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Dishwasher Brands to Avoid

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Dishwasher brands to avoid

Washing dishes is a repetitive redundant task that for the most part will add no real value to you or your time regardless of how much you engage in it.

The invention of the dishwasher along with many other household machines has made daily life that much less cumbersome leaving us with the luxury of delegating our time to more meaningful productive pursuits.

As with any innovation, however, problems exist and ultimately the end-user or the customer is saddled with a faulty product that either cannot perform or performs below par.

In either case, it would be such a welcome relief to know that before buying a piece of machinery, you can in fact find a resource that would keep you from wasting your time and money on faulty hardware.

Many reviews out there can be biased since some are actually curated as propaganda to sully the reputation of the competition so it is important to review as much literature as you can about any product or service before acquiring it. 

As a general rule of thumb, if a product receives only negative reviews, it is unlikely that the product passes muster.

In the end, a top-shelf product that garners positive feedback and traction with customers despite the competition, and across the board will receive a larger percentage of positive feedback than negative feedback.

Dishwasher Brands to Avoid and Their Drawbacks

Samsung Dishwasher

As an appliance manufacturer, Samsung has traditionally led the pack but with their dishwashers, they have continually missed the mark. Consumers have generally found their dishwashers a disappointment and testing has confirmed the poor performance of these gadgets.

The major issues with Samsung dishwashers are;

  • A complex digital interface that reports too many errors
  • Poor customer service to help resolve these errors
  • Leaking hoses
  • Frequent mechanical breakdowns 

Bosch Benchmark Dishwasher

The reason this dishwasher makes it to this list is that it falls short given its high price point. Bosch makes some of the best dishwashers in the market and consumers agree that their quality is great. 

The problems encountered in this model are therefore surprising making the model simply unworthy of the high cost. Additionally, when they break down, which is within or in a little over a year, the cost of repairs is astronomical since it is easily a luxury brand. 

It would be better to go for one of their cheaper models if this model cannot deliver first-class performance and sterling durability.

Frigidaire Dishwasher

This brand is also a well-performing name in the market but a consistent stream of complaints has landed its Frigidaire FGIP2468UF model on this list. A number of issues have been raised with this particular model and needless to say, it would be better to avoid it altogether if you are considering buying one.

Problems raised with this model include;

  • Reluctant customer support
  • Poor construction leading to constant breakdowns
  • It is noisy

Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher

If this brand does not sound familiar it is because you will not likely find it at your local big-box store. The price point of these dishwashers or any of their other appliances is well above average making it an exclusive brand.

The expectation is that it should perform exceptionally well and last at least a decade before needing any kind of repairs but it falls short. The main problems with this dishwasher are;

  • It is difficult and expensive to install sometimes requiring you to change your plumbing to accommodate it.
  • It is expensive
  • Repairs are expensive 
  • Have been known to break down within the first year

Viking Dishwasher

In general, Viking appliances are a good investment but their dishwashers have garnered some negative feedback and it would be a potentially disappointing purchase to buy one of their dishwashers. 

The common complaints include;

  • Dishes do not dry completely forcing you to dry them manually
  • The racks are not ergonomically convenient
  • The overall build of the washer is average at best making it prone to frequent breakdowns

Insignia Dishwasher

Despite being a fairly unknown player in the appliances space, Insignia dishwashers sold quite well in 2020. The lower price point and the prevailing economic environment the pandemic created may have contributed to the favorable sales Insignia made.

However, the trade-off was costly since a number of drawbacks have been reported with this model. They include;

  • Mechanical problems within a few weeks of installation
  • Dishes fit poorly in the racks and some cannot fit at all
  • Dishes are left with stains after a wash
  • Washing detergent is not evenly or effectively disbursed making for a poor quality washing performance
  • Unresponsive customer support

Until this brand can overhaul its machines and regain customer confidence, there is no point in buying this dishwasher presently.

Electrolux Dishwasher

This brand makes it to this list primarily because of its higher price. With the added cost of purchasing it, performance is expected to be exemplary but that is not the case and users have a number of complaints against this brand. They are;

  • Poor customer service
  • Frequent breakdowns that occur within a year of installation
  • It is not energy efficient and consumes too much power
  • It is expensive to repair
  • It is noisy

MOOSOO Dishwasher

This is a Chinese brand and their countertop model has caught the attention of many especially those living in smaller spaces or who want to save as much space in the kitchen as possible. The Moosoo dishwashers are made in collaboration between China and the US. 

This brand is quite cheap and that also encourages many to acquire this dishwasher. It has received generally unfavorable reviews and is quite problematic. 

  • It does not last and looks dull and old very quickly
  • It is made of cheap materials
  • Difficult to repair
  • Poor cleaning performance
  • Needs repeated rinsing sending your utility bills up
  • The racks do not accommodate dishes properly

Finally…

Most companies do a decent job in developing their appliances and bad reviews can serve to inform that objective. Some of the mentioned brands may improve and exceed expectations with their upgrades so be on the lookout for their newer models plus subsequent reviews.

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