10/2011 3:25:25 PM

Buying a dishwasher doesn’t need to break the budget.

Buying a dishwasher doesn’t need to break the budget. Unfortunately, most people believe that these handy kitchen appliances are beyond their reach. If you’re shopping for a dishwasher, here are the top 5 brands you can pick up for under $1,000.


Things to Remember

While the list of dishwashers under $1,000 below will show you some of the cheaper appliances you can buy, it’s wise to consider long term operating costs too. A cheap dishwasher might save you money on the purchase price, but if it guzzles power and uses a lot of water, you won’t enjoy your power bills or your water bills. 

Check the Energy Star Rating for each dishwasher you’re thinking about. You should also check the Water Efficiency Star Rating too. Once you’ve checked the energy efficiency of the machine you want, compare the prices available across several models. You may find spending a little more on the purchase price could end up costing you less money to run it overall.


Top Five Dishwashers Under $1,000


Heller 8 Places Semi-Auto Dishwasher - $389

The Heller 8 Place setting semi-auto dishwasher is a slimline white dishwasher. The lower number of place settings is ideal for a couple or small family, while the slimline design makes it ideal for smaller kitchens or narrow areas.

This is a very basic dishwasher. It will clean your dishes and it does feature seven different washing cycles. 

Just keep in mind that it only has a 1.5 Stars energy rating, so it’s not very economical to run. You can increase efficiency by making sure the filter is clean and no food is clogged inside. Always be sure to run the dishwasher cycle when the machine is full. This way you’re washing less often.


Hartmann 12 Place Setting Silver Dishwasher - $399

The Hartmann 12 Place Setting Silver dishwasher is only $10 dearer than the cheapest option on this list, but it’s more energy efficient. This has a Water Efficiency Star Rating of 4, so it uses far less water to run. This keeps your water costs to a minimum over the life of the dishwasher.

There are 12 separate wash program cycles, so it’s easy to operate this machine at highly efficient settings for light wash loads. In addition, a flow heating setting saves even more power when it’s operating.


Haier Slimline Freestanding Dishwasher - $455

The Haier Slimline Freestanding dishwasher comes in at a low $455 purchase price, but it’s more economical to run than most of the others on the list. This machine has an Energy Star Rating of 2, and a Water Efficiency Star Rating of 4.

There is a total of seven wash cycle settings to choose from. For light loads, this model features a fast-wash cycle. For heavier loads, an intense-wash setting is ideal to remove baked-on food. Haier have also included a triple filtration system to help keep the pipes clear of food debris.


Dishlex Push Button Stainless Steel Dishwasher DX203SK - $644

Even though this Dishlex Push Button Stainless Steel dishwasher looks more expensive than the other models on this list, it’s the cheapest to run. This energy efficient dishwasher is economical on water use and is energy efficient for power use. Run the quick-wash  setting to save water, or use the more intense wash setting for heavier loads.

The Dishlex has an Energy Star Rating of 2.5, and a Water Efficiency Star Rating of 4.


Whirlpool 12 Place Freestanding Dishwasher ADP8000X - $649

The Whirlpool 12 Place Freestanding Dishwasher  is only a few dollars dearer than the Dishlex, but it’s equally as energy efficient. There are nine different wash settings to choose from, so there are plenty of economical settings to use. There is also a ‘quick wash’ setting for lighter loads that uses even less water.

Whirlpool have featured a Child Lock safety feature in this model to help reduce the risk of accidents for those families with young kids in the house.

The Whirlpool boasts an Energy Star Rating of 2.5, and a Water Efficiency Star Rating of 4.


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