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How Long Do Dishwashers Last?

The time when people had to spend hours washing your dishes is over. In 1886, the dishwasher was invented to help with dish washing and today it is present in the majority of homes. 

When purchasing a kitchen appliance we usually focus on two things, its price and its longevity. Let us look into the longevity of a dishwasher.

 

As with all other appliances, many factors can influence the lifespan of your dishwasher such as the Quality of the dishwasher, how often maintenance is done, how often you use your dishwasher and price of the dishwasher. Regardless, the usual lifespan of a dishwasher is between seven and twelve years and should be replaced after the ninth year.

 

Factors influencing the longevity of the lifespan.

Quality of the dishwasher: As many other appliances, dishwashers are of different qualities. Some dishwashers are more efficient than others or have more features than others. Usually, the higher the quality of the dishwasher the longer it is going to last. But this is true only if you buy high quality dishwashers from reliable manufacturers.

How often the dishwasher is used: This factor also depends on the size of the family. A dishwasher is used five times per week, once or twice a day in a usual family while in big families they can be used twice more. Families that use the dishwasher less than five times a week are going to have less repair and maintenance to do than big families. 

How often Maintenance is done: Maintenance is very important for all appliances in your home and thus for your dishwashers. A dishwasher on which maintenance is done frequently will see its longevity lengthened.

The price of the dishwasher: Even Though an expensive dishwasher is not a guarantee of its longevity, it is more likely that it would last longer than a cheap one. Usually expensive dishwashers have a higher quality than cheap ones and that makes them more durable.

How to increase the durability of your dishwasher.
There are many things you can do to make your dishwasher last longer. Here are some little tips to achieve that.

Use Hot Water: Hot water for all sorts of cleaning is very effective. They kill more germs, remove odors and bacteria. Added to that, detergents are more efficient when used with hot water. So in summary, hot water is very useful to keep your dishwasher clean.

Clean the Dishwasher: This might seem obvious to most of us but unfortunately we do not clean our dishwashers often. Dishwashers can trap little particles of food or can be greasy in corners, that is why it is important to clean your dishwasher at least once every three months. Use hot water, soap and a cloth to clean the interior of your  dishwasher.

Do not cram the dishwasher: Dishwashers have specific racks for different dishes and a defined amount of dishes it can wash correctly in one cycle. It is important not to overfill your dishwasher.

The dishwasher is for dishes: Many people use dishwashers to clean items that are not related to the kitchen such as hats, toys and garden tools. Be careful when doing that, it might seem as a good idea but it can harm your dishwasher. The best thing to do is to use your dishwasher for dishes only. 

Always remember, if you have any trouble with your dishwasher contact the Wolf Top Choice Appliance Repair experts and they will put their expertise at your service.

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